Elizabeth Horn
B: 1927-02-23
D: 2016-10-24
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Horn, Elizabeth
Gail Jones
B: 1943-07-25
D: 2016-10-22
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Jones, Gail
Joseph Rymski
B: 1949-01-08
D: 2016-10-10
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Rymski, Joseph
Penny Reed
B: 1977-07-26
D: 2016-10-06
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Reed, Penny
James Kosakoski
B: 1954-05-05
D: 2016-10-02
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Kosakoski, James
Charles Nittinger
D: 2016-09-27
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Nittinger, Charles
John Monahan, Sr.
B: 1923-09-06
D: 2016-09-25
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Monahan, Sr., John
Teresa Heines
B: 1933-10-16
D: 2016-09-22
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Heines, Teresa
Douglas Noble, II
B: 1977-01-05
D: 2016-09-13
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Noble, II, Douglas
Walter Wiehler
B: 1933-07-31
D: 2016-09-12
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Wiehler, Walter
Ralph Grounds, Sr.
B: 1943-06-14
D: 2016-09-10
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Grounds, Sr., Ralph
Edward Cornelius, Jr.
B: 1944-03-24
D: 2016-09-08
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Cornelius, Jr., Edward
Richard Johnson
B: 1951-07-31
D: 2016-09-04
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Johnson, Richard
Ellen Bigelow
B: 1948-06-09
D: 2016-09-02
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Bigelow, Ellen
Jean Pondillo
B: 1948-11-01
D: 2016-08-31
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Pondillo, Jean
Evelyn Annello
D: 2016-08-29
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Annello, Evelyn
Richard Kelsey
B: 1945-03-13
D: 2016-08-29
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Kelsey, Richard
Harriet LaMountain
B: 1926-08-22
D: 2016-08-27
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LaMountain, Harriet
Ernest Filkins
B: 1928-03-17
D: 2016-08-24
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Filkins, Ernest
Ruth Jackson
B: 1923-07-26
D: 2016-08-18
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Jackson, Ruth
Kyle Scicchitano
B: 2003-02-26
D: 2016-08-15
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Scicchitano, Kyle


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All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  We are proud to have them on our staff.



William J. Lyons III, Director and Licensed Manager

Lifelong resident of Rensselaer. Billy was a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph's School in Rensselaer, a 1974 graduate of LaSalle Institue in Troy, a 1976 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science and a 1979 graduate of Siena College with a degree in Marketing and Management. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1979 and had worked with his father since his early ages.

Wayne F. Simmons, Licensed Funeral Director

Born and raised in Watervliet. Graduate of Immaculate Conception School and Watervliet High School class of 1974. Wayne worked 22 years at Al Tech Specialty Steel Corp. in Watervliet and retired in 1999. He is a 2002 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. He resides in Rensselaer with his wife of over 25 years Betty Jean Donlon Simmons and his children Lindsay, Frank and Danielle.

Caitlin M. Hicks Mooney, Licensed Funeral Director

Born and raised in Dutchess County. Caitlin is a 2005 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School. With having a calling to become a funeral director since a young age, Caitlin attended Hudson Valley Community College and graduated in 2007. With successful completion of her residency at our funeral home, she is now a licensed funeral director. Caitlin is the owner of Everlasting Memorials Granite and Bronze Company, offering cemetery monuments, markers and plaques. She is married to Terence P. Mooney and they reside in Nassau.