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Our son died unexpectedly after a short illness. We phoned Doherty Funeral Home to handle the arrangements for us. The personal care that our entire family received from Chris Gillis and the Staff at Doherty was exceptional. Thank you so much for helping us in our time of great need. Your caring, compassion, empathy and many kindnesses made a very, very difficult time easier for us. We will always be grateful to you.

Karen L. Hackett
June 8, 2020

When a death occurs, everything becomes difficult. No matter how prepared we think we might be, it's life-changing. People offer assistance and comfort. All (of) the comfort in the world does not change meeting at the funeral home to make arrangements to bury a loved one. Little did I think that the most assistance, support and preparation for a most difficult day would come from the Doherty Funeral Home Staff. Funeral Director, Michele Linder made a difference. Her expertise and knowledge putting together a celebration of life while respecting the life of a loved one was invaluable. Trying to make decisions and (while) meeting with Michele, I had the chance to meet Kate Morgan, and she went above and beyond when I was having trouble deciding what to do. It was as if she had known (my husband) and (she) certainly put me at ease. Every Doherty Staff member was helpful and informative and made me feel at home. My sincere gratitude to the Doherty Funeral Home Staff for their excellence and job well done.

Sandy T. (Wilmington, DE)
March 3, 2020

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

My wife and I were particularly touched by Mr. Gillis' kindness of heart, openness, approachability, genuine empathy and a supreme degree of professionalism. He offered comfort and genuine concern and was most efficient with regard to all logistics. He offered great help to us during a very difficult time...The entire Doherty Funeral Home staff with whom we interacted with during the arrangements for the funeral and beyond clearly demonstrated that they have a "personal calling" and serve a noble mission during the provision of their services. This is done with a high degree of compassion, a deep understanding of the needs of the family and (with) supreme efficiency. They helped us carry a part of our burden and we are sincerely thankful to our funeral director (Chris Gillis), his team, and all the staff.

Nicholas S. (Greenville, DE)
September 23, 2019

We have used (Doherty Funeral Home) for both our Mom and Dad and we have been extremely happy with Bill and the entire staff. Nothing was ever too much to ask of them and the results were over the top exceptional. In fact, many people commented on the perfection of every facet of the service. Our gratitude and appreciation to Doherty Funeral Home are immeasurable.

Marie T. (Wilmington, DE)
September 14, 2019

I was so pleased to work with Chris (Gillis) and the staff at Doherty. Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. Excellent service. Chris was available for our needs at all times and ensured that the details of the funeral went smoothly. His expertise is incredible! Beyond my expectations!

Mary W. (Newark, DE)
September 4, 2019

Personalized, professional, proactive planning by a team who has earned their good reputation - our family has used them for 9 funerals.

Michael O. (Landenberg, PA)
September 1, 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

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