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Doane Beal and Ames funeral home in South Dennis, Massachusetts, has been providing compassionate care to families in Dennis and surrounding communities since 1926. For over 80 years, we have proudly served the central Cape Cod area by assisting with their burial and cremation needs.

Guidance from a local team

Entryway of a funeral home with a Life Well Celebrated welcome mat.Our team understands the burden that comes after losing a loved one. That's why we are committed to providing each family we serve with the respect and care they deserve. Families are welcome to speak freely with our funeral directors about cost concerns, family traditions and accommodations. We welcome each family and will guide you through every last detail.

Honoring legacy

Everyone at Doane Beal and Ames feels that funeral and memorial services should celebrate life while offering comfort to family and friends. This approach to funeral service allows us to design unique services tailored to the person, representing their passions, hobbies and interests. We'll take these details and help families with obituaries, floral arrangements and services that celebrate your loved one's legacy and bring friends and family together during this difficult time. We are also happy to arrange any catering needs through a 3rd-party caterer, creating a custom menu fitting for your vision and guests.

Funeral costs

Burial and cremation costs can seem overwhelming, especially if families have an immediate need. One way to avoid this stress is to plan ahead a service, which benefits your entire family. Our funeral planning options help meet budget needs, ensure your final wishes are met and relieve your family from making important decisions at a stressful time. Our families also have the ability to transfer a planned service from anywhere in the United States to our South Dennis funeral home.

Care you can trust

Doane Beal and Ames has deep roots in the Cape Cod community. This connection to the community allows us to create special burial and cremation services that truly reflect your loved one. Please contact us or simply stop by for more information.

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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.

"A very professional staff in all respect. So very helpful with me with my loved one and my being so far away {in FL}"

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February 2021

"Offering a package made it easy."

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January 2021

"The entire staff showed compassion and care from my first notifying them about my wife's passing right through to the memorial service. They handled everything seamlessly and in a professional manner. Truly an outstanding experience during a very difficult time."

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November 2020

"All the staff at Doane, Beale & Ames (Dennis) were professional and expressed compassion. Given the pandemic has made our world a different place, along with the emotional difficulty of loosing my wife, the folks I encountered were Incredibly responsive and helpful including follow up telephone calls to the town to hasten the process of the death certificate and offering me a list of services including grief counseling. I was impressed and grateful."

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September 2020

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