Welcome to
                                                                                        

ENGAGING IN HONOR, VALUE & TRUST



UPDATE REGARDING

THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC



Currently, calling hours, funeral and memorial services are allowed with the number of attendees limited to 33% of the maximum capacity of a particular area.  The normal maximum capacity of our chapel is 100 people allowing 33 visitors to be in the chapel at any given time. Graveside services are permitted with the number of attendees not to exceed 50. Social distancing and face coverings are required for all public gatherings. 


Peace be with you during these trying times,                                                                                                                          Mike and Ross

          Thank you for visiting our website, we hope the information provided is helpful and if you need further advice or immediate assistance, you may contact us anytime at 315-655-4615. Our funeral home located at 2333 Fenner Road in Cazenovia is independently owned and operated. Our courteous staff consisting of professional licensed funeral director/co-owner, Michael E. Brown, office manager/co-owner, Ross A. Belfiore along with the support of professional licensed  funeral directors and non-licensed staff are attentive to your needs and dedicated to helping people get through difficult times. We are a member of the New York State Funeral Director's Association and perform with a high standard of ethical values to the families we serve. We offer a clean, modern facility with an on-site selection room and plenty of off street parking to accommodate large gatherings.

Our Mission Statement

“Engaging in Honor, Value & Trust”

When you call upon us, we will consider it an honor to serve you and your family during a difficult time. We will provide you with fair prices and several options to fulfill your spiritual, emotional and financial needs. It is our goal to provide professional service and gain your trust at Michael E. Brown Funeral Services.
Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about the services we have to offer such as pre-planning a funeral and grief support, as well as traditional funeral and cremation services.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are available by phone, e-mail, or stop by the office in person.  We are always here to help.


Green (Natural) Burial

      As a Green Burial Council approved funeral home, Michael E. Brown Funeral Services is pleased to offer families the option of having an environmentally friendly form of disposition with a Green (Natural) Burial. Green (Natural) Burial is caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of workers health and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. 

     While most people select cremation as a form of disposition with the thought that it is environmentally friendly, it has been calculated that the carbon footprint of the cremation process is equivalent to a 500 mile car trip. Embalming, a burial vault and synthetic materials are not allowed to be used in a Green (Natural) Cemetery, all preparations for the burial must utilize natural, non-toxic and biodegradable materials.

      The nearest Green (Natural) Cemetery in Central New York is Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve, located just south of Ithaca in the picturesque hills of the Town of Newfield. For more information about Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve, please visit their website naturalburial.org or you may contact them at 607-564-7577.

For more information on Green/Natural Burials click on the logo below 

Our Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy
          Michael and Ross are pleased to introduce our new Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy. We stand behind the services and merchandise that we provide to our families and if you are not completely satisfied with a particular item, if we cannot correct it to your satisfaction in a timely manner you will not be charged for that specific item. While we always strive to provide the best service possible, our guarantee does not apply to deaths that are due to traumatic circumstances or pre/post mortem conditions make the deceased non-viewable. Our Satisfaction Guarantee applies to the funeral home charges, not the Cash Advance Items. The charges would be refunded only to the purchaser.