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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Michelle O'Hara, William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors

Six ways funeral pre-planning can simplify your life

Posted on April 3rd, 2019
Posted by under Cemeteries, Ceremonies, Cremation, Funerals, Green burial, Pre-planning
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By Michelle O’Hara It’s hard to think about your own death and even harder to talk about it. In my experience, though, once the conversation begins it brings great satisfaction and sometimes even great joy. As a funeral planning educator at the Sullivan Funeral Home in Utica I advise people in all elements of pre-planning. […]

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Michelle O'Hara, William Sullivan Funeral Directors

Meet Michelle O’Hara, funeral planning educator

Posted on March 1st, 2019
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Michelle O’Hara has joined the staff in Utica to exclusively help people plan their funerals in advance. While she’s had customized training in the field she says the thing that prepared her best for her work was her experience as an elementary school teacher. “I’m using my education degree but in a different way,” she […]

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