Preferred Funeral Homes

What is a “Preferred“ Funeral Home?

The Preferred Funeral Homes have been trained here. This is the same training we use to train the Department of Environmental Protection to inspect other crematories in Maine.

They are locally owned and operated. This puts more more back into the local community.

Preferred Funeral Homes purchase our cremation trays and pine boxes. They know that our products are made here, from locally owned lumber mills and suppliers. This also puts more money back into the local community.

Preferred Funeral Homes purchase our cremation trays and pine boxes. They know that our products are made here, from locally owned lumber mills and suppliers. This also puts more money back into the local community.

Our Preferred Funeral Homes believe the same as we do that, the environment is important, and we should do everything possible to protect it. They know we have the most efficient crematoria in Maine. Our opacity monitor ensures NO visible or odorous emissions. Our Preferred Funeral Homes know, $25.00 is not worth polluting the environment.

Our Preferred Funeral Homes are dedicated to ensuring dignity, and proper identification of the body. most funeral homes, to save costs perform what is called a “Bulk Transport” which can be up to 4 bodies transported to the crematory at at the same time. We feel that whether its will be an earth burial or cremation, all bodies need to be treated with the same dignity and respect.

Our Preferred Direct stays with the body at all times until the identification process is complete. They do not release “Custody and Control” of the body until all identification and paperwork has been logged in.

The Funeral Home must inspect (Unannounced) at least 4 times per year. these inspection helps insure that we are keeping up with our professional and ethical standards.

Our Preferred Funeral Homes have taken the time to perform a “Due Diligence” on your behalf (see “Crematory Due Diligence“). Due Diligence in short, is when a funeral home takes the time to looking into the operations of a crematory.

The #1 question we receive is “Can you transport the body?”
 The answer is.. no. State law prohibits crematories from transporting bodies, as it prohibits funeral homes from owning a crematory.
#2 “How do I know that what happened in “Georgia and New Hampshire doesn’t happen here?” 
We wanted to ensure the families that Lighthouse crematory was doing everything possible to eliminate any possibility of that happening “here”.
Lighthouse Crematory is the ONLY Crematory in the state that only allows ONE (Single) body receiving.
That is why we started the “Preferred Funeral Home” program.
Our Preferred Funeral Homes: These are the funeral homes that care enough about families to be a “Preferred Funeral Home” Included is an Authorization to Cremate form. This form is the main piece to ensuring proper Identification. Please feel free to print this form, and take it with you to make arrangements.

Preferred Funeral Homes

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The funeral home was opened in 1930 when David saw something that the community needed. He wanted to set values in the funeral industry and he has managed that. He and his family have lived at the home and built the business to what it is today. Dave has been married to Evelyn for 60 years, the are members of the All Saints Parish and attend church daily.

EDWARD DESMOND

President

DEBORAH DESMOND

Funeral Attendant

DEBRA FREEMAN

Funeral Director

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JAMES DESMOND

Funeral Attendant

RICK HART

Funeral Attendant

Bath Location

Brunswick Location

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JASON WILSON

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Wilson Funeral Home

Wilson Funeral Home is independently owned and operated by Jason Wilson.

The family business dates back to the early 1900’s in Rockland. Prior to Earle F. Wilson Sr. purchasing Osgood Funeral Home in Cumberland and opening Wilson Funeral Home in Gray in 1927.