McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill
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|Douglas A. McHoul|
Douglas A. McHoul is a second generation funeral director from Boston, MA. He graduated from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, worked with his father and brothers for many years at their funeral home in Boston, and has been a New York State Licensed Funeral Director for almost 40 years. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps from 1963 until his honorable discharge in 1969. Since moving to Dutchess County in 1966, Doug has participated in many community activities and has held leadership positions in such organizations as Hopewell Hose Company of the East Fishkill Fire District, East Fishkill & Dutchess County Historical Societies, East Fishkill Rotary Club (Charter Member and Paul Harris Fellow) , Knights of Columbus, Kevin Barry Irish Club, Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club, East Fishkill Republican Club (Past President), United States Navy League, American Legion, Sylvan Grange, and Dutchess County Pomona Grange. He has served on the boards of the United Way of Dutchess County, Dutchess County Agricultural Society, Association of Senior Citizens, Dutchess Community College, East Fishkill Community Library, Dutchess County Community Action Agency, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. He is a member of St. Columba Church, where he spearheaded the church building campaign. He has also served his community as an elected official, having been a Dutchess County Legislator from 1971 to 1991 and serving as Chairman of the Legislature for four years. In 1992 he was appointed Director of Dutchess County Office for the Aging, followed by a 1998 appointment as Commissioner of Dutchess County Personnel until 2002, when he retired. He also owns and operates Casa La Lanchita, a guesthouse on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
|Marikay Thomes McHoul|
Marikay Thomes McHoul is also a second generation funeral director. A native of Stamford, CT, she moved to Pawling, graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences and worked with her father and brother at their family owned business, Horn & Thomes Funeral Home, Inc. Nearly 50 years ago, Doug and Marikay moved to Hopewell Junction and established the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc. Marikay is very active in the community, participating in such organizations as the East Fishkill and Dutchess County Historical Societies, Kevin Barry Irish Club, East Fishkill Republican Club, East Fishkill Republican Committee, United States Navy League, Sylvan Grange, and the Dutchess County Pomona Grange. She is a member of St. Columba Church, and past president of the St. Denis-St. Columba Altar Rosary Society. Marikay is a motivated member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She has held many local, state and national leadership positions – Past Regent of the Melzingah Chapter, Honorary State Regent of New York, and National Corresponding Secretary General, to name just a few. In addition to holding her New York State Real Estate License, Marikay also owns and operates Casa La Lanchita, a guesthouse on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Doug and Marikay have four daughters, a son, 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, who all assist with the family business.
|Lori McHoul Cassidy|
Lori McHoul Cassidy is a third generation funeral director. She graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, and received her New York State Funeral Director’s license in 1987. Lori continues the family commitment to the community by maintaining an active membership in such organizations as St. Columba Church, St. Denis – St. Columba - St. Kateri Altar Rosary Society (Past President), and East Fishkill Historical Society. She is currently serving as a Trustee for the East Fishkill Community Library. She is an active member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, where she serves on the local, state and national levels. For many years, she was an active member of the East Fishkill Rotary Club (Past President and Paul Harris Fellow). Lori had also volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician with the East Fishkill Rescue Squad. She has been involved with the St. Denis-St. Columba Parent School Association and the Our Lady Of Lourdes Parents’ Organization.
Peter and Lori are the parents of three daughters – Loretta, Carolyn and Allison, and have two grandsons, Joshua and Oliver. They have owned and operated Cassidy Memorials, Inc. for over 30 years, providing headstones and engraving services.
|Douglas A.A. McHoul|
Doug is a third-generation funeral director. He graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 2002 and earned his NYS License in 2004.
An active member of the local community, he has served on the board of directors for many local non-profit and civic organizations such as the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Dutchess County Regional & Greater Southern Dutchess Chambers of Commerce, Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess, BSA Hudson Valley, American Cancer Society, and more. He's been the recipient of several awards including the Hudson Valley Top 40 Under 40, Community Advocate Award, and Next Generation Award.
Doug is a member of St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill, the Town of Fishkill Republican Committee, and Knights of Columbus.
He served as a Town Board Member in Fishkill from 2014 until 2019, when he was elected as a Dutchess County Legislator, representing District 17. He was re-elected to a second term on the County Legislature in 2021.
Doug's wife Stephanie also owns & operates a local business and they reside in Fishkill with their daughter, Madelyn and son, Nolan.
|Mary Ann McHoul Menuau|
Mary Ann is also a third generation funeral director. She graduated in 1996 from Bay Path College with a BA in Business Administration. Before joining the family business, she worked for 12 years at Cartus, an international relocation company based in Danbury, CT. In 2010, she graduated with an AS in Funeral Services from the American Academy McCallister Institute of Funeral Service. She is a member of the St. Denis-St. Columba–Blessed Kateri Altar Rosary Society, East Fishkill Republican Committee, Melzingah Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and St. Denis-St. Columba PSA. Mary Ann is also active in the Children of the American Revolution, where she is currently a Senior State Officer and has held many senior state chairmanships. She and her family participate in many local activities including the East Fishkill Soccer Club, East Fishkill Baseball, St. Columba CYO Basketball, and various fundraising events. Mary Ann, her husband Karl, and their children Karl & Jadyn live in Hopewell Junction.
Cheryl A. Brady earned her AS in Funeral Services in 1998 from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. For many years, she worked for Bradley Funeral Service in the Bronx and Westchester before joining our family business in the fall of 2018.
Cheryl is the Vice President, past Treasurer, and board member of St. Joseph’s Fellowship in Poughkeepsie. She is very involved with community events, and volunteers regularly for the City of Poughkeepsie Police Athletic League, the MARC Crisis Center in Poughkeepsie, and Dutchess County’s Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT).
Cheryl lives in East Fishkill with her beloved boxer, Oscar, who is looking forward to being trained as a therapy dog in the near future.
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