Catholic Priest

Edward Balestrieri

Ordained: 1959

Removed by Belleville Diocese after woman wrote to the Order to complain that he “inappropriately touched her son” (age 11) in 1975 in Trenton, NJ. Prosecutors said SOL had passed. He was part of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity, a religious community, at the time. He officially became part of the Belleville Diocese in 1985. On 1/24/09 Belleville diocesan website gave his status as “Administrative Leave / Retired.”