History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Established in 1846 as the Vanderbilt Funeral Home at 69 Main St. in Tarrytown Dwyer & Michael’s history stretches back over 175 years. John Vanderbilt began a tradition of caring as the local furniture maker and undertaker and the tradition continued over 5 generations through the Vanderbilt family. Upon the passing of the late Edmund Vanderbilt the business was turned over to Mr. Gerald Ettlemyer in 1963  who operated the business with prestige until the late 1980’s. Dwyer Funeral Home established by The Dwyer family in the 1930’s on Broadway in Tarrytown and then passed on to Mr. John Kelly in 1960 has been a landmark of community care in the Tarrytowns and surrounding Rivertown communities. John otherwise known as Jack in the community believed in the concept of community involvement and made himself available to serve with reverence and dignity on a 24 hour 7 day a week basis.

Jack having been friends with Gerald Ettlemyer acquired the Vanderbilt Funeral Home business and phone number in the mid 1980’s and began operating the Dwyer & Vanderbilt Funeral Home out of the current location 90 North Broadway in Tarrytown. Upon Jacks sudden passing in the 1990’s the Kelly family retained ownership of the business & property and the tradition of care continued in the community. In October of 2018 The funeral home was proudly sold to the Carpinone family by the Kelly family. The Carpinone family brings over 100 years of experience to the community and every day they strive to serve with the same reverence and dignity as Jack Kelly, Gerald Ettlemyer, The Dwyer family and The Vanderbilt family as Dwyer & Michael’s Funeral Home

Our Valued Staff

  • Michael V. Carpinone

    Michael V. Carpinone NYS Licensed Funeral Director-Owner and Manager

    To Our Community,

    The Carpinone family brings over 100 years of experience to the funeral service industry. With the guidance of my father and uncle our Funeral Home carries on the tradition of Dwyer & Vanderbilt Funeral Home along with the Carpinone family values added in. With my father and uncle having vast years of experience now being passed down to myself as I manage the Funeral Home, We truly are family owned and operated. Our family is very involved with local church events and volunteering, The Tarrytown Rotary club, The Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce, The American Italian Club of Elmsford, and the Portuguese American Cultural Center Of The Tarrytowns. We are strong supporters of the Police and Fire Departments as well as the Military. All nationalities, ethnicities and religions are welcome to our funeral home and we the Carpinone family are here to make the transitions through the grief process as easy on the families we serve as possible with compassion and a warm heart. The Carpinone family roots from New Rochelle and Yonkers now settled in Tarrytown and we invite all community members to stop in and say hello anytime and get to know a classic family operated funeral home proud to serve all with grace, honor and respect. The Carpinone brothers graduated top of the class almost 40 years ago from the American Academy McAllister Institute in New York City and I Graduated top of the class from the Nassau Community College Mortuary Science Program in Garden City. I am very fortunate to receive the skillset that I have from my family and also bring in new innovative ideas to the table that we are able to offer to our families. Once you walk in the door of our funeral home you become part of our family and no treatment can be better at any other funeral home in the area as being part of our family.

    Sincerely
    - The Carpinone family; Owners of Dwyer and Michael's Funeral Home
    - Michael V. Carpinone-Manager