Our Family History.In August of 1969, Harry Enea, Jr. began his career in funeral service assisting Edward Holleran in the operation of Holleran Funeral Service. In January of 1972, he obtained his NYS funeral director license, and also began the Enea Monument Company. In the early 1980's, he purchased the Herkimer location, subsequently adding his name. Harry has ambitiously dedicated himself to the families of the Mohawk Valley and the surrounding areas, and is proud to say his sons are equally dedicated and are continuing the tradition.In 1982 Harry's younger brother Vincent decided to join his brother and obtain his license to help his brother better serve the community. Then in 1975 Harry and Vincent began helping Thomas Konchar in running Konchar Funeral Home, Little Falls in what is now the Enea Funeral Home.In 1992 a fellow colleague, Robert Woody who ran the Smith - Woody Funeral Home in St. Johnsville, NY put his trust in our firm to carry on his name and provide the utmost service community in this town. We were honored and took this opportunity and were anxious to now serve the families of Montgomery County. The name was eventually changed to Enea Family Funeral Home and is currently managed by John Lewandowski who lives and is active in the community of St. Johnsville.Throughout the years Harry's son Kevin decided to join his father, and uncle in giving the families of the Montgomery and Herkimer counties the attention and professionalism they deserved. He went on and obtained his funeral directors license in 1995. He joined the family business and brought forth many new ideas and concepts to the ever-changing funeral industry. Kevin is now in charge of the Enea Memorial operation, D.H. Burdick Monument Company in Clinton, NY and DeRegis Monuments of Syracuse, NY which were both acquired by the Enea family. He is also very active in the community and the operation of Enea Family Funeral Homes.Throughout the years our firm was approached by many funeral conglomerates throughout the country looking to acquire our business but we decided to stay family owned and operated. With that in mind and with the addition of Harry's sons, Kevin and Daniel, and encouragement from many families in the Ilion and Frankfort area we opened our newest funeral facility, the Enea Family Funeral Home, in 1999. The 6500 square foot facility with a children's play room, ample parking, monument office, casket and vault display, and large spacious facility is the largest most welcoming funeral facility in the area. Harry's youngest son, Daniel joined the family firm and graduated from SUNY Canton College of Mortuary Science. He obtained his funeral directors license in May of 2001. Dan also brought many ideas to the family business and also serves as the Herkimer County Coroner of Dist. 3 holding the position since 2007. He is very active in funeral planning and pre-planning at the Ilion/Frankfort, Herkimer and Little Falls branches and also assists at the other locations. Dan is extremely active in the community and a first responder to world-wide disasters with Kenyon International of Houston, Texas and state wide with the NYS Funeral Director Family Assistance Committee. The staff of all the funeral homes is proud of their commitment to the community they serve and are dedicated, whole-heartedly. They are the proud recipient of the National Funeral Director Association's Pursuit of Excellence Award in 2005,2008 and again in 2010. This award sets them apart from other firms. In 2011, the Enea Family became a "Exclusive Veteran and Family Care Provider" which certifies that they are able to offer the best in caring for Veterans and their families during their time of need. They take pride in being Mohawk Valley residents and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. You can learn more about each of our funeral directors in the staff section of our website by clicking our staff bios.