Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing your loved with a memorable funeral service in Modesto and Ceres, CA. With years of experience, our licensed funeral directors can help guide you with ease.
Jacquelyn Mello helped us with arrangements for my Fathers passing.
We couldn’t have asked for a warmer, more empathetic and professional person to help us through this difficult process.
Her kindness is greatly appreciated.
Tour our facilities and meet our friendly staff.
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.