History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our History

The Eannace Funeral Home, Inc. is located in Utica, NY at 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. From this central location we are able to serve the families of Whitesboro, Yorkville, New York Mills, New Hartford, Washington Mills, and many other locales throughout the Greater Utica area.

The Eannace Funeral Home, Inc. was originally established in 1947 at 917 Third Ave. by our founders, Carmine V. Eannace and Nancy (Pacciarelli) Eannace. The physical aspects of our home, the vision of our concerns, the honorable business practices, and high standards of service are the hallmarks of our enterprise. Under the guidance and administration of Nancy L. Eannace, a Licensed NY State Funeral Director and a premiere staff, we assure you of professional and knowledgeable capabilities that will surpass your expectations at a most difficult time of need. We are pleased that you have chosen to inquire about our services and facility.

The Eannace Funeral Home, Inc. provides full service in ceremonies, burials, and cremations. Our elegant facilities offer all the necessities and conveniences to help and comfort you in your time of need. Similarly, our competent, efficient, and compassionate staff members will make your wishes and your feelings their foremost priorities. We will do all in our power, ability, and experience to ensure that the life of your loved one will be appropriately memorialized and that the passing of your loved one will be attended and commemorated with respect, decorum, and honor.

Our Valued Staff

Nancy L. Eannace, Licensed Funeral Director

Dominick S. Vita, Licensed Funeral Director

Chase A. Hunter, Licensed Funeral Director

John N. Lilli, Licensed Funeral Director

Jennifer J. Dennison-Karam, Licensed Funeral Director

Carmel A. Eannace, Coordinator of Onsite Preparations & Planning

Christine Abbass, Bereavement Support Coordinator

Michael Viti, Administrative & Funeral Staff Associate

Brenda Mazza, Administrative Associate, Office Manager

Scott Perritano, Administrative Associate, Office Manager

Sarah Hajdasz, 
Administrative Associate, Office Coordinator

Marie Montana, Pre-planning Administrative Associate

Maria Callari, Semi-Retired Pre-planning Associate

Pastor David Ossenfort, Service Coordinator, Lead Soloist

Sister Betty Giarrusso CSJ, Service Coordinator

Branden Grippe, Mortuary Science Student, Funeral Staff Associate

Adela Cortes, Spanish Translator, Staff Associate

Ron Meays, Greeter, Staff Associate

Marie Meays, Greeter, Staff Associate

Carmenann Guarnieri, Greeter, Staff Associate

Maria Bruno, Greeter, Staff Associate

Joyce Showalter, Greeter, Staff Associate

Jeannette Penge, Greeter, Staff Associate

Margie DeCesare, Greeter, Staff Associate

Carol Dunlay, Liturgist, Staff Associate

Paula Rizzo, Liturgist, Staff Associate

Dave Engram, Staff Associate

Olga Palczynski, Staff Associate

Chris Tringali, Staff Associate

Leo Callari, Administrative Associate

Ulysses Lewis, Funeral Staff Associate

Derrick E. George, Funeral Staff Associate

Ann Coriale, Obituary Composer

Chaz SanFilippo, Memorial Life Tributes Creator

Joseph Peters, Memorial Life Tributes Creator

Forever in our Hearts for their Years of Service........

Kenny Kunkel, (1943-2018) 
Funeral Staff Associate

Robert Gelfuso (1937-2016), Funeral Staff Associate

Carmen Guarnieri (1926-2015), Greeter, Staff Associate