Catholic Priest

Kenneth A. Jesselli

Ordained: 1984

Father Jesselli was removed from ministry in 2002 following allegations of abuse.  Jesselli was reportedly removed from Holy Name of Mary Church because of “an allegation of inappropriate behavior from his past.”  Jesselli had allegedly replaced Father Gennaro Gentile after Gentile was accused of sexual abuse.  It was announced in 2005 that Jesselli was defrocked by the Vatican, according to Newsday.