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Testimonials

Testimonials

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Jeremy did an outstanding job helping me as I walked through the process of planning after my Mother passed. I believe I was still in a state of shock and extremely apprehensive about the entire visit. Jeremy put me at ease immediately and made the entire process as uncomplicated and painless as possible. His ability to turn facts into the beautiful obituary is second to none. I am forever grateful for his ongoing support and the care and respect he showed my Father was perfect. Thank you

Ann Hutton

May 13, 2021

Jeremy and his staff have been wonderful to work with for my dad's and brother's funerals. They made these difficult times much easier to work through. Jeremy really cared about my wishes and our family's best interests. I really appreciate all they have done for our family!

Mark Pacha

March 01, 2021

Cranston Family Funeral Home lives up to its name. Jeremy made us feel like "family". He came to our home to make arrangements, always concerned with our wishes and making things as easy as possible. I was very impressed with Jeremy's quick response to my texts and any questions I had. Thank you for making this difficult time a little more bearable. Can't say enough great things about your service. I would recommend you to anyone! P.S. Shelley is awesome too!

Becky Pohren

February 24, 2021

I couldn't be more please with Jeremy and Cranston Funeral Home helping me deal with the death of my father. Jeremy was most helpful in everything start to finish.... very caring. Thank you all so much... I truly appreciated everything you did for my family, , , , , Jodie Borts

JODIE BORTS

February 18, 2021

Jeremy does such a fantastic job. He truly cares about the families he takes care of. My husband passed away in a different country and Jeremy was so helpful. I was in uncharted territory and he really helped ease confusion. My husband's service was warm and you could tell Jeremy poured his heart into every detail. He answered every phone call, text and question quickly and never left me questioning. I can't sing his praises enough. Jeremy is truly doing what God called him to do. Thank you for everything.

Meghan Benjamin

December 30, 2020

I was very pleased with this funeral home.The director was very caring and easy to talk to both in person and on the phone. The presentation was amazing and became a pleasant memory at a difficult time. Because my husband's death happened during the Covid-19 time we were given extra time for complete viewing time. The director stuck with me throughout the whole process which took a while due to the pandemic. I was so grateful. Thankyou Cranston Funeral Home!

Eleanor Stever

October 25, 2020

Thank you very much for everything you did to make our dad’s funeral a sad but very proud day. Your extra work to make things what we had hoped for are greatly appreciated. Dad would have been proud. Thank you to Jeremy and Cranston Family Funeral Home for being so attentive and taking such great care of my family during our recent loss. Your compassion is non-stop. No matter which phase – pre-planning to the actual services – Jeremy was caring and comforting always. I know this is your job, but we wanted to tell you that you have a special knack for what you do. It was easy to trust that the right decisions were being made at the right times.

Family of Donald L. Eakins

July 25, 2020

Approximately 2.5 years ago our family lost our Mother, Dorothy Middlekoop after a short illness. 1 week ago we lost our Brother Tom Middlekoop unexpectedly. Two completely different losses, both equally heartbreaking for our family. Jeremy, from Cranston’s Family Funeral Home was such a comfort to our family. Professional & compassionate throughout the sometimes confusing process of final arrangements for our family members. Jeremy was always just a phone call away, answering all of our questions and helping our family in any way possible to ease this process. The current situation we find our world in today with COVID19 & all of the ever changing rules and regulations were another different aspect of my Brothers service that had to be dealt with. Jeremy explained everything well & guided our family through a very different type of memorial service. When services were completed for both our Mother & Brother Tom I can honestly say we wouldn’t have changed a thing. That speaks for itself. Thank you Jeremy & Staff.

Family of Tom Middlekoop

April 13, 2020

I would like to thank Jeremy and his staff for their professional and personal care given when my husband died. Jeremy treated our family with dignity and respect. He assisted us during the entire process of making arrangements through the service. He guided us and gave us direction when needed and I felt like he was family. I would highly recommend Jeremy’s services when needed. He exceeded my expectations.

Kathy Steele ~ Family of Paul Steele

January 13, 2020

Our mother recently passed and I highly recommend the Cranston Family Funeral Home to help you through a difficult time. Jeremy is the best of the best, he was so busy at our time but never wasn't there for us. Don't know how he did it all but he did with the help of Kate who was wonderful. Thank you both so much for helping us through a hard time. You made it so much easier, we will alway be so grateful. Have great respect for you both for what you do. Thank you

Kaye Cranston - Family of Louise Gladson

January 08, 2020

Jeremy and staff were wonderful from the beginning to the service for my Mom, Mrs. Janie Morgan . A true professional yet with a caring compassionate loving nature, he made this journey for myself , my siblings and Mom much easier. I watched him handle the details of the day with grace and kindness, and his attention to details was top grade. Not sure we ll need his services again right Away but I would recommend Cranston and Jeremy to any families when the time comes. My father , Dr Morgan , who passed 15 years ago , would agree with me 100 percent on the care Jeremy took with his wife and his children . Thank you so much. For other families , I found this song No hard feelings by the Avett Brothers very comforting. Thank you again Jeremy.

Judy Morgan

December 09, 2019

Jeremy Cranston was kind, efficient and responsive every step of the journey of dealing with our mother's death. I had complete confidence in his handling of all details, and that is exactly how every aspect of the service worked out. I cannot thank him enough for his service to our family and my mother.

Diana Morgan O'Connor

November 27, 2019

I can not say enough about Jeremy and the services provided. He was absolutely wonderful to work with and made everything so easy! He answered all questions we had, was not pushy, and even went out of his way to make sure everyone was doing ok during this difficult time! I would encourage everyone to use his services if given the chance!

Melissa Weeks

November 04, 2019

Thank you Jeremy, Shelley and Kate for everything you did to make Roger's service so very special. Your extra attention to all the many details and the extra things you did will always be remembered and appreciated. You brought comfort to the entire family at a very difficult time. No words can adequately express all the compassion and understanding you showed us when we were grieving and trying to make decisions. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Roger's passing a little more bearable. Diana Peck

diana peck

June 17, 2019

Our family is grateful to have Jeremy and the staff of Cranston Family Funeral Home in the Fairfield community. Jeremy and his staff quickly became an extension of our family as we navigated the days following Dad’s passing. We appreciated their professionalism, patience, attention to detail and compassion as they helped us honor our father. Thank you. - Susan Hervey, daughter of Leonard Mosinski

Susan Hervey

February 21, 2019

We so appreciated how Jeremy and the staff at Cranston Family Funeral Home made this difficult time such an honor of celebrating our father’s life. The compassion and support were so what we all needed. His guidance made our decisions much easier. I would and have recommended Cranston Family Funeral Home! Thank you so much for caring!

Family of Don Garrett

We want to thank you for the care and concern you extended to our family during the planning of the service for Windy Jamison. There wasn't a thing in the planning for the service that was not taken care of with thoughtfulness. You made every thing happen with ease and efficiency.

Barbara Jamison

We could not have asked for better service for Dennis’ father, Denver Ostrander’s funeral, than what we received from Jeremy Cranston and his staff at Cranston Family Funeral Home. His caring attitude and attention to detail was so much appreciated. He kept in constant contact with us, as we finalized plans, and made us feel as if Denver was part of his own family. What a gem of a family to have in the community to help us out during some of our darkest and most confusing times in our lives. We had never met Jeremy before this, and have come away feeling that we have made a new family friend. Thank you Jeremy and your whole staff. Peggy & Dennis Ostrander

Family of Denver Ostrander

The first descriptor that comes to mind when I think of Jeremy and Cranston Family Funeral Home, IS family. From the first phone call, letting Jeremy know he was needed, he became like family ; so patient, and so comforting. Jeremy was truly knowledgeable and accessible, and answered our multiple calls and questions immediately. We felt like we were the only ones he was working with at the time. He made the whole experience of having just lost someone so dear, bearable. He gently guided us through the process, resulting in a service that we are very proud of. I cannot say enough about the genuine care and concern Jeremy provided for our family. We have only the most sincere thanks and gratitude for Jeremy and Cranston Family Funeral Home. We highly recommend them for when there is a loss. They are incredible

LuAnne Jones Jones ~ daughter of Gerald Schimmelpfennig

Jeremy and his staff could have not been more accommodating. Their help and assistance both pre and post funeral was excellent. Jeremy was so easy to communicate with and so comforting to me and my family. I feel I have found a Fairfield friend in Jeremy and will keep in touch when visiting Fairfield. In short, although this event was by far one of the saddest in my life, the Cranston staff made it bearable.

Merle Miller Jr. (Son of Marguerite Miller)

We were so happy with Dad's funeral. Jeremy and staff made eveyrthing so easy and understandable. We felt like we didn't have to do anything extra because it was all done. This was so refreshing to us. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again.

Jared Osborne & Marti Reinier ~ Family of James Osborne

Words don't begin to express the appreciation we have for Jeremy, Shelley, and Marvin. Jeremy put us at ease from the first phone call, he followed through with everything he said he would do, and he had great input and ideas for us--very helpful. We came through a difficult time feeling like we had made new friends.

Deb Bemis

When the funeral service is over and you going home thinking..... There is not one thing we would change about the preparations, the visitation or the funeral service........ you know you have received fine services. Jeremy and his staff listened, advised and performed very well. We certainly appreciate what they have done for our family at a difficult time in our lives.

Dave Dickey

Thank you to Jeremy and his staff for taking care our family during our loss! Very impressed and would recommend his service to anyone!

Zelma Muntz and Julie McElderry

My Mother recently passed away. Our family had been patrons of Raymond’s Funeral Home. When my Mother Dorothy Middlekoop recently passed away, we weren’t sure where we would go for her services as Jeremy was an unknown to us. We met him the night our Mother passed away. Our family was impressed with Jeremy’s professionalism and compassion. These qualities were demonstrated throughout the process of arranging a funeral service for our Mother. The result was a perfect final memorial for our Mother. That in and of itself was a huge comfort for our family. Thank you so much!

The Family of Dorothy Middlekoop

Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Jeremy and the Cranston Family Funeral Home for the personal, sincere, and heartfelt care you provided to us during this difficult time. We are forever grateful for the attention to detail that you provided; from the amazing obituary you authored that captured dad’s life so well, for being willing to hold the service in an unconventional location, and the multitude of additional personal touches. You took such good care of us all during our time of grief.

Fred Carter Family

I wanted to drop a note to let you know how terrific you were with all the arrangements for my father's visitation, funeral and burial. Our family had discussed how we were going to handle the arrangements and all the decisions since our father had taken care of that when our mother passed away. You made things so easy and convenient for our family. It relieved a lot of stress and anxiety at a time in our lives that we didn't need that. Michelle and I were so comfortable the first time we sat down with you at the funeral home. I can remember leaving and telling Michelle what a big sigh of relief it is, and how at that point I knew the process was going to be okay. We also felt we made a new friend as well. Thank you so much for everything you and your staff did.

Rob Higgins

We would like to thank the Cranston Family Funeral Home and staff for their excellent care during the funeral arrangements for our Dad. They were very professional, and had the gift of compassion. We appreciated their knowledge and advice during the funeral arrangements. Jeremy was very quick to respond to any question or request we had, and anticipated all of our needs. Their attention to details was so helpful and comforting. We would also like to mention the updates done to the Eldon funeral home. The remodel provided a warm and beautiful atmosphere.

Roy Potts Family

On behalf of my entire family, we extend our gratitude to Jeremy and his staff for their professional service and compassion that was shown to my family and me during a sad time in our lives. We were impressed with Jeremy's responsiveness and adaptability with any requests that we made. During such a difficult time, Jeremy was joy to work with.

Lyola Kaska Family

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