The Story of Our Nashua Funeral Home
Our Nashua funeral home first opened its doors all the way back in 1842. The founder, Moses Davis, was previously a local gravestone marker. Davis Funeral Home is the oldest funeral home in Nashua and Hillsborough County and the 2nd oldest funeral home in all of New Hampshire. Reliability and trust are two of the biggest factors people are seeking when choosing a funeral home, and with operating successfully for over 170 years Davis Funeral Home has proven families have continually counted on our help. We are not afraid to say that our Nashua funeral home offers some of the best funeral services in the entire country.
After Moses, the funeral home remained under family ownership for 3 more generations. In 1972, Albert Davis sold the funeral home to Robert Ainscow. The present owner, Norman Hall, took over the funeral home in 1987.
Our Nashua Funeral Home Achieves Excellence
Member of the Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Although we can say our funeral home meets the highest standards and we have an amazing reputation, it is better to prove it. In 1971, Davis Funeral Home was selected as a member for the Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFS), an international organization that only extends invitations to funeral homes that have earned the highest level of service and integrity. Selected Independent Funeral Homes is the world’s oldest and largest association of independently-owned and community based funeral service providers. The association believes in a connection to the community, accountability to families served, and the need to maintain an exemplary reputation well beyond minimum professional standards. Their commitment is that a family receives the best information, the best care and the greatest flexibility in developing a funeral or memorial service that meets the family’s needs. Going forward as a member, we have agreed to operate according to the Code of Good Practice from the Selected Independent Funeral Homes which was created in the interest of the public.
Furthermore, Davis Funeral Home under the Selected Independent Funeral Homes is the only funeral home in Nashua that is a certified “Selected Transfer Services” provider. This title means Davis Funeral Home is able to provide other funeral home members of the SIFS timely, efficient, and quality services of embalming, cremation, etc. at a reduced rate. Some times funeral homes may not have the capacity to handle demand at all times. In this case, a funeral home, such as Davis Funeral Home, can provide their assistance at a low cost to help them through this time of high demand.
National Funeral Directors Association “Pursuit of Excellence” Award
Annually since 1995, Davis Funeral Home has been a recipient of the National Funeral Directors Association’s “Pursuit of Excellence” Award. This award is presented to only about 200 funeral homes in the United States each year who provide exceptional service, adhere to the highest levels of professional standards, are active members of the community, and go well beyond the expectations of families.
Membership in the Selected Independent Funeral Homes and winning the Pursuit of Excellence Award demonstrates the quality of our funeral services. Davis Funeral Home grew as a small Nashua funeral home in 1842 to an established leader in the funeral industry for the entire country.
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