Merseyside-based Frank Dooley and Son Funeral Directors has announced it has joined the Funerals Partners family of funeral homes, which now has over 100 local businesses in its network across the UK.
Established in 1910 and run by four generations of the Dooley family, Frank Dooley and Son currently operates four funeral homes, with two sites situated in St Helens and other branches in Haydock and Widnes.
Funeral director Kieron Dooley admitted that choosing to become part of Funeral Partners was “not an easy decision”.
He said: “We all find change a challenge at times. However, our first impressions were based on meeting the people of Funeral Partners and this has been a pleasure.
“It’s a collaboration of successfully run companies with high ideals, a moral compass and the emotional intelligence to serve the families that call on us in dark times. We are immensely proud to be guaranteed seeing our family name within the funeral service live on and continue to be held in high esteem in the community and beyond.”
Dooley and the team said they are now eager to expand the business’ outreach programme supporting local people and local good causes, while continuing to uphold the “family name, reputation and exemplary care” with the backing of Funeral Partners.
Funeral Partners chief executive officer Sam Kershaw added: “I am proud that this long-established family business, with such an excellent reputation for high standards, caring for the bereaved and supporting the local community has chosen to join us.
“Local families can be assured that they will continue to deliver the same high standards of care and professionalism.”