In 1890, the Mattle family started our tradition of providing quality funeral services with Mattle Funeral Home at 300 Cumberland Street in Rochester, NY. In 1958 the business was moved to 853 Culver Road, near the corner of East Main Street. The new location was not only known for providing exceptional service to families in their times of need, but also for the beautiful rose gardens where many newly married couples would come to have wedding photos taken.
Malcolm Nulton, a well-respected funeral director in the Rochester area for many years, started the Nulton Funeral Home, with his wife, Joanne, at 1704 Penfield Rd., Penfield, NY in 1962. In 1981 the Nultons purchased the Mattle Funeral Home and in 1996 the businesses merged into the Penfield Rd. location. Jeffrey Jennings, a funeral director since 1987, came to work for the Nultons in 1998.
In 2004 Jeffrey, with his wife, Robin, purchased the Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, Inc, establishing the Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, Inc., continuing the over 100 year tradition of providing quality and compassionate funeral service in the greater Rochester area.
The Penfield Road building is almost 10,000 square feet and sits on approximately one and one-half acres of land. The building has a spacious entrance hall and two large viewing and service rooms. The larger of these two rooms can be divided to serve families who desire a smaller setting. A children’s area, arrangement conference room, handicapped accessible restrooms and a selection area for pet memorial items complete the public areas of the main floor. The children’s area contains a television with a VCR/DVD player, a variety of games, coloring books and other child friendly toys. The arrangement conference area has more of the feel of a dining room in a private home, rather than an office. The pet memorial area has a wide selection of pet urns, headstones, memory books, sympathy cards and literature for those among us who mourn the loss of a four legged family member.
The lower level of the building consists of the casket, burial vault and urn selection area, our main office and our extensive library of files, dating back to 1890. If you are working on your genealogy and believe that the Mattle family may have served your family, please feel free to contact us about searching these files.
Malcolm M. Nulton
Malcom M. Nulton was a native of Rochester, NY, a graduate of West High School and Simmons School of Mortuary Science, in Syracuse, NY in 1952. Mal worked as an independent contractor for a vast number of Rochester funeral homes from 1952 to well after opening his own funeral home in 1962. Mal was a Past President of the New York State Funeral Directors Association and a member of the Penfield Fire Company. He was also a member of Penfield Presbyterian Church and Penfield Country Club.