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History

History

Dorsey Funeral Home Inc has been serving Ossining area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

Since its beginning in 1884, Dorsey Funeral Home has served the greater Ossining community at the highest professional level, stressing personal attention to families. As the oldest funeral establishment in Ossining, we share a rich history with the town.

Originally, John Dorsey operated an undertaking business out of his grocery store at what is now 12 Croton Avenue. Then John Dorsey and Edward White formed a partnership as the White and Dorsey Undertaking Establishment, which operated across Hubble’s Corners at “McCaskie Block, Highland Avenue, Sing Sing” (about 20 yards north of Broadway on North Highland Avenue). The partnership dissolved in 1910 and John Dorsey operated from this location until his death in 1926.

After John Dorsey’s death, his daughters Mary and Margaret assumed responsibility for the firm. In 1929 Mary Dorsey established the first “funeral home” in Ossining at 22 Waller Avenue. Prior to that wakes were held in the home of the deceased.

In 1948 Gilio J. Cesa joined the Dorsey firm and worked with the Dorsey sisters at the Waller Avenue Address. In 1966 he joined with Ossining resident Edward Kane and moved the funeral home to its present location at 14 Emwilton Place.

In 1980 George R. Camp assumed the position of licensed manager of Dorsey Funeral Home, Inc., and he continues to head operations of the business today, maintaining Dorsey’s longstanding “reputation built on caring.”



Dorsey Funeral Home Inc.
Phone: (914) 941-0167
14 Emwilton Pl., Ossining, NY 10562


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