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We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life.  Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Kenneth T. Rothwell

Kenneth T. Rothwell

O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Director

Ken has been there to assist families through some of the most tragic disasters of modern times.

Whether it is the incomprehensible loss of a child, or the impact of a national tragedy he has found the time to bring solace to others. Ken worked closely with families of victims of the Flight 800 disaster volunteering to transport remains from Long Island to a home in Pennsylvania. He learned a great deal during the aftermath of this crash; and the experience enabled him to assist other families following the horrific loss resulting from the World Trade Center tragedy on 9/11. His dedication and tireless efforts earned him special recognition from the Governor of New York and the Nassau/Suffolk Funeral Directors Association. In our community, Ken has served as Captain in the Southampton Fire Department, Exulted Ruler of the Southampton Elks Lodge and Financial Secretary to the Knights of Columbus. He is a member and Lector at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts in Southampton.


Robert T. Rothwell

Robert T. Rothwell

O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Director

Robert T. Rothwell has served the Long Island community for many years. His reputation as a funeral director committed to the families he is privileged to serve remains unparalleled. He is recognized as a knowledgeable and responsible resource in planning and making arrangements for a service that not only honors the life of the deceased, but is keeping with the wishes of the family. Robert is highly regarded by those who have worked with him. He is a source of comfort and strength ensuring that families are treated with kindness and genuine concern at a most difficult time. The esteem in which Robert is held attests to the caliber of a man dedicated to his chosen profession. As a compassionate and caring individual, Robert recognizes that every life matters, every life is unique, and every story deserves to be told with dignity and respect.


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