Fr. Wilfred L. Sheehy – Diocese of Santa Rosa

On Behalf of | Dec 28, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Wilfred Sheehy

Ordained: 1960

Retired: 1989

Died: 2014

Assignment History:

  • Holy Cross Church (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Pius XI High School (Milwaukee, WI)
  • St. Mary’s (Arcata, CA)
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace (Clearlake, CA)
  • Helena parish (St. Helena, CA)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe (Windsor, CA)
  • St. Joseph (Crescent City, CA)
  • St. Joseph (Middletown, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Wilfred Sheehy:

Fr. Wilfred Sheehy was ordained a priest for the Pallotine Fathers in Holy Cross Church in Milwaukee, WI in 1960. He served in multiple dioceses including in the  Diocese of Santa Rosa in the Summer of 1966. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1972-1977. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Sheehy retired from active ministry in August 1989. He died at age 88 in 2014.

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