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.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
Traditional or modern celebrations
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.
We honor veterans
At Wood Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
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.
In 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.