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Inside a NY Funeral Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

Published: May 12, 2020
by Ballard-Blog

MAY 12, 2020 – Featured on NBCLX

“If medical workers are the first responders of the coronavirus crisis, then funeral home staff may be considered the last responders. As the death toll of the pandemic has soared in hot spots across the country, funeral homes have been tasked with handling the remains of the unprecedented numbers of deceased and finding new ways to comfort their families who have to say good-bye in isolation. At the same time, they need to be vigilant about keeping themselves safe from the deadly virus. In our "Frontlines" series, we profile one of the people in the middle of this crisis. Matthew Fiorillo is president of Ballard-Durand Funeral Services in White Plains, New York. He says he's been scared every day for his own health and the health of his staff. But the crisis has forced him to put the families he serves first. "As soon as I get through the front door, my focus shifts," he said. "And I don't have time to be scared anymore."’

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Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services has been serving the families of White Plains and surrounding communities for over 100 years. The funeral home offers both burial and cremation services at their locations in White Plains, Elmsford, and Beacon, New York. Ballard-Durand is committed to serving families with personal attention, competitive pricing, quality merchandise, and premier facilities. For more information, please visit our website
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