Fr. Anthony Joseph Eremito – Diocese of Trenton

Father Anthony Joseph Eremito

Diocese of Trenton

Ordained: 1967

Removed: 2002

Laicized: 2006

Assigned as follows:

  • 1968                Church of St. Mary (Fishkill, NY) 
  • 1969                Unknown 
  • 1970-1975       St. Raymond’s (Bronx, NY) 
  • 1976                 Extra Archdiocesan Assignment
  • 1977-1978       Our Lady of Fatima Church (Scarsdale, NY)
  • 1979                 Extra Archdiocesan Assignment St. Joseph (Keyport, NJ) 
  • 1980-1985       St. Margaret’s (New York, NY) 
  • 1986-1994       Holy Cross (New York, NY)
  • 1995-1996       Unknown
  • 1997-1998       St. Agnes (Atlantic Highlands, NJ) 
  • 1998-2002       (Lubbock, TX)
  • 2006                 (Pennsylvania)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Anthony Joseph Eremito:

According to media reports, in 1991, NJ priest Father John Bambrick anonymously informed the Archdiocese of New York that Father Anthony Joseph Eremito sexually abused him for six months as a 15-year-old altar boy in NJ in 1980. Father Eremito was assigned to St. Joseph’s Church in Keyport at the time of the alleged abuse. 

The Archdiocese of New York told Father Bambrick there were close to a dozen more accusations, but would never elaborate on them. Father Eremito denied the allegations, and brought a defamation claim against Father Bambrick.  

In 1992, Father Eremito was removed from active assignments, but was permitted to return to work in NJ from 1997 to 1998. He also worked in Lubbock, TX at a children’s hospital from 1998 until 2002, when his faculties were removed.  As recent as 2006, he was working as a grief counselor at a Pennsylvania hospice until he was laicized that year. 

In April 2019, Father Eremito’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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