Taxidermy Livens Up Cress Funeral Home
Cress Funeral Home in Madison uses unconventional methods to liven up mourning families. Nothing says “cheer up” like taxidermy. Right?
Sam Sanfillippo, funeral director, has amassed a quirky collection of stuffed critters in Victorian-style dioramas, transforming roadkill into endearing scenes ready to lighten the mood of even the saddest of funerals.
Families of taxidermy rodents enjoy a carnival, chipmunks dance in a “Topless Girlie Show” and albino squirrels play basketball. Cowboy chipmunks of the Old West ride plastic horses beside toy dinosaurs.
There is also a hammerhead shark, marlins, and other fish Sam has caught himself.
Photos courtesy of Extreme Craft.