FIND A HOME FUNERAL-FRIENDLY FUNERAL DIRECTOR


A licensed funeral director who works with families and friends in caring for their own dead. This can entail a wide range of support: from pointing the family and friends to information, guiding the family through body care, to providing both goods and services specific to home funerals such as a set price for handling the paperwork for families, or providing transportion.



UNITED STATES


CALIFORNIA


Cari Leversee | Truckee
Thresholds
530-414-0253
cleversee@gmail.com
www.HomeFunerals.org



FLORIDA


Adriana Corral | Miami
305-992-2807
funeraltributecelebrant@gmail.com
www.funeraltributecelebrant.com



HAWAII

Bodhi Be | Maui
Doorway Into Light
808-573-8334
Bodhi@doorwayintolight.org
www.doorwayintolight.org



ILLINOIS


Joseph McPhee | Chicago
Joseph McPhee Funeral Directors
708-897-6109
josephrmcphee@gmail.com
www.josephmcpheefd.com
Joseph McPhee Funeral Directors strive to meet the needs of you and your family. We are sensitive to the value and comfort of an in-home event. Visitation services can take place either at home or funeral home or alternative facility. We are able to support the family in all service aspects including the removal of the remains, prepa​ration, equipment, staffing, clergy coordination, laying ​out ​the deceased, and procession from the home. Due to the varing logisitics involved, it is highly suggested that pre-planing is in place prior to need.


INDIANA


Nathan Butler, BS, LFD | Bloomington
Indiana Green Burials
812-961-1960
indianagreenburials@icloud.com
www.indianabreenburials.com
www.bloomingtoncremation.com
100 years ago Americans handled death at home, while decades of funeral service provider’s efforts to sanitize our experiences with death have trained us to upscale and outsource the process of grief and burial. To compete with the heavily marketed and entrenched funeral and cemetery establishment, Indiana Green Burial is able to make it very easy for clients to choose a service that is now out of the ordinary. Our “Green” or natural funeral service was created to promote choice regarding all aspects of after-death practices including care of the body, casket options, transport of the body and end of life rituals and ceremonies. Our “Green” services are conducted in a manner that focuses on allowing nature to biodegrade human remains.



MARYLAND


Rhea M. von Brandenburg | Frederick, Washington counties
240-329-6921 (telephone is on 24/7)
mirandar63@yahoo.com
Rhea is able to assist with filing of death certificates (paper or electronic), provide cremation containers or caskets, and can provide whatever hands on the family doesn't feel comfortable with (washing of the body, setting features, ect.). Additionally, she can provide and administer dry ice, help with obituaries and submitting them to newspapers, help coordinate with cemetery or crematory, or any other funerary duty to help a family have a meaning funeral service in the comfort of their home, or wherever it may be. Rhea is happy to answer any questions the family may have. She is a licensed embalmer, so in a rare occurrence where a family would want the body embalmed for a home funeral, she can provide that service.


MINNESOTA


Dan Hanson | Lakeville
Living Tree Plan

612-229-6695
invertedhammer@gmail.com
www.livingtreeplan.com
Dan provides unbiased education and compassion regarding your home funeral.  Your one trusted advocate to help navigate your journey from beginning to end. Helping you understand your options so you may cut expenses and maintain control. His focus is taking care of you, so you may focus on healing.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Mark Cournoyer | Jaffrey

Cournoyer Funeral Home
603-532-6484
mark@cournoyerfh.com
www.cournoyerfh.com
My great-grandfather started our funeral home and began helping families almost 100 years ago. Back then, it was customary to have everything in someone’s home – from embalming to viewing and receiving visitors. The only time the deceased left the home was to go to church for the funeral and then to the cemetery. So continuing to do this today is not something that is new or different to us, as we are able to clearly say we have always assisted families with home funerals. Aside from the embalming part, (for legal reasons here in NH) we continue to help families remain in control of how everything occurs and where everything occurs, and remain able to offer suggestions of additional ways to make a funeral more personal, often without spending more money.


NEW YORK


Amy Cunningham | Brooklyn
Greenwood Heights Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.

718-768-1212, 718-288-0099
amycunninghamfd@gmail.com
As a NY state licensed funeral director skilled in transfer from place of death and all document filing, and a NHFA member trained in all three levels of home vigil with Jerrigrace Lyons, I encourage all the families I serve to spend more time with the physical body of the deceased in the hours and days after death. Be it what funeral directors call a "delayed pick-up" lasting six to twelve hours and requiring no ice at all, or a more prolonged vigil with simple casket set up in the residence with ice to keep the body cool, I serve as a font of advice and comfort to those who see death as an opportunity to honor the deceased and celebrate the life--tenderly, naturally--in hopes that this will assist every family create a fitting tribute and start to let go.


NORTH CAROLINA

Edward Kosmos | Raleigh
City of Oaks Cremation

919-438-1649

home.funeral.help@cityofoakscremation.com
www.cityofoakscremation.com
We pride ourselves in being able to provide guidance to families throughout NC that do not want to use a traditional funeral home or funeral director. We guide families through the process and help them understand the NC laws in regards to funeral service. One example is how they can legally transport a decedent in NC. This allows families to make better and informed decisions. Our goal is to help families honor their loved ones wishes. We are simply here to serve.


OREGON

Deborah & Ron Threadgill | Portland
Threadgill Memorial Services
503-526-3952
deborah@threadgillmemorial.com
ron@threadgillmemorial.com
www.threadgillmemorial.com
At Threadgill Memorial, our home funeral mission is to empower the family, companions and friends of the deceased to experience the time immediately after death as a natural transition. We want you to be able to honor your loved one in an intimate and personally significant manner, being in control of the timing and environment. This allows to you experience the serenity of the death process and its aftermath in an unrushed, private and reflective way.


David Hopkins | Roseburg, Oregon
Umpqua Valley Funeral Directors
541-537-9300
david@umpquavalleyfuneraldirectors.com
www.umpquavalleyfuneraldirectors.com


TENNESSEE

John Christian Phifer | Nashville, TN
615-504-6371
jc@lifebylife.com 

www.lifebylife.com
www.larkspurconservation.org


WASHINGTON

Nora Menkin | Seattle, WA
Managing Funeral Director
The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial
206-529-3800
nora@funerals.coop
www.funerals.coop

Nora began her career in the funeral industry at Final Passage's workshop in 2006 and has been a licensed funeral director in Washington since 2009. She is happy to be a resource for families looking to make their own arrangements, or provide assistance in home funerals on any level families desire from verbal information, to hands-on assistance in the home.



WISCONSIN

Travis J. Good | La Crosse, WI
608-317-8806
mrtravisgood@gmail.com


Disclaimer: Please note that the list of funeral directors above is provided as a public service and that inclusion on the list does not constitute endorsement by the NHFA, nor is the NHFA party to any agreements between funeral directors and individuals or organizations. To be included on this list, please contact nhfa.paper@gmail.com.



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