On August 6, 2015, Michael E. Brown and Ross A. Belfiore purchased Tait Funeral Home in Cazenovia, New York. Our foundation is built on hard work, compassion, honesty, dignity and respect which allowed us to establish a funeral home in Fulton, New York in February of 2018. We saw a need in Fulton in regards to funeral service that we believe we could fulfill. Everything we do is in the best interest of those we serve. The several options we offer to our families are based on a standard and not compromised on price or lack of experience.
Let our approach to funeral service help you to honor the life or your loved one. Unlike most funeral homes, at our funeral arrangement conference, both Mike and Ross will sit down with you to go over the many details in arranging the services. While we may make recommendations, you will never feel pressured or discouraged in the type of service you select. Our funeral home has a resource center that is available to the public with various DVDs and literature that may be of help during this difficult time. We also offer helpful links that will allow you to prearrange a funeral with total transparency and our prices are available to you to view on this website. By all means, we are available in person or by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions or respond to your needs.
Michael E. Brown
Co-Owner/Professional Licensed Funeral Director
Michael E. Brown's career in funeral services began upon his graduation from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in 1998. He performed his residency with Maurer Funeral Home, Inc. which has locations in Baldwinsville and Liverpool. At the end of his residency, the Maurer family hired him as a licensed funeral director. While at Maurer Funeral Home, Michael gained a tremendous amount of invaluable experience in funeral service. He learned that hard work, listening and doing whatever a family request equates with success. In July of 2004, Michael went to work for Foster Funeral Home with locations in Fulton and Hannibal. Eventually, he became the manager of their Hannibal location in 2012. In 2019, the Foster family sold their funeral homes to a outfit based in Georgia. While being employed full-time with these two firms, he also worked part-time for funeral homes in Syracuse and continues to work as a trade embalmer for several C.N.Y. funeral homes as needed. Having a deep passion for funeral service, Michael consider's it a true honor to own and operate a funeral home and will serve the community with the utmost professionalism in a caring and compassionate manner. His other passion is his family. He and his wife, the former, Jennifer Pawlewicz have seven children, Elizabeth (19), Julia (16), Mikey (15), Campbell (14), Matthew (13), Catherine (10) and Gabriella (5). They are constantly on the go with their school, sports and church activities. In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing outdoors with his children, going to Church, watching Syracuse University basketball and going to the beach.
Ross A. Belfiore
Ross is co-owner/office manager of Brown Funeral Home and is actively involved in the daily operations of the business. He has over 40 years experience in the funeral business as a licensed cosmetologist along with other skills that are part of his resume. Ross has a business background and is a New York State Retired Teacher with 25 years experience as a vocational educator and administrator.
Having a degree in business and education with a concentration in social science, along with his many years assisting families in preparing deceased for a final viewing, Ross understands the difficulty of coping with the death of a loved one. For many of us, this will be the most profound and challenging experience of our lives.
Ross's belief is that with the work he performs, he is helping families reach a place of relative tranquility and inner peace. By confronting our loss as days go by we can work towards acceptance.
Ross graduated from Central City Business Institute, Richard Detoto School of Beauty Culture, S.U.N.Y. Oswego/B.S. El Ed, he received his Permanent Certification VTE Secondary Education and is a certified Conflict Resolution Mediator. His dedication to his community includes being the past Dean of Students with Oswego County B.O.C.E.S., past Exulted Ruler with the Elks Lodge #830 and a member of the Fulton Rotary.
Ross has three children, Julie, David and Alexander as well as four grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys working with stained glass, kayaking and watching all sports.