Father Federick Fingerle
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- 1964 St. John of the Cross (Whitesville, NY)
- 1965-1967 St. Timothy (Tonawanda, NY)
- 1968-1969 Most Precious Blood (Angola, NY)
- 1970-1971 All Saints (Buffalo, NY)
- 1972-1977 Most Precious Blood (Angola, NY)
- 1978 St. John the Evangelist (Buffalo, NY)
- 1979-1982 St. Mary of the Lake (Mt. Vernon-on-the-Lake, NY)
- 1983 St. Mary of the Lake (Hamburg, NY)
- 1984-1989 St. John of the Cross (Whitesville, NY)
- 1990-2002 Blessed Sacrament (Andover, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Federick Fingerle:
Father Federick Fingerle was the only priest at both St. John’s in Whitesville and Blessed Sacrament in Andover from 1984 through 2002. He died in January 2002.
In March 2018, Father Fingerle’s name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s list of priests who “were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.” No information regarding the allegations was disclosed, however, the list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.
In 2020, Fr. Fingerle was named in another lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo. He was accused of sexually abusing a minor. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.