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Testimonials

It is our greatest pleasure to hear from families we've served after the service is over. We receive many letters, cards and emails thanking us for our care and attention during their time of need and those words warm our hearts and affirm that we are truly here to serve.

If we have served your family and you would like to share your thoughts, please write your own testimonial.

"I just can't say enough good things about Clive Anderson and the incredible care and effort he made to help our family. What a beautiful setting he provided to honor my mother. From the collage poster, the memory book, and the picture that friends and family could sign to leave us notes about their wishes and memories of mom. He was available 24/7 and helped pave the way with our dealings with the cemetery as well as the florist. He was reassuring, thoughtful and held our hand every step of the way. It was also a relief that we had some options with him for financial arrangements, certainly a big load off of our shoulders at this time. I have never experienced this in any other venue I've been to for friends."

Suzan M. of Manhattan, New York

"My mom recently passed away, and I assume I would be inundated with several tasks. Pelham Funeral Home's staff coordinated all tasks seamlessly, and I virtually didn't have to lift a finger except to provided the necessary items the funeral home requested. My mom's viewing and funeral service was outstanding. Pictures of my mom were elegantly placed in the viewing room. The folks attending the viewing were impressed with the pamphlets they were given. Also heading to the cemetery and the plot burial was well organized. Thank you, Pelham Funeral Home for patiently taking the time to provide outstanding service. It is greatly appreciated by my family and me."

Shaun D. of Mount Vernon, New York

"As long time Pelham residents, our family had our father's wake at the Pelham Funeral Home with Clive Anderson, funeral director, handling all arrangements for his wake and funeral. We cannot say enough good things about Clive and the professional manner in which he handled every aspect of our Dad's final arrangements. Clive sat down for hours with our family to gather the details of our wishes and delivered every last one... and then some. For example, we had a last minute cancellation of a singer we invited to sing at our Dad's funeral. Clive reassured us and found an exceptional singer and accompanist at the 11th hour. When the funeral procession drove by my father's home following the funeral mass at St. Catherine's Church, Clive stopped the procession, got out of the car and placed a rose in front of our father's house. Unexpected details such as these helped to make our saddest day more bearable. Clive is an exceptional businessman and we are grateful for his compassion when we needed it most."

Roberta Borsella Farnum, on behalf of the Borsella Family

"Thanks to Mr. Anderson and the Pelham Funeral Home Team, Mom's funeral planning from the very first day - to her Service yesterday, turned out not to be the stressful event we dreaded. Clive's expertise in combining the business and familial aspects culminated in such a memorable occasion, that family and friends are still commenting on how impressed they were. I highly recommend their services."

A. Wilson of St. Albans, New York

"My family have lived in lower Westchester for almost fifty years, and so when my Mom died suddenly this December, I had to make arrangements from my home in Minnesota, so you can imagine the powerful mixture of denial, grief, and confusion as I searched for a funeral home on the Web with the goal of taking possession of Mom's body as fast as possible from the hospital. I searched in Bronxville, Scarsdale, and Pelham, with the first two based on recommendations and Pelham based on my Mom's longstanding relationships in the town. I called Pelham Funeral Home and quickly got a call back from Clive Anderson, the owner, who took over the Pelham Funeral Home in February 2014. He was calm, patient and spoke in language that was attentive to my emotions. On a Saturday afternoon, he promised that he would "bring Mom home" and let me know the moment she arrived at Pelham Funeral Home. He personally called me back exactly as promised, where I had expected an associate to handle this. It was comforting to know that the owner of the business was actively and personally involved in preparing my Mom's funeral. Clive took my siblings and I through a call lasting almost two hours in which he laid out in great detail every choice and step in the process of creating a celebration of Mom's life and memories for the family and all of her friends. On very short notice, we had family coming in from Canada, France, Texas, Western New York State, NYC and Westchester. Things were hectic and chaotic. Clive's recommendation of two viewing sessions with a break in between for the family was brilliant; it allowed friends to plan around their schedules and gave the family a chance to have a nice dinner together to recharge and to remember why they were there. The atmosphere of PFH is like a comfortable home, and there was room to move around and for conversation circles to form in different configurations, e.g. chairs, couches, around video screens which really showed off well the photos the family curated from our collection and wove into a nice arc of Mom's life. Clive personally guided us through this process, and I have never experienced anything like this in all of the funerals I have attended over the years for my friends. His staff are all well trained and attentive to the model that PFH advertises. They deliver what they advertise. Mom's funeral Mass was held at St. Catherine Church in Pelham, and here again Clive is so well known in the Pelham community that helped us make good decisions about the celebrant, music and prayers. His personal involvement continued start to finish. I like to ask questions and to understand the basis for costs, services and options. Feel free to ask Clive anything you want.. He will explain everything patiently until you feel comfortable. When emotions are raw and energy depleted, this compassionate service is extremely valuable. Everyone of our family felt that we gave Mom a sendoff and remembrance that was fully worthy of the life she led. That is the best a family can expect, and we appreciate the commitment Clive and his team showed to support the family in a difficult time."

Eapen C. of Eden Prairie, Minnesota