Fr. Donald Starks: Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Donald Starks


  • 1950-1955 St. Francis de Sales, Troy, NY (ALB)
  • 1956 St. Ambrose, Latham, NY (ALB)
  • 1957-1964 St. Patrick, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1965-1966 St. Peter Hospital, Albany, NY (ALB) 1989 Died
  • 1967-1968 St. Francis de Sales, Colonie, NY (ALB)
  • 1987-1988 Retired; Teresian House, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany (ALB)
  • 1989 Retired; Our Lady of Hope, 1 Jeanne Jugan ln., Latham, NY (ALB)


In a 2004 lawsuit, Fr. Donald Starks was accused of child sexual abuse that occurred in 1976 in both the Diocese of Albany and the Archdiocese of Boston. The abuse occurred at St. Francis de Sales in Colonie. A second suit filed in 2005, claimed child sexual abuse by Fr. Starks during the same time. Fr. Starks is named on the Diocese of Albany lists of “Clergy Credibly Accused While Serving in the Diocese of Albany.”