Demaine Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia, provides funeral and cremation services with a focus on personal touch. Our caring team considers it our calling to serve families, and we treat each person as a member of our own.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Coffee lounge
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Arrangements by phone and email
Complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Overnight visitations
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Black car service
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Kosher catering
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National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
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Local funeral home
As a locally operated funeral home in Alexandria, we understand the needs of our families. We are your friends and neighbors, sharing the same values and beliefs that life should be well celebrated.
Demaine Funeral Home plans traditional and modern services, as well as imaginative celebrations of life. Families will enjoy small and large gathering spaces to spend time with loved ones as well as a spacious chapel. Our funeral directors and support personnel strive to ensure families have everything they need to receive comfort during this difficult time.
Special funeral, memorial requests
We know everyone is different and has a story to tell. We help tell that story through thoughtful funeral and memorial services that celebrate life. Whether it's a lifelong passion, a favorite hobby or a distinguished military career, our team at Demaine Funeral Home will design a unique service around those details. This approach to funeral planning enables friends and family to fondly remember their loved one and what made them so special.
Expert planning assistance
Demaine Funeral Home has served thousands of families for over 220 years. While our community has changed, our dedication to quality service has remained the same. We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering compassionate care and personalized service you can trust.
Please call or come by our funeral home in Alexandria to learn more about our funeral and cremation options. Whether planning ahead or at the time of need, we'll greet you with kindness and respect. It's important to remember you are not alone.
Demaine Funeral Home dates back to 1789, when families turned to their local cabinetmaker for caskets. Early one morning this custom brought an exhausted and cold messenger to the shop’s front door with the news that General George Washington, at the age of 67, had died. The messenger had ridden 14 miles with General Washington's measurements, so the lead-lined mahogany casket could be made to fit.
Our historical legacy
In 1841, Demaine was located at the corner of Fairfax and Prince streets in the bustling Scottish seaport town of Alexandria. Our funeral home is one of the oldest businesses in Virginia. Early ledgers include the services for other prominent statesman and Virginia families as well.
Demaine Funeral Home moved to 817 King Street at an undetermined date. In 1952, we relocated to our present location on South Washington Street in Alexandria.
Innovative funeral care
The move from a storefront location to a 4-story white-column funeral home with on-site parking, flower shop and a chapel and parlors—capable of accommodating over 400 guests—was a significant step in our lustrous history.
Innovations were introduced in the form of a smoking lounge and family room, where family privacy could be provided during the service. In 1968, Demaine Funeral Home expanded to the outlying community of Springfield.
Today, we remain committed to providing families innovative funeral and memorial services paired with local, compassionate care.
"We could not have asked for a smoother or easier experience"
Verified Burial Customer
"They took such good, compassionate care of me, did not make me sit through hours of options, and once I told them what I was looking for, and that if I needed to add anything later on, they were perfe)..."See More
Verified Cremation Customer
"Very flexible and accomadating staff which meant a lot for my family."
"I WAS SO PLEASED WITH STAFF AND RESULTS/SMOOTHNESS AND FAMILY AS DISCUSSED I AM PREPARING MY SERVICE TO BE SAME"
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"ALL REQUESTS WERE TAKEN CARE OF HOWEVER FOR A SIMPLE GRAVESITE SERVED W/ NO VIEWING OR CHAPLE SERVICE I FELT THE COST WAS EXTREMELY HIGH. I WAS EXPECTING MAYBE 2/3 OF WHAT I PAID"
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer