Michael Smy Funeral Directors, Ipswich

Our Ipswich Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
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Rating 4.6
based on 11 reviews

About our Ipswich funeral home

We are Michael Smy Funeral Directors on the junction of Bramford Road and Sproughton Road in Ipswich. Established in 1975 by Michael Smy and his wife, this is our second funeral home, enabling us to help our local families in Westbourne, Whitton, Castle Hill, Chantry and others better.

We understand that losing a loved one is never easy. You can trust us to take care of all the arrangements on your behalf, so that you can take care of yourself and your family in peace.

Whatever you may prefer a humanist funeral, religious funeral or contemporary funeral like woodland burial or burial at sea, we can arrange it for you. We have over 40 years of experience and knowledge of the local area, which means that you have unlimited choices and options.

We will take care of all the details, small or big, so that you can say farewell to your loved one the way you want to, with dignity and care. We also have a chapel of rest, should you wish to spend time with your loved one before the day of the funeral.

We are available 24 hours a day for you. So call us anytime, whether it is for advice, help or just someone to talk you. We are here for you.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £3,545
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01473 747422, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Ipswich

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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    Simple Funeral Service in IpswichOur costs from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01473 747422

Where to find us

Address

441 Bramford Road
Ipswich IP1 5AU
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the corner of the junction of Bramford Road and Sproughton Road.

There is parking available at the our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01473 747422 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Reviews of our services

4.6
Rating 4.6
based on 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
I have found that all of your staff are highly professional and always show respect and empathy
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Rating 5.0
We could not fault the truly professional service we received from the Bramford Road branch in Ipswich. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the people we came into contact with. A difficult time was made easier by the quality of service we received.
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and you and the family were well cared for.
Rating 5.0
i would like to say a big thank you to Ben you did a fantastic job with me and my family and mostly my wife jenny who’s funeral he director wish he respected my wife the service was lovely and i will be telling others to go to Ben in the future thank you so much
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful and family friendly company. Our day went very smooth with all the arrangements being dealt with. Highly recommended
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family and that your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 1.0
All Staff that we dealt with were Professional, friendly, showed empathy and were respectful
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Everything we asked for was carried out as requested. Personally, I felt that the entry to the church could have been slowed down a bit to allow the entry music to play properly, but that's a tiny point in an otherwise very well run process.
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. We are very pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the services provided by Michael Smy Funeral Service and we are sorry that you felt the entry into church was a little hurried. Thank you once again for your review and comments.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic service from Ben and the team. Extremely professional, efficient and empathetic at a difficult time. They made a difficult day a little easier. My family thanks them for their efforts, it was greatly appreciated.
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All the family were extremely pleased with the whole service from walking the hearse in to viewing of the flowers. From my point of view the arranging of funeral was made so easy for me particularly as I was abroad at the time. Thank you for all your help and we will definitely recommend your services to others .
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I was very pleased with the service provided and politeness of all staff involved
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Family views were of utmost importance in the planning of our dads funeral. Ben listened, offered advice and suggestions, and accommodated all of our wishes. This made the day a true celebration of our dads life.
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
I have used them twice for both parents who had a prepaid funeral plan. They made the process very smooth and assisted us through each stage of the arrangements. Even Michael Smy himself came out of retirement to officiate things. I used the Bramford Road branch as it was nearer to home and felt like I got a personalised service. Would highly recommend.
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
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