Contact Fry Bros

Fry Bros is a family-owned and operated funeral service business, delivering affordable funerals to the area since 1889. We’ve been run by six generations of our family, and continue to offer a warm, welcoming service to families dealing with the loss of a loved one.

We serve Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens and other nearby locations. Call or email us for professional and helpful guidance and advice. We’re available on the other end of the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your wishes and talk you through each step of the funeral planning process.

From helping you to choose a venue to deciding on a fitting farewell and adding personal touches, the funeral directors at Fry Bros make the process stress-free.

Opening Hours

East Maitland
Mon- Fri 9:00am – 5:00 pm

Maitland & Raymond Terrace
Mon- Fri 9:00am – 3:00 pm

*weekends & after hours by appointment

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Require a Private Cremation or Burial? Fry Bros can help

Fry Bros are able to facilitate both private cremations or burials. This is where there is no funeral service and the family is not in attendance at the time of the cremation or burial.

Our Locations

East Maitland Office

Phone: 02 4067 3735

48 Banks Street
East Maitland, NSW 2323

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Maitland Office

Phone: 02 4067 3735

97 New England Highway
Maitland (Rutherford), NSW 2320

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Raymond Terrace Office

Phone: 02 4067 3735

61 Port Stephens Street
Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324

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Frequently Asked Questions

Having a funeral service can be very important to the grieving process. A funeral can be exactly what you want it to be, from a few words shared among your closest family and friends, to public gatherings in churches, chapels or other suitable venues. A funeral allows us time to stop and think about the person who has passed, as they have gone from being a physical presence to a memory. It brings mourners together, to support and encourage one another through the initial grief and helps us move forward.

Yes, the cost of purchasing a burial plot, the interment fee, grave-digging and a memorial plaque or headstone is more expensive than a cremation. Costs vary for each cemetery or crematorium.

Viewing a loved one after death may be beneficial for the family. As well as allowing a personal last goodbye. The viewing helps some accept the reality of their loss. A viewing is encouraged for children because they grieve the same as adults do. Many grief specialists believe that attending a viewing dramatically aids in the long-term grief process, particularly when the death is unexpected.

This is a decision that rests with the parents. Children do experience grief and should be encouraged to express their emotions. When children are given the opportunity to attend the funeral of someone they loved and cared about, it may assist them with the finality of death in their own minds. If a child expresses a wish to attend a funeral, that wish should be encouraged.

Life education courses are often a part of the school curriculum and provide an honest and open forum where death and its processes may be discussed. Some children seem to cope with grief better than many adults—but each individual, child and adult will react differently.

The coffin is taken to the committal room where the nameplate of the coffin is removed and checked with the cremation order to ensure correct identity before the coffin is placed in the cremator. The nameplate remains outside the cremator until the cremation is complete to assist with identification of the cremated remains.

Some people request that their cremated remains be placed or scattered at a location that holds special significance to them—perhaps a rose garden, niche or in the ocean. If no specific instruction has been left, your Funeral Arranger can make suggestions. Sometimes it is best to wait until the right place is found. How and where the remains are distributed is the personal choice of the family.