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.

Visit us

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.

Amenities

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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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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 other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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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 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.

Learn More
Vintage photos scattered

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.

"Great experience they took care of everything. My mom looked flawless and service and personnel were amazing"

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November 2021

"Bonnie and Chris were a great team in helping us organize and support us through this very difficult day. They were clear and helpful every step of the way. Chris was so very kind to my father as he struggled through the day and it was deeply appreciated. Thank you"

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November 2021

"All staff went above and beyond to meet our needs. The Dignity Network also honored a 20 year old prepaid agreement for a burial originally planned for Florida."

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October 2021

"Chris was extremely helpful and understanding in helping our family during this time. His kindness was greatly appreciated."

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October 2021

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