Harmon Funeral Home

571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310 | 718-442-5056 | MAP

 
 
 

History of Harmon Funeral Home

In 1948 John J. Harmon purchased Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, which was subsequently renamed Harmon Funeral Home. Since that time, Harmon Funeral Home has served the community of Staten Island with care, compassion and dignity. In 1952 Mr. Harmon expanded the business by constructing an addition to the funeral home. And, again in 1977, he added an extension to the building. Today, Harmon Funeral Home is Staten Island’s largest family-owned and -operated funeral home.

The McGinley family has helped members of the community in their time of need for more than 100 years. In 1898 Thomas R. McGinley founded McGinley Funeral Home, which was located in Stapleton. Later, his sons Roger and Kenneth T. joined the family business and remained until 1971 when the funeral home closed its doors.

Kenneth T. McGinley began working at Harmon Funeral Home in 1952 and in 1976 became manager. After Mr. Harmon’s death in 1995, Kenneth T. and his son, K. Terrance, purchased the funeral home from Charlotte Harmon, John Harmon’s widow. In 1997 Kenneth T. retired from the business.

In 1999 K. Terrance McGinley expanded the business with the acquisition of Johnson Funeral Home, a 40-year-old funeral home in Wall, New Jersey. In 2001 Terrance P., K. Terrance's son, joined him at Harmon Funeral Home.

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