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 St. and Strong St. in Hamilton Hill. With his four brothers, they established 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 branches.

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 and the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home was born.

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-Stone 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 "Mickey"DeMarco built the Glenville Funeral Home which his son now independently owns.

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 Funeral Home acquired the 100 year 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 and owner.

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