family owned and operated business with over 90 years of experience.

About Us

Our Story

Our family has been serving the community since 1929. We are proud to be one of the few funeral homes in Rochester, NY that still remains family owned. This allows us to give to you a personal, dedicated, and dignified service. 

Our facility has large and spacious visiting rooms. Many people compliment us on our warm setting. Curio cabinets and antiques can be found throughout our beautiful facility.

We also have an original Cunningham horse drawn hearse on display. We believe that the hearse dates back to the 1890’s.

Our facility has been updated many times since the original construction in the late 1940’s. Handicap accessible throughout the visiting rooms and restroom facilities.

Ample lighted parking for many visitors with additional parking across the street and on-street parking.

Large casket selection room. A vault selection area. An urn selection area with many keepsake options as well. Feel free to browse through the various gifts and food baskets, flowers, books, jewelry, and more. They are all available with a few clicks of your mouse, in the convenience of your own home and your own schedule. 

Our Team

Gregory Thomas Sullivan


Licensed Funeral Director over 15 years. Son of Lana Polvino Sullivan.

Lana Polvino Sullivan


Licensed director 30+ years. Daughter of founder Thomas A. Polvino.

We Pledge to honor, respect and serve all who place their trust in us. We shall not allow our constant relationship and familiarity with death to cause us to be careless or insensitive. We will be faithful to those who have placed trust in us and hold our obligations to the people, profession, and society above all else.

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