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John J. Pettigrass, started Pettigrass Funeral Service in 1930 on Wall Street in Auburn,NY. John was originally in the furniture business which led to the need for future casket making. Going back to the 1930's, funerals were strictly carried out in the people's home. There became a growing need in the 1940's for an actual home to be able to perform the embalming, viewing and calling hours. The Pettigrass Funeral Home, an Italian cultured business, formerly called Pettigrasso, was changed when  our ancestor's came to Ellis island. Pettigrass Funeral Home, then moved to 200 Genesee Street , where it was mostly run by second generation and son of John, Gerald L. Pettigrass. The funeral home would stay at this location until the early 1990's, when it moved to 196 Genesee Street. This is the current location and now is being operated and owned by third generation funeral director and son of Gerald , Gerald J. Pettigrass. We take great pride in our family owned funeral home, which has been in business for  more than 85 years. Our dedication and family values  has not waivered since 1930, and   are totally committed to making your saddest and most emotional time in your life a more memorable and positive experience.  We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements.  You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.  And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance.  Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.  We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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