A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
Our Experienced Staff
Each of the staff members at McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal end-of-life care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.
When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.
Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
|Rosemary Trudden, Owner|
Rosemary Trudden comes from a funeral home background in her own right. Her father, William E. Law founded the William E. Law funeral home in Massapequa, NY which her brother William now runs today. Rosemary has been a fixture in the Farmingdale community for over 40 years. She’s a past president and longtime member of the Farmingdale Women’s Club. A member of the Farmingdale Library board for nearly 20 years, Rosemary also serves on the Board of Directors for the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, where she was unanimously chosen as the businessperson of the year in 2011. Other credits include the Farmingdale Columbiettes and past president of the Farmingdale Kiwanis club. Rosemary has also worked in the Nassau County Executive’s press office since 1996, where she recently retired to move on to her most important position of all; grandmother to her son William’s twins, Gracie and Billy.
|William Trudden, Manager/Director|
William is a fourth generation funeral director stretching back to 1927. Upon graduation from C.W. Post College with honors in 2001, he went on to do the same at the graduate level at Hofstra University in 2003, earning a Master’s Degree. After a few years working in real estate, finance and accounting, William went back to school to pursue his funeral director’s license in 2009. A fourth generation graduate from the American Academy McAllister Institute in 2010, William would complete his residency and earn his license in 2011. William is a member of the National Funeral Directors’ Association (NFDA), the New York State Funeral Directors’ Association (NYSFD), and the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association (NSFDA). Like his parents before him, William is actively involved in the Farmingdale community. He serves on the board of directors of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, is a past president and member of the Farmingdale Rotary Club, and a member of the Farmingdale Knights of Columbus. He also proudly serves on the Farmingdale Village Planning Board.
William resides in South Huntington with his wife Christina, and their newborn twins Gracie and Billy. In his spare time, William enjoys playing golf and going to the beach.
|Thomas Gunnip, Funeral Director|
Thomas J. Gunnip is a First Generation Funeral Director with over 43 years’ experience as a Funeral Director.
Born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and raised in Seaford, New York. Upon completion of High School, He attended Post Jr. College and joined the Marine Corp Reserves. He attended American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Empire State College.
Tom joined the McCourt and Trudden Funeral Home in 1991. He is a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association and the Sunrise Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Tom lives in Bethpage with his wife Christine. He has two daughters and five grandchildren.
|Karen Willig, Administrative Assistant|
Karen P. Willig, a 23 year resident of Seaford started out as a Farmingdale renter with her husband of 30 years. While staying home to raise their 5 children, Karen volunteered on many committees with the PTA of Seaford Harbor School. She was a class parent for many years, she volunteered with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, the Boy Scouts of Nassau County, and Coached Soccer through PAL. Karen taught Religious Education at St. William the Abbot and volunteered for the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She also helped to run support groups and activities for new mothers and their families at the Midshore Mothers’ Center/National Association of Mothers’ Center for 18 years. Karen then went to work full time as a supervisor at Kohl’s Department Stores. Deciding she wanted a job that truly helped people and knowing a friend in the business, Karen saw an opportunity to once again be of assistance to the community and to do a job that requires compassion, ethics, and a big heart. Karen began her career as Administrative Assistant at McCourt and Trudden on May 1st, 2014. It was one of the best decisions she ever made.