History

History

Chandler Funeral Homes has been serving South Paris, Bridgton, Mechanic Falls, Bethel, Oxford and Fryeburg area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

The History of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service

Our History actually starts many years ago and many names ago. The funeral home in Norway was started in 1940 by J.W. Raymond and was known as J.W. Raymond and Son. The funeral home in South Paris was started in the 1930’s by Clarence Huff and was known as Huff Funeral Service. By the early 1970’s Brad Raymond and Francis “Cappy” Gallant were now the owners and also had opened a new funeral home in Mechanic Falls in September of 1966, known as Gallant-Raymond Funeral Home. When Mr. Gallant sold his half of the business to Mr. Raymond, he took this opportunity to rename the business Raymond Funeral Home. This name was used until 1993. In 1993, Dana Chandler and Chris Weston, long time employees of the firm, purchased the funeral homes in Norway, South Paris, and Mechanic Falls, and over the next few years completed the transition of changing the names to Weston-Chandler Funeral Home.

 
As we near 2019, Dana Chandler and his son Marc Chandler are the owners of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service and take great pride in being part of the communities in which they are located. Over the last few years they have purchased Oxford Hills Funeral Services in Oxford and Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg. They value the traditions of the previous owners for being small family owned funeral homes serving their neighbors, friends, and families. 

Chandler Funeral Homes | (207) 743-8402
45 Main Street, South Paris, ME 04281

Chandler Funeral Homes | (207) 647-5502
8 Elm Street, Bridgton, ME 04009

Chandler Funeral Homes | (207) 345-5691
26 W. Dwinal Street, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256

Chandler Funeral Homes | (207) 824-2100
37 Vernon Street, Bethel, ME 04217

Oxford Hills Funeral Services | (207) 743-0270
1037 Main Street, Oxford, ME 04270

Wood Funeral Home | (207) 935-2325
9 Warren Streeet, Fryeburg, ME 04037


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