About Us

hoytFor over 80 years, Hoyt Funeral Home has been committed to offering personalized, professional and dignified service to the families of New Canaan and its surrounding towns. While we are not able to lessen the burden of loss, we strive to make the services we offer personalized and meaningful. We respect your family’s decisions and your religious, ethnic, and economic requirements.

About the Owner
Owner, Thomas A. Cicalese, began his career as a funeral director at Hoyt at the age of 18. After working for the Hoyt family for seven years, he purchased the home with a partner who has since retired. After 40 years of continuous service, Tom and his staff are as dedicated as ever to delivering funeral and related services at the highest level. Hoyt’s gracious atmosphere and facilities provide a comforting, home-like setting for sharing memories and paying tribute to loved ones.

Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
In 2005, Tom's passion for helping families extended into Norwalk with the partnership of Nicholas F.Cognetta, Jr., owner of the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory of Stamford. Together, Tom and Nicholas remodeled the former Raymond Funeral Home and renamed it Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory in May 2008.

Commitment to Quality
In an effort to constantly improve all facets of service, the Hoyt staff regularly attends continuing education programs and seminars. These programs keep us informed of current changes in local, state and federal rules and regulations. We are available to answer questions regarding funerals or pre-arrangements, or to provide additional resources you may need.

Ongoing Support
A funeral is only the first step in the grieving and healing process. In the weeks and months that follow, Hoyt continues to serve by offering resources of comfort during the difficult grieving process. Our Bereavement Support Group is just one example of the kinds of additional resources we can provide. At all times, we are respectful of the family’s wishes.

Commitment to Community
Hoyt proudly supports numerous local organizations including Mid-Fairfield Hospice, Center for Hope, Young Women's League of New Canaan, New Canaan Public School Music Enrichment Program and The Garden Center to name a few. We have first-hand knowledge of the importance of these organizations in all of our lives. At Hoyt, we believe one of our most important roles is to find ways to make our community better for all of us who call it home.

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