Fr. Duane Fimbel – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Duane Fimbel

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1957

Died: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • Sacred Heart (Portville, NY)
  • Our Lady of Victory (Frewsburg, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Duane Fimbel:

Father Duane Fimbel served in 11 locations in the Buffalo area. According to media reports, in  August 2019, he was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act, of molesting a 14-year-old from 1976 to 1977 while pastor of Sacred Heart in Portville. In December 1977, it was announced that Father Fimbel would be transferred to Frewsburg to become pastor of Our Lady of Victory. He died in 2011.

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