Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 203-874-0268 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Managing Partner / Funeral Director
David graduated from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, prior
to attending the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in
New York City, where he graduated in 1977. His career in the funeral profession
started with working for the David J. Hodder Funeral Home, which has locations in the
Bronx and Yonkers, New York, and eventually purchased several funeral homes in Central
Upstate, New York.David became Managing Partner at Cody-White in 2001 and
resides in the Laurel Beach section of Milford with his family. He is active in serving on various boards and committees for numerous civic organizations.
Graduating in 1964 from the American Academy McAllister
Institute of Funeral Service in New York, New York, Tom joined in his father's business in 1965 and has been active in the business for over 40 years. Though currently on a leave
of absence, he is still very much a part of Cody-White. Tom is very active in
the Devon Rotary in Milford and as a Corporator of the Milford Bank, as well as
chairman of the Milford Graves Preservation Commission. He is the proud
grandfather of three granddaughters.
Kevin is a graduate of the American Academy McAllister
Institute of Funeral Service in New York, New York, class of 1968 and proudly served
in the U.S. Army for six years. Joining his father, he has been serving the
families of the Milford and Orange communities for over 40 years. He has served
on the Executive Board of Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and is
active serving on various boards and committees for numerous civic organizations.
Funeral Director & Cremation Specialist
Kyle moved to Milford in 2013 from New York, where he was a
Funeral Director at a Jewish Funeral Home in Rockland County and became very
knowledgeable with Jewish funeral customs and traditions. He also worked
alongside the Chevra Kadisha of Rockland County to make sure all requests from
families were met. Graduating from American Academy McAllister Institute of
Funeral Service in December 2006, he has been a licensed director since
2007. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing a round of golf and helping out as
a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Funeral Director and Certified Celebrant
Amanda is a Milford native who graduated from Lincoln
College of New England with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2013. Prior to
joining the team at Cody-White, Amanda worked for various funeral facilities
serving families of Fairfield County. Amanda is also our firm's Certified
Celebrant. For those families who are more spiritual than religious, Amanda
helps create a personalized funeral, memorial or celebration of life that is
unique and focuses on the individual's life and legacy. In her spare time she
enjoys kayaking, attending local fairs/festivals and spending time with her
family, friends and her Siamese, Stewie.
Rachel has resided in Milford for the past four years. After
graduating from SUNY Orange in New York, she went on to graduate from the
American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, class of 2015. Her
extended family has resided in Milford for over 52 years. In her spare time, Rachel loves to spend time with her family and friends, cook, sew, and sing.
Apprentice Funeral Director
Carly was born and raised in Milford. She graduated from
Jonathan Law High School in Milford. She then graduated from Lincoln College of
New England in 2016 with a degree in Mortuary Science. In her spare time, Carly
enjoys hiking, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with her family,
friends, and her cat, Bailey.
Renate was with Cody-White Funeral Home for seven years
before moving to Virginia. Five years later she is back in Connecticut.
Previously, she managed the Treasure Chest at the Milford Senior Center for eight years. She is bilingual in English and German and enjoys reading, sewing, crocheting,
Life Planning / Funeral Director Consultant
Jamie has joined our team with a focus on helping families
navigate some of life’s most difficult challenges.For the past 19 years, he has provided information and
guidance to individuals and families on how to protect their assets against
long-term care needs, such as nursing home confinement and Title 19 / Medicaid, as well as advance Funeral and Cremation planning and Veterans Pension
Benefits. Jamie’s easy going personality
and ability to communicate complicated issues using easy-to-understand
language have made him an invaluable asset to our firm.Having assisted thousands of families in protecting and keeping what they have earned, Jamie is also a frequent guest speaker
at various community seminars and workshops discussing topics such as Funeral
Planning, Medicaid, and Veterans Pension Benefits.
A longtime resident of Milford who spent many years in New
York and the United Kingdom in his youth, touring the world as a pianist and
guitarist, Lou has an extensive repertoire, from classical music to jazz and
more. He is also a vocalist, writes his own compositions, and was on the Ed Sullivan
Theater Stage at age 19. Lou was musically trained in New York City. He also
donates his time performing for many charities.
Our Funeral Assistants seated from left to right are, Andrew
Ancel, Dennis Murray, Brian Burgh, Frank Tondora, and Charles Milazzo. Standing
from left to right are Bradford Gessler, James Swift, Christopher Counihan,
James Crocker, David DeRubeis Jr., and Robert Kosiewicz. John Geddes, Louis
Petti, and Brenda Pineau are not pictured.
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