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.

Our History

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

  • Our  Staff

    Our Staff

  • Carmine Carpinone

    Carmine Carpinone Owner

    A Licensed Funeral director since 1984, Carmine has almost 40 years of his life proudly dedicated to funeral service. His career began in his local Queens New York Funeral Home answering phones and assisting families. After graduating The American Academy McCallister Institute of Funeral Service in 1983 he began his residency and from there continued to work for many Funeral Homes throughout the New York Metropolitan area. While working he also owned and operated his own funeral service performing funerals for family and friends based on referral. In October of 2018 Carmine proudly purchased the Dwyer & Vanderbilt Funeral Home in Tarrytown New York and began a beautiful restoration of the Center Hall Colonial Home as well as building a stellar reputation of quality service within the community as Dwyer & Michael's Funeral Home. Carmine is now a Tarrytown Resident. He is a member of the Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce, The Tarrytown Rotary club, The Portuguese American cultural center of the Tarrytowns and the Italian American club of Elmsford. Carmine also attends Mass locally, is actively involved in many volunteer events and is a strong supporter of our first responders and the military.

  • Michael V. Carpinone

    Michael V. Carpinone NYS Licensed Funeral Director- Manager

    Michael Has been a Licensed Funeral director since 2011 and began working in funeral service at the age of 19 assisting families in his local community funeral home. After almost 10 years with a prominent Funeral Home, Michael Joined his family on their purchase of Dwyer & Vanderbilt Funeral Home now known as Dwyer & Michael's Funeral Home. Michael has become very involved with local church events and volunteering, a proud Member of The New York State Funeral Directors Association, 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. He is a strong supporter of the Police and Fire Departments as well as the Military. Michael Graduated top of the class from the Nassau Community College Mortuary Science Program in Garden City. He feels very fortunate to receive the skill set that he has from his family and also bring in new innovative ideas that the funeral home is able to offer to those they serve. Michael's promise is that once you walk in the door of the funeral home you become apart of our family and it is the whole staffs honor to offer you the most convenient, professional, and comforting services available in the area.

  • William  Harley

    William Harley Funeral Director

    Bill has been a licensed Funeral Director for almost 40 years serving families of all faiths throughout the tri-state area. Bill is fluent in Spanish and holds degrees in teaching and mortuary science. His knowledge and experience help our team in providing high levels of service to the families we serve.

  • Bill Jamieson

    Bill Jamieson Door Greeter

    Bill is a lifelong resident of Tarrytown with deep roots into the community and has been apart of the funeral home team for over 20 years. Bill is an active member of the Tarrytown fire department and an Ex-Chief. He is also a member of the Tarrytown Senior Center and a parishioner of St. John Paul the II at Immaculate conception church in Sleepy Hollow.

  • Ashley  De Beer

    Ashley De Beer Directors Assistant

    Ashley is a Sleepy Hollow Native and Fluent in Spanish. She is often one of the first voices heard when contacting our Funeral Home. Her kind ways and empathy towards the families we serve, make her a true asset to our team.

  • Bridget Tierney

    Bridget Tierney Directors Assistant

    Bridget is a rivertowns resident and a proud member of our team. Her experience serving families from all walks of life and the kindness she shows to those we care for showcase her passion for helping others.

  • Marlena  LoCicero

    Marlena LoCicero Licensed Funeral Director

    Marlena was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Immediately following high school, she attended Nassau Community College for Mortuary Science and graduated in the early 2000's. She has been dedicated to funeral work for over two decades. When she is not working, she dedicates all of her time to raising her two sons.