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Cultural Funeral Services

Fry Bros’ funeral homes are based in Maitland and Raymond Terrace, and we have a rich history that we’ve built up since 1889. In that time, we’ve offered services to multiple different cultures across New South Wales, delivering Catholic, Christian and Greek funerals to properly honour the life of a person.

Australia’s mix of cultures is so diverse, and we work with families that want a traditional farewell that’s inline with their religious beliefs. Our funeral directors not only have experience in carrying out cultural funerals for Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Greek, Muslim and Eastern Orthodox families, but also in delivering non-religious funerals.

If the particular cultural funeral you want isn’t listed here, feel free to reach out to us and we’d be happy to accommodate your wishes to arrange a beautifully fitting farewell.

Catholic, Greek and Christian funerals

Below, we’ve listed just some examples of cultural funerals and how the funeral directors at Fry Bros employ flexibility to meet your wishes.

Considerations when choosing a cremation

  • Catholic funerals – our funeral directors understand the importance of certain rites and rituals that are conducted during a catholic funeral, so that the Mass of Christian Burial is completed with the family vigil included. We can assist with the gathering of the mourners after the funeral at a venue to celebrate the life of the person that has died.
  • Christian funerals – with Christianity as the most popular religion in Australia, a Christian funeral is the one we at Fry Bros arrange most. We’ll take into account the deceased person’s beliefs and wishes – whether they want a burial or cremation – to ensure we provide a funeral service that’s right for them.
  • Greek funerals – our funeral directors work with families to deliver a traditional Greek funeral, assisting with details such as the wake, the Greek Orthodox church setting if required and the open casket ceremony.

Personalised funerals in Maitland, NSW

Even religious or traditional funerals can have that personal touch that truly honour a unique life. We place high value in sitting with families to discuss arranging a funeral, to find out exactly what that person and their loved ones wanted for their goodbye.

We can help you adhere to religious beliefs to maintain tradition in the ceremony, while adding unique details such as photographs, videos, music and other ways you want to pay your respects. We take any family requirement into consideration, so please don’t hesitate to discuss your wishes with us.

Contact Fry Bros

Fry Bros has been run by the same family for six generations, delivering personalised, cultural funerals to families in Newcastle since the 1800s. We’re passionate about providing a warm, sympathetic service to make planning a funeral a stress-free experience for grieving families.

We welcome you to contact us to discuss your requirements for a funeral, whether you’d like something traditional, unique, religious or non-religious. Our funeral directors can work with you to build a tribute to be proud of. Call 02 4933 6155 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for assistance.

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Respecting your family traditions and beliefs

97 New England Highway
Maitland (Rutherford), NSW 2320

61 Port Stephens Street
Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324

Acknowledgement of Country

We are in the country of the Worimi, Gamilleroi, Wonnarua, Gweagal, Darkinjung, Biripi and Awabakal peoples.
Fry Bros respectfully acknowledge their Elders, celebrate their continuing culture and the living memory of their ancestors.