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We felt important the minute we arrived. Al was wonderful and was a great help. Thank you for making a hard time a bit easier for us.

Robert reed
March 22, 2024

Jack and I want you to know how much we appreciated your attention and kindness. We knew as soon as we saw you we made the right decision
Donna & Jack

Donna & Jack
November 9, 2023

Everyone we encountered were very professional and very compassionate.

Deborah DeGabriele
November 15, 2021

Albert Abdallah was extremely caring, knowledgeable, and accommodating to the needs of our family. Arrangements were made 9 months prior to mom's passing. It was less stressful having the majority of the paperwork and decisions pre-arranged. The Mother's Day letter included with this survey was very thoughtful. Having the cremation services in Salem, NH rather than Concord, NH as first outlined was comforting to our family. Customer service and fee structure were family friendly.

Pam Gordon
May 12, 2021

Al & Staff were the best! Al helped me and my family tremendously! We had a small service at the funeral home. Al did a graveside service for us at the cemetery and it was perfect! We met with Al after the passing of my husband. Al helped our family in every way possible. Al was in touch with me and my family after the service checking to see if we needed anything additional. Al went above and beyond. Everything was absolutely perfect!

Dorothy Reynolds & Bonnie Fitzgerald
May 10, 2021

Rob was very amazing and very caring. He was very professional and made it very easy.

Jane Baker
May 10, 2021

At such a difficult and unhappy time, the staff took care of us with such kindness and compassion that it was possible to come to terms with it all.

Sharon LaFrance
September 26, 2017

We intended to interview other funeral homes prior to making a selection. Rick met with us immediately, even though we had other appointments at other facilities which seemed to be treating our family's death as a business. Because Rick prioritized the first meeting and showed compassion, concern, and understanding, both my wife and I left that first meeting knowing we did not even have to interview any other facility. We both knew we wanted Rick and his staff to help us with this funeral.

Phyllis and Ken Mertz
September 5, 2017

The kindness, patience, and compassion of Rick and his staff was so imoprtant and helpful to our family..

The Worthy Family
June 26, 2017

Customer service (times 3) was excellent. Al personally traveled back and forth to my home to take care of arrangements. He's a wonderful, compassionate human being. The care and concern shown was outstanding..

Monika Spillane
May 9, 2017

At all times, during each step of the wake and funeral process, the staff at Dewhirst did an exemplary job in easing our worries during such a difficult time, and we thank you very deeply..

Carol Knowlton
April 10, 2017

Within a span of about a year-and-a-half, I lost both my parents. Al took care of all the viewing and funeral preparations for both within those time frames. He, and his assistant, Peter (another holy and Godly gentleman), set up the viewing room (and my beloved parents) with gentle love and care, fulfilling all of my even tiniest of requests. I had brought several posters, an embroidered quilt (that they hung on the wall within the room to display), clothing, and other cherished articles, indicative of my Mom and Dad’s individual personalities that I wanted tastefully placed within their respective caskets. Between the arrangement of flowers and the symbolic items scattered around the room, it all looked so beautiful! Their careful attention to detail showcased the touching tributes to each of them that I, and our family, wanted to convey. Al could not have been more professional or caring to the needs and desires to give my parents the services they both deserved. He took extremely difficult times in my life and jumped into action to coordinate and organize all the minutiae, thus, relieving myself of undue anxiety and stress. It is a comforting fact to have someone like Al oversee the specific needs, wants, and all the particulars involved during the most devastating time in your life as when you experience the loss of a loved one…and he has over 40 years of experience to get it done correctly! Take it from me, Al, simply put, is the best in the business, and a grieving daughter’s guardian angel, when you need one the most.

Denise Rush
November 1, 2016

It was rainy and cold the day we buried my mother. My daughter and her family were here from CT. She was stuck in Boston traffic, and took a shortcut off of the highway to save time. Unfortunately, traffic was worse on the side roads. She called us at the cemetery crying, thinking she would be late, or even miss her grandmother's interment altogether. However, your staff said that we could wait until she got there, despite the cold and rain. They were all wonderfully patient, caring, and accommodating. I was very happy that our entire family could be together to bid our final farewell to my mother.

June 7, 2016

I was comforted in the way all the staff helped us understand that this is a part of life, and not to lessen the loss, but they were so understanding of our celebration of my mother's life. It was enjoyable being able to work with them all. Her service was beautiful, and we were able to visit in a non-formal way, which was our preference.

~ Nancy
February 22, 2016

The staff was outstanding. Very helpful, caring people. It was a shock and very difficult time. Al was most helpful and caring of our needs and wants. We thank him. You have been very attentive during services and after services.

August 17, 2015
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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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