Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc. was founded in 1950 by George W. Sweet (1915-1991). The family tradition was carried on by his son, G. Richard Sweet (1942-1997), and the funeral home is now in its third generation.

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George W. Sweet, Founder and G. Richard Sweet Sr.

Our funeral home is a family owned and operated business. We are large enough to give our families the same service as the largest funeral homes around, yet we are small enough that each family gets the level of attention and care they deserve.

On November 10, 1962, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and Human Rights activist, died at her Manhattan home. As a longtime resident of the town of Hyde Park, Mrs. Roosevelt was returned to Dutchess County to be interred next to her husband, former President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in the Rose Garden of his Springwood estate. Our founder, George W. Sweet, was honored to have been called upon and asked to be the funeral director to handle the arrangements of Mrs. Roosevelt’s funeral. Attending were President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, and former Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. George W. Sweet was proud to have been a part of this historic event, and we continue this mission, serving the families of Hyde Park and the surrounding area.


G. Robert Sweet

Funeral Director

A third generation funeral director, Rob is proud to carry on his family's tradition. Licensed since 1992, he took over the management responsibilities of the funeral home in 1997. He finds great satisfaction in helping his community. Rob was raised in Hyde Park and educated in Hyde Park schools. He still lives in Hyde Park and enjoys spending time with his two children, Mary-Kate and Matthew.

Mary E. Ringwood

Funeral Director

Mary, licensed since 1968, has been with Sweet's Funeral Home for most of her career. Mary's experience and expertise are a valuable asset to the families we serve. A Poughkeepsie native, she was educated at St. Peter's School and Our Lady of Lourdes High School. She now resides in Hyde Park. Before joining Sweet's Funeral Home, she worked with funeral homes in New York City, Hudson, NY, and Stockbridge, MA. She is a communicant of Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park.