Meet Our Family

Lana Polvino Sullivan

Licensed director 30+ years

Daughter of founder Thomas A. Polvino

Graduated Simmons Institute of Funeral Service

Lifelong resident of Rochester

Lifelong parishioner of Holy Cross Church

Member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary

Ira Jacobson Post 474

Twenty-five year member of the Rochester Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

Gregory Thomas Sullivan

Licensed Funeral Director over 15 years

Son of Lana Polvino Sullivan

Grandson of Thomas A. Polvino, founder of Thomas Funeral Chapels, Inc.

Married to Mindella (Polisseni),

with 1 son born Sept 2012, 1 daughter born June 2014

Graduated Simmons Institute of Funeral Service

Graduated St. John Fisher College with Bachelors in Business Management

Graduated Aquinas Institute

Graduated Holy Cross School

Resident of Parma/Hilton

Lifelong parishioner of Holy Cross Church

Member of Hilton Sno Flyers

Active in Hilton Youth Sports


Our facility has large and spacious visiting rooms.

Many people compliment us on our warm setting.

Curio cabinets and antiques can be found throughout our beautiful facility.

We also have an original Cunningham horse drawn hearse on display.  We believe that the hearse dates back to the 1890’s.

Our facility has been updated many times since the original construction in the late 1940’s.

Handicap accessible throughout the visiting rooms and restroom facilities.

Ample lighted parking for many visitors with additional parking across the street and on-street parking.

Large casket selection room.

A vault selection area.

An urn selection area with many keepsake options as well.

We are here to help our community - understand all the available options and plan ahead with confidence.

If you would like us to contact you about planning ahead, let us know if you prefer communication by phone or email:

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3 Truths About Grief:

1) Grief is personal.
You will never find two with the same grief journey, so don't compare yours to others.

2) Grief is not a linear journey.
Some days you may feel okay, other days fearful, and other days 5 feelings at once. Try to handle emotions with patience.

3) Grief is natural.
You may feel like you are losing your mind but in fact grief is a natural reaction to loss. Not only does it affect you mentally but it comes with physical symptoms as well. Practice self-care!

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If now is the right time to plan ahead for a funeral, we are here. We will help you understand all of the options available and plan ahead, without stress.

If you would like us to contact you, let us know if you prefer communication by phone or email:

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