Our Family

"We are a family-owned and operated funeral home. Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home was established in 1974, and we are proud that our children and son-in-law continue our family tradition of serving your family." - Joseph W. Sorce


Joseph W. Sorce

Joseph W. Sorce is the founder and co-owner of Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, Inc. with his wife. Marlene. Joe is a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service and has been a licensed funeral director since 1969. Prior to purchasing the funeral home in 1974, Joseph worked in New York City. He is actively involved in community activities, including St. Anthony's Church Holy Name Society, Past President and Paul Harris Fellow Recipient  of the West Nyack Rotary, Past President of the Sons of Italy in Blauvelt,  and Past President and 40 year member of the West Nyack Volunteer Fire Department #1 and a member of the Rockland Country Club (where he loved to play golf).  It is with deep regret that Joe passed away on Aug. 24, 2015.



Marlene A. Sorce

Marlene Sorce is co-owner of Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, Inc. with her husband, Joseph.  She is a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Marlene  has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1980. She is a member of St. Anthony's Church Choir and Parish Council, Blessed Mother Sodality, Board of Directors of the Catholic Community Serving Rockland and a member of the West Nyack Fire Deptartment Ladies Auxiliary.  Sadly Marlene Passed away on Oct. 30, 2013.


Melissa A. Sorce-DeNicola

Our daughter, Melissa A. Sorce-DeNicola is a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Melissa has been a licensed funeral director since 1985. She is a member and Past President of the Rotary of West Nyack and is a  Paul Harris Fellow recipient. Melissa is President of  Dakota Monuments, Inc. (inscriptions and monuments for any cemetery)


John A. DeNicola Jr. 

Our son-in-law, John A. DeNicola Jr. is the manager of our funeral home. John is a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, and has been a licensed funeral director since 1985. Prior to joining Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, John worked at a number of funeral homes in Westchester County, NY and the Bronx. John is very active in the community, serves on the West Nyack Volunteer Fire Company Board of Directors as Fire Commissioner, Volunteers as a Firefighter and was a Past President and Paul Harris Fellow Recipient of the Rotary Club of Nanuet. He is married to Melissa since 1988 and has one son, Dakota. 


Diana M. Hartt, Funeral Director

Diana graduated from Warwick High School in Warwick, NY and went on to The American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York and graduated in 2011. She did her apprenticeship and received her New York State Funeral Director License in 2012. Diana is well versed in all aspects of the funeral industry and is willing to help the families in any way that she can.


Joseph P. Sorce

Our son Joseph P. Sorce is a graduate of St. Anthony Grammar school in Nanuet and St. Joseph Regional High School Montvale NJ,Joseph then attended St. Thomas Aquinas College.  He Graduated from  American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 1988 Joseph Is a member of The Rockland Lodge Order Sons of Italy in Blauvelt  and Rockland Country Club , Sparkill NY Joseph has been a licensed funeral director since 1989.