Fr. Richard (Phillip) Mataconis, S.D.B: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Richard (Phillip) Mataconis, S.D.B

Ordained: 1956
  • 1966-1969: Unknown
  • 1970-1971: Salesian Junior Seminary, Goshen, NY (ALB)
  • 1972-1978: Secret Heart Juniorate, Ipswich, MA (BO)
  • 1979-1981: Salesian Junior Seminary, Goshen, NY (ALB)
  • 1982-1983: Don Bosco Retreat Center, West Haverstraw, NY (NY)
  • 1984-1987: St. John Bosco, Birmingham, AL (BIR)
  • 1988-1989: Corpus Christi, Port Chester, NY (NY)
  • 1990-1994: Birmingham Missionaries of the Eternal World, Birmingham, AL (BIR)
  • 1995-2013: Unknown
  • 2014: Died


Notes: Fr. Richard Mataconis was member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. In a 2002 lawsuit, Fr. Mataconis was accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys from 1968 to 1973 at Salesian Junior Seminary in Goshen, New York. As of 2002, Fr. Mataconis was reported to not be allowed unsupervised access to children. Fr. Mataconis’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1994 until his death are unknown.