About Us

Located in scenic Town of Esopus, the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home is independently owned and operated by the VanVliet family, whose roots in the hamlet of Port Ewen trace back over 350 years. Previously owned and operated in Kingston by the Gilpatric and Murphy family of funeral directors (1872-2009), we are very proud of the countless testimonials which attest to our continued commitment to service that is personable, professional, and dignified. We serve all faiths, denominations and cultures.

Our meticulously maintained funeral home incorporates beauty and tradition with the technology and functionality our families need. We’ve designed our funeral home to put your needs and those of your family first, which features on-site parking leading to one floor level for easy access into an interior designed to provide a safe, comforting, home-like ambiance. In addition to traditional religious services, we offer a Certified Funeral Celebrant for families who prefer a non-religious, personalized tribute designed to reflect the personality and life-style of their loved one.

Prearrangements held by another funeral home are easily transferrable to our funeral home, simply contact us to facilitate the transfer.

"We are here for you...and your family", call us anytime, day or night, 845 338-1200

Harry VanVliet IV, CFSP, Funeral Director, Certified Funeral Celebrant

Business size

1-10 employees

Commercial presence