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Melissa Gudiño : Funeral Director

Melissa Gudiño

Funeral Director

Melissa Gudiño is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services. Melissa Graduated and received her degree in mortuary science at Cypress College in 2013. After graduating she took some time to travel and have new experiences and moved from Southern California, where she was born and raised, to New Orleans. She moved back to California and completed her apprenticeship for licensure in 2017 and currently holds an embalming license and Funeral Directors license in the state of California. She is a resident of the Bronx and now a licensed Funeral Director in the state of New York.

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We are here to help

Thank you for calling Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services. The following information will answer some of your immediate questions regarding what will happen when death occurs and the next steps to be taken.

If a death has occurred, please call us to set an appointment 914-949-0566.

We understand this is a difficult time for you and want you to know we will help you in the days ahead as you honor your loved one.

Ballard-Durand is a Selected Independent Funeral Home

What this means to you.

Independent funeral homes that are members of this trade association are here to help you before, during and after your time of need.

  • They are invited into membership only after meeting rigorous selection criteria.
  • They are carefully screened for their commitment to quality, range of consumer choices, affordability and high standards.
  • They are privately owned, meaning that your needs come first.
  • They view their reputation as their most valuable asset.
  • They must demonstrate ongoing high standards based on feedback from the families and individuals they serve.

Customer Review

The Burger Family

Westchester County, NY

March 6, 2020

I hired Ballard-Durand in White Plains, NY to manage my brother’s funeral. They couldn’t have made a very difficult time easier. The director who worked with me a few days before the funeral was direct, efficient and clearly laid out our options where there were some decisions to be made. He was businesslike and professional yet understanding, sympathetic and kind. The driver who took my family and me from home to the burial site was polite and showed a great deal of caring for our comfort. I would strongly recommend Ballard-Durand to anyone who is looking for an outstanding funeral home.

Trusted by Families for Generations

“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

Joe C.

Elmsford, NY

October 23, 2019

Matt couldn't have done a better job in all respects. From his consultation, to the wake and funeral services, his attention to detail, organization and staff was exceptional. Matt treated us as family and made what was a very difficult time for our family, a consoling and comforting experience! Thank you for all you've done!