Fr. John F. Fitzpatrick: Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. John F. Fitzpatrick

Ordained: 1964
  • 1965-1969 St. Columbia, Schenectady, NY (ALB) 1
  • 1970-1973 Our Lady of Mercy, Colonie, NY (ALB)
  • 1974-1978 St. Joseph, Broadalbin, NY (ALB)
  • 1979 Sacred Heart, Castle-on-Hudson, NY (ALB)
  • 1980 Unassigned
  • 1981-1994 St. Mary, Crescent, NY (ALB)
  • 1995-1996 St. John the Baptist, Valatie, NY (ALB)
  • 1996-1997 Special Assignment (ALB); Villa Mary Immaculate, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1997-1998 St. Margaret Mary, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1999-2019 Unknown

Fr. John F. Fitzpatrick has been accused of child sexual abuse by at least five survivors. In 1993, Bishop Howard
Hubbard received an anonymous letter accusing Fr. Fitzpatrick of child sexual abuse. When confronted, Fr. Fitzpatrick
confessed to sexually abusing three children. Fr. Fitzpatrick was subsequently sent to Servants of the Paraclete, an
institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. In 1996, more survivors came forward causing Fr.
Fitzpatrick to resign. Fr. Fitzpatrick was named on the Diocese of Albany’s lists of “Clergy Credibly Accused While
Serving in the Diocese of Albany.” Fr. Fitzpatrick’s status a priest, his current whereabouts, and whether he has access
to children are unknown.