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Why We Are Funeral Directors

October 15, 2017

Funeral service is first and foremost about relationships. At Keohane Funeral Home, our funeral directors have a passion for serving families in an exceptional manner. We do this by listening without judgment, being authentic, and knowing when to smile. As a family owned funeral home, we pride ourselves on simply treating each and every family as if it were our own.

“When you’re helping people through such a difficult time in their lives, it simply comes down to the golden rule: treat others as you would like to be treated,” said Co-President John Keohane. “With respect and compassion, we help families through every step of the process by offering suggestions, guidance, and gentle humor when appropriate.”

Helping Others is the Highest Reward

Team Keohane

Helping people in their time of need is one of the most worthwhile aspects of funeral directing. Working in a rewarding career that can make a real difference in people’s lives and serving our community and neighbors in a unique and powerful way, keeps us motivated to work hard every day for families on the South Shore. All our funeral directors are experts at providing recommendations that will make the funeral service personal, meaningful, and seamless.

Some of us were called to this profession at a young age; some of us were inspired by a compassionate funeral director at the time of a loved one’s passing; some of us followed in the footsteps of past generations – but all of us at Keohane Funeral Home are honored by the trust placed in us by the families that we serve. Our greatest desire is to memorialize their loved ones in a personal and respectful manner.

“I knew I wanted to be of service as a funeral director from an early age. My great-grandmother died when I was eight years old, and after the funeral I realized it was my life’s calling,” said Funeral Director Megan Dunn. “I am blessed that I have the opportunity to help grieving families in their time of need. At the end of the day, the most rewarding thing is when a family comes up to me and gives me a hug and says, ‘I don’t know how I would be able to do this without you. You have become a member of our family in the way that you’ve cared for us.’”

What We Offer

Having a true professional by your side during a loss is essential in handling the myriad of details surrounding the death of a loved one as well as navigating the confusing emotions of the grieving process.

Many people can feel overwhelmed by the numerous decisions that need to be made following a death. Having a funeral director to care for the multitude of details that need attention can be a relief from the stress and a comfort in the face of loss.

“More than anything, I love the challenge of exceeding people’s expectations in what and how a funeral can be,” said Co-president Dennis Keohane. “Listening to people’s stories, creating meaningful and personal services, and paying attention to every detail is exciting for me on a daily basis.”

Funeral Director Kathy Kane takes pride in being a source of comfort in such a difficult time. “I believe that it is an honor when a family chooses Keohane to take care of their loved one, and I feel privileged to handle that experience for them. Talking them through what they may experience and allowing them to have authentic emotions always helps.”

At Keohane, our most important goal as funeral directors is to help families plan a memorable service that celebrates their loved one and provides comfort to those in attendance. We offer professional integrity and strive to make the experience as smooth as possible at such a difficult time.

“I love getting to know people and hearing the stories of their loved one,” said Dennis. “There is nothing better when someone leaves our funeral home and says, ‘That was the best service I have ever been to. I want a service like that when my time comes.’”


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