With more than 160 years of caring service, Barthel Funeral Home has earned its reputation as a trusted provider of funeral, memorial, burial, cremation and cemetery services to the Cambridge community. Some even consider us a Preston gem. We consider every Cambridge resident a friend.
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
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
- Multicultural funerals
When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
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Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Our cozy funeral home
Barthel Funeral Home opened its current location at the corner of Queenston Road and Argyle Street in 1938. Naturally, we've undergone renovations and expansions throughout the years, and our warm, welcoming space—including cozy visitation rooms and contemporary lounge—reflects modern times.
Unique memorial services
The spectrum of services we offer has evolved as well. As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of providers, we are committed to exceeding expectations by creating memorials as unique as the people we help celebrate. Regardless of the type of service you seek, our goal is to leave an indelible mark of a life well lived.
Perhaps you want a traditional funeral service at a church, graveside or elsewhere, followed by a catered reception. Or maybe it's a no-holds-barred celebration of life, complete with live music, catering and a roof-raising send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one. Either way—or anywhere in between—we go the extra mile to make the occasion special. From bagpipes to cupcakes, puppies to putters, bird-shaped urns to blue marble monuments, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.
Here for you
Community leader John Grieve, a blacksmith and undertaker who manufactured coffins, established John Grieve Funeral Home in 1856. Through the years, the funeral home exchanged hands several times and saw several name changes. In 1990, owner Robert Barthel sold the firm to his son John, who renamed it Barthel Funeral Home.
The funeral home’s current location, at the corner of Queenston Road and Argyle Street, in Preston, was built in 1938 by Harry and Mary Stager. The couple lived in an upstairs apartment, as did the Barthel family years later.
Growing with Preston
As the business grew, so did Barthel Funeral Home itself. Space was added in 1972 to accommodate a larger arrangement office, new foyer and third visitation room. In 1984, a new showroom and storage area were added, and the funeral home's lower level was converted into a lounge and washroom facilities. In 1995, the Barthel family moved out of the upstairs apartment, and that space became offices and a place for grief counseling.
Just as the actual space evolved, so did our services. Today, as a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Barthel Funeral Home gives you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value you deserve by way of the largest network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.
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