funeral home


Definition of funeral home 

: an establishment with facilities for the preparation of the dead for burial or cremation, for the viewing of the body, and for funerals

called also funeral parlor

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Several hundreds of people, including uniformed police officers and public officials, lined up at the funeral home to pay their respects to slain Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. Christina Tkacik,, "Hundreds turn out for viewing of slain Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio," 24 May 2018 Over 100 people were killed in the attack on the funeral home, where people had gathered to mourn the father of a top Houthi official. Newsweek, "December 23 Issue," 23 Dec. 2017 Andy Skinner must have felt strangely helpless when, on June 11, 1976, the body of Jim Konstanty arrived at his Worcester, N.Y., funeral home. Frank Fitzpatrick,, "The undertaker who brought Jim Konstanty to life | Frank's Place," 23 June 2018 That site includes vacant lots, a former funeral home and a cellphone store. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Affordable apartment building on Milwaukee's north side gets price cut for city-owned site," 12 June 2018 But that’s not what happened earlier this month at Boston Cremation, a decades-old funeral home. Sean P. Murphy,, "Sneaking a fingerprint of a dead body to sell tokens," 28 May 2018 As the procession of vehicles headed to one of the funeral homes and passed by onlookers gathered at City Hall, the clouds broke and rain poured down. Ian Cummings, Glenn E. Rice, Lauren Fox, Katie Bernard And Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "'Thank you just isn't good enough.' Police, friends and family bid deputies farewell," 21 June 2018 Now, the Mott family has filed a civil suit against the funeral home for more than $1 million citing gross negligence. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Heartbroken Family Sues the Funeral Home That Lost Their Daughter's Body," 22 Jan. 2016 Family and friends may call on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Hartford Courant,, "Maureen E. Spillman," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of funeral home

1895, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of funeral home

: a place where dead people are prepared for burial or cremation and where wakes and funerals are held

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