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Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service has provided funeral and cremation services in southeastern Connecticut since 1857, with the Old Lyme location opening in the early 1900s. Since that time, our commitment to the community has remained unchanged, though our funeral and cremation services have evolved to the changing needs of the families we serve.

Our services

Our funeral home is welcoming and warm, combining antique furniture with modern amenities to provide home-like comfort. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience and are committed to providing compassionate, professional and personal service. At Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service, we are here to lessen the burden during your time of grief with personalized support and guidance to help you create a memorialization of your choosing.

All of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. Whether you are in immediate need or wish to plan in advance, our experienced team of funeral service professionals are honored to discuss your options. We offer a variety of products and services including merchandise, local cemetery information, and obituaries.

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At Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. 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.

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By selecting a Dignity Memorial® provider, you will receive compassionate care from a local team with firsthand knowledge of the Old Lyme community, as well as added value from the most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or wish to learn more about our offerings. We look forward to serving you.  


Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service was founded in 1857 in New London, Connecticut, with the Old Lyme location opening in the early 1900s. Over the years, our funeral home has had various ownership and name changes from Jewett Funeral Home to Aldersen-Prentice and finally to Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service. The Fulton family has lived in Old Lyme for many generations, being involved in every aspect of the local community.

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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.

"Nick and his highly professional staff went out of their way to take all the stress out of the arrangements. They were extremely helpful and attentive to our needs, even to the point of cutting short a family trip to help us pay respect to our father."

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January 2021

"The staff went out of their way to ensure myself and my family were well supported"

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January 2021

"From our first call to Nick Fulton and then through the rest oi f the steps Niick and his staff were always just a phone call away. Everyone was helpful and we felt we could not have been in better hands. Thank you to Nick, Kathy, Carolyn, and the rest of the staff at Fultons of Old Lyme. The family of Robert Provera"

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September 2020

"We felt confident that everything would be taken care of properly and with dignity. From beginning to end, we knew that Nick would take wonderful care of my dad."

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May 2020

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