Father James Farry – Diocese of Scranton

Father James Farry – Diocese of Scranton

Fr. James Farry

Ordained:    1946

Leave of absence: 1960-1965

Died:    1990

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946-1948        Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Carbondale, PA)
  • 1948-1953        St. Francis (Scranton, PA)
  • 1953            Medical Leave due to Aneurysm
  • 1954-1960        St. Michael’s School for Boys (Hoban Heights, PA)
  • 1960            Cure of Ars Hospice
  • 1960-1965        Absent on Leave
  • 1966-1968        St. Mary (Old Forge, PA)
  • 1968-1976        St.Mary’s Villa (Elmhurst, PA)
  • 1976-1990        St. Boniface (Williamsport, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Fr. James Farry:

Father James Farry suffered a brain aneurysm in 1953 that made it impossible for him to carry out full time priestly duties for a long time.  During his recovery and the years that followed, he was assigned to St. Michael’s School for Boys, where he was one of many clergy on staff.

In 1960, Bishop Jerome Hannon wrote to Farry that Farry’s “relations with the guests of St. Michael’s had made it intolerable for him to continue to live there.”  He was moved to Cure of Ars Hospice. It is unclear from the assignment history provided by the Diocese of Scranton how long Farry resided at Cure of Ars or if he performed any priestly duties while living there.

In 2006, the Diocese of Scranton received a complaint from a former resident of St. Michael’s that he was abused by Farry from 1953-1954.

Farry’s name appears on the list of credibly accused priests published by the Diocese of Scranton in August 2018.

Farry died in 1990.

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