Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing your loved one with a memorable funeral service in Modesto and Ceres, CA. With years of experience, our licensed funeral directors can help guide you with ease.
Our family would like to thank Franklin & Downs Funeral Home for all the wonderful services they provided for my 100 year old father, Durant Tardugno, and more specifically, Navaz Jasavala, for her enduring patience and compassion and attention to detail in arranging the priest, the American Legion VA, the military honors with gun solute and flag, as well as the video services for our extended family. Because of this profound demonstration of leadership, in what was otherwise a chaotic past year for our family, was able to come to a pleasant and heartfelt ending. And we thank you for that.
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Our firm was founded by Lew Franklin Sr. and Saxon Downs in 1946. In 1972, Lew Franklin, Jr. and LeRoy J. Hart partnered to provide services to the surrounding Modesto Community. In the late 70s, Franklin & Downs acquired the McHenry and Ceres locations. The Colonial Chapel was built in 1887 by George Perly Stone, a local banker; the home was his primary residence for over 30 years.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.