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Fr. Anthony Conmy – Diocese of Scranton

Fr. Anthony P. Conmy – Diocese of Scranton

Fr. Anthony Conmy     Fr. Anthony Conmy

Ordained: 1953

Died: 1979

Assigned as follows:

  • 1953            St. Ann (Tobyhanna, PA)
  • 1953            St. Patrick (Milford, PA)
  • 1953-1955        St. Francis (West Hazleton, PA)
  • 1955-1965    St. Patrick (Scranton, PA)
  • 1966-1968     Holy Rosary (Scranton, PA)
  • 1968-1970      St. Ann (Faxon, PA)
  • 1970-1972      St. Ann (Bentley Creek, PA/Wellsburg, NY)
  • 1974-1979      St. Mary’s Assumption (Wyalusing, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Fr. Anthony Conmy:

In 1955, Bishop Jerome Hannan was advised by one of his pastors that Fr. Anthony Conmy was the subject of gossip in a West Hazleton parish.  According to the documents, Conmy “is exposed to a danger because of a friendship which is not good for him and which is the occasion of gossip.”  It was suggested that Conmy be transferred to a new parish, particularly “one of the more remote parishes where the occasion would be remote.” The bishop later met with Conmy, who agreed the move might do him some good. He was assigned to a new parish shortly thereafter.

In 2008, a woman contacted the Diocese of Scranton to report that she was sexually abused by Conmy as a 10 year old girl in 1969.  She indicated that the abuse occurred in a car as he was driving her home from the parish. He detoured into a forest, held her down, and sexually assaulted her as he covered her mouth so she could not scream.

Conmy died in 1979.  It is unclear from the documents provided by the Diocese of Scranton to the grand jury if he remained in ministry until his death or not.  It appears from his assignment history in The Official Catholic Directory that he was in active ministry at St. Mary’s Assumption at the time of his death.

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