Our Voice

Into the Unknown: Living through crisis as a child and now as an adult

Into the Unknown  Living through crisis as a child and now as an adult     It was your typical Tuesday. Our homeroom stood and sang the Pledge of Allegiance before the daily anno...
By Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

NORMAL IS A DRYER SETTING

Most kids normally don’t say, “When I grow up, I want to be a funeral home director.” Brittany DeMarco-Furman didn't either, despite her family being in the business since her great-grandfather sta...
By Jenna Caputo (SilverPenProductions) Interviewing Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Friday, July 17, 2020

How to Plan for Terminal Illness 
When Faced with Letting Go

Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things to do in life. In death, it only gets harder. When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it can be tough to know what to do next. Howe...
By Lucille Rosetti
In Our Voice
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Fighting back our own Pandemic

  2020 has been the worst year ever! And I started this blog before the CoronaVirus.   6 weeks before the current widespread pandemic, I lost the matriarch of my family. The keep...
By Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Friday, April 17, 2020

Protecting the Greatest Generation

I’ve been sharing a lot of funny memes and keeping things light throughout this entire crisis. For the power of laughter and holding on to faith that the rainbow is 'just around the riverbed' (Yes...
By Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Saturday, March 21, 2020

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving Following a Loss

There is no right or wrong way to deal with grief. Different people react to loss differently and move on in different ways. This is why there is no right answer to the question of whether to move ...
By Lucille Rosetti
In Our Voice
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dear Funeral Director: Don’t just put out my wedding album

  Right before I sat down to start this blog about what a memorial video is and how no one ever regrets having one made, I started to think about how annoying I am on Facebook. I post so much...
By Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Friday, November 1, 2019

Previous Posts

Spartan Cheerleader Turned Funeral Director

My reflection growing up as a Spartan in less than 2,000 words is more challenging than writing my college essay. But, the parade boss (Rick Reynolds) has trusted me in doing the impossible for yo...

Featured Article in NEW YORK STATE FUNERAL DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION

Hometown:  Glenville, NY Mortuary School Attended:  Hudson Valley Community College Date Licensed: March 2019   What made you interested in a career in funeral service?  ...

Life is an Open Road

I am 26 years old and I just became friends with my Father.   I’ve always had a strong relationship with my Dad, Michael; us having almost identical personalities makes it kind of hard to no...

Closure: Directions not included

  Everyone grieves. You never know when grief will arrive, but when it surfaces it’s accompanied  by countless waves of emotions, filling each mind and it’s body differently. As grief se...

Where do I plant my roots?

In 1986—before my time—my Father, Michael DeMarco, and his Father cleared a few acres of “farmland” on 9 Glenridge Road, the Glenville Funeral Home today. Back then, the Glenville area consisted of...

Glenville Funeral Home 3.0

Yes, that’s right! Even our sort of business needs to keep up with this ever-evolving machine called the Internet. But more specifically, we need to keep up with you, the Internet user.  Ever...

Giving Back to Our Community

The leaves are changing; the crisp, chilly air is moving in, which can mean only one thing: fall is finally here! The DeMarco family loves autumn in Upstate, New York. Maybe it’s because the mums a...