Our Staff

Our dedicated Funeral Directors are here to guide you through this difficult journey.

We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your wishes are met.

We are here for you.

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Nicholas J. Facci
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

NYS Certified Crematory Operator / CANA Certified Cremation Specialist                { Licensed Manager of Riverview Funeral Home }

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 2022 Nick successfully completed training and testing to become one of the very few Licensed Funeral Directors with Crematory Operator Certification.

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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Roy F. Bordeau
President & Owner of Riverview Funeral Home

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer since 1975

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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In Memory Of
Michael J. Horan

{ Entered Eternal Life on March 1, 2016 }

Former Owner/Manager of Riverview Funeral Home
& Licensed 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.