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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In Memory Of
Michael J. Horan
Former Owner & Lic. Funeral Director

Mike was born and raised in Troy, NY. He was a graduate of St. Patrick’s School in Troy, Catholic Central High School and the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science. He became a licensed funeral director since 1971.

After the sudden death of his aunt Nonie Horan Prendergast, Michael became the Licensed Manager of the Riverview Funeral Home, a position that he held for 40 years until his retirement in September 2011. During retirement, Mike remained a consultant for the business and could always be called upon by families.

Michael was always a proud and active member of the community having served on the Troy City Counsel for 8 years. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Hudson River - Black River Regulating District by then Gov. Mario Cuomo. He later served as Chairman of the Board.

Michael was a member of the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus and a Fourth Degree member of the Cohoes Assembly K of C, and also was a member of the Troy Elks Lodge. Michael also served on the Board of Directors for Oakwood Cemetery Association.  In 2011 the demands of the business required additional help. Mike turned to his friend and colleague, Roy Bordeau, to join him in the operations of the funeral home.

Mike passed away peacefully after a long illness on March 1, 2016, at his home in Bluffton S.C., surrounded by his loving family. Mike will be forever missed. His quick wit and dry sense of humor will be fondly remembered.

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Roy F. Bordeau
Owner & Lic. Funeral Director

Roy was born and raised in Schenectady, NY. His mother, Mary Jane Wilkinson, was born and raised in Troy, therefore, Troy was like a second home to the Bordeau family. Roy became interested in the funeral business from an early age, having attended funerals of relatives, many of which were conducted from the Riverview Funeral Home.

In 1974, Roy graduated with honors from the Mortuary Science Program at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. Roy served his state required residency training at the prestigious Marshall W. Tebbutt's Sons in Albany, NY. Roy received his funeral director's license in 1975.

In 1980, Roy began a “Professional Trade” business, supplying professional services such as embalming and cosmetology services to several area funeral homes. However, he always wanted to operate his own funeral home. This lifelong dream came true in September of 2011. Mr. Michael Horan asked Roy to join him at the Riverview Funeral Home.

Roy has always considered it the greatest privilege to assist families in their time of loss and grief. He has always considered funeral directing a vocation rather than just an occupation.

Roy has been a church organist since the age of 14 and met his wife, Anne Marie, also a church organist, when their two churches merged in 1975. They have a daughter, Andrea Marie, who is married with 3 children living in Nashville, TN and employed by the Vanderbilt University as Manager of Global Safety and Security. 

“I feel privileged to serve the community and the families who call upon my assistance at Riverview”.

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Nicholas J. Facci
Licensed Funeral Director

Nicholas “Nick” Facci has been helping families in funeral homes since 2009. He found his calling in funeral service at a young age after the death of a childhood friend and a cousin.  Nick began working in funeral service during his sophomore year of high school, since then, he has accepted positions with funeral firms in Schenectady, Amsterdam, Troy and Colonie, expanding his professional experience and working with some of the most well-known names in the profession.  

A native of Amsterdam, Nick received his education from the Greater Amsterdam School District. He is a graduate of Amsterdam High School, class of 2012 and also Hudson Valley Community College, class of 2014 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Major in Mortuary Science with the distinction of high honors. Nick received his National Board Certification from the International Conference of Funeral Service in June 2014 and then served his state required residency under the sponsor of his long-time mentor, Roy F. Bordeau.  Nick received his Funeral Directing License in July 2015 after passing the New York State Bureau of Funeral Directing law exam. 

Nick remained on staff with the Riverview Funeral Home from licensure until March 2017, when at that time he accepted a position with a national conglomerate funeral firm, which brought him tremendous experience and opportunity. After serving that firm for nearly 4 years, Nick returned to Riverview Funeral Home where he continues to serve not only as a Funeral Director but serves the business in various other capacities.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys traveling, landscaping, home improvement projects and spending time with family and friends. 

“Over the years, I have been very fortunate to work with some of the best-known firms and directors in the profession, for which I am grateful. I credit these individuals and their businesses for molding me to be the Funeral Director that I am today. I love what I do, and I do not consider this a job or just my career but rather my lifestyle.”    -Nick Facci

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Sue Little

Lead Support Staff

Sue was born, raised and educated in Albany, NY.  Sue recently retired from twenty-five years in the special education field. Staying active, Sue enjoys volunteering with the Albany Community Hospice, the VA Hospice program and at the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Niskayuna, NY.  During the Christmas season, she also volunteers for the USMC Toys for Tots program.  Sue is a member of the St. Joseph's Parish in downtown Schenectady where she is a Eucharist Minister and lector.  Sue enjoys writing and offering prayer services, being with her two grandsons, and socializing with friends.  Sue feels she has a gift for working with the bereaved and because of this; she has become an associate with The Riverview Funeral Home. Sue can often be seen at wakes and funerals, serving families with the most gentle spirit only a mother and grandmother can have. Sue's leadership skills have earned her the distinction of being Riverview's "lead associate"

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Kristin Sheila Kruszeski
Beautification Specialist

She is lifelong resident of the Lansingburgh community, with over 25 years experience in cosmetology and hair styling. Over the years, Kristin has volunteered for local theater companies as a hair and makeup designer. She has also worked with many charitable organizations cutting hair for their fundraising events.

For the past 12 years, Kristin has mastered the art of barbering at Gregory's Barber Shop (Clifton Park, NY) as well as her own shop for over 4 years. Her experience and techniques are quoted in barbering textbooks.

“Over the past 25 years, my friends, family and community as a whole, have called upon my service to prepare their loved ones for viewing. I have been a part of Riverview Funeral Home for a better part of those years. I have always felt a sense of duty and deep respect for the families and their deceased loved ones during the preparation. My whole experience (and world) changed when my own mother, the late Sheila Yaiser, passed away in 2014.  Using my talent and skill to help families in my community, to me, is an honor. It’s fulfilling to be a special part of creating a healing moment and a comforting, lasting memory picture.”

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