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About

At Fox & Murray Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we have proudly served Ogdensburg, New York, families since 1913. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and attention to detail. For many years, we have been credited with multiple recognition awards for giving back to the Ogdensburg community.

Personalized funeral service

Whether you prefer a traditional funeral or memorial service or a personalized celebration of life ceremony, our compassionate and caring staff will be there to help you create a meaningful tribute that reflects your loved one’s passions and individuality. From music to mementos and videos, adding a personal touch to a service can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. We can also assist with any catered receptions with food and refreshments through a 3rd-party caterer.

In addition to our funeral service operation, we also provide a medical transport service and a monument sales and service division to better meet your needs.

Convenient location

We are centrally located in the city of Ogdensburg at 528 Franklin St. and are privileged to provide exceptional service to families in Ogdensburg, Lisbon, Morristown, Heuvelton, Hammond and the surrounding Lawrence County community. Our handicap-accessible facility offers a warm atmosphere and is located on a one-way street to offer additional parking.

Trusted provider

For many years, the Fox firm was associated with the Order of the Golden Rule, an association of funeral homes whose purpose was to provide progressive methods in the ever-changing world of funeral service. In 2010, Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services joined the Dignity Memorial® network, North America's largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

All of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life and we are committed to helping you with compassionate, professional and personal service. With the backing of an organization that embraces high-performance standards and promotes continuing education to all staff members in every location throughout the network, you can trust that you and your family will receive the very best of care.

Contact us

It is our privilege to serve the Ogdensburg community. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

History

Front exterior building at Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation ServicesWhen our firm was originally established in 1913, it was operated under the basic principles of compassionate service to area families in their time of need.

The firm’s heritage brings nearly a century of continuous service in the Ogdensburg area, first as McGillis Undertaking Parlor, then McLellan Funeral Home under the ownership of the late Archibald McLellan, followed by Dennis “Ted” McLellan, who continued the operation of the funeral home for many years.

Generations of service

In 1955, the firm was renamed Fox-McLellan Funeral Home under the ownership of the late Charles T. and Dorothy E. Fox. They operated funeral homes in Heuvelton, Lisbon and Hammond, New York. Their son, Richard, joined the firm in 1967 and purchased the business in 1979.

Richard and his partner, Kenneth J. Cole, operated the firm until 1999 when funeral directors Richard and Sandra Fox retired. Mr. Cole retired on disability a short time later. David J. McLellan, the 3rd generation of the McLellan family, assumed the position of licensed manager at the firm.

The funeral home today

With the retirement of the McLellans in 2005, the funeral home’s name was changed to Fox & Murray Funeral Home and is now managed by Patti Murray and her husband, David.

Over the years, additional services were added to the business known today as Fox & Murray Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Today, we are proud to be a Dignity Memorial provider.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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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.

"Five star staff"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"Patti Murray's sincere compassion as well as her professionalism greatly eased the heartbreaking task of carrying out my daughter's final wishes. Sandy Porter"

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September 2020

"Patti and Diane are amazing. Even when I didn't know what to do they guided me. Every question I had they answered. All of the staff were amazing."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"Patti and David Murray are true professionals and genuinely care about you and your needs during your loss. They helped with minimizing the amount of burden on your shoulders and were willing to do whatever it takes to get the funeral completed as painless as possible, especially since the corona virus prevented my sister and I from attending the funeral and and burial."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

July 2020

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