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.
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.