Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are here for you.

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Ryan P. Frary, President

Ryan is a NYS licensed funeral director and the owner of Frary Funeral Homes.  Ryan graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 2010 and later from University of San Diego in 2013 with a Bachelor Degree in Finance.  He later attended American Academy McAllister Institute graduating in 2014 with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science.  Ryan purchased the business from his parents in April of 2018.

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Michael P. Frary, Past President

Michael is a NYS licensed funeral director and former owner of Frary Funeral Home.  Michael along with this wife, Anne bought the business from Walter Briggs in 1986 and expanded the business with addition of a monument and medical transport company.  Michael graduated from Canton ATC with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1985.  Michael has five children Jonathan, Christopher, Leanne, Michael, and Ryan.

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Mitchell J. Hansch, Licensed Funeral Director

Mitch grew up in Minnesota and graduated from American Academy of McAllister's Institute in Manhattan  Prior to joining Frary Funeral Homes, Mitch worked for a funeral home in Rochester, NY.  He lives in Tupper Lake with his wife and two children where he enjoys all of the activities the Adirondacks has to offer.

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Zachary Curtis, Licensed Funeral Director

Zachary Curtis is a graduate of Suny Canton Funeral Services Administration Program. He lives in Ogdensburg with his wife of 17 years and 4 children, ages 5 to 12. Before his employment with Frary Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Zachary spent time in the United States Army for 5 years. He was deployed twice while stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI. After leaving the military he spent time with his wife's family in Missouri working as an Arborist and later an HVAC Service technician. With a longing to return to his roots and help care for his family  Zachary and his family moved from Missouri and returned to St. Lawrence County, NY.  Zachary has been working part-time with the Frary family for 2 years as an intern while working through his college program.

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Christopher D. Harper, Resident Funeral Director

Christopher is a resident funeral director, living and working at our Malone location, Frary- Spaulding Funeral Home. Christopher graduated from high-school in 2010 from Ogdensburg Free Academy. He graduated from Monroe Community College in 2012 with an Associates in Liberal Arts and later from SUNY Canton with a Bachelor Degree in Funeral Service Administration in 2020. Christopher began working at Frary’s in January 2019. Chris enjoys being on the St. Lawrence River, riding his motorcycle, playing golf, and watching football.

  

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Emily Bailey, Business Manager

Emily J. Bailey is a native of Morristown, NY. She graduated Morristown Central School in 2007 and went on to attend the University of Albany and SUNY Potsdam.  She is an alumni of Omega Delta Phi Sorority and an active member of SLVHRM.  Emily has been with Frary Funeral Home since 2012 and she has a volume of experience.  She is credited for her attention to detail, competence, and compassionate demeanor.

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Cassandra Fobare, Office Assistant

Cassandra A. Fobare is a native of Heuvelton, NY.  She graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 2009 and continued her education at SUNY Potsdam graduating with a B.S. in Biology.   Cassandra joined our staff as an office clerk in 2019. She has two children, Emma and Elliott, and a Great Dane named Dexter.  Outside the office, Cassandra enjoys exercising, kayaking, and spending time outdoors.