About

Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home has a long tradition of providing honest and sincere service to the families of Brooklyn, New York. Our team is very experienced at providing compassionate and caring service for you when it comes to funeral and memorial services.

A trusted network to better serve you

We're proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose a Dignity Memorial® provider, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally-operated establishment but also the value you deserve from North America’s largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

WHV 2020 - Level 4We honor veterans

At Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

History

Established in 1929, the Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home has been serving the families of Brooklyn with dignity and compassion for 88 years. Throughout the years, families have trusted us to provide exactly what they need to honor their loved ones with memorial services that uniquely reflect their lives.

A Brooklyn funeral home all along

Originally in the South Brooklyn-Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, the current location was established in 1948 to serve the growing population of the Gravesend/Bensonhurst area of Brooklyn. The Spanish style of architecture of our funeral home lends itself to be a place of great comfort, consolation and solace for the many families we have been privileged to serve.

Dignity, compassion and respect

Under the direction of our managers, Michael G. Rizzotto and John LaGreca, the time-honored tradition endures of treating each family as our own—with dignity, compassion and respect. It is our promise, now and always.

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Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"From beginning to end, everyone was so very helpful to us. Katie, Michael, Raymond, Mary and Robin were able to answer all of our questions and made sure we were taken care of. Everything was seamless and we didn't need to worry about the small details, as they were always a step ahead. Thank you!"

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May 2021

"Every detail was executed with an exceptional level of care and exceeded my families expectations. Michael Rizzotto and his thoughtful and caring staff took the time to explain every detail they could provide, which they did with dignity and respect. When we finalized our arrangements we felt a sense of relief and the Cusimano & Russo team was part of our extended family."

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May 2021

"Our mother could not have had a better send off than the one provided by Cusimano and Russo Funeral Home. Michael Rizzotto, the funeral director, was available for us whether it was 10am or 10pm. He made the process as stress free as possible with excellent suggestions of passages to include, one stop shopping for flowers and even engraving on the headstone. Michael's service was first class. His demeanor was calm and reassuring. He provided the guidance that only a thoroughly experienced funeral director would know, adding many special touches that we were unaware existed. Mary, the office manager with thirty years experience, provided first rate advise. She was very creative with clothes, jewelry and cosmetic suggestions. Mary was amenable to any and all requests. The cosmetician was above and beyond in excellence. 'She looks like a movie star' was whispered over and over. The bar was set very high as this was our beloved mother's funeral. Cusimano and Russo Funeral Home met that bar and way exceeded it."

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May 2021

"I love how they took us step by step what we needed to do. They answered all of my questions patiently. Everything was done beautifully and on time. Great staff."

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April 2021

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