At O’Donnell's, we believe that after a loved one passes, their life must be both mourned and celebrated. Receptions offer a place for family and friends to get together in a more intimate setting to both share in their grief and celebrate the memory of their loved one. We have specialized refreshment options to appropriately accompany any funeral service selected. We have years of experience working with local venues to organize dignified and comforting receptions that honor the life of your loved one.
We are the most technically advanced funeral home in our area and have partnered with Tribute Cast - to live stream wakes and funerals. Tribucast brings people together through a personal website that includes the service as well as images and information that reflect your loved one’s passions, providing priceless interactive touch points for those who cannot attend in person, such as:
☑ Program and other items shared at the service
☑ Eulogies and family stories
☑ Family photographs and memories
☑ Condolences using the TribuCast™ Guest Book
A lit candle is symbolic of the human soul. A Candlelight Ceremony is a powerful way to honor your loved one. Every attendee will receive a white candle to participate in the lighting ceremony. Each and every family we serve is given, as a gift a candle from the O'Donnell Funeral Service Family to you. We hope it finds a special place in your home and has meaning for you for years to come.
For many, the stirring sound of bagpipes highlights the reverent and sacred nature of a funeral. Bagpipers’ skills vary considerably, and that is why we select only the very best musicians. Our piper plays with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
O'Donnell's is the ONLY funeral home in Danvers, Salem or the North Shore to offer a full circle after care program. This program notifies the death registry to protect your loved ones identity from being stolen as well as walking you through notification to all of the companies to notify upon the loss of a loved one (Social Security, Utility companies, Cell phone service, Banks). We help with settling of personal and estate matters. This after service appointment is at no cost and part of the exceptional service we offer.
We plan for everything in advance - Funeral pre-planning is just another step in your estate planning - our certified pre-planning consultant, Chad Craker, is the North Shore expert in Pre-planning & Medicaid spend downs asset allocation. Being prepared is always the best advice - Allow us to assist you.
From finger print keepsakes from Legacy Touch, to personalized prayer cards, memorial digital tributes, custom blankets and portraits, a custom keepsake will allow you to have direct contact and connection to your loved one for eternity. We are also one of the only funeral homes to partner with Parting Stone - A special way to memorialize a loved one. As seen on Shark Tank.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.