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At Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, we have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

ABOUT US

At Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, LLC., we have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

ABOUT US

At Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, LLC., we have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

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We invite you to discover who has made Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Home the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Home's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.

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HISTORY OF SPAULDING & CURTIN

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors is a four generation family owned and operated funeral service firm.

Mr. Spaulding entered funeral service in 1905 in Buchanan, Michigan, before moving to Rochester in 1911, where he operated an undertaking and furniture establishment until moving to Ferndale in 1927.

Verner Spaulding and Albert Steinbaugh operated a funeral home on Vester Avenue until 1938 when the firm became Spaulding & Son. In 1939, Verner and his son, Merton moved the operation to their newly constructed facility on the present site, said to be the first funeral home built as such in Oakland County.

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PATRICK J. CURTIN

Having been raised in Ferndale, attending St. James elementary and high school, Patrick joined the firm of Spaulding & Son in June 1951. He pursued his collegiate academic requirements at Jackson Junior College, the University of Detroit and Wayne State University, where he completed his studies in Mortuary Science and was awarded licensor to practice in the State of Michigan in 1953. He then served two years in the U.S. Army, eighteen months of which were spent with Graves Registration in Kokura, Japan. In June of 1956 Patrick married Carolyn Spaulding and they had five children, three of whom survived; Lynn, Kevin and Kelly. He was admitted as a full partner in January of 1960, the firm becoming Spaulding & Curtin. His partner, Merton Spaulding, died in 1970 and was succeeded by his son, Michael, who withdrew in 1987. Patrick and his son Kevin became full partners in 1987, retaining the name Spaulding & Curtin. Patrick retired on December 31, 1999. Due to Kevin's illness, he returned in March of 2002 and co-managed until November 2005. He is presently serving as an advisor/director with the funeral home.

Amelia E. Buhay, Manager

Amy graduated from Gibraltar Carlson High School in 1994 and went on to attend Wayne State University , where she received a Bachelors Degree in Mortuary Science in 1998. She was awarded her Mortuary Science License in the spring of 1999. She joined Spaulding & Curtin in October 2006, and currently serves as Manager/Funeral Director and Pre-Need Specialist. Amy is a member and past president of the Ferndale Rotary. She and her husband, Dennis are parishioners at Gesu Catholic Church, Detroit.

Marilyn Norconk

Being a lifelong resident of Ferndale , Marilyn graduated from Ferndale High School. She joined Spaulding & Curtin in June 1998 and currently serves as a greeter. She and her husband, Steve, have one daughter, Julie, and are members of Zion Lutheran Church.

In Memory of PAST OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES

Kevin was born September 11, 1960 to Patrick and Carolyn (Spaulding) Curtin in Detroit . He is the great grandson of our founder, Verner Spaulding, making him the fourth generation of family to operate the funeral home. 

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FUNERALS AS UNIQUE AS YOUR LIFE

Life is full of opportunities to show someone we love them. One such opportunity is the funeral or memorial service. Such a loving event celebrates the choices they made, the relationship you shared, and honors the memory of your loved one.

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