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Planning a funeral ceremony can be a daunting challenge. It certainly helps to consider funeral planning before a death occurs. When a family member dies, not only do you need to plan for the funeral, but you also have to deal with the grieving process as well. At Dewhirst Family Funeral Care we provide unique insight into the funeral process for you and your family in several specific ways:

We have all been where you are now. Every member of the Dewhirst Family Funeral Care team has lost a family member at one time or another. Having had the experience of being a client has given us unique insight in how to most effectively work with our client families, keeping in mind how we felt when we were the ones that needed special attention and care.

We Listen! We don’t assume that we automatically know what is good for you or your family. Every person is unique and every family has special needs. No two deaths are ever the same .We listen to your specific wants and needs before any suggestions are made as to what would be appropriate and ensure that the ceremony and funeral arrangements we organize and conduct reflects the individuality of that particular person.

We understand the “Big Picture”. Planning a funeral ceremony is much more than picking out a casket and deciding how many hours of a wake would be appropriate. There are decisions to be made regarding clergy or church, cemetery or crematory, after service meal or luncheon, monuments and memorials, flowers, and newspapers; the list can be endless. We make sure that ALL your needs are addressed and not just the ones that directly affect our bottom line. We not only explain and help you to understand all your options, but we build them into your budget and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. You have too much on your mind to have to worry whether all the details are being taken care of. That’s what we do.

We work with all advisors on your behalf. In conjunction with the “big picture” view of funeral services to you and your family, we also specialize in working with all the other professionals that will need to be involved in the funeral arrangements planning process. We act as coordinator to make sure that all associated participants are in place and ready to take care or their piece of the service process. You need not worry whether the clergy will be on time, that the cemetery has been notified, or that the flowers will be at the calling hours. We take care of all that and more on your behalf.

We are continually learning. Even though we have more than 80 years of combined knowledge and service to our client families, we are still learning. Every service that we help create teaches us something that can be used when we work with our next client family. We are continually looking to create new, better, and different services unique to your specific needs. That’s what Dewhirst Family Funeral Care strives to accomplish. Contact us to learn more about our funeral services and arrangements.

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Goundrey Dewhirst Funeral Home and Cremation Service
42 Main Street
| Salem, NH 03079
Tel: 1-603-898-2181

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You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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