We are committed to being the most professional, ethical, and highest quality funeral and cemetery service organization in our industry.

Lombardo Funeral Homes Joins the Carriage Family

We are excited and honored to announce that we have entered the large strategic market of Buffalo, New York with the acquisition of Lombardo Funeral Homes, which is the “Best In Class” and largest funeral home provider in Western New York with four funeral chapels in Buffalo serving approximately 2,000 families annually.

 

Lombardo Funeral Homes was founded in 1907 by Joseph Lombardo Sr., who led the business until his death in 1928, after which his wife Catherine passed her funeral directors’ exam and became the first female licensed funeral director in the City of Buffalo. Catherine led the business until her death and thereafter her sons Anthony and Jerome led the business until Anthony passed away in 1972 and Jerome in 1984. In 1984 Joseph P. Lombardo, son of the late Jerome, became President of Lombardo Funeral Home and grew the business from a single funeral home serving about 40 families annually in the mid 1980’s to four locations serving approximately 2,000 families this year.

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Preserve Your Legacy

For over 28 years, we’ve partnered with the best funeral home and cemetery owners in America to provide the most comprehensive succession planning solution.

Preserve Your Legacy

For over 28 years, we’ve partnered with the best funeral home and cemetery owners in America to provide the most comprehensive succession planning solution.

210

Businesses

28

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Lasting Partnerships

Do what you love

  • Spending more time with families and building relationships
  • Providing more value to your communities
  • Developing your staff and providing them with opportunities for growth

Leverage our expertise

  • Administrative
  • IT
  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Network of leading industry professionals
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After Darling Fischer Funeral Home 2019

Care for Your Community

Unexpected changes can drastically affect your business and financial security. Carriage works to support your family and businesses during these events.

Repairs After Hurricane Michael

Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemeteries was damaged heavily by Hurricane Michael. In addition to business repairs, Carriage Services provided donations to help families with their personal recovery.

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Why Choose Carriage?


We have successfully grown over the past 28 years by partnering with quality businesses and empowering them to make local decisions. The heritage of your business and the goodwill created in your community will be preserved for generations to come.

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Legacy Preservation

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Staff Retention

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Tailored Involvement

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Specialized Support

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Independent Operations

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Partners Network

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Partner Testimonials

We’re honored that families have entrusted us to help continue their business, preserve their legacy, and provide for their community. Here are some of their experiences.

Partner Testimonials

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We’re honored that families have entrusted us to help continue their business, preserve their legacy, and provide for their community. Here are some of their experiences.

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