Fr. Joseph Dussault – Diocese of Burlington

Father Joseph Dussault 

Diocese of Burlington

Ordained: 1934

Died: 1987

Assigned as follows:

  • 1934-1941      St. Joseph Church (Burlington, VT)
  • 1941-1944      St. Thomas (Underhill, VT)
  • 1944-1960      St. Sylvester (Graniteville, VT)
  • 1960-1967      St. Edward (Derby Line, VT)
  • 1967-1978      St. Mary Star of the Sea (Newport, VT)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Dussault:

Father Joseph Dussault served as a priest in Vermont for approximately 44 years. He retired in June 1978 and died in December 1987. According to media reports, in January 2013, a civil suit was settled in which he was accused of misconduct with an altar boy from 1963 to 1967 while serving in Derby Line, along the Canadian border. 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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