Licensed Staff : All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff.
Harry J. Enea Jr., President, Licensed Director
Harry was born and raised in Herkimer and lived above the Little Falls funeral home for numerous years. Harry is a graduate of Herkimer High School, Herkimer County Community College and Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, also attending Morrisville College. He received his funeral directors license in 1971 and celebrated 40 years in the funeral business in August of 2009. Harry and his wife Lisa (Bonarrigo) reside in Frankfort. He is very active in the community holding memberships with many clubs and organizations including: Elk's Lodge, Rotary club (honorary member), Little Falls Community Chest, DeCarlo-Staffo Post honorary member, Sons of the American Legion, Slovenian Home, Civic Club past president-two terms, Little Falls Community Outreach Program, Preserve Our Past, Mohawk Valley Arts Center, Little Falls Historical Society, Little Falls First Night Committee member, former president of St. Mary's Academy school board, Little Falls Wrestling Booster Club, United Way Campaign chairman for 2005-2006, Valley Health Services Development board chairman, foundation board member-Herkimer County Community College and member of the alumni association, Valley Health Services Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of Herkimer County, Friends of Bassett board member, Herkimer County Historical Society, New York State and National Funeral Director's Association's, former member of St. Anthony's Church Council, Herkimer, former Herkimer Elks Braves little league coach and the American Red Cross board: six year member. When Harry has spare time, his hobbies include volunteer work and giving back to the community. He also enjoys serving as master of ceremonies at a variety of functions. Harry was elected to serve as the Herkimer County Coroner of District #4 in 2010 beginning his term in 2011.
Kevin E. Enea, Vice President, Licensed Director
Kevin was born and raised in Little Falls. He is a graduate of Little Falls High School, Xavier University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Ohio, obtaining his funeral directors license in 1995. He is very active in the community holding memberships with many clubs and organizations. He is currently the manager of Burdick Memorials, Clinton, who merged their business with our family in 2005. He oversees the operation of Enea Memorials and DeRegis-Walser Monuments (In Syracuse) as well. Kevin married Kristy Leigh White on August 25, 2001 at Annunciation Church in Ilion. Their daughter Claire Nicole Enea was born on December 19, 2006 at the Birth Center of St. Luke's Hospital, New Hartford, NY. On April 24, 2012, Kevin's wife Kristy gave birth to twin daughters, Hannah and Jenna. His memberships include Herkimer Lions Club, St. Anthony Crusaders of Herkimer, NY, Little Falls Rotary Club (Past Treasurer), St. Francis Club of Frankfort, NY, Herkimer Elk's Lodge, Herkimer Masonic Lodge (Past Junior Deacon), former member of Frankfort Kiwanis, NYS Funeral Directors Association (served as Shadow to past President Mark Kowalczyk), National Funeral Directors Association (Attended Conventions as far as Las Vegas, Nevada), Herkimer Knights of Columbus, Church of Annunciation, Ilion, NY (served as Lector & Eucharistic Minister), Dolgeville Masonic Lodge, Current Member of Association for Gravestone Studies, Greenfield, Massachustes, Blood Donor to American Red Cross, Current Brother with Lodge Council Chapter Consistory Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Utica, NY, Mid - Atlantic Monument Builders Association, NYS Monument Builders Association, former Board Member with the Herkimer Area Resource Center, former member of Guardianship Committee of Herkimer Area Resouce Center, Standing member of Finance Committee of Herkimer Area Resource Center, Past Member of Little Falls Civic Club Member, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Member, Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce Member, Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce Member, Clinton, NY Chamber of Commerce Donor & Past Committee Member, United Way Former member of the Ilion Foundation, Orange Pack Member of Syracuse University Athletics.
Don Applegate, Licensed Director
Donald Applegate received his Funeral Directors license in 1967, graduating from the Cincinatti School of Mortuary Science. He and his wife Judy reside in Ilion. Don has five children, Jay and Justin Applegate and Suzette (Applegate) Baker, and John and Mark Cook. He also has four grandchildren. He was elected Herkimer County coroner of district #4 in 1985, retiring in 2000 after 15 years of service. Don merged his business with the Enea family in October of 2004, ending his affiliaton with Stewart Enterprises, a large funeral home conglomerate.
Martin L. Ciaccia, General Manager, Licensed Director
Marty has spent the majority of his adult life dedicating himself to funeral service. Born and raised in Frankfort, Marty is the son of Larry Ciaccia and Gina (Spado) Ciaccia. At 15 years old he was offered a job by Harry J. Enea, Jr. – a part-time position as a doorman and parking lot attendant – and the rest is history.
A Frankfort-Schuyler graduate with the Class of 2007, Marty continued his education at Simmons Institute of Funeral Service where he finished his degree in 2008. Throughout his education, he trained with funeral directors, Harry and Kevin Enea and Don Applegate, receiving a vast amount of experience along the way.
In early 2009, Marty began his Funeral Director apprenticeship and residency program with Eannace Funeral Home, Inc. of Utica. He became a NYS Licensed Funeral Director in April of 2010 (at the young age of 20 years old) and spent four years serving the families of the Greater Utica area. He also took a sabbatical to South Florida where he worked as a funeral home manager for a chain of corporate firms. Marty not only holds a license in the State of New York, but in the State of Florida, as well.
He had the opportunity in 2014 to return to his hometown of Frankfort and once again rejoin the Enea Family Funeral Homes and Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Homes of the Mohawk Valley.
Marty serves not only as a Licensed Funeral Director, but as the OSHA Safety Coordinator, Preparation and Embalming Manager, and Pre-Arrangement Specialist with all of the Enea Family firms.
Marty holds memberships with the St. Francis di Paola Society in Frankfort, the NYS Funeral Director’s Association, and the Tri-County Funeral Director’s Association. He also holds a position on the board of March Meatball Madness, a charity event in support of the Abraham House in Utica, a home for the terminally ill. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, golfing, running, cooking, reading, attending Frankfort-Schuyler sporting events, as well as being involved within his community.