Catholic Priest

Thomas Cuthbert Ford


Ford, an American & Irish citizen, was accused of beating 5 boys at Mount Cashel orphanage in Newfoundland 1956-1959. Worked as Dean at Damien Memorial School in HI from 1972 to 1975. Taught at Bergen Catholic in Newark archdiocese 1986-1996. Indicted in Canada in 1996. In 2000 he agreed to return to Canada. Charges reduced. He pled guilty to brutally beating one of the boys in a shower and was sentenced to 5 months in jail 8/00. Died 12/24/08. Named in 4/4/14 civil suit as having abused one boy at Damien Memorial School in Hawaii in approx. 1970.