About

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.

Local funeral home

Sitting area at Demaine Funeral HomeAs 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

Reception room at Demaine Funeral HomeWe 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. 

History

Lobby at Demaine Funeral HomeDemaine 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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Demaine handled the recovery and cremation of both my parents. In both cases, they responded immediately to my calls which were well after normal office hours. All of their staff has been extremely supportive and I appreciated their professionalism. Highly recommend them."

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June 2022

"Comforting staff. Lovely facility. Full range of services to properly send off a loved one."

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May 2022

"Highly professional services with no pressure or upselling."

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April 2022

"Through a very difficult time, the team at Dignity Memorial provided an exceptional level of care, attention to detail and professionalism throughout the entire process. They made the necessary arrangements to ensure that our loved one's wishes would be met. Our first experience with the team exceeded our expectations. Fantastic team, beautiful fa

cility and excellent service. Very special thanks to George and Claudia for all their help and support. Exceptional all around!"

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