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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.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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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.

"Very professional"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"I was extremy pleased. with the creative abilities of the staff."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

February 2020

"They made sure everything was perfect and exceeded my expectations. Jack Attfield went out of his way to be helpful. Everyone was professional."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

January 2020

"Wood Funeral of East Autora was able to accomidate a very large family when our Mother passed on. The facility is large and beautifull, and handled a very large group of people without a hitch....there was a room for children, and plenty of privacy for mourners.. We were pleased and comfortable, as well as comforted. Thank you to Jack and his staff !!!!"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

January 2020

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Meet Our Team

Here for you when you need us.

  • Managing Director

    John S Dengler

    Funeral Director
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    John Henry Attfield

    Manager
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    Liza May Littere

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    Marilee D Enos

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