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Historic funeral business opens new funeral home at picturesque location in Woodbridge

A business steeped in more than 180 years of rich history has launched a new funeral home to help them continue to offer their outstanding care to people living in Woodbridge.

Farthing Funeral Service have opened a premises in Station Road in the riverside town converting a building which has previously been an office and a dental surgery into a high-quality funeral home.

The business, now part of the Funeral Partners network, has operated in Ipswich since 1840 and also has funeral homes in nearby Felixstowe and Debenham which remain open, with dedicated teams ready to provide quality care for the bereaved.

The new Woodbridge home will be staffed by Funeral Director Francesca Souter and Funeral Arranger Ammie Nichols, both of whom live locally, and are in touch with the needs of the local community.

Area Development Manager Jamie Waters said he was delighted to see the new home opening and said the team had been patient to find the right location for the community.

“We have looked at several properties over the last 18 months, but this was by far the outstanding choice for our new Funeral Home,” he said.

“It is in an ideal location for clients on a main road with ample parking, close to the train station with beautiful views of the River Deben.

“The refurbishment and new facilities for funeral arrangements and to care for the deceased are both welcoming and of a high standard – it is somewhere you can be sure your loved ones are being looked after and there is also a lovely chapel of rest.

“We have always looked after families in the Woodbridge area, and we hope having a new funeral home in the town will make it easier for them to access us when they need our services.

“The team and I are looking forward to becoming a bigger part of the community with our involvement in local events and charities, anyone is welcome to pop in for a chat, take a look around or if they need any bereavement support and information on funeral plans. Francesca and Ammie are available and happy to help.”

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