Fr. George O. Murtagh – Diocese of Burlington

Father George O. Murtagh 

Diocese of Burlington

Ordained: 1950

Removed: 1992

Died: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • 1950                St. Francis of Assisi (Windsor, VT)
  • 1950-1951      St. Mary (Middlebury, VT)
  • 1951-1952      Don Bosco Home (Burlington, VT)
  • 1952-1953      St. Aloysius (St. Johnsbury, VT)
  • 1953-1955      St. Paul (Barton, VT)
  • 1955-1958      Cathedral (Burlington, VT)
  • 1958-1963      U. S. Air Force
  • 1963                St. Catherine (Shelburne, VT)
  • 1963-1969      North American Martyrs/Queen of Peace (Marshfield & Danville, VT)
  • 1969-1972      St. Alphonsus (Pittsford, VT)
  • 1972-1976      St. Catherine (Shelburne, VT)
  • 1976-1981      St. Mary (St. Albans, VT)
  • 1981-1987      St. Ambrose (Bristol, VT)
  • 1987-1991      Institute of Living and Cathedral of St. Joseph (Hartford, Connecticut) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father George O. Murtagh:

Father George O. Murtagh served in Vermont parishes for approximately 33 years. He resigned as pastor in October 1987 and transferred to the Institute of Living and Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. He retired in 1991, and in December 1992, Bishop Kenneth A. Angell revoked his public priestly faculties. He died in 2011. 

According to media reports, in August 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Burlington’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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