Donohue Cecere Funeral Directors in Westbury NY


Good morning, Tommy. On behalf of our entire family, 1000 THANK YOUs for the outstanding service we received as we paid our respects and celebrated the life of our our Mom and Family Matriarch. You and the Donohue-Cecere Funeral Home Staff are simply Angels here on earth, making a very sad, difficult and emotional process, seemingly effortless. Transition to the various sites were seamless on our end. Your entire Team, from onsite staff to Directors and Attendants of various sorts - funeral parlor, office, parking lot. traffic, church, cemetery - were just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Every last one knew the right thing to say to ease concerns and all were handy with a box of issues at just the right moment.

We cannot say that we want to see you again anytime soon for this purpose, but we know who to call when the need arises. Thanks again & GOD bless.

Paulina-Marie Ransom
Josephine Ferrier
Bercy Levasseur Pierre
Guy Levasseur

Paulina-Marie Ransom
July 12, 2020

Liz ,

On behalf of my family we wanted to give you the warmest gratitude for all you did! You gave us such a great experience despite the limitations that were imposed upon us all during this horrific time. We thank you for the wonderful work that you provide to the community, putting yourself at risk to service our deceased love ones.

Stay safe, stay strong and God Bless you !

With love ,

The DeRosa Family

The De Rosa Family
May 8, 2020

Thank you John and your staff for making a difficult time easier. When I found out my brother passed from corona virus, I was at a lost how to handle it long distance, since traveling to NY was not safe. His kindness and caring made my situation easier. He took care of everything and kept me informed every step of the way. He even videotaped my brother’s service since my sister and I and his many friends couldn’t attend. You went above and beyond and I want you to know how grateful I am.

Janet Biela
May 5, 2020

We want to thank Liz for her outstanding knowledge, patience and kindness in planning our father's funeral. She was respectful, professional and kind, and assisted us in having a beautiful service with military honors. She helped make a difficult task very easy. Also, thanks Liz for the delicious cookies and beautiful candles. The day went as our father would have wanted it to be.

MaryAnn and Charles Calandra
October 20, 2019

My family wants to thank Liz for the kindness, patience and knowledge she showed us during our father’s funeral on September 16th. Your professionalism, as always at Donohue-Cecere, was much appreciated.

Family of Frank J. Iadevia

Fran Melvin
September 23, 2019

My sisters funeral which was conducted by Donohue Cesare was impeccable in every aspect. John Fitzpatrick and every person with whom you came in contact was attentive, respectful , compassionate and professional. While the experience of loss is painful the presence of the all the people atDonohue Cesare helped immeasurably

John Martin
August 5, 2019

Dear John and Liz,
It's been six months since my father passed away (Dec 10, 2018). Seeing his life story still on your website both surprised me and brought back the memory of the wonderful care you showed my family. How you coordinated with the Westbury Fire Dept and the VA a wonderful, most deserving funeral is so deeply appreciated. And Liz's cookies, talk about a "personal touch".
Thank you all...

gervaise Bertram Faiello
June 22, 2019

This place made our process go very smooth during our rough time when losing our daughter. You guys were very professional and helpful. You have a great staff working for you guys. Especially Paul he is an amazing guy. Keep up the great work. Will recommend this place to everyone.

June 15, 2019

Donohue - Cecere made a tough time as easy as possible. The whole process was handled with kindness and professionalism. They took care of every little detail. Our Funeral Director, Liz Wallace, was very attentive and compassionate every step of the way.

John McAnulty
April 30, 2019

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I don’t know how to begin to thank you for helping us get through this hard time. You gave us such good advice and made our loved one look his best. Your words of encouragement and the time you took to just talk to me has meant so much to me.

Thank you!!

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Dear John,

I and my family want to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your kindness and caring through a most difficult time. You and your staff went above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were taken care of. Even after all was said and done, you continued to be there to help when other problems arose. I also want to thank you for the cookie tray; they were delicious. You and your staff make the world a better place.


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To Liz:

Thank you so much for making a difficult time much easier to handle. You went beyond your job. Your professionalism is beyond words can say! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again, it was a pleasure dealing with you and Donohue Cecere and thanks to Tommy too!!

Thank you kindly:
Linda & Anthony

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Dear John,

I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your help and compassion during one of the most difficult times in my life. I can’t thank you enough for helping “Boris” and I plan a very emotional event, his last wishes. You truly have chosen your calling John with the utmost professionalism. God bless you John with good health and long life.


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Dear John & Tommy,

Our hearts are full of gratefulness to all of you for helping us make a lovely goodbye to Dad, Sal. From beginning to end it was easy and perfect. I am truly glad that I followed my heart and chose to have dad taken good care of with you all. Mom and I often still speak of how wonderful you all were and are. We are blessed to know you and cannot speak more highly of how you run your business. You are the finest gentlemen we know and thank you all, from our hearts. Don’t change one thing with regard to you mannerisms, professionalism, care and kindness. You are OUTSTANDING. God bless you all for everything. Dad would be happy that we all had water bottles – ha ha!!

Susan & Norma

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I just wanted to send a brief note thanking you, John and your entire team for providing such a comforting, comprehensive and professional experience for my family. When competence is seamlessly blended with compassion then the burden for all is lightened considerably. The dignity with which my mother’s services were handled exceeded all expectations. Your facility is top rate, as is each member of your staff. Please pass on our heartfelt appreciation. Your kindness will never be forgotten.


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Dear Tom & Staff,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making such a difficult time so much easier. You all are so amazing at your jobs and can see clearly you have followed your calling. The grace, patience and understanding (for all our needs) demonstrated by you was just outstanding. You opened our hearts and put our minds at ease so we could enjoy our final hours with our dad. We are truly thankful you took care of us and we would recommend you in an instant to anyone in need.

Love you all!!
Jeanne, Bob, Steve, Mike, Lorri and families

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Donohue Cecere Funeral Directors
290 Post Avenue
| Westbury, NY 11590
Tel: 516-333-0615

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