About

Founded in 1947 and located in the historic Stockwell house on East Aurora's Main Street since 1950, Wood Funeral Home provides exceptional funeral services for families of all backgrounds—respecting all faiths, customs and traditions. We offer a caring heart, a shoulder to cry on and patient, compassionate direction.

Through the decades, our commitment to East Aurora and the surrounding area has remained unchanged while our services have continually responded to the evolving needs of our clients.

Traditional or modern celebrations

Sitting area at Wood Funeral Home The caring funeral professionals at Wood Funeral Home guide you through the process of honoring your loved one in a unique and personal way. As a modern funeral provider, we are prepared to assist you with everything from writing an obituary to creating a multimedia tribute.

Whether you choose a cremation with a scattering attended by only very close friends and family; a full traditional funeral with hundreds of guests; or an elaborate celebration with live music and fitting mementos, our team can handle every detail.

We want every final goodbye to be a reflection of a life, which could mean anything from a movie-themed processional to a piano concerto, from a luau to a lantern release. We take the time to find out what mattered to your loved one and help you plan a memorial that brings reality to your vision.

Here when you need us

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Wood Funeral Home is determined to exceed your expectations and give 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, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services. You can count on us.

History

Signage at Wood Funeral HomeIn December 1947, Clayton H. Wood purchased Louis Mead's funeral home at 48 Paine Street in East Aurora. Clayton moved the business to the historic Stockwell house at 784 Main Street in June 1950. Over the next several years, he added on to the original structure in order to accommodate a growing clientele.

In November 1960, Clayton's son, Thomas E. Wood, joined his father as a licensed funeral director. In June 1976, Wood Funeral Home was incorporated to include Clayton; his wife, Evelyn; and Thomas as officers.

When Clayton died in 1978, Thomas became the owner and manager of Wood Funeral Home. Thomas married Elizabeth Kennedy in 1981. Elizabeth became part owner and began assisting her husband in the business. They remodeled from 1995 to 1996, doubling the public spaces in the funeral home and making the building fully accessible for those with physical limitations.

Today, Wood Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial network, the largest group of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.

Amenities

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Plan a Simple Cremation

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

Vintage photos scattered

Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES
Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
Vintage photos scattered

Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES

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.

"From the initial call on, everyone at Wood Funeral was attentive, caring and very helpful. They made all the arrangements starting from the hospital, organ donation, cremation and even afterwards always taking very special care of our beloved grandfather, father and husband, Dave. Kristi Sharkey was extremely professional and compassionate with each one of us. Always available and helpful. Listening to our family stories and getting to know our loved one. Thank you so much for this. We highly recommend them to help you in the time of grief when you need someone to guide you through the process and understand all your various options. The David Smith Family"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

June 2021

"I would recommend this funeral home to anyone, very professional and caring"

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December 2020

"I found everybody to be professional and courteous from the time of pick up to the finish, and it certainly made everything easier for me. Thank you Jack, Bob and the entire staff."

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October 2020

"Very professional"

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August 2020

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