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Alleva Funeral Home has served the Paoli, Pennsylvania, and surrounding Philadelphia Main Line community since 1953. Our team of funeral professionals takes great care in helping families create memorable memorials for their loved ones. Devoted to delivering the highest level of satisfaction possible, we are committed to every detail.

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Standard venue at Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.Our funeral home on East Lancaster Avenue in Chester County is a warm and welcoming place to plan a service. It includes an on-site chapel and space for catered receptions. It has the latest technology, so your music selections are crisp and your tribute video can be seen by all your guests. Need us to create a tribute video? We take care of it all.

Not only does the team at Alleva Funeral Home understand that losing a loved one is a difficult experience, we also know that every life is unique and every family is different. That's why we take time to ask questions. How did your loved one live their life? What did they love the most? What made them smile?

Let’s plan a memorial as special as the life lived. We can find inspiration almost anywhere. Just start with a story. We'll take it from there.

Traditional and contemporary services

At Alleva Funeral Home, we are committed to helping families create meaningful tributes that celebrate everything that made your loved one extraordinary. From a simple cremation with a scattering at a personally meaningful place to a full traditional funeral service with a cemetery burial and a coffee-and-cake reception, we handle every aspect of the service.

Create that perfect backyard barbecue complete with a live band, favorite foods and personalized mementos or a travel-themed cocktail hour with centerpieces from around the world. A funeral or memorial service can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. Simply provide the inspiration and we’ll take care of the details, no matter how big or small.

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Cremation in Paoli

Signature Dedication at Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.There are many options for cremation in the Philadelphia Main Line area—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

Whether you wish for cemetery placement, scattering or even something more momentous, we are here to help. From the depths of the sea at Neptune Memorial Reef to outer space on a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, the options are truly endless.

Learn more about our cremation services.

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At Alleva Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Read about how we honor veterans and watch a video about our services.

Grief support services

Our care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. Alleva Funeral Home offers online grief resources accessible from anywhere. Families who choose us for their loved one's service have access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline®.

For up to 13 months after planning a Dignity Memorial® service, a family gets unlimited complimentary phone access to professionals trained in grief counseling any time day or night, for any reason. Any guest who attends a visitation, funeral service or burial gets the same access for up to three months.

Planning in advance

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, Alleva Funeral Home specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

Meet our team

Exterior at Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.We invite you to visit us to meet our welcoming team and tour our funeral home. Please contact us if you have an immediate need or would like more information about our services. We are here for you 24/7.

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Alleva Funeral Home was established in 1953 by Vincent C. Alleva and his wife, Lena. By 1980, Vincent’s sons, Charles and Stephen, had joined their parents at work. They eventually renamed the business Vincent C. Alleva Funeral Home, after their dad died. Stephen has continued to manage the funeral home since Charles left the business in 1995.

Today, Alleva Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial family. This allows you to receive the compassionate care you expect from a longstanding locally operated establishment and the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and cemetery services.

In 2019, we received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Paoli Business & Professional Association for years of excellent service to the community.

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