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Our Funeral Directors

We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We promise to work with you and your family in your time of need to create the perfect funeral service for your loved one. We will be here for you today, as well as tomorrow.

We are proud to be family owned and operated.

Larry R. House, Licensed Director ~ Manager
Office Phone: 845-877-1400
Fax: 845-877-3250

Larry has been a licensed funeral director for over 30 years, of which 25 years has been as manager of Hufcut Funeral Home. A native of western New York (Gerry, NY). Larry attended Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York and is a graduate of the Simmons School of Mortuary Science and Embalming in Syracuse, New York. Prior to coming to Dover Plains, Larry worked as a licensed funeral director at Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, New York and Dwyer Funeral Home in Patterson, New York.

Larry is actively involved in numerous community organizations and has served as president of the Dover-Wingdale Chamber of Commerce and the Amenia Lions Club. He is a trustee of the United Methodist Church of Dover Plains, and in 2005, he received the Town of Dover's Community Service Award. For 15 years, he coordinated the Town's Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. He and his wife, Katie, have two adult children.

Dr. Kathryn Palmer-House, Ed.D., CFSP, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 845-877-1400
Fax: 845-877-3250

Katie attended the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, NY and has been a licensed funeral director since 1980. A native of Brewster, NY, Katie worked at Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster before she and Larry moved to Dover Plains, NY in 1985. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT, an M.A. in Counseling and Community Psychology from Marist College and an Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University and is an adjunct psychology instructor at Dutchess Community College. In 2012, Katie was elected as the Town Clerk of the Town of Dover.

Katie is a member of the Town of Dover Lions Club, the chaplain of the J.H. Ketcham Hose Company, a lector at St. Charles Borromeo Church and serves on the Sharon Hospital Board of Directors..

Andrew J. House, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 845-877-1400
Fax: 845-877-3250

Andrew is the son of Larry and Katie House and a second generation funeral director. Andrew was reared around the funeral home, helping when he could in his teenage years.

Andrew  is a graduate of South Kent School in Kent, CT and has earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA and a paralegal certificate from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In 2010, Andrew graduated Hudson Valley Community College with a Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. He completed his one year residency at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh, NY  and successfully became a licensed funeral director in May 2012. After completion of his residency, he rejoined the family owned and operated firm in Dover Plains where he resides.  

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