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Providers of ground burial services, cremations, body donation services, green "environmentally friendly" services, US Veteran Services, out of town transfer services, along with other options, all with confidence, respect, experience and at the best price in Wayne County.  We post our pricing to our website. Take a look and compare cost and level of service to other providers.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime

We offer our own in house "Final Salute" to all honorably discharged veterans (with a DD-214 ... copy of discharge) a casket, or an urn, at no cost.  See our sample funeral plans for details. We make every effort to offer products made in the USA.  Thank you for defending our people.

Please browse our website to learn more about our services, facilities and pricing. Our General Price List (GPL) and "sample funeral plans" are on our website under "Pricing".   We feel this offers people the opportunity to shop and compare. We encourage people to contact us so we can custom plan out a service and pricing that would apply for your specific needs. We pride ourselves at being at your service. It is a passion and we have made a commitment to put the needs of the community above all else. Therefore, we are here when you need us. Please visit our "testimonial page", located under the header "About Us", to hear what families have to say about our service. 

Thank you for visiting our website. Every life is important. Our directors, and staff, are focused on your needs. When pre-planning a service, or if a death has occurred, please allow us the opportunity to guide your family. You will never be alone; we will be with you every step of the way. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have over 90 years of combined service as licensed funeral directors. Our experience, knowledge, and desire to help you make us a strong candidate to do a great job for you, and your family. We offer traditional casket burials, cremation services, and green "environmentally kind" services. We will conduct services at our funeral home, a church, community center, or any other venue you wish that agrees to allow us access. We offer distinctive services for veterans. We are experienced in transferring a deceased in, and out, of the United States. We do this for you with attention to every detail, in comfortable facilities, and at the best price for the services and merchandise selected; giving you a tremendous value for the cost of the service. We are honored by those of you who have, and will, entrust your loved one into our care. Thank you again.



Locally-Owned by Wayne T. Brophy and Eric Van Zeilen

Ontario Manager: Robert Rasmussen • Palmyra Manager: Eric Van Zeilen • Macedon Manager: Wayne T. Brophy


Our Locations

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1961 Ridge Road, PO Box 426
| Ontario, NY 14519
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Tel: 1-315-524-4621
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123 East Jackson St.
| Palmyra, NY 14522
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Tel: 1-315-597-4566
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1040 Route 31
| Macedon, NY 14502
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Tel: 1-315-986-7781

Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.

pre-arrangements
Pre-Planning

Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.


You can find our latest posts on this page. Click on the calendar to review postings from prior periods and remember to check back here often!

Published: May 28, 2017

[Portrait of Lee Edwards]

Lee Edwards

Lee Edwards is the distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation's B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. A leading historian of American conservatism, Edwards has published 25 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole.

As we pause this Memorial Day to honor those who died so that we might enjoy the blessings of liberty, here are some facts to remember about the day and some inspiring words from a great president.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, set aside to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers.

On the first Decoration Day in 1868, Gen. James Garfield spoke at Arlington National Cemetery where some 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were buried. Garfield said they “summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtue of men and citizens.”

Red poppies are often worn on Memorial Day as a symbol of remembrance and to honor those who died in war.

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Since the late 1950s, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army, have placed small American flags at each of the over 260,000 gravestones in Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, a practice that continues to this day.

For those who have flags at home, remember this Memorial Day custom: The American flag should be hung at half-staff until noon, and then raised to the top of the staff.

Presidents have long honored Memorial Day with speeches, and President Ronald Reagan did so in 1982 while visiting Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

After placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Reagan spoke briefly about sacrifice and obligation, saying:

If words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and final sacrifice.

Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we—in a less final, less heroic way—be willing to give of ourselves.

How, then, will we respond to the challenge of this Memorial Day 2017?

Will we accept the burden of preserving the freedom for which so many died? Will we sacrifice ourselves for those who will come after us? Will we keep faith with those who gave their all for us?

 

Associations

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Rochester Genesee Valley Funeral Director's Association

Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapels is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the New York State Funeral Dirctors Association and the Genesee Valley Funeral Directors Association..

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