Carol has more than 25 years, experience as a licensed funeral director. Upon moving to Huntley in 2007 she has been actively involved in the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce, the Sun City Lions Club, and a member of the Huntley Park District Foundation Board. She is also an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church and currently serves on the St. Mary Finance Board. She is a graduate of the Class of 2016 Leadership Greater McHenry County (LGMC) and currently serves on the Board of Trustees.
Carol grew up in Chicago and went on to attend St. Ambrose University where she earned a Bachelor Degree in psychology and Communications, and later attended Worsham Mortuary College in Wheeling, IL. While working as a funeral director in Iowa, Carol also taught at Des Moines Community College in the Mortuary Science Program. Carol currently lives in Huntley and continues to be invested and active in community happenings.
DeFiore Funeral & Cremation Service is dedicated to providing caring, professional services to Huntley and the surrounding community. As a full-service funeral home, they provide many types of funeral and memorial services, accommodating all faiths, ethnic traditions, and family wishes. They offer cremation services at their on-site crematory, as well as monuments, markers, and pre-planning services. “One element that makes us different is our aftercare programs which include speaking to grief groups and conducting quarterly grief seminars for those who have lost a loved one,” explains Carol DeFiore. “We are most proud of two yearly programs that seem to provide comfort to those who are grieving. The Mending Hearts program is a Valentine’s Day luncheon for those who have lost a spouse. We also hold a Holiday Memorial Service in December, remembering all those who died in the past year and every person receives an ornament in memory of their loved one.” In May, 2010, Carol DeFiore and Bill Jorgensen opened the new funeral home facility at 10763 Dundee Road with a reception area, two spacious chapels, children’s room, and kitchenette. The warm, inviting atmosphere helps people feel comfortable at a difficult time, and the one-level, easily accessible building has ample off-road parking. For both DeFiore and Jorgensen it’s been a life-long dream to own and operate their own business. In June 2018, Bill Jorgensen returned to his hometown in Iowa to open his own funeral home. Carol DeFiore is continuing as the owner of this location with a new team but the same dedication, commitment to professionalism and caring for their families remain.
Owner Carol Lynn DeFiore, is a licensed funeral director and is involved with every aspect of the business. “We truly appreciate that people call upon us in a time of need,” says DeFiore. “We are devoted to caring for our families as if they were our own. Our involvement in the community is a big part of who we are, we believe in giving back and that having relationships with the families we serve is important.” Let us help you in your time of need.