Thomas Downey Funeral Directors

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Thomas Downey Funeral Directors in Durham Road, Sunderland

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About Us

Thomas Downey Funeral Directors believe that life with those we love is deeply personal. We are here to help our local community in Sunderland celebrate the lives of their loved ones in a meaningful way.

Our funeral home was purpose built for Thomas Downey, and is easy to reach from the surrounding areas of Barnes and Ashbrooke. We have two private chapels of rest, which you can use to spend time alone with your loved one.

We are experienced in conducting all kinds of funerals, making any necessary arrangements on your behalf to help alleviate the stress of planning a funeral. It is our job to make things easier for you and your family.

Our dedicated funeral professionals are on hand 24 hours a day to give you any assistance. You can reach us by telephone at any time, just give us a call on 0191 510 2977 and you will receive our full support.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 0191 510 2977 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At Thomas Downey Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

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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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 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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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


1 Eden Terrace Durham Road Eden Vale Sunderland SR2 7PF GB

Parking and Directions

There is off-street parking available.
We are located close to the town centre, with good transport links.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0191 510 2977 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon10:00 - 14:00
Tue10:00 - 14:00
Wed10:00 - 14:00
Thu10:00 - 14:00
Fri10:00 - 14:00

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 3 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Extremely professional and dignified at all times. The amount of contact and when this occurred was exactly as required and provide sensitively during a difficult time for me and my family. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Thomas Downey to others.
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    Response on behalf of Thomas Downey Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Considering this was the most traumatic event in my life the passing of my mum, the service I was provided was full of warmth, caring, empathy and they provided my mum with the celebration of her life she requested. Miriam was respectful, she tells me she would treat my mum like it was her own mum and this made me feel she cared and this made me make peace with my mum’s passing, thank you for everything, you made my mum proud.
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    Response on behalf of Thomas Downey Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Professional from start to finish, they did my dad proud. They looked after my mother in the same caring way 22 years ago, so that’s why we used Thomas Downey again.
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    Response on behalf of Thomas Downey 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 the arrangements for your father were carried out to your satisfaction.