Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 516-333-0615 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick

Managing Partner

John attended SUNY at Farmingdale, New York, graduating in 1971 with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science, and has been a Licensed Funeral Director for over 38 years. He started his career at the William M. Donohue Funeral Home and is now the Managing Partner of Donohue Cecere Funeral Home. He is committed to serving the community of Carle Place and the Village of Westbury with superior service and dedication. John is a member of Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Westbury Business Improvement District, and the Nassau Suffolk Funeral Directors Association. His interests include golf, sports, and traveling.

Iveliz  'Liz' Wallace

Iveliz 'Liz' Wallace

Licensed Funeral Director

Liz joined the staff at Donohue Cecere in September 2005 while pursuing a Degree in Mortuary Science; she graduated with an Associate's Degree from Nassau Community College on Long Island, New York in December 2005. She began her Residency at the Donohue Cecere Funeral Home in February 2006 and stayed on as a Resident Director until becoming a Licensed Funeral Director in February 2007. Liz is active in the community, volunteering her time where needed; she has special ties to the Hispanic community and speaks Spanish fluently. She enjoys spending time with her daughter.

Thomas J. Donohue

Thomas J. Donohue

Licensed Funeral Director

Tommy is a lifelong resident of Westbury, where he and his wife have raised five children. Tommy became a Licensed Funeral Director in 1984. He received an Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science from SUNY at Farmingdale, New York after retiring from a career in professional baseball as a catcher for the California Angels. He still remains active in the Major League Baseball Alumni Association. Tommy is a member of the Nassau Suffolk Funeral Directors Association and is on the Board of the Westbury Community Development Agency.

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