Doherty Funeral Homes has been serving the funeral needs of families in the Wilmington area for over 100 years. Today, we continue the tradition of compassion, excellence and integrity that started so long ago.

Our distinction is that we provide the highest level of personal service to each family we serve. Listed below are just a few of the unique services we offer. For additional information, simply click on the highlighted service.

  • We are the first funeral home in the area to offer a Service Guarantee which assures your family's satisfaction.
  • We have developed a unique Family Care© program to assist families in resolving the many important matters following the funeral: social security, insurance and pensions, credit cards, bank accounts, and property title transfers, just to name a few. 
  • We are the first funeral home in Delaware to have a trained and certified Funeral Celebrant© on our staff. 
  • We have a full-time Certified Preplanning Consultant to provide information and assist you with advanced planning. 
  • We offer comprehensive Bereavement Services to assist you and your family through your grief experience. 
  • We Facilitate Only One Service or Visitation at a Time. Some area funeral homes will hold multiple services in their facility at the same time while we commit to only facilitate one service at a time in our funeral home. This means your family and friends will have the exclusive use of our entire facility and the full attention of our staff during the service or visitation. 
  • In order to maintain the highest standard of exceptional service we need to know the areas where we can improve. Therefore, we ask for feedback from each family that we serve regarding specific areas of our service. As a result, we can make appropriate adjustments and continue to provide higher levels of service


“If you are not completely satisfied with any of the Professional Services, Facilities, or Automotive Services provided, You will not be charged for that item of service.”

- Bill Doherty 


Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Tel: 302-999-8277
1900 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
Tel: 302-652-6811

What Our Families Say...

Mr. Doherty, please accept my deepest gratitude for the handling of my husband's funeral and burial. From the very first phone call, everyone with whom we came into contact was unfailingly kind and compassionate. We cannot say enough about Jim Mullin. What a gem you have there. His guidance through the process was professional, thorough, caring and sympathetic. He exceeded all expectations at every turn. We especially appreciated his easy handling of a few last minute details we requested. He responded immediately to all requests, and all was done to perfection. The services were conducted with quiet dignity and gave my family and me a sense of peace. It was so comforting to know we were in such good hands. The visitation room was beautifully arranged, and your facility on Limestone Road is bright and welcoming, which was very important to us. We were thrilled with the memorial video put together by Kate, and received many compliments on its quality. Many said it was the best video of its kind that they had ever seen. Lastly, we would like to thank Sandy Jones, who spent many hours helping us with the mundane but important tasks and paperwork that needed to be tackled. Her expertise was very much appreciated, and we would like to commend your organization for offering that much-needed service. Please convey our thanks to everyone else who was assigned to assist us during the visitation and funeral, and those who assisted behind the scenes. We will unhesitatingly recommend your services to anyone in need of them.

Rose S. (Wilmington, DE; January 2015



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