Fr. Richard M. Berry – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Richard Berry

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Richard Berry Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law         

Ordained: 1952

Died: 1981

Assigned as follows:

  • 1953-1957:      Our Lady of Peace, Lynbrook (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1958:                Our Lady of Peace, Lynbrook (Rockville Centre, NY)
  • 1959:                St. Anthony of Padua (East Northport, NY)
  • 1960-1962:      Blessed Sacrament (Valley Stream, NY)
  • 1963-1964:      St. Joseph’s (Ronkonkoma, NY)
  • 1965-1970:      St. Hugh’s (Huntington Station, NY)
  • 1971-1972:      Mary Immaculate (Bellport, NY) 
  • 1973:                St. Camillus Residence (East Meadow, NY) 
  • 1973-1976:      Nassau County Medical Center (East Meadow, NY) 
  • 1974-1981:      St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary (Uniondale, NY)
  • 1977-1981:      Holly Patterson Home for Nassau Community Aged and Infirm, (Uniondale, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Berry:

Father Richard Berry was ordained a priest in 1952 for the Diocese of Brooklyn, part of which became the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1957. According to media reports, in December 2019, he was accused in a lawsuit of repeatedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, over a two year period from 1954-1956, at Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Berry as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

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