Independent Suffolk Funeral Directors Directory
Independent Funeral Directors Suffolk Directory of Family Undertakers.
Undertakers in Suffolk are mostly part of big conglomerates. Many folk would prefer dealing with a family run funeral director not than a chain disguised (with a family name over the door) as one. We believe all of the funeral directors below are real family firms who have not yet succumbed to the corporate cheque book. Family firms are far less common than you would think in Suffolk, so please do consider the firms below. Do let us know of any other family owned and run funeral directors in Suffolk. (Back to what to do after a death.)
(Register a death in Suffolk. Probate help in Suffolk. Don’t forget our free guides. Some of these firms may have negotiated special terms with us for their clients – ask them. You would probably get charged more for the office junior in some firms than our barrister charges!)
Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Services 01449 771666
The Nutshell Milton Road South Stowmarket Suffolk IP14 1EZ www.andrewbingham.co.uk
Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service is Stowmarket’s only independent family run funeral service (not one of the large national groups still trading under a local name.) You can contact them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can be assured of personal attention at all times. They are Professionally qualified, experienced and members of National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) and British Institute of Embalmers (BIE) and have our own peaceful Private Chapel of Rest.
Conveniently located next to Stowmarket registration office offering free Parking.
You choose the funeral that best reflects your loved one, from a simple funeral, Green woodland funeral to the most elaborate funeral.
Critoph & Crowe Ltd Family Funeral Directors 01502 564285
49 – 55 Lorne Park RoadLowestoftSuffolk NR33 0RB www.critophandcrowe.co.uk
E B Button & Sons Ltd Family Funeral Directors 01394 382160
24 StJohn’s Street Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1EB
Michael Denney & Sons (inc G W A Rowell & Co) 01842 862777
Lakenheath & District Funeral Service 27 High Street Lakenheath Brandon Suffolk IP27 9JS. The family business of Michael Denney & Sons was established in 1901 by William Rowell trading as W. A. Rowell & Co. Following his retirement the business was taken over by his son George who traded as G. W. A. Rowell & Co. In those days most undertakers were also builders, as were the Rowell family up until the early 1970’s when the building company was wound down and the family concentrated more on the funeral side of the business. When George Rowell retired in the mid 1970’s the business was taken on by Michael Denney, George’s nephew who had worked in the family business since finishing his National Service in the early 1950’s. In late 2000 Michael’s son John Denney and his partner Denise took over the business. John had taken an active part in the funeral profession from the age of 14 and worked part time until 1983 when he became fully involved in the business and has taken the company forward with the introduction of newer vehicles and the opening of the new office and chapel of rest in Lakenheath in 2003. www.denneyfunerals.co.uk
R Gwinnell & Sons Family run Funeral Directors 01473 824440.
77 High Street Hadleigh Suffolk IP7 5DY
R. Gwinnell & Sons was established in 1986 by Roy Gwinnell together with his wife Christine.Roy’s first appointment as a funeral director was in the mid 1960’s. He then entered the timber trade but in 1985 after the death of his grandfather, he realized that funeral directing was his true vocation. R Gwinnell and Sons was established with the opening of the first office in Manningtree on the 19th December 1986. It was apparent that the company’s services were appreciated and further offices were opened in Colchester and Clacton. A little later a office was opened in Dovercourt which was followed by another across the Suffolk border in Hadeigh.
In 2002 Roy and Chris were joined by their son Matthew who had up until then enjoyed a banking career in the city of London. Like his father Matthew felt he had the necessary empathy and compassion to make undertaking his life long career.
After over 20 years the original principles of quality service, professionalism, compassion and care, along with high standards and business ethics are still paramount. Roy and Matthew are there to look after you at this emotional time. www.gwinnell.co.uk
Southgate of Newmarket Ltd 01638 662480 25 Duchess Drive Newmarket SuffolkCB8 8AG
If you require a funeral directors in Newmarket or the surrounding areas, you need look no further than Southgate of Newmarket Funeral Directors Ltd. We have been offering our vast array of services within Newmarket and the local surrounding areas for 90 years, acting with dignity in assisting our clients during their time of need.
We are family owned funeral directors that are committed to providing a personal service to all of our customers, assisting them in making arrangements for the final resting place of the deceased. We offer a wide variety of funeral services that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. www.southgateofnewmarket.com