Pelham Funeral Home

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Proudly Serving the Entire Westchester County

Pelham Funeral Home in New York provides families with exceptional service, unique tributes, and customized funeral experiences. We are devoted to share your loved one’s story for the final time. Understanding that this is a most difficult time for relatives and friends, The Pelham Life Celebration® staff will guide you along to create a memorable and personal service, without creating undue burden.

Testimonial 5

"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.  

Every one 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 supporting the family in a difficult time."

- Eapen C. of Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Testimonial 6

"I am not normally motivated to write reviews,  good or bad, about products or establishments. I am making an exception due to the wonderful experience that my family had with Pelham Funeral Home for my father-in-law. He died suddenly and we were forced to look around for a funeral home while we were still in shock from the prior evening. Pelham Funeral Home was the sixth place we looked at, and honestly we were ready to pick another establishment. However, we were so impressed with the celebration of life philosophy that PFH espouses that we didn't need to think twice once we saw it and spoke to Clive, the owner. The entire experience, start to finish, was as wonderful as you could expect from such a somber event. So many people that attended the funeral commented to us how they inexplicably had such a wonderful experience. Even the chaplain that was recommended to speak at the service, Reverend Lothrop, was wonderful, as advertised. Let me provide a few details to give you an idea:

  • You are provided access to the entire facility, not just a single room with the coffin. The home is in a nice neighborhood in Pelham with a nice feel.
  • One of the two main rooms is dedicated to the 'life celebration'. A video montage with music (that we had suggested my father in law liked) was playing in one corner. Several large photo montages were included. We were also encouraged to bring our own photo frames, and even other memorabilia that was important. For example, we brought wrestling figures since my father in law liked WWE, which ended up being great for the kids who came.
  • It was nice to be able to alternate between the room with the coffin and the 'life celebration' room - you had the opportunity to pay your respects, then spend some time understanding what the person was like.
  • Clive was awesome through the whole experience - he helped make the funeral planning as much of a positive experience as it could be,  because we focused on the good things that we wanted to remember.

All in all - I could not provide a stronger recommendation."

- Brian B of East Bronx, New York

Testimonial 7

"During an emotionally stressful time such as this, it is such a comfort to use a funeral home that takes care of the family's needs so compassionately and efficiently. Clive Anderson and his staff did an exemplary job of making sure the funeral service and visitation were meaningful experiences. He explained everything thoroughly and I never felt pressured to buy anything I didn't want or need. What a relief to be able to hand over all the funeral details to Pelham Funeral Home and be able to focus on my family. I couldn't recommend them more highly."

- Evelyn R. of Pelham Village, New York