Tag: Sisters of St. Joseph

Sr. Mary Cassiana – Diocese of Buffalo

Sister Mary Cassiana

Diocese of BuffaloMary Cassiana Horowitz Law

Vows: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sister Mary Cassiana:

Named in a recent lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo in 2020, Sister Mary Cassiana was accused of sexual abuse of a minor. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo in New York.  The Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Buffalo Diocese.  

Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court.  Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com.

Sr. Eileen Patrice – Diocese of Albany

Sister Eileen Patrice

Diocese of Albany/Sisters of St. JosephEileen Patrice Horowitz Law

Assignment History:

  • 1960-1962: St. Joseph’s (Schenectady, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sister Eileen Patrice:

According to media reports, Sr. Eileen Patrice of the Sisters of Joseph was accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1961 to 1962 while she was serving at St. Joseph in Schenectady, New York. Patrice was assigned to St. Joseph’s in the Diocese of Albany from 1960-1962. No additional information on the allegation regarding the age/gender of the victim was given nor was the nature of the alleged sexual abuse. Sr. Patrice was named in a civil lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Albany in June 2020.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Albany, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. 

Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Sr. Giovanna Marie Marcoccia – Diocese of Albany

Sister Giovanna Marie Marcoccia

Diocese of Albany/Sisters of St. JosephGiovanna Marie Marcoccia Horowitz Law

Vows: 1964

Assignment History:

  • 1964-1965: St. Joseph (Green Island, NY)
  • 1980-2020: Sacred Heart School (Honolulu, HI)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sister Giovanna Marie:

According to media reports, with over 65 years of religious life, Sr. Giovanna Marie Marcoccia was accused in a lawsuit filed in June 2020 of sexually abusing a minor in 1964-1965 while assigned to St. Joseph in Green Island, NY. No information on the allegation regarding the age/gender of the victim was given. Charges are currently under investigation with the Diocese of Albany and law enforcement. As of 2018, Sister Marcoccia is still active with the Diocese of Honolulu at Sacred Heart School in Honolulu, HI.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Albany, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. 

Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Sr. Rosaire Anne – Diocese of Albany

Sister Rosaire Anne

Diocese of Albany/Sisters of St. JosephRosaire Anne DeMare Horowitz Law

Vows: 1963

Assignment History:

  • 1963-1964: St. Joseph (Green Island, NY)
  • 1970-2004: St. Lucy’s School, St. John the Baptist School, and St. Ann’s School (Syracuse, NY)
  • 2005-2016: St. Mary’s-St. Peter’s Church (Syracuse, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sister Rosaire Anne:

A Sister of St. Joseph for 60 years, Sr. Rosaire Anne DeMare has spent most of her life serving her community. She served in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses schools as a teacher, administrator, principal, and library media specialist.

In June 2020, Sr. DeMare was named in a civil lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Albany. According to media reports, she has been accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1963 to 1964 at St. Joseph in Green Island, NY. No information on the allegation regarding the age/gender of the victim was given.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Albany, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. 

Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to  adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Sr. Marionella Graham – Diocese of Albany

Sister Marionella Graham

Diocese of Albany/Sisters of St. JosephMarionella Graham Horowitz Law

Vows: 1960

Retired: 2013

Died: 2019

Assignment History:

  • 1960: Sisters of St. Joseph (Troy, NY)
  • 1961-1962: St. Joseph (Green Island, NY)
  • 1990-2013: Blessed Sacrament (Syracuse, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sister Marionella Graham:

Sr. Marionella Graham was accused in a lawsuit filed in June 2020 of sexually abusing a minor from 1961-1962 while serving at St. Joseph’s in Green Island, NY. Professed final vows for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy in 1960. Graham was a teacher and librarian in the Diocese of Albany and Syracuse schools for over 23 years before her retirement in 2013. No information on the allegation regarding the age/gender of the victim was given.

Graham died in 2019 in Latham, NY at the age of 86. According to media reports, she is one of the 52 named in a civil lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Albany in June 2020.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Albany, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. 

Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.