Fr. John F. Eastman – Diocese of Burlington

| Apr 7, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John F. Eastman  

Diocese of Burlington

Ordained: 1946

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946-1950      St. Stephen (Winooski, VT)
  • 1950-1951      St. Michael (Brattleboro, VT)
  • 1951                St. Mary (St. Albans, VT) 
  • 1951                St. Anthony (White River Junction, VT)
  • 1952-1953      St. Francis de Sales (Bennington, VT)
  • 1953-1955      (Jemez Springs, NM)
  • 1955-1967      Diocese of Monterey (Fresno, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John F. Eastman:

Father John F. Eastman served as a priest in Vermont for approximately 7 years. He was suspended in August 1953, and sent to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. In 1955, he was transferred to the Diocese of Monterey. He appealed to be reinstated in Burlington, but was denied in 1989. He is presumed dead.

According to media reports, in August 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Burlington’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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