Our Staff

Kevin F. Cavanaugh - President and Funeral Director
Kevin was born and raised in Watervliet was a 1978 graduate of Watervliet High School and received his Associates Degree in Mortuary Science in 1980 from Hudson Valley Community College. He went on to serve his apprenticeship with the Lasak & Gigliotti Funeral Home in Albany. Kevin opened his first funeral home at the age of 21 in his hometown of Watervliet at the former Nealon Funeral Home. In 1984 he purchased the Robert F. Dufresne Funeral Home in Latham.  Kevin and his wife the former Lisa Ashe have resided in Latham since 1984 and they have 4 wonderful children and are actively involved with their sports. He is a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and St. Ambrose Church in Latham. Kevin and Lisa spent many years volunteering at the Colonie Elks Lodge #2192 and Kevin served as Exalted Ruler in 1992-1993.  He is a member of the Latham-Colonie Knights #3394, a honorary life member of the S.W. Pitts Hose Company in Latham, the  N.Y.S. Funeral Directors Association and the Capital District Funeral Directors Association.

John C. Martin - Funeral Director 
John was born and raised in Troy. He was a 1991 graduate of Troy High School and a 1993 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College, receiving his Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. He has worked for funeral homes in New Windsor & Utica N.Y. for many years before returning locally and residing in Latham. He is a parishioner of St. Ambrose Church in Latham and also a member of the New Windsor Fire Department (Orange Cty. NY), as well as its Past President and Chaplain, Past member of the Defreestville Fire Dept., and is certified as a New York State EMT. He is married to the former Christina Hewitt of Watervliet and the two have 3 boys. John is a member of the Capital District Funeral Directors Association, Colonie Elks Lodge #2192, and has been involved with the Make a Wish Foundation annual Adopt a Angel program.