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122-Year-Old Funeral Home Relocates to Woodside

Thomas M. Quinn Funeral Home (Photo: Google Maps)

Oct. 2, 2018 By Tara Law (Updated 10/2)

An 122-year-old funeral home has relocated from Astoria to Woodside, the company that manages it announced yesterday.

Thomas M. Quinn Funeral Home moved its business on Oct. 1 from 35-20 Broadway to the Kennedy-Roth Funeral Home at 41-45 58th St. The funeral home will also share the space with the businesses Morisco Funeral Home, Stamatiades Funeral Home and David Funeral Home, which formerly shared the Broadway space.

The funeral homes are managed by Dignity Memorial, which operates about 2,000 other funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America.

A spokesperson for Dignity Memorial said that the company had determined that there were a large number of funeral homes in the area, and that it “just made sense” to condense the businesses.

Kennedy-Roth Funeral Home (Photo: Dignity Memorial)

The company said in a statement that families with pre-arranged services have the option to hold services at the Woodside location or at any other funeral home in the Dignity Memorial network, excluding Frank E. Campbell.

Kevin Mack, who managed the Astoria location from 12 years, said that he is working to transition the funeral home to the Woodside location, which is managed by Michael Heredia.

Mack said that he will be involved in funeral homes in the New York area and that he will still be available to customers he has served in the past.

“I am confident that the funeral homes we have in the Queens area will be able to meet the many needs of our community,” Mack said.

 

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41 Comments

Lucinda rojas

When will they send letters out informing us that we will not be able to hold our families viewings there?

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joseph

I walk by Quinn’s to take the train to work. Will be sad to not see it there anymore. It’s historical. I stopped by one morning after reading about it closing. Girl I spoke to was very helpful in explaining to me. I didn’t want to leave and was late to work because her voice made me want to stay. I call every so often just to hear it. What will I do when they close.

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Gary

I called the funeral home and was told they relocated. They are not relocated, they are closed. They are just saying they relocated to sprinkle sugar on shit to make it smell better.

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Tanya roman

Instead of posting here start a Quinn complaint group and post it on Facebook so people can add their stories and share. Also get informed of what steps you can take to get peace in your lives if any wrong was done to you at such a fragile time. These are important issues that need to be addressed.

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Mike p

Reading this post and comments angers me. We held my mothers funeral at this dump 2 years ago. The elevator broke, they made her look nothing like she did, they misplaced her jewelry, and ordered the wrong flowers. So this Kevin manager who never returned my calls says he will handle families, that angers me more. Don’t allow him or the rude idiot they brushed me off to. There is no dignity in Quinn’s none. Limo driver made a comment about the tip we gave him, the paulbear men were too busy flirting and talking to a female employee morning of the funeral I instead of tending to my family. I have made an official complaint but went nowhere so this Kevin and Michael should learn to deal with a family and take dignity lessons before writing in this post. Families go elsewhere. My family and friends will never use them again plenty of funeral homes I ny

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john

Amen Mike! My dear old friend got buried
From there. Although I haven’t heard complaints I have heard rumors for years about this position place closing. Shame though even with all the talk it was a neighborhood place. Sorry this happening to you brother. Continue your complaints take it further.
There is a female employee there which can make any man’s eye be drawn too. Beauty of a woman. Face of angels. So can’t blame them flirting brother lol
God bless your family and hope you get your anger resolved

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Lorraine Buso

I moved out of Astoria 10 years ago. Was at Quinn countless times. My family used to do business with Larry. Nice man.
I moved out to roslyn. Many nice decent funeral homes here. We use Roslyn funeral home and I recommend them. Very nice honest people.

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lb

This and any dignity location provider are horrible from the lies and service and the prices they charge. I have dealt with Quinn funeral home for many years not by choice. The building was outdated and the funeral directors were terrible. The company did the community a favor by closing its doors and to go to a bigger dump of a funeral home and location is disgusting. Look deeper before you choose a funeral home and stay far and clear of this placee.

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Anonymous

OMG, so glad i left astoria/nyc 25 yrs ago. it was awful then, now it is obscene. i still reminisce about the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s when i lived there. what a time. room to breathe, clean streets, available parking, affordable apartments. i am glad i was born in the time i was, instead of starting out now.

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Anonymous

Glad you left Astoria too we don’t need your whiny ass here anyway enjoy your cul-de-sac in Long Island

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Anonymous

Kennedy Roth has not put a dime into there building in years. Dignity also took away one of there viewing rooms and made into a catering room. They want to sell you food now which they get from cheap vendors and mark it up 35%. Stay away at all costs. If you have a preneed with them don’t let them convince you to stay go elsewhere you have the right. Dignity never put money into Quinns and they shore won’t with Kennedy Roth. When you see a dignity logo which is a tree just RUN because it’s going to fall on you.

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Anonymous

I heard it’s going to be apartments Quinn’s been there since my mom and dad was teenagers .

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Tania

Oof I wouldn’t rent an apartment if they do make it a residential place. Used to work there and I have seen and experienced many ghost/spirits

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Athena

Crazy!!! Kennedy Roth building sucks!!!!! Too small, run down and tiny in a dead area… who the hell would continue to use them… to bury a loved one? Not me!! So disappointing…they are just another crappy place now.. pathetic

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Anonymous

Stay away from this place and any other funeral home with the Dignity name on it. They are owned by SCI the biggest con artists in the business who just care about the bottom line. No family is going to the other side of Queens to have a funeral in a small out dated funeral home. Shame on SCI. Bottom line they did not want to renew the lease and they just want to try to do business in buildings that they own. They also closed Conway in Jackson heights because they did not want to be in what they call the low income market. Shame on SCI AND DIGNITY. Get out of NY and stay in Houston.

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Anonymous

Funeral funds that are prefunded through NYS Preplan can be transferred to ANY funeral home, not just Dignity providers. The money is secured in a trust and therefore not in the bank account of the Dignity funeral provider. The consumer is not obligated to have their funeral at a Dignity funeral home because they made arrangements at one. Know your right and don’t be misinformed!

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Anonymous

That place is so small to house all the funeral homes. Quinn should have stayed in Astoria! So sad to see Quinn move to such a small place 😥

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Anonomous

Did they have a choice?!! My mom just had her funeral at Quinn this past July, it was splendid, and so professionally conducted! The company probably wants to build more ‘luxury housing’!

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Sheila

The woodside area has terrible parking you would think they would make this a consideration at any of theses places since a lot of times people come from out of town

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