Family Resource Guide

The Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home is pleased to provide this resource guide for all families. if you would like us to add any other items that you feel would be beneficial please call our office at 362-0199. We hope you find the information contained within this section useful.

As of Monday, April 12, 2021 FEMA will begin taking telephone applications for there COVID-19 / Corona Virus Reimbursement Program. To be eligible the death certificate must list the cause of death or the contributing factor of death as Covid-19/Corona Virus and the had to occur in the United States. The next of kin may call the FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Telephone Line at 1-844-684-6333 (or TTY at 1-800-462-7585) between the hours of 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (central time) Monday - Friday. For additional information or assistance you may also contact the Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home at 362-0199.  You may also visit the website that FEMA has established for this program. The website address is https://fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.


Listed below are office hours for many local cemeteries. The grounds for most cemeteries are open from 9:00 am until dusk. The hours listed represent the office hours only. Their hours may change, so it is recommended that you call the cemetery for the most current hours and to obtain cemetery specific answers to any questions you may have.

Local Cemeteries:

St. Matthews Cemetery (A Forest Lawn Group)
(716) 822-1960
180 Old French Road
West Seneca, New York 14224
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  and Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Appointments for selection of pre-need and at-need are required.

St. Stanislaus Cemetery
(716) 892-9135
700 Pine Ridge Heritage Boulevard
Cheektowaga, New York 14225
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Appointments for selection of pre-need and at-need are required

The Forest Lawn Cemetery
(716) 885-1600
1411 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York  14209
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  and Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Appointments for pre-need and at-need are required


Mount Calvary Cemetery
(716) 892-6600
800 Pine Ridge Heritage Boulevard
Cheektowaga, New York 14225
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  and Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Appointments for pre-need and at-need are required

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
(716) 892-3063
3036 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, New York 14225
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm   and Saturday  8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Appointments for pre-need and at-need are required

Mount Olivet Cemetery
(716) 873-6500
4000 Elmwood Avenue
Tonawanda, New York 14217
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  and Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Appointments for pre-need and at-need are required

Elmlawn Cemetery
(716) 876-8131
3939 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14217
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  and Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Appointments for pre-need and at-need are required

Western New York National Cemetery - New Veterans Cemetery
(585) 297-1300
1254 Indian Falls Road
Corfu, New York 14036
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm    The office is closed on Saturday
Families are welcome to tour the grounds seven days a week until dusk. Appointments are required for pre-need and at -need.
Burials are scheduled Monday - Friday only

Mount Hope Cemetery
(716) 674-2879
124 Greymont Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14224
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm   Saturday: Call for hours
Appointments for pre-need and at-need are required



Restaurants

There are many nearby restaurants for funeral breakfasts/ luncheons, or have a meal in between calling hours. If you are planning a funeral breakfast or luncheon, advance arrangements have to be made and most likely you will have to provide a minimum guarantee of guests. The Concierge Staff of the Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home has a list of restaurants and menus. (Please keep in mind that menu's and prices do change and we are not always notified). We are happy to assist you in selecting a restaurant based on your specific needs and tastes.

Michele's Cafe
1373 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
(716) 821-9400
A smaller cafe with excellent homemade food and desserts

Friendly Chinese Buffet
800 Harlem Road #300
Buffalo, New York 14224
(716) 822-4858
Traditional Chinese Buffet

The Millennium Hotel
2040 Walden Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14225
(716) 681-2400
Classic American Food and accommodations for your guests.

The French Pub
1250 French Road
Depew, New York 14043
(716) 668-8080
Traditional "pub" atmosphere and excellent pub food.

The Wayside Family Restaurant
2301 South Park Avenue
Buffalo , New York 14220
(716) 826-2279
Family owned / operated diner with excellent homemade food

The Fire House Bar and Grill
2141 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
(716) 826-4259
Very casual atmosphere with good food

The Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub
2131 Seneca Street
Buffalo, New York 14210
(716) 825-9327
Inviting atmosphere with a diversified menu including steaks, pasta, salads, burgers

Wiechec's Lounge and Bar
1748 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
(716) 823-2828
Known for their famous fish fry and burgers. Informal atmosphere and great food



Accommodations (Hotels)

It is impossible to list the prices per night for these (or any hotel) as they are priced seasonally and change. It is recommended that you call prior to your arrival. If you are from out of town, you may call the Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home and our concierge staff will make the necessary hotel reservations on your behalf. Just let us know your price point, approximate location, how many guest and we will handle all the arrangements on your behalf.

The Millennium Hotel
2040 Walden Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14225
(716) 681-2400

Comfort Inn
475 Dingens Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
(1-877-424-6423)

The Mansion on Delaware
414 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 886-3300
A boutique hotel in Downtown Buffalo

Best Western -PLUS
601 Dingens Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
(716) 896-2900



Hospitals

The Western New York VA Health Care System (The VA Hospital)
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14215
(716) 834-9200

Sisters of Charity Hospital - Sisters Hospital Buffalo
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
(716) 862-1000

St. Joseph's Hospital  (Catholic Health)
2605 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, New York 14225
(716) 891-2400

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 859-5600

Gates Vascular Institute
875 Ellicott Street #1034
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 748-2000

Roswell Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Carlton and Elm Streets
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 845-2300

Kenmore Mercy Hospital (Catholic Health)
2950 Elmwood Avenue
Tonawanda, New York 14217
(716) 447-6100

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC)
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
(716) 845-2300

DeGraff Memorial Hospital
445 Tremont Street
North Tonawanda, New York 14120
(716) 694-4500



Florists and Gifts

Please visit our sympathy store to order flowers and sympathy gifts. Usually the florist will deliver the flowers directly to the funeral home if there is a visitation or service. If the service is at a church or other location the florist will hand deliver to that point. Sympathy gifts, such as fruit baskets, chocolates, gift baskets, etc. are delivered directly to the family residence. When you place an order  on this website through the sympathy store, you can be assured of the highest quality and guaranteed delivery. It's okay if you do not know the families address, it's already in our system.  If you are visiting the funeral home for a visitation or service and need a sympathy card, just let us know when you arrive.