About Us

History
In 1993, Charles M. Finegan opened New Mexico Mortuary Service. This was a commercial embalming establishment that specialized in trade work by catering to other funeral homes. After approximately six years of successfully assisting other funeral homes, Charles recognized a need in his community of Albuquerque for more economical funeral choices to be given to families. Riverside Cremations and Burials was opened, and began providing this service. In December of 1997, Charles opened Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, so named due to the vicinity to the Rio Grande. Soon he branched out even further and opened Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, a full-service funeral home that could better provide for area families. In June of 2005 the business in Belen was sold to an out of state funeral director. After funeral costs in Valencia County began rising at an alarming rate, Charles decided to once again serve the residents south of Albuquerque with affordable options by opening Riverside Funeral Home in Los Lunas. Charles decided to expand even further in Albuquerque to help families with pet services by opening Riverside Personalized Pet Cremation in 2014. In April of 2017 doors opened at Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe in order to fulfill the needs of families in Northern New Mexico. Riverside Funeral Home was open with the hope of being the least expensive funeral home in the state of New Mexico, which is where he came up with our company slogan of “Affordable Dignity.”


Values
Riverside Funeral Home sincerely appreciates the opportunity that families allow us in order to help them through such a difficult and challenging time in their lives. We strive to make the process of saying goodbye to your loved one as easy as possible with an informative and tranquil experience. Riverside Funeral Home is committed to the community by providing superior service at competitive prices. We demonstrate this ability through our knowledgeable compassionate staff that exercises great efficiency with sensitivity to ensure that the needs of all of our families have been meet and all of their expectation have been exceeded. Riverside Funeral Home takes pride in serving the community through our understanding of the great financial burden funeral services may have on families so we do our best to maintain affordable pricing with excellent service.