Don Byles and Mackenzie Byles

Don Byles is a funeral director in New London, Connecticut, where he runs a funeral home that has been in his family for more than a century.

With retirement on the horizon, Don is getting ready to hand over the family business to his 25-year-old daughter, Mackenzie.

At StoryCorps, they discuss the responsibilities and rewards that come along with running a funeral home.

Originally aired August 30, 2013, on NPR’s Morning Edition.