As the news of COVID-19 spreads throughout our community and the world, we want to assure you that we are acting with an abundance of caution when it comes to health and safety.
McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Inc. of Salem & Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home of Cambridge have no intention of shutting down. Our team plans on continuing to support our families during these difficult and uncertain times. The CDC and New York State Dept. of Health has recommended we limit attendance in the funeral home to 30 people at a time and visitations and services be private. We ask you to please be mindful of the situation, and we thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of every guest.
We are doing everything within our power to provide a safe and clean environment. Our restrooms are fully stocked with antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer. We are working diligently to clean and sanitize both locations regularly.
We will continue working to ensure that all families are able to celebrate their loved ones however they choose, and we are here to answer any questions you may have.
James M. Gariepy
WHAT IS THIS
A MYSTERIOUS ENEMY CAME AND JUST TOOK HOLD,
RESULTING THAT WE MUST DO AS WE ARE TOLD.
UNBELIEVABLE THAT THIS HAPPENED TO APPEAR,
WHAT IS THIS, WHAT IS THIS THAT WE ALL FEAR.
THE WORLD IS FRANTIC WITHOUT A KNOWN CURE,
WORRY, STRESS AND PANIC OF BEING UNSURE.
FOR THIS BATTLE WEAPONS ARE VERY HARD TO FIND,
BUT WE WILL PREVAIL AND STAND UP WITH PRIDE.
WE CAN BEGIN EACH DAY WITH AN OPEN HEART,
ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER WAY TO START.
TRIAL AND ERROR IS NOW A HOPEFUL WAITING GAME,
PRAYING SOON A REMEDY BEING ABLE TO CLAIM.
STAY IN THE PRESENT AND CAST THE “WHAT IF” ASIDE,
AS LOVE AND KINDNESS IS SPREADING WORLDWIDE.
SMILE, BE GRATEFUL WITH THANKS FOR ANOTHER DAY,
“IN GOD WE TRUST” TO PROTECT AND SHOW US THE WAY.
By Beverly Gariepy
a funeral is not a day in a lifetime, it is a lifetime in a day
The loss of a loved one can leave you with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress and anxiety and grief that makes events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Inc. will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity and respect. Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Inc. provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.
Our honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need. Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.
Seven years have passed, but the kindness, caring and professionalism shown by Jim Gariepy and his staff will never be forgotten. Many thanks for helping us plan the celebration of the life of my mom, Pat Cramer.