Fr. Joseph Peter Adamo: Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Joseph Peter Adamo

Fr. Joseph Adamo
Ordained: 1942
  • 1943: Our Lady of the Peace, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1944-1946: St. Clare of Assisi, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1947: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1948-1949: Santa Maria, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1950-1951: Sacred Heart, Newburgh, NY (NY)
  • 1952-1957: St. Dominic’s, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1958-1959: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Elmsford, NY (NY)
  • 1960-1961: Our Lady of Peace, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1962-1964: Holy Rosary, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1965-1966: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Benedict, Staten Island, NY (NY)
  • 1967-1972: Sacred Heart, Dobbs Ferry, NY (NY)
  • 1973-1981: Santa Maria, Bronx, NY (NY)
  • 1982-1986: Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Bally, PA (ALN)
  • 1987-2002: Retired
  • 2003: Died


Fr. Joseph Peter Adamo was named on the Archdiocese of New York’s 2019 “List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or the Subject of Eligible IRCP Compensation Claims” under the subsection “the following archdiocesan clergy have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. According to the Archdiocese of New York, Fr. Adamo was removed from ministry before his death in 2003. Fr. Adamo’s status as a priest, whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1987 until his death in 2003 are unknown.