Fr. John Lanoue – Diocese of Burlington

Father John Lanoue 

Diocese of Burlington

Ordained: 1940

Died: 1980

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Michael’s College

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Lanoue:

Father John Lanoue taught history at St. Michael’s College until 1975, and also assisted at a local church. He died in June 1980. According to media reports, in August 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Edmundites’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted an allegation received in 1996, of abuse in Vermont in 1954. 

A lawsuit was filed in 1997, alleging that in 1955, Father Lanoue abused a boy who attended Holy Family parish in Essex Junction. The boy’s father reportedly confronted him in the presence of St. Michael’s college president, Father Francis Moriarity. Father Lanoue admitted the abuse, but no action was taken.

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