Catholic Priest

William Giblin

Ordained: 1959

Parish priest in early career in North Arlington and Rutherford NJ. At Seton Hall Prep 1961-88 as teacher, athletic director; headmaster 1969-80. Briefly assigned to parish in River Edge, then pastor of St. Joseph in East Orange 1989-00. Retired 7/00, lived and assisted at Holy Rosary in Edgewater until 2010. Arrested in Canada 7/02 with another priest in male prostitution sting allegedly involving minors. Placed on leave/retired by archdiocese. Charges against Giblin dropped 4/03 for lack of evidence; the other priest was convicted. Died 5/13/11. Former Seton Hall student filed suit, claiming abuse by Giblin and Rev. Robert Gibney in the 1960s. Suit ongoing in 10/17. On archdiocese’s list 2/13/19.