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Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
Tel: 978-687-1333

Arthur J. Scott Funeral Home
298 South Broadway
Lawrence, MA 01843
Tel: (978) 682-9934

Emmert & Dewhirst Funeral Home
c/o 80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
Tel: (978) 682-2948

Charles Dewhirst Andover Funeral Home
33 Pearson Street
Andover, MA 01810
Tel: 978-475-2072

Wheelchair accessible


Our primary mission is to care for our client families before, during, and after a loss has occurred. Being so involved with you in three distinct areas is what sets Dewhirst Family Funeral Homes apart from all the rest. As complete Funeral Care Advisors, we specialize in creating unique tributes, ceremonies and celebrations of life. We also offer advanced planning and post funeral care services, as well as seminars on the entire funeral planning process for your group or organization. A rich tradition of compassionate care at Dewhirst Family Funeral Homes means that we will always engage in our most important job: taking care of you and your family. 


 What's New

(Right) All Summer 2014 we will be mailing out Advanced Planning Surveys to our community!
So far we have received a wonderful response and are working hard to get all of the requested information out!

We believe that by providing resources to our community we can help to lessen the fear, anxiety and financial burdens that can arise during a time of loss.
All who respond will be sent a complimentary planning guide, so check your mail box!
To all those who have responded - we would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. Your participation helps us to better serve our community!


(Above) IN THE WORKS: The Dewhirst Funeral Home is pleased to introduce a "green" burial option! There are varying degrees of what is meant by "green burial". In its strictest sense, a "green" burial is one that ensures that the burial site remains as natural as possible in all respects. The Green Burial Council, an independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, core values include: reducing carbon emissions, protecting worker health, conserving natural resources and preserving habitat.
If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about Green Burial practices or merchandise (biodegradable urns, caskets and other green funeral products), please contact our office staff or click the photograph to visit the GBC website.

In the Community

The Dewhirst Funeral Home is proud to introduce our Community Connections Newsletter! As many of you know, Dewhirst Family Funeral Homes have been serving the Merrimack Valley for over 60 years. During this time our community has grown significantly and it is not as easy to stay connected with those whose opinions, information, and counsel we rely on. Community Connections is our quarterly newsletter that we trust will keep us connected and will provide us with opportunities to share information and valuable resources...Read more
Missed an edition? Click on our Newsletter Archive button (below) to catch up!


To get the most current information and updates available on all of our initiatives, upcoming seminars and workshops, as well as a live obituary stream, feel free to “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter & Google+. For updated local events, please check out our Community Calendar!

As always, please know that we are here for you at any time and for any questions or concerns, before, during or after a loss. 


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Doris Nassif
Aug 29, '14
Doris Nassif
Elizabeth Manosh
Aug 27, '14
Elizabeth Manosh
Lilly DiStefano-Barna
Aug 23, '14
Lilly DiStefano-Barna
Frank Gomes
Aug 18, '14
Yvon Marquis
Aug 07, '14
Yvon Marquis
Shirley Cooke
Aug 06, '14
Shirley Cooke
Herbert Hynes
Aug 03, '14
Herbert Hynes
Richard Kalpokis
Aug 01, '14
Richard Kalpokis

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Our first book, "The Death Care Journey."

"The Death Care Journey" will empower readers to be among those educated consumers prepared to negotiate with death care professionals.
Contact us to purchase this book.

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