Grassby & Sons Funeral Directors
A funeral is an important way of saying goodbye to someone close to us. Choosing the right funeral director to care for you and your loved one after death is very important.
We are delighted to have the expert support of Grassby & Sons funeral directors to advise us on all areas of end of life care in Dorset.
Grassby & Sons have funeral branches across Dorset including Dorchester (Grassby Funeral Service), Weymouth (Grassby & Stockting Funeral Service and Rose Funeral Service), Blandford (Colin J. Close Funeral Service) and Sturminster Newton (Grassby & Close Funeral Service). All branches provide a discreet and professional service at what can be a very difficult time.
Offering both personal and practical assistance in all matters regarding funeral arrangements the company can, if required, accept complete responsibility for all the arrangements. With thoughtful and expert advice available, the bereaved family can choose the most suitable course of action for their own personal needs while accommodating all financial considerations.
Grassby & Sons’ staff are always available to help at every stage of the process. Many clients will be facing these circumstances for the first time and will be unsure of the most practical course of action. With this in mind Grassby’s can also provide information about the financial, legal and more personal aspects of bereavement.
Grassby & Sons can also take responsibility for any stonemasonry required by the family through Grassby Stonemasons based in the village of Grimstone on the outskirts of Dorchester.
All enquiries are dealt with in the most professional manner, without obligation and in the strictest confidence.
About the business
The business, Grassby & Sons, was founded in Dorchester by Benjamin Grassby, who moved to Dorset from Lincolnshire in 1861. Benjamin, a stone carver, was responsible for a lot of the stone carving in many Dorset churches during the Gothic revival of the late 19th Century.
The family stonemasonry business continued down through the generations of the Grassby family, and in 1970, Clinton Grassby opened Grassby Funeral Service in Princes Street, Dorchester.
Service across the generations
The business continues to be run by his sons, David and Peter, the fifth generation of the Grassby family, maintaining a reputation for the highest standards of service throughout Dorchester and the surrounding area.
David joined the business in 1983 after a career in teaching and Peter followed in 1987 after working in London at Barclays International.
Peter and David have direct responsibility for all funerals and are ably assisted by funeral director Andrew Fooks, who has been with the Company since 1988 and has achieved full qualifications in the Diploma of Funeral Directing.
David’s son, Nick, joined the business in 2017, following a career as a solicitor, and is working at the Dorchester Office. William, Peter’s son, joined the Stonemasonry Department of the business in 2016, where he is learning all aspects of memorial masonry and letter carving.
The Memorial Masonry office and showroom is located in Princes Street, Dorchester which is supported by the masonry works at Grimstone.
If you would like to find out more about Grassby & Sons’ services, visit www.grassby-funeral.co.uk and follow the links to our other branches.