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.
I would like to take the time to thank the staff at Franklin and Downs McHenry Chapel for providing exceptional services to our family during a very difficult and emotional time. Not only did we appreciate their patience in taking the time to discuss our concerns and needs but also their knowledge, ability and attention to detail have added to make this task less stressful. Melissa, Madison, Kristi, Lynn and Mary not only were thorough and dedicated to our needs but pleasant to work with. Thank you again Laura Pulido and Saenz Family
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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.