Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Crystal A.

    October 25, 2018

    The Riverside Funeral Home was the perfect place for my brother-in-laws funeral. The setting was beautiful with views of the river, parking is plenty with overflow lots and staff was exceptional. The decor is tastefully decorated with many windows for lighting, much open space and comforting air during such a difficult time for us. Patrick is an amazing funeral director who was at our beck and call 24/7 until our loved ones burial. He was there by our side from beginning to the very end and explained everything so that there was never any confusion. It is with sincere gratefulness that I can truly appreciate the job of a funeral director. This experience opened my eyes to the fact that their career and dedication to families more than likely may go under appreciated. On behalf of our entire family, I want to thank Patrick Halvey and his staff for the exceptional service they all provided to make our Steven's services perfect for the celebration of his life. Read more

  • Mike A

    April 03, 2018

    My family and I for sure had to go through a hard time with the lost of a love one but what made things so much easier and smoother for us was Patrick and the Riverview funeral service. Amazing service and very professional. Read more

  • The Family of (Sarah) Sally Goodall

    February 21, 2018

    Our dear Aunt Sally passed on December 6, 2017 in Geneseo, NY and Riverview Funeral by Patrick Halvey was contacted which our aunt had previously planned. Patrick did an amazing and professional job for our Aunt, she looked beautiful and peaceful. Don't hesitate to call on this funeral home for all your needs. Read more

  • Jerry S

    January 30, 2018

    My Father passed away recently and my family called on Patrick Halvey of Halvey Funeral Home to handle and arrange the service. The service was exceptional and most importantly Patrick was wonderful with Mom in her time of need. Our family is blessed to be as close as it is and it was very important to us to honor my father with a fitting service. We thank the Halvey family, and especially Patrick for delivering, on such an important day for us. The service was the right combination of professionalism, honor and heart. Read more

  • Nick C

    December 09, 2017

    The Halvey's new facility is absolutely breathtaking. Helpful and professional, the Halvey family is compassionate and incredibly detail oriented. They make the process easy and as painless as possible. Their staff is caring and their rates are extremely reasonable and competitive with other homes. Beacon is very lucky to have them! Read more

  • Dan M

    December 09, 2017

    After the passing of my father in-law we found great comfort in the care and service provided by the Halveys. Compassionate, considerate, professional, friendly and focussed are just a few of the many positive words we would use to describe our experience. Read more

  • James B

    December 09, 2017

    Halvey Funeral Home is a caring professional family business. Read more

  • Laura H

    December 09, 2017

    Patrick Halvey just handled all the arrangements for my mother. Every detail was handled beautifully and flawlessly. Many of our friends commented on how lovely each ceremony was. Plus, Patrick is not only a wonderful professional, but he is a caring person. My entire large family wants to thank you. Read more

  • Susan E. MacDonald

    November 13, 2017

    I attended the Open House, & came away most impressed. My family has dealt with your family for at least two generations (it may well be more, I'm going by my age there). I applaud your promise of personalized service, as well as bringing up topics which formerly weren't discussed. For example in my work experience as well as having attended many Office for the Aging (& former SFH) Caregiving Seminars, there has arisen the "40/70" rule. What that means is many of us are members of the "Sandwich Generation" (a term which my fellow Beacon High Alumna Victoria Barrett-Gregory coined when she taught at the annual Caregiver seminars) caring for families as well as parents & other older relatives. When a younger person is age 40 or thereof & the elder is age 70 or thereof, a discussion NEEDS to happen in the event of a catastrophic & stressful situation. That way, everyone's wishes are met as well as respected. Perhaps you will be able to offer seminars on this. I think your new facility can go far in making those types of discussions happen! Based upon service "through the ages", I give you five stars. . . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ & the new facility will take you ever higher! Read more