New York State Funeral Directors Association

Issued August 22, 2019

Rich Sullivan 2010 ConventionALBANY, NY - Richard J. "Rich" Sullivan, owner of Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., in Cornwall-On-Hudson, was installed President of the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) at the organization's Annual Convention held August 18-21, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

A New York State licensed funeral director since 1982, Rich will serve for the 2019-2020 term.

"It is a great honor to be installed president of NYSFDA," Sullivan said. "I will do my best to live up to the honor the office implies and do everything I can to further the values of the funeral and memorial process in today's society."

Rich, a member of NYSFDA for more than 30 years, has previously served as president-elect, secretary/treasurer and Region 7 director for the Hudson Valley.

Rich is the past chairman of the NYS Tribute Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, established in 2003 out of a desire to unite the knowledge and resources of funeral service professionals throughout New York State.

Rich was also the secretary/treasurer of the Orange, Rockland and Sullivan Funeral Directors Association from 1989 - 2004.

Rich is a graduate of James I. O'Neill High School in Highland Falls, NY, and Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.

He is a member of the Association of the United States Army.

Rich is married to JoAnne P. Sullivan, director of the Cemetery of the Highlands, Inc., and past president of the NYS Association of Cemeteries.

They are Parishioners of St. Patrick's Church in Highland Mills, NY.


Questions? Please call NYSFDA at 518-452-8230.