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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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 There are also photos from outside the funeral home where Marlene Warren’s memorial service was held. Chuck Weber,, "Evidence photos shed light on notorious killer clown case," 4 July 2018 Literally: Sister Rose died shortly before the play gets under way, and her corpse has been stolen from the funeral home where it was being viewed prior to burial. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Our Lady of 121st Street’ Review: Disappearing Sister Act," 24 May 2018 The bodies had been in the funeral home’s possession since January and February. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Michigan funeral home forced to close after moldy bodies, 'deplorable conditions' found," 26 Apr. 2018 Her sister, Cindy Rittenour, sat on a step outside a back entrance of the funeral home and declined to talk about her sister. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Capital Gazette staffer Rebecca Smith remembered by family, friends as 'beautiful soul'," 9 July 2018 Now Kate was carting her makeup to the funeral home, where Jayme lay dead from heroin at age 27. Mike Newall,, "Port Richmond makeup artist readies overdose victims for their 'last goodbye' | Mike Newall," 29 June 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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