History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Dwyer Funeral Home, a four generation funeral home, founded July 1, 1904 is observing its 115th anniversary.

Simon P. Dwyer founded the business in a storefront at 22 Peck's Rd. In 1914, it was moved to a storefront at 138 Wahconah St. After Dwyer died in 1919, his son, F. Emmett Dwyer, took over the business at the age of 17 and moved it to a home at 776 North St., its present location, in 1920.

Emmett Dwyer purchased the former Michael Dowling homestead and transformed it into a funeral home. An addition, including a chapel and five rooms, was added in 1927. Another chapel was added on the south side in 1954, and the entire funeral home was redecorated.

In a time when all other funeral homes were just storefronts, and services were held in the home, Dwyer Funeral Home became the first "Funeral Home". Today, it remains the oldest funeral home in Pittsfield.

Robert, Sr.'s wife, the former Deborah Pender, is a licensed Funeral Assistant in the business, as well as a real estate broker and registered nurse.

Robert Jr., has been a licensed MA Funeral Director for 28 years and is also licensed in NY. He is active in many community organizations and is also licensed to sell pre-need insurance.

The Dwyer's own eight lots that surround the funeral home. The lots have been purchased over the years to protect the funeral home property and to provide ample parking.

The funeral home has expanded to offer a full time lounge and banquet space. All areas are fully accessible to the handicapped. The business has five limousines and two hearses. The Dwyer's also offer a therapy dog, Greyce, that is available for services.

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