Fr. Joseph R. Romano: Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Joseph R. Romano

Accused Priest Joseph Romano
Ordained: 1966
  • 1967-1968 St. Anthony’s, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1969 St. George’s, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1970 St. Joseph’s, Albany, NY (ALB) 1995-2001 Greene County Correctional Institute, Coxsackie, NY (ALB)
  • 1971-1974 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1975-1977 St. Ann’s, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1978-1979 St. Lucy’s, Altamont, NY (ALB)
  • 1980-2003 St. Catherine of Siena, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1981-1985 LaSalle School, Inc., Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1986-1994 Coxsackie Correctional Facility, Coxsackie, NY (ALB)
  • 1999-2000 NY Coxsackie Correctional Institution, West Coxsackie, NY (ALB)
  • 2001 Our Lady of Fatima, Delanson, NY (ALB)
  • 2004-2019 Unknown


Fr. Joseph R. Romano worked at various schools and parishes in the Diocese of Albany until he was removed from ministry in February 2003. His removal came after accusations that he sexually abused two minors in the 1970s and 1980s, were deemed credible. In 2005, a man filed a lawsuit alleging Fr. Romano sexually abused him several times over the course of two summers while at Camp Tekawitha on Lake Luzerne in the early 1960s. Fr. Romano is listed on the Diocese of Albany’s lists of “Clergy Credibly Accused While Serving in the Diocese of Albany.” Fr. Romano’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and access to children are unknown