Msgr. William J. McKeone – Diocese of Trenton

Msgr. William J. McKeone

Diocese of Trenton


Ordained: 1969

Elevated to Monsignor: 2003

Removed from ministry: 2016

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Dominic (Brick, New Jersey)
  • St. Denis (Manasquan, New Jersey)
  • St. Mary of the Lakes (Medford, New Jersey)
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace (Hainesport, New Jersey)
  • Morris Hall, Chaplain (Lawrenceville, New Jersey)
  • Voluntas Dei Institute, Canada

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Msgr. William J. McKeone:

The Diocese of Trenton recently released a list naming each of the priests within their ministry who have credible allegations of child sexual abuse against them. The Diocese included Msgr. William J. McKeone on that list. According to the Diocese of Trenton, McKeone has numerous allegations of credible child sexual abuse against him and has since been removed from ministry. No additional details were released, such as the age/gender of his victims, nor his assignments at the time of the abuse.

McKeone remained in active ministry until he was removed, presumably due to a credible allegation of sexual abuse, in 2016.

McKeone was named in a 1994 civil conspiracy lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Trenton, along with several other priests and then-Bishop John Reiss.  

The Diocese of Trenton did not release McKeone’s last known location. He is believed to be residing in the Burlington, New Jersey, area.  He is 72 years old.

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