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Patick Halvey has continued his family's excellent funeral direction tradition to the third generation! ! He handled the wakes and funerals for both my dad (Tom) and my mom(Dolores) . Our family truly appreciated how kind, compassionate and organized Patrick was in dealing with all the details a grieving family must confront when planning to say "goodbye" to a loved one. Patrick Halvey is a special person and we, in Beacon, are lucky to have his presence and steady hand during our time of need.Peter Forman April 26, 2020
My family are lifelong residents of Beacon. Patrick and his family have held our hands through all of our losses. They have consoled us during those times with kindness, clarity and most importantly, compassion. They also have done more than I ever expected. I will always be grateful to them for being there for us.Susan C. February 25, 2019
Riverview funeral home by halvey My dad wanted pat to take care of him in his Final days here on earth with us. So on that Dreaded day we will all come to face and be so saddened by. When my dad passed and my mom I and his grandchildren went down to meet with pat he was very understanding And had a lot of compassion he never rushed us nor did he try to have my mom get Anything more then what she wanted for my dad. He went over every single detail with us. Pat went above and beyond for us. He did a fabulous job with my dad and I would recommend using riverview by halvey when it comes to that time when a family member is going home to heaven. Pat I want to say thank you again for everything you did a great job on my dad and he looked like my dad before he became Ill.Mary Way December 23, 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.Crystal A. October 25, 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.The Family of (Sarah) Sally Goodall February 21, 2018
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!Nick C December 09, 2017
Halvey Funeral Home is a caring professional family business.James B December 09, 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!Susan E. MacDonald November 13, 2017
Patrick and staff have always been compassionate, caring and accommodating to our family. My family has been taken care of by the Halveys for decades. In every situation they have had the utmost respect and care for my loved ones. The new location is beautiful and spacious. Beacon's finest funeral services by far.Debbie S. February 25, 2019
Patrick was very compassionate and understanding while making the arrangement's for my father. The service was beyond my expectations. Patrick was very kind to my family at a very difficult time. I will be forever grateful for all his kindness and support.Lisa M. January 24, 2019
Patrick was wonderful from start to finish after the sudden passing of my daughter. He kept in constant contact with me from the first day. Every step was explained to us & every accommodation was met. He answered all of our questions, gave us ideas and met all of our needs. He went above & beyond at a very difficult time & did a wonderful job with my daughter. Some of the words that come to my mind when I think of Riverview Funeral Home is caring, compassionate and professional. It's not about money with Patrick, this is his "passion", his "calling" in life. The funeral home is beautifully designed, has lots of room & plenty of parking. A big "thank you" to Patrick & his staff for helping us through some very difficult days. I couldn't have asked for more, you guys are all "top notch".Becky M. December 17, 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.Mike A April 03, 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.Jerry S January 30, 2018
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.Dan M 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.Laura H December 09, 2017