History


In 1921 Michael DeMarco Sr. began his funeral business at 30 Jefferson St. in the Stockade area of Schenectady. One year later he saw the need to move his business to the corner of Schenectady and Strong St. He worked with his four brothers and helped them establish the DeMarco Brothers Funeral Home. These funeral home branches were in Albany, Mechanicville, Endicott and Binghamton NY. The brothers each became independent owners of their branch.

By 1950 Mike Sr. opened the Stone Funeral Home here in Rotterdam and it was operated by Mike Sr.’s Son-In-Law, Francis L. Stone. In 1961 Francis and Michael Jr. incorporated the business into the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, Inc.

Upon the death of Michael DeMarco Sr. his son Mike Jr. became president and Francis Stone vice president. Mike continued to take care of his mother, Flora, until her death in 1968 and it was in that year the Schenectady St. branch was closed.

Francis and his wife, (Gloria DeMarco) retired in 1989 and at that time Larry E. Noyes (Mike Jr's son in law) was asked to join the family business. Michael Jr. always had dreams to expand. He and his son, Michael E. DeMarco built the Glenville Funeral Home which his son independently owns.

In 1993, Mike’s nephew, C. Michael Hyrny joined the family business.

Also, in 1993 another branch was opened at 5216 Western Turnpike, Guilderland where Larry E. Noyes managed and owned with Mike Jr. That same year, DeMarco-Stone Inc, acquired the 100 yr. Old White- Van Buren funeral Home in Delanson.

When Michael A. DeMarco Jr. passed away December 12, 2011, his Son-In-Law, Larry Noyes became president of the corporation.

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