Father Bruno Primavera
Diocese of Norwich
Assigned as follows:
- 1978-1979: St. Mark the Evangelist (Westbrook, CT)
- 1979-1980: St. Mary Star of the Sea (New London, CT)
- 1981: Northwest Catholic High School (West Hartford, CT)
- 1981-1983: St. Adalbert (Enfield, CT)
- 1989-1990: NMMI (Roswell, CT)
- 1989-1990: Assumption (Roswell, CT)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Bruno Primavera:
Fr. Bruno Primavera was ordained a priest in 1973, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Norwich. He was also a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. According to media reports, in 2002, a man filed a lawsuit alleging that beginning in 1977, when he was a 14-year-old parishioner at St. Mark the Evangelist in Westbrook, Primavera had repeatedly abused him “by ‘kissing him on the lips’ and ‘touching and fondling’ his genitalia, among other sexual actions. The assaults often occurred at the church, the suit claims.
In 1979, Primavera was transferred to St. Mary Star of the Sea in New London, where he allegedly molested another 14-year-old altar boy. Primavera was returned to his Toronto diocese and eventually sent to New Mexico, where he taught at a military high school. In the early 90s, he was arrested and convicted of felony sexual offenses involving his students there.
Primavera left the Archdiocese of Hartford in 1983 and was removed from ministry by the Archdiocese of Toronto in 1990. He died in 2006.
In November 2006, the Diocese of Norwich settled one lawsuit for $1.1M. The remaining claim was settled in 2007 for $2M.
In 2019, Primavera’s name was included on the Diocese of Norwich list with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. He was also included on the Archdiocese of Hartford list in addition to the Diocese of Las Cruces list in 2018 which notes reports of abuse in 1990 and in 2016.
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