Michael Smy Funeral Directors, Ipswich

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Ipswich Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 15 reviews
Rating 4.7

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

  • 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 be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,163 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,163 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,163 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,163 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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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

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
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

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01473 747422

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.7
Rating 4.7
based on 15 reviews
Rating 5.0
First class service.
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service all round. Good communication and a timely and respectful service. Tom and Dave were both very good. Thank you.
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with the service provided very caring and professional in how they conducted everything. We would definitely recommend this service to family and friends.
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Dignified, prompt, efficient. I felt we were very looked after on the day of Mum's funeral. Thank you
Response from Michael Smy Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review and that the final wishes for your Mother were carried out to the highest standard.
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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