Fr. Federick G. Fingerle – Diocese of Buffalo

| Oct 11, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Federick Fingerle

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1963

Died: 2002

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.

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