Fr. Joseph Durmann – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| Dec 15, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Joseph Durmann

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Ordained: 1927

Died: 1972

Assignment History:

  • 1928-1929:      Unknown
  • 1958-1966:      Church of St. John of God (Central Islip, NY)
  • 1930:                Our Lady of Mercy (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1967-1972:       Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lindenhurst, NY
  • 1931-1951:      St. John’s Hospital, Long Island City, NY
  • 1952-1957:      Church of St. John of God, Central Islip, NY

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Joseph Durmann:

Father Joseph Durmann was ordained in 1927. He worked as a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn and for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. According to media reports, in August 2019, Fr. Durmann was accused in a lawsuit against the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Filed under the NY Child Victims Act, the suit accuses the priest of sexually abusing a student and parishioner at St. John of God in Central Islip from 1957 to 1961. The repeated abuse began when the student was age 9 and continued through the years until the age of 13. Fr. Durmann’s assignment in Central Islip bridged the erection of the Rockville Centre. He was a Brooklyn priest there, and then a Rockville Centre priest at the same parish.

Fr. Durmann died in 1972.

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