Fr. Francis X. Gaeta – Diocese of Rockville Centre

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Francis Gaeta

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Francis Gaeta Horowitz Law
Ordained: 1963

Retired: 2010

Assignment History:

  • 1963-1966:             St. Joseph the Worker (East Patchogue, NY)
  • 1966-1972:             St. Vincent de Paul (Elmont, NY)
  • 1972-Unknown:      St. Margaret of Scotland (Selden, NY)
  • 1975-1977:             Education Dept. as Coordinator of Religious Education in Diocesan Elementary and Secondary Schools, with residence at Holy Family High School
  • 1977-1979:            Our Lady of Lourdes (West Islip, NY)
  • 1979-1989:            St. Anthony of Padua (Rocky Point, NY)
  • 1980-1984:            Priests Senate
  • 1987-Unknown:     St. Brigid (Westbury, NY)
  • 2001-2010:            Sts. Cyril and Methodius (Deer Park, NY)
  • 2011:                      Saint Pius X Retirement Home (Amityville, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Francis Gaeta:

Fr. Francis Gaeta was ordained in 1963. He was appointed pastor of St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School in 1987. His name is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s March 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that the alleged sexual abuse occurred in a church vehicle in West Babylon, NY. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when the abuse occurred or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Fr. Gaeta retired in 2010, and is in residence at Saint Pius X.

Gaeta died at age 86 on March 3, 2024.

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