History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because of our compassion, dedication and
professionalism in serving our families. 

Our History

Our History

We are a combination of several funeral service families brought together to serve the area. From the beginning of Quinn Funeral Home in 1901, to the gathering of Ortner Funeral Home, Doyle Funeral Home and the formation of Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors, we have been a part of Utica and the surrounding communities for over 100 years. The addition of Myslinski Funeral Home, founded in 1963, Kowalczyk Funeral Home, founded in 1930, and Surridge & Roberts Funeral Home, founded in 1927, added further expertise and experience to our diverse group of people dedicated to serving our families.

Our Staff

  • Christopher James McGrath

    Christopher James McGrath President - Licensed Funeral Director

  • Deborah Boyle McGrath

    Deborah Boyle McGrath Secretary/Treasurer

  • Patrick Boyle McGrath

    Patrick Boyle McGrath Licensed Funeral Director

  • Joseph M. Kowalczyk

    Joseph M. Kowalczyk

    Joseph M. Kowalczyk, a lifetime area resident became licensed in 1966 after graduating from the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse. Joe purchased the Drejza Funeral home on Lincoln Ave in Utica in 1962. Joe is involved in the funeral planning process and is an integral part of the licensed funeral staff.

  • Mark Zastrow

    Mark Zastrow Licensed Funeral Director

  • Betty Nunn

    Betty Nunn Funeral Associate

  • Barbara and the late Thomas Myslinski

    Barbara and the late Thomas Myslinski Celebrating over 50 years in funeral service

  • Sister Maureen  Denn

    Sister Maureen Denn Bereavement Counselor

  • Tina  Szalkowski

    Tina Szalkowski Office Manager

  • Christine  Lawrence

    Christine Lawrence Office Manager

  • The late H. Ivor Surridge, Jr. and the late H. Ivor Surridge, Sr.

    The late H. Ivor Surridge, Jr. and the late H. Ivor Surridge, Sr.

  • Tom Malone

    Tom Malone Funeral Associate / Bagpiper

  • Chris  Flynn

    Chris Flynn Property Manager / Funeral Associate

  • Steve Heitz

    Steve Heitz Funeral Associate

  • John Mikolajczyk

    John Mikolajczyk Funeral Associate

  • Steve  Sanger

    Steve Sanger Funeral Associate

  • Bob  Zane

    Bob Zane Funeral Associate