Fr. Francis Hartigan – Diocese of Albany

Father Francis Hartigan

Diocese of AlbanyFrancis J. Hartigan Horowitz

Ordained: 1964

Retired: 2002

Died: 2016

Assignment History:

  • 1964-1969: St. Ambrose (Latham, NY)
  • 1964-1969: St. Peter’s Hospital (Albany, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Francis Hartigan:

In June 2020, Fr. Francis Hartigan was named in a lawsuit against the Diocese of Albany. Fr. Hartigan was accused of sexually abusing a minor between 1964-1969 while serving at St. Ambrose in Latham and at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY. No information on the allegation regarding the age/gender of the victim was given.

After 26 years in service, Fr. Hartigan left the priesthood in 2002 to raise a family. In 2005, Hartigan suffered a stroke and a heart attack, forcing him to retire from the library he was working at. Hartigan passed away in 2016.

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