About

Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home has served East Hartford, Connecticut, families since its founding in 1960. We began with a commitment to a high standard of service, and throughout our history we have continued to lead and innovate while upholding our heritage and commitment to our community.

Personalized funeral services

Foyer at Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral HomeThe professional, experienced and dedicated team at Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home provides exceptional and compassionate care to families at a difficult time in their lives. We believe that funeral services should reflect the lives of those being honored, and we do our best to create one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a person's passions, personality and individuality. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service in our chapel or an elaborate celebration of life ceremony with music and themed decorations, there's almost no limit to what we can do for you. All we ask is that you provide a little inspiration—we'll take care of all the details. 

Our promise to you

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. At Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, we promise to be there for you in your time of need. You can count on us.   

Please give us a call if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

Amenities

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Service

Other Languages Spoken

Other

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

"Chris was very helpful in paying attention to every detail of my mother's service. He was very responsive to all our questions and requests."

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April 2021

"Christopher did a great job for us. Received several comments after the services were completed how nice everything was."

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June 2020

"Staff Chris and Katlyn were warm, caring and helpful during our difficult time. I liked that we were able to work together to help make my mom's service run smoothly and peacefully and with not too much unnecessary stress."

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June 2020

"Benjamin Callahan/Newkirk Whitney funeral home very professional. Everything went very well."

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September 2019

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