Welcome DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home and White-Van Buren Funeral Home in New York!

Posted on September 16, 2022 by under Announcements
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We’re so excited to announce our recent addition of DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home and White-Van Buren Funeral Home in Upstate New York! The funeral homes, which have been serving the New York Capital Region for over 100 years, were formerly owned by Larry and Kimberly (DeMarco) Noyes and Janet DeMarco.

Greg Rollings said “The funeral homes have been family firms since their foundings over 100 years ago, and we knew right away that they uphold the same family values that we look for in all our firms. The businesses have built traditions of trust, compassion, and quality within the Capital Region and we couldn’t be more excited to help them continue those traditions.” Greg also noted that this marks our fourth addition in New York State.

DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home can trace its roots back to 1921 when Michael DeMarco Sr. opened the business in Schenectady, NY. In 1944, Francis Stone married Michael DeMarco’s daughter, Gloria, and then later went on to become a licensed funeral director. With help from the DeMarco family, Francis Stone established the Stone Funeral Home in 1954. Seven years later, the two firms combined and became DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home. In the early 90s, the DeMarco family purchased White-Van Buren Funeral home. The businesses continued to remain in the family and in 2011, controlling ownership was passed to Larry and Kimberley Noyes. Kimberly is a member of the DeMarco family and the granddaughter of the funeral home’s founder, Michael DeMarco Sr.

Speaking with Larry, he mentioned that with over 30 years as a funeral director, it was time he and his wife start looking at the next chapter for their business. Ultimately, they decided Rollings Funeral Service was the best fit for them because they weren’t a large corporation and Greg assured them that he would do all he could to honor the DeMarco name and the legacy they built. Larry also mentioned Greg’s accessibility and the fact that decisions are made at the local level were other driving reasons, saying “Anytime I have a question, I know I can call him [Greg] and get an answer. I still have a sense of independence and can make decisions at the local level too which is great.” Larry also mentioned that Greg is a man of honesty and that “He was always up front and did what he said he was going to do.”

Annually, DeMarco-Stone Funeral Homes and White-Van Buren Funeral Home serve over 300 families.

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