R. M. Edgerly & Son Inc.

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R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home
86 South Main Street
Rochester, NH 03867

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About Us

Welcome to the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home website. The Edgerly Family has served the Rochester community and surrounding areas for over 173 years - we are proud to be the oldest continuously family-owned funeral home in New Hampshire If you are interested in learning more please visit our history page.

Our long outstanding tradition of service is a testament to the strength of our commitment. Our history is here in the Greater Rochester Area, and we proudly share our heritage of excellence with every family that honors us by choosing our services.

The Edgerly Funeral Home has one of the largest selections of urns on the seacoast. If you are interested in purchasing an urn please call and we will gladly set up an appointment. The funeral home now offers scattering of cremated remains anywhere on the seacoast within an off shore limit of three miles, you may inquire by phone or in person.

The Edgerly Funeral Home has an extended selection of caskets to meet any budget. Please be sure to look at our Affordable Alternatives page before visiting a third party casket retailer.

The Edgerly Funeral Home understands that some families want the simplest and dignified cremation possible. Sometimes even cost can be a factor. We would like those of you to consider our new cremation package.

"Peace of Mind" Cremation package for $1295.00 please visit our services page for complete details.

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Planning a Funeral


Life Choices

Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.

Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.

Please call us at 603-332-0230 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.

Why Pre-Plan?

Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.

Personal Choice
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

Lower Costs
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.

Immediate Arrangements

In Time of Need

We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.

Please call us at 603-332-0230 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.

Grief Support

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library

Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director

Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:

Helping a Friend in Grief

Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving

Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal

Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died.  It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth

Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies

Mustering the Courage to Mourn

Love and Grief:
In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts

Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies

Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member.  The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death

How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy

Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief

Helping Children Cope With Grief

Helping Children with Funerals

Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief


R. M. Edgerly & Son Inc.
86 South Main Street
Rochester, NH 03867