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About

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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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.

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Remember the one you love

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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.

"The night my loved one died, Chris K. (Funeral Director) came with an assistant to pick her up after midnight and helped to relieve our anxiety and fear. When we went to the funeral home to finalize the arrangements, he was very compassionate, patient and kind to me and my sister. Also, since the casket that she had chosen as part of her pre-arrangements was no longer available, Chris made multiple calls to locate a comparable and lovely casket in place of the one she chose. He helped us through the entire process, and after the funeral, he followed up with us to see if we needed anything and that we were doing OK."

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March 2021

"My experience was very pleasant"

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November 2020

"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!"

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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."

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April 2020

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