Fr. Donald Bean – Diocese of Burlington

Father Fr. Donald Bean

Diocese of Burlington

Ordained: 1963

Died: 2005

Assigned as follows:

  • 1963-1965      San Miguel (Socorro, NM) 
  • 1965-1968      Queen of Heaven (Albuquerque, NM)
  • 1968-1969      San Miguel (Socorro, NM) 
  • 1969                University of Albuquerque (Albuquerque, NM)
  • 1970-1971      Our Lady of Seven Dolors (Fair Haven, VT) 
  • 1971-1975      Mount St. Joseph Academy (Rutland, VT) 
  • 1975                Incardinated in the Diocese of Burlington
  • 1975                St. Jerome (East Dorset, VT) 
  • 1975-1979      St. Bridget (West Rutland, VT) 
  • 1979                St. Alphonsus (Pittsford, VT)  
  • 1980                Fair Haven, Our Lady of Seven Dolors
  • 1980-1986      St. Jude (Hinesburg, VT) 
  • 1986-1994      St. Lawrence (Essex Junction,VT) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Donald Bean:

Father Donald Bean started his career as a priest of the Santa Fe archdiocese. He moved to the Diocese of Burlington in 1970, where he was incardinated in 1975. He retired in 1994 due to poor health. He died in 2005.

According to media reports, in September 2017, he was first identified publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. In August 2019, his name was included on the Diocese of Burlington’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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