An Independent Family Funeral Directors
William Dunphy Funeral Director Ltd is a family run business and opened in June 1996.
Our original branch was at 294 Brockley Road, At first there were just two staff, Bill and his daughter Nicki but they were soon joined by others including Nicki’s son Will.
We now have 5 other full-time members of staff, Ross, Keith and Shaun with Jeanette and Sue in the offices. We also own Honor Oak Florist in Honor Oak Park which is run by Lisa and Mandy.
We moved to our new premises at 321 Brockley Road in December 2016 and opened our Dulwich Branch in October 2019.
Since 2019 our branches have been collection points for Southwark and Lewisham food banks on behalf of the Trussell Trust.
William Dunphy is a Roman Catholic deacon who works closely with the parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Brockley. However, we undertake funerals for people of all denominations, faiths and those with no faith.
Arranging A Funeral
After a death the question people will ask you is ‘when is the funeral?’ but the first thing we need to know is whether the funeral will be a burial, cremation or repatriation.
This is important because there are different paperwork requirements for the differing types of funerals.
It’s best to speak to us about what paperwork is needed because it will vary depending on where the deceased passed away, whether the Coroner is involved and where the funeral will take place.
Once you have decided on the type of funeral you wish to have we will liaise with next-of-kin, place of worship, crematorium or cemetery or airline and overseas funeral director.
We will check the choice of dates available and find the dates and times that are best suited to your needs. We will help you arrange things like the coffin, music, service booklets, flowers and the reception plus any extras you may choose.