Fr. Ronald E. Brassard: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Ronald E. Brassard

Ordained: 1974

  • 1975-1976 St. Thomas, Providence, RI (PRO)
  • 1977 St. Margaret, Rumford, RI (PRO)
  • 1978-1983 St. Patrick’s, Providence, RI (PRO)
  • 1984-1988 On Duty Outside the Diocese (PRO) – National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL (BEL)
  • 1989-2015 Immaculate Conception, Cranston, RI (PRO)
  • 2016-2017 St. Mark, Jamestown, RI (PRO)
  • 2018 Retired (PRO) – 21 Normandy Dr., Cranston, RI 02920
  • 2019 Unknown

Fr. Ronald E. Brassard was named in a 1995 lawsuit against the Diocese of Belleville. According to the lawsuit, Fr. Brassard sexually abused a teenage boy in the early 1980s, while assigned to Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, IL. When the allegations arose, the Diocese of Providence, citing to inconsistencies in the allegations, took no action and Fr. Brassard was allowed to remain an active priest. Fr. Brassard is believed to be residing in Providence, RI. Fr. Brassard’s status as a priest and whether he has access to children are unknown.