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Dear Chris, Thank you for arranging such a beautiful funeral and service for my mother. You made everything so easy for us. You were extremely knowledgeable, organized and precise and gave us the means to help in our decision making. You were available for our needs at all times. Thank you for ensuring that the details of the funeral went smoothly from beginning to end. I was amazed at how beautiful my mother looked. Your expertise in preparing her was incredible and beyond my expectations. Our family received many compliments and favorable remarks not only about how she looked but also how the memorial service was done with perfection. My family and I appreciate all you have done for us and commend you for your outstanding service.

Mary W. (Newark, DE)
October 30, 2019

From the gentleman that picked up my mother through the planning process to the viewing and funeral I can't imagine any way they could have made this process any better. Every detail was taken care of. Every possible need was anticipated including a special request that was handled creatively and efficiently making for a very memorable memorial service. The care and dedication of the staff at Doherty made this experience far better than I ever could have imagined. thank you for taking such good care of Mom and our family

Darlene C. (Wilmington, DE)
July 2, 2019

Bill, I cannot thank you enough for the kindness and compassion you showed me and my family during the loss of my Dad and Mom. The tree planting for my Dad & the birthday card for my Mom were both so very thoughtful and will not be forgotten. I have and always will highly recommend the Doherty Funeral Home. Thank You so much for everything.

Pat B. (Newark, DE)
April 30, 2019

(The) Staff is so kind and caring. Saw to every detail. Very impressed with Michele Linder - (she was) so patient with our family; so kind and caring. She is wonderful!

Kathy C. (Wilmington, DE)
April 15, 2019

Traditionally, my family had always used another funeral home, but we chose Doherty and we were very pleased with our decision. Jim Mullin took exceptional care of us.

Michael & Terry E. (Newark, DE)
January 30, 2019

Dear Bill, Sandy, Rose and Diane,
My family and I want to thank you for your empathy, sincerity, and professionalism during this difficult time for us. You made the process very easy and you were very respectful. I appreciate all of the programs you offer to help us deal with our grief. Doherty is a top-notch organization. Thanks also for planting a tree in our mother's honor.

Cheryl M & Family (Wilmington, DE)
September 1, 2018

Having Sandy Jones as an advisor really took the bite out of some of the paperwork that goes with losing a spouse. Everyone was warm, caring, and helpful. Thank You.

Marjorie P. (Wilmington, DE)
March 15, 2018

My funeral director was Jim Mullin. He felt like an old friend the first I met him. He was there at every turn and made me feel comfortable. He has my eternal gratitude.

Audrey C. (Lincoln University, PA)
March 12, 2018

My late husband told his sisters that I was in complete charge of planning his service because he knew I’d arrange a great service. I knew Chris (Gillis) was the one to help me. One sister-in-law had attended 4 funerals in the past 2 months and she said the Doherty service was by far the best.

Mary M. (Wilmington, DE)
February 1, 2018

From the very first phone call, to the very last, I felt as if I were with family and friends. Each person offered smiles, kind words, and anything I may need or want. Michele worked with us, and I felt as if she were a part of us. Very friendly, very professional, but very approachable - I feel we could be friends. THANK YOU, each and every one of you.

Victoria B. (Elkton, MD)
July 20, 2017

A death in a family is a terrible time, but Jim, Michele, Kate and the rest of the staff made our experience as positive as could be. Everything exceeded our expectations. Everyone was professional and kind! Thank you so much. Keep up the great work!

Moira S. (Newark, DE)
May 9, 2017

We are so very grateful for all of the services that you provided. Every detail was discussed and attended to with such care! I always felt free to ask questions - which were answered fully and in a timely manner. Unlike several of the funeral homes that I deal with arranging funerals for members of the church where I work, I can't think of one single thing that was lacking in the care of my Mom and of our family. It was inspiring to experience a staff that strives so diligently to care well for grieving families. Thank You all and God Bless You!

Kathy M. (Frederick, MD)
March 15, 2017

My family and I cannot say enough about the wonderful service that we experienced. Chris and the entire staff made us feel so comfortable while making the arrangements for our dad. Chris explained everything in detail and took time to make sure it was done timely down to the smallest of details. I don't think we have ever experienced such professionalism, dedication to detail, comfort and caring for our needs with any other funeral home in Delaware. Doherty is top-notch and we'll certainly recommend to family and friends. We sincerely appreciate the wonderful experience during such a difficult time. My father looked wonderful. We just can't say enough...a genuine experience!

Debbie W., Mary D., Agnes R (Wilmington, DE)
October 13, 2016

Bill III was outstanding. He was professional, respectful and compassionate. Even though Mom died out of state, Bill made sure all went smoothly. Having a meeting with Bill months ahead of Mom's death really helped us when the time came. Bill's suggestions and recommendations were perfect. We trusted him and he did not disappoint. We can not say enough good things about Bill III and all of the Doherty staff. All of the details were discussed and understood. There were no surprises in services or costs. To top things off, the quality, flow, timing and execution of the services for our Mom was excellent!

Paul W. (Linwood, NJ)
June 3, 2016

We would like to extend our most heartfelt gratitude for the kindness and compassion we received from Doherty Funeral Home during a very difficult time for our family. From the moment we met Michele (Linder) in hospice, the family meeting with Chris Gillis, the exceptional obituary and beautiful funeral arrangements, the outstanding memorial DVD by Kate (Morgan), and to Sandy (Jones) who continues to be a source of comfort to us; you ALL have lifted the burden from our hands and truly turned it into a celebration of our loved one's life! We are overwhelmed by your compassion, your professionalism, the little nuances that made us feel special, and your loving way that made our family feel like a part of yours...You have exceeded all our expectations! Thank You so very much; we will never forget you!

Eileen B.(Hockessin, DE)
April 22, 2016

My heartfelt gratitude to you and your staff for all your efforts in the planning, preparation, and conducting of the services for my mother. Your ability to navigate through all the different opinions and feelings of the family was remarkable. I truly appreciated the opportunity to see my mother one last time and say a final goodbye. She looked so beautiful, and now I have a memory of her as she looked when she was healthy, thank you so much. Your attention to detail enabled everything to go smoothly at a time when emotions were running high. May you receive many blessings as you continue to serve the Wilmington community.

Faith C. (Wilmington, DE)
March 20, 2016

I want to thank you and your entire staff for the professional and compassionate manner in which Doherty Funeral Homes conducted my late wife's viewing, funeral and burial service. I have spent most of my adult life managing businesses, large and small, for a living. As such, I consider myself a student of the management profession. When a business is well managed, its operation APPEARS effortless, seamless and even simple. Just as Willie Mays made hitting a home run or catching a fly ball look easy, so too do well managed businesses tend to make the viewer think that anyone could duplicate that performance. I know better and I recognize excellent management when I encounter it.
I want to particularly single out Mr. Chris Gillis, Funeral Director, for his professional and compassionate presence at every turn. He anticipated every need that my family, our guests or I requested and several dozen other needs that we didn't even think to raise. At every step along the way, Mr. Gillis was at our side helping and guiding us and bringing in the other members of the Doherty Team, as appropriate. Without our even asking, items such as (my wife's) Mass cards, copies of her obituary, death certificates, grief counseling, etc. appeared in the proper sequence and with dignity. There was no end of the guidance and advice that Mr. Gillis provided. As you know, our family was in a state of shock and numbness throughout most of this experience but as we all look back on it now, we gained a real friend in Mr. Gillis.
I don't know how else to say this but Doherty Funeral Homes provided incredible, professional support in a time of our greatest need! The quality of Doherty's outstanding management is responsible for it all. We will never forget you, Doherty Funeral Homes or Chris.

Edward C. (Wilmington, DE)
February 15, 2016

On behalf of my daughter, Suzanne and her husband, Keith, I would like to express our family's thanks for the professional and thoughtful manner in which our grandson's funeral was conducted. We know that this is your business and you do this all the time, but the caring and personal touch that Michele provided helped make this most difficult of times a little easier to endure.

At a time when grief robs us of our sense of the right thing to do, it is comforting to know that there is someone beside us who keeps us on a steady course. With so many details to manage on top of the emotional turmoil that was thrust upon the family, we were freed from any concerns about giving (our grandson) the most meaningful memorial service.

Please convey to Michele and all of your staff who assisted, that we truly appreciated the professional manner in which they saw to our needs at a time when we were most vulnerable.

Bob L. (Middletown, DE)
January 20, 2016

I attended a service at Doherty Funeral Home a few months ago and was impressed with the facility...I was also impressed by the graciousness of the employees. When Mom passed away I suggested right away that we use Doherty Funeral Home. All of us - 5 children - are very glad we chose your funeral home. The overall experience could not have been better (and it was in great contrast to the experience we had with another local funeral home at my Dad's passing). I have already recommended your service to others and will be sure (as will my sisters) to continue the recommendation.

Stephanie C (Newark, DE)
January 12, 2016

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