About McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes

Mike Coyne

Mike CoyneMike Coyne, a lifelong northeast Ohio resident, is a graduate of St. Joseph High School and John Carroll University. His career aspiration was to serve the community as a funeral director. That goal began taking shape in 1969 when he was hired as an apprentice at McMahon-Murphy Funeral Home and then at Mulqueeny Brothers Funeral Home in Painesville.

Mike came to work at McMahon Funeral Home in Willoughby when it was owned and operated by Lawrence McMahon. Mike purchased the business in 1976 and added his name to the business.

To better serve families’ needs and grow his company, Mike Coyne teamed up with Conti-Vitantonio Funeral Home on Center Street in Mentor on August 1, 2001, and merged with third-generation funeral director Anthony Vitantonio, who also runs his family’s funeral business in Cleveland’s Little Italy.

Today, McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home is a family-operated business and a source of great pride to Mike who is known for his compassionate, gentle care to families. “It’s a privilege to be called upon to help during very challenging moments in other people’s lives,” he says.


  • Knights of Columbus
  • President and current member of the Irish American Club, East Side
  • West Side Irish American Club
  • Heritage Club
  • Heart of Willoughby
  • And other civic and business-related organizations

Anthony Vitantonio “Tony”

Anthony VitantonioAnthony brings three generations of compassionate, caring experience to his practice as a funeral director. His grandfather, Anthony Vitantonio founded A. Vitantonio Funeral Home in Cleveland's Little Italy in 1924. His son, Nicholas, became a licensed funeral director in 1952. Following in his father and grandfather' footsteps, Anthony joined the business in 1992, and became a licensed funeral director in 1997, and in 2001, he teamed up with Mike Coyne to form McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes.

Anthony is happily married with three children and is active in his home parish, Holy Rosary.


  • Member and Trustee of the Americans of Italian Heritage
  • Feast of the Assumption planning committee
  • Other civic and business-related organizations

Both Mike and Anthony are available to help families at a moment’s notice. They pride themselves on providing personal service at affordable rates.