Denise D. Fingleton

November 14, 2017

The Fingleton Family has lost an anchor, but gained a saint.

Denise D. Fingleton of Doylestown, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was 81 years old and the beloved wife for 60 years of James T. Fingleton.

Denise was born and raised in Chicago. She was born to the late Rudolph and Marion Leiser. Denise was a resident of Doylestown for 40 years.

She was the devoted and caring mother of: James G. (Jennifer Gass), Michael (Dana), Laura Soldano (Bill), Brian (Laurie), Thomas (Joy), and Christina Lieb (Matthew); doting grandmother of Matthew, Christopher, Megan, Sam, Erin, Morgan, Ryan, Austin, Jacqueline, Steven, Alexa, Andrew, Allie, Kieran and Brodie; cherished great-grandmother of Charlie; her adopted grandchildren: Maddie Vogel and Malcolm Hillman and loving sister of Margaret Flaherty, Carol Fadden, and the late Edward Leiser.

Family was everything to Denise. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her dedication to the ones she loved was unparalleled – as was her pie crust.

Denise was a daily communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, committed to her faith and her community. She always put others first, serving through the Village Improvement Association and her church for many years.

She will be remembered fondly and missed dearly by all whose lives she touched.

Family and friends are invited to her funeral Mass, 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 21 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m., until the time of Mass. The family will also receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, November 20 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Denise’s name may be made to: The Ladies of Mount Carmel, at the address above.


6 ~ 8 p.m., Monday, November 20
Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home
2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown

10 ~ 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 21
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
235 East State Street, Doylestown


11 a.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
235 East State Street, Doylestown