135 N. Broad St.
Milford, CT 06460
County: New Haven
Categories: Bereavement and Grief Resources, Funeral Homes, Crematory Services
Smith Funeral Home was founded in 1886 by George J. Smith and is currently the oldest family owned business in Milford, CT. George ran the family business until his death in 1951. George J. Smith's son Winthrop A. Smith then took over the funeral home and remained involved to see his own son Winthrop S. Smith Sr. join the funeral home in 1961. In 1980 Winthrop S. Smith Sr. gained ownership of the funeral home and runs it to the current day.
The Smith Funeral Home has occupied several locations but came to rest in 1935 at 135 Broad Street, in Milford, Connecticut. It is currently found in the former residence of Simon Lake who is known to many as the father of the submarine. The Funeral Home is filled with history and many antiques, including Frederick the Great's clock which now stands in the funeral home's reception area. Through the years the funeral home has been renovated and underwent it's current restoration from 2000 - 2006. Preserving the funeral home's elegance and charm was the goal of Winthrop & Bonnie Smith. We take great pride in the fact that it is currently the ONLY family owned funeral home on the green, offering families that same standard of compassionate and caring service at an affordable price as it has for the past 130 years.
Reasons that families select Smith Funeral Home
We guarantee to beat anyone's prices on comparable services and merchandise.
If you transfer your existing full service preneed contract with another funeral home and use our services instead, we will reduce the cost by 20%.
We are the largest and most newly renovated funeral facility in Milford.
Largest parking facility (three or four times the space).
New Car Port (side and rear) entrances for inclement weather conditions including covered handicap access.
Safety of loading vehicles off Broad Street.
We are a small business and rely on prompt payment however, options and payment plans are available to discuss.
Cost difference. Legal General Price list in comparison of same or similar service could be hundreds or thousands less.
Being privately owned and managed, (not locally managed) we can make decisions at the time of arrangement. (No corporate influence or approval needed, we answer directly to our families, not shareholders or a board of directors).
We are Milford’s oldest and most established funeral home and cremation service, providing professional personalized care, since 1886.
Ability, willingness and knowledge to accommodate serving all faiths (staff includes Protestant director, Catholic director and Jewish personnel, (including multi lingual staff available when required).
Accommodation and knowledge of world wide procedures (working with consulate of foreign countries) in receiving and forwarding of human remains.
A qualified Preneed trust account is utilized instead of insurance (no commission is paid) with 100% of your funds deposited for future need.
Smith Funeral Home staff are active members, invest time and provide financial support of numerous charities, schools, churches, programs and organizations to benefit our community on a local level.
Annual Holiday Memorial Service held with refreshments, ornaments and fellowship conducted with clergy and licensed therapist.