Every loved one deserves a memorable farewell. At Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home in Stamford, Connecticut, we design customized services that tell a story. Whether you choose a traditional religious ceremony, an upbeat celebration of life or a cremation memorial, you can count on us to guide you every step of the way with a level of care and experience you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
- Multiple chapels
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Monument and inscription services
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone and email
Complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Black car service
- Police escort available
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Shomer available
- Tahara room
- Ritual washing
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Our interfaith chapel welcomes celebrants of every cultural background with New England hospitality. Our expert team is well-educated in the customs and rituals important to families of Protestant, Jewish, Catholic, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, as well as those of Asian cultures. Our professionals are mindful of every need, faithful in observance of every wish and watchful of every detail.
No matter your background, we focus on your special loved one. Paint us a picture of a personality, passions and pursuits, and we will create a fitting tribute to be remembered by all who attend. With your ideas and our planning expertise, we can fulfill almost any final wish. Whether it’s a gridiron theme for the biggest football fan or beach lover’s tribute decorated with sand and seashells, the Leo P. Gallagher & Son team will help you honor your loved one’s life.
Serving the Jewish Community
Leo P. Gallagher & Son has for decades provided the area’s Jewish families with specialized care. We offer reassuring guidance for those entrusted with making final arrangements and are an invaluable resource to those unfamiliar with Jewish burial customs.
In keeping with Jewish tradition, we are able to accommodate immediate burial needs and are well-versed in the customs that express the sanctity of a Jewish funeral. The funeral home has a mikvah for immersion during taharah (purification). It was built under the close supervision and blessing of valued Jewish leaders in our community.
In addition, arrangements for a shemira (watching) can be made at a family’s request, and cotton or hand-sewn linen tachrichim (burial garments) are available. A large selection of oron (caskets) are guaranteed free of metal and have been manufactured in a facility that does not operate on the Sabbath. We also provide families with kriah ribbons, yahrzeit calendars and shiva candles.
For those unaffiliated with a synagogue, our funeral directors work closely with orthodox, conservative and reform rabbis who conduct dignified chapel and graveside services that console the family and honor the deceased.
Call on us day or night
Leo P. Gallagher & Son is here for you. Please reach out if we may assist you with funeral arrangements in Stamford or to schedule a guided tour of our facility.
Community leader Leo P. Gallagher Sr. established Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home in Stamford, in 1928. In 1953, Leo Jr. joined his father to continue the family tradition of compassionate funeral service. The firm was located on Suburban Avenue for 52 years until fire forced a relocation to a custom-built facility on Summer Street. Our main entrance arch features a beautiful stained-glass window—the only salvageable piece from the original location.
Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home has been a vital part of the community. For nearly 100 years we have served families from all walks of life with unflagging dedication. Every year since 2016, the National Funeral Directors Association has honored the funeral home and recognized our outstanding service with its Pursuit of Excellence Award. This distinction is bestowed on less than 1 percent of all funeral homes nationally, and it is a reflection of our founder’s legacy.
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