Canopy of Ceremony 2020-08-13T16:13:01-04:00

Canopy of Ceremony

Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services has taken the initiative to provide families with a 40 ft. x 50 ft. event canopy to hold traditional funeral services, celebrations of life, wake, or memorial receptions outdoors.

“Our new Canopy of Ceremony gives families the opportunity to celebrate and remember their loved ones in a different environment outside of a place of worship or the funeral home.”
– Owner, Matthew Fiorillo CFSP

In adhering to the current CDC and federal regulations on gatherings, Ballard-Durand’s Canopy of Ceremony will allow friends and family members to attend a funeral service or reception while maintaining 6 ft. social distancing.

“Open air (funeral) services and receptions outside of a facility is a growing trend. We wanted to give families who’ve preplanned their arrangements and families who are in immediate need a new and innovated option to celebrate, remember and begin the healing process in a different fashion; we’ve done just that.”

For the protection of our community and staff, Ballard-Durand will continue to adhere to the State of New York’s mandate which states all guests entering a facility or attending a service in the Canopy of Ceremony are required to wear properly fitted face coverings.

“The only thing that made the experience bearable was, for once in my life I had the ability to share some burden. The staff at Ballard-Durand helped me through the entire process.” – Liz King

“Tony and I never really considered pre-planning our funeral, but we want to make it easier on our children. I don’t want my kids to go through something like this when something happens to us.” – Angela “Angel” and Tony Olivieri

“It wasn’t your typical, ‘sorry for your loss’, it was personal. The job Ballard-Durand did was absolutely beautiful. I will never forget Matthew, or the team who works with him.” – Mike Bizzoco

Customer Review

Bonnie O.

White Plains, NY

October 24, 2019

Matthew and the entire team at Ballard-Durand have been nothing short of superlative. I virtually never write reviews, but Matt and the team deserve one. They have gone over and above what anyone could possibly expect from a funeral home. Unfortunately, in my life, I have had to deal with tragedies. However, to date, this loss was my greatest. I could not have asked for any better services from anyone. They have my unconditionally, highest rating and I would recommend anyone, going through the tragedy of a loved one's death, to reach out to them.