History & Staff

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.

Our History

Our History

In 1940 Richard Hungerford began providing funerals for families in a Bedell St. home in Freeport, NY. During this time it was common practice for funeral directors to host wakes and memorial services in the home of the deceased. Mr. Hungerford recognized the need to assist families in their grieving process in a facility specifically designed for this purpose. Through his dedication to the families he served, the Bedell Street funeral home soon exceeded its location and Hungerford Mortuary needed to move to a larger facility.

The following year, Mr. Hungerford purchased one of Freeport’s oldest colonial homes on the corner of Pine Street and Ocean Avenue, where it is still located today. The original building dates back to 1903 and much of the funeral home’s original facade has been maintained to reflect the heritage of both the building and the surrounding area.

In 1960, C. James Clark, a long time employee of Hungerford Mortuary, purchased the business from Mr. Hungerford. It was at this time that the funeral home on Pine Street became known by its current title, Hungerford and Clark Funeral Home. Mr. Clark and his staff provided personalized service and support to grieving families until his retirement in 1988.

Kevin Molese and Jerry Frayler began their funeral service under the direction of Mr. Clark.  Although the funeral home was housed in a large facility, it once again was necessary to expand. In 1996, the two directors renovated the funeral home by building a large addition which consisted of two large chapels, handicap facilities, a new main entrance and foyer. It was very important to them to build this addition while still maintaining the buildings beauty and stately charm. Hungerford and Clark has two of the largest chapels in the surrounding area.

Hungerford and Clark Funeral Home has been working with families since 1940 to provide quality and compassionate service during times of grief and loss. Although much has changed in funeral service since Mr. Hungerford’s tenure, the commitment of Hungerford and Clark Funeral Home remains the same, and that is providing personalized funeral service with care and compassion while maintaining a high standard of excellence.

In November of 2021  Kevin Molese and Jerry Frayler decided to retire after 35 years of dedicated and proud service to the Freeport and surrounding communities. They passed ownership of the Funeral Home  to the Carpinone family who plan on continuing the traditions of the Hungerford & Clark Standard.  

Our Valued Staff

  • Carmine Carpinone

    Carmine Carpinone Owner

    A Licensed Funeral director since 1984, Carmine has almost 40 years of his life proudly dedicated to funeral service. His career began in his local Queens New York Funeral Home answering phones and assisting families. After graduating The American Academy McCallister Institute of Funeral Service in 1983 he began his residency and from there continued to work for many Funeral Homes throughout the New York Metropolitan area. While working he also owned and operated his own funeral service performing funerals for family and friends based on referral. In November of 2021 Carmine proudly purchased Hungerford & Clark Funeral Home. As a dedicated funeral director, Carmine plans on continuing the traditions of the funeral home that have lead to serving thousands of families over the course of over 80 years and will continue Hungerford & Clark's stellar reputation of quality service. Carmine attends Mass locally, is actively involved in many volunteer events and is a strong supporter of our first responders and the military.

  • Michael V Carpinone

    Michael V Carpinone NYS Licensed Funeral Director- Owner

    Michael Has been a Licensed Funeral director since 2011 and began working in funeral service at the age of 19 assisting families in his local community funeral home in Massapequa. After almost 10 years with a prominent Funeral Home, Michael is now co-owner of Hungerford & Clark Funeral Home. Michael dedicates much of his time to volunteering and local church events, he is a proud Member of The New York State Funeral Directors Association, He is a strong supporter of the Police and Fire Departments as well as the Military. Michael Graduated top of the class from the Nassau Community College Mortuary Science Program in Garden City. He feels very fortunate to receive the skill set that he has from his family and also bring in new innovative ideas that the funeral home is able to offer to those they serve. Michael's promise is that once you walk in the door of the funeral home you become apart of our family and it is the whole staffs honor to offer you the most convenient, professional, and comforting services available in the area.