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At Newkirk & Whitney and Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, we have provided funeral and cremation services to East Hartford, Connecticut, families since 1896. We began with a commitment to a high standard of service, and throughout our 100-plus years, we have continued to lead and innovate while upholding our heritage and commitment to the East Hartford community.

Dedicated to families

Chapel at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral HomeOur professional, experienced and dedicated team is committed to providing you with exceptional, compassionate and personal care in your time of need. We believe that a funeral service should reflect your loved one’s passions, personality and individuality, and at Newkirk & Whitney and Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, we pledge to create a unique and meaningful tribute that honors and respects your loved one’s wishes and needs.

Spacious funeral home

Our beautiful, spacious facility is well-landscaped and has a chapel and celebration room. These sizable rooms offer ample, flexible seating as well as tasteful furniture and décor, which contributes to the warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Trusted provider

We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, you receive both the compassionate care you can expect from a locally operated establishment and the value you deserve from North America’s largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization providers.

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It is our privilege to serve East Hartford families. We welcome you to visit us at 318 Burnside Ave., to meet our team and tour our beautiful funeral home. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

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.

"Chris and staff exceeded our expectations. We had never used Newkirk & Whitney before and started with some apprehension, but we were greatly impressed with the entire operation and the handling of details and arrangements by the entire staff. Would highly recommend them!"

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

August 2020

"Under the circumstances of the ever changing governmental requirements of public assembly due to the covid19 virus, the funeral home was up to the task of meeting those requirements while meeting the wishes of the family for a respectful and dignified last visit with a loved one."

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

April 2020

"Chris was a very pleasant funeral director and had all meetings and arrangements done better than expected. Many friends also from East Hartford have used the local Newkirk & Whitney and also the Callahan funeral homes for their burials."

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

March 2020

"It was comforting having the support of the staff during a difficult time for my family and myself. Everything was beautiful. The slide show of pictures, even the playlist of all my mother's favorite music (mainly 80's rock) that we got to play during the visitation hours made it feel less like a dreary funeral and more like a celebration of life for Mom. I couldn't have have asked for a better experience."

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

December 2019

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    Alfredo Camargo

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    RICH C Monighetti

    Funeral Director
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    Christopher John Kulmacz

    Funeral Director
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