Two caskets: Historic and patriotic

Posted on August 19th, 2019
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In our Royal Oak display room you’ll find our newest casket, with a military theme, and our oldest, the stunning Marsellus M710 FTH President model. For more than 130 years, the Marsellus Casket Company in Syracuse, New York made what came to be called the Rolls Royce of caskets. The M710 FTH President was the […]

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Sherry Marshall Sullivan Funeral Directors

More women are entering our industry

Posted on July 24th, 2019
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Look around either of the William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors buildings and you’ll see women working in every capacity: Funeral directors, planning advisors, support staff and mortuary science students doing their practicum (internship.) This reflects the trend in our industry: More women than men are enrolling in mortuary science programs. In 2017 they were […]

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Our prices are posted on our website

Posted on June 28th, 2019
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The Federal Trade Commission requires funeral homes to provide price information on request. This New York Times article reports on consumer groups who want the rules updated to require prices to be shared online – something we at William Sullivan & Son have done for many years. (Here’s our price information.) The FTC provides good, […]

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William Sullivan and Son Funeral Directors, Earth Day, green funeral

On Earth Day, we educate people about green funerals

Posted on May 20th, 2019
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A funeral home exhibiting on Earth Day? Absolutely! Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors has been successful for more than 100 years by responded to the changing needs and priorities of the families we serve, and interest in green funerals and burials is growing. At the Royal Oak and Rochester events, our Michelle O’Hara and […]

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The power of funeral poems

Posted on April 26th, 2019
Posted by under Ceremonies, Funerals, Grief, Pre-planning
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For many of us, when we think of funeral poems we think “Funeral Blues” by W.H. Auden in the movie Five Weddings and a Funeral: Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the […]

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