For generations, we have maintained a tradition of excellence. Read reviews from families regarding their satisfaction with Downing & Lahey Mortuaries & Crematory, from funeral preplanning and arrangements to our cremation services.


“There is no other funeral home in town that my family would have even considered. The kindness and reputation is above all.”
– Sally



“They were patient, understanding, and consistent in their communications with our family. We were a mess and they made everything easy. They were gentle and kind and thorough with people that never planned a funeral before.”
– JoAnn



“Everyone we worked with was so helpful and kind. You all did such a wonderful job with our father – he looked happy and peaceful. And you made sure our wishes were fulfilled. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much.”
– Amy



“Everything was done to ensure the dignity and respect not only of my husband’s remains but our family as a whole.”
– Anonymous



“Both of my parents’ funerals were handled by Downing & Lahey (30 years apart) and the quality and care we received was perfect!”
– Amy



“Everything about the experience was more than I ever could have expected. The staff – especially the funeral director – totally assumed the burden and lifted it from my shoulders.”
– Dallas



“Great value for peace of mind and guidance through the process.”
– Anonymous



“Love all of you. What would we have done without the care and compassion of the Downing & Lahey family at this most difficult time?”
– Vicki



“All aspects of Downing & Lahey were well beyond expectations!”
– Rebecca



“Your people made a tough time in our lives easier. They are very personable, they treated us like it was one of their family… hats off to your entire staff. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
– David



“The peace of mind knowing my mother was in good hands and secure. The caring and professional manner displayed by everyone was very exceptional. Knowing my mother had been taken to the funeral home from her residence was very much appreciated at such a stressful time for me.”
– Anonymous


“The entire staff was respectful, accommodating, and kind. They made many helpful suggestions, gave advice, and brought up many things that needed to be addressed of which we were unaware.”
– Brett



“I would never consider any other mortuary.”
– Sharon



“You seldom get the opportunity to ‘shop around’ unless you preplan. That didn’t work out so well for my parents who preplanned with another facility. This facility (Downing & Lahey Mortuary) I chose for my wife because of their community reputation and my personal experiences.”
– Anonymous



“The personal care and attention we received was exceptional. We always felt as if we were the priority and we were never rushed or made to feel less than the most important customer they had. From Mike Bina at our first encounter to Jan Jacob and Jenny Moore-Jansen as well as those who assisted – everyone was professional and personal in their attention.”

– Wayne & Kimberly


“From the time Downing & Lahey came to the home to transport my father’s body to the mortuary through the follow-up calls after the services, deep respect and care for our entire family was demonstrated by all the employees. We appreciate their courtesy and how they knew when we needed space to make our own decisions in regards to urn, obituary, pictures, and funeral services. The funeral director provided various options for all aspects of the funeral process. Thanks to all at Downing & Lahey we were able to get through this difficult time. We appreciate all of the employees, even the ones working behind the scenes. Our special requests were addressed and granted in the most gracious manner. We felt special and were well taken care of at all steps of the process.”

~ Anonymous