About Us | Chateaugay Funeral Home

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

  • Chateaugay Funeral Home - The Chateaugay Funeral Home, formerly known as the Chateaugay Undertaking Establishment, Inc., moved to its current location in 1936. The business was owned by several partners over the years. Bert purchased the business from the family of Terry Rabideau in 1995. Emily joined the family business in 2002.                                                                                                                                                   St. Mary-Murphy-Wilcox Funeral Home - In 1947, Francis St. Mary opened St. Mary Funeral Home and then moved to the current location at 563 East Main Street, Malone in 1953. In 1973, Mr. St. Mary purchased Murphy Funeral Home from Mary Murphy and combined the two businesses forming St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home. Francis's son, F. Thomas St. Mary joined the family business in 1974 and continued to operate the funeral home until he sold the business to Bert Wilcox and his daughter, Emily in 2013.

Our Valued Staff

Hubert

Hubert "Bert" Wilcox, Owner/Funeral director

Bert graduated from Chateaugay Central School in 1971 and Canton ATC in 1974 with an Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science. Following graduation, he served his residency with Fortune Funeral Home in Saranac Lake and then moved to Rome, NY to work with the Martin J. Nunn Funeral Home. After returning to the North Country in 1978, he and his wife, Brenda, ran a small store (Bert and B.J.'s). During this time, Bert worked for several area funeral homes offering professional services. In 1980, he became employed full time as a funeral director for St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home in Malone. In 1995, he purchased the Chateaugay Funeral Home and in 2013, he purchased St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home. He continues to serve both the Chateaugay and Malone communities.
Bert and his wife, Brenda live at Chateaugay Lake and have two daughters, Emily and Brandie.


Emily Wilcox Hanley

Emily Wilcox Hanley, Funeral Director

Emily, Bert's daughter, graduated from Chateaugay Central School in 1995, SUNY Potsdam in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and SUNY Canton in 2001 with an Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science. She became a licensed funeral director in 2003 and began working at the Chateaugay Funeral Home. After the purchase of St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home, Emily became the licensed manager at the Malone office and continues to serve the Chateaugay and Malone communities.
Emily and her husband, Kyle live in Brainardsville with their daughter, Claire.


Jaimee Rice

Jaimee Rice, Resident Funeral Director

Jaimee became a NYS licensed cosmetologist in 2007 from Ulster County BOCES. In 2008, she graduated from SUNY Ulster with an A.A.S in Business Administration. In 2015, she graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associate's in Mortuary Science. She is from Saugerties, NY and has relocated to Chateaugay to work at the Chateaugay Funeral Home and St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home.