Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Amanda Lyons Brinkley
Amanda is a 1989 graduate of Danvers High School. She furthered her education at Salem State College and the Funeral Institute of the North East. A Danvers resident, she has worked in funeral service for more than twenty years. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and watching her daughters' sporting events.
C.R. Lyons III, CFSP, CCS
C.R. grew up in Danvers and graduated from Saint John's Prep in 1998. He went on to graduate from both Saint Michael's College and the Funeral Institute of the North East. He is a member of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Parish and is a past president of the Danvers Kiwanis Club and the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association. He also teaches in the funeral service program at North Shore Community College. Named a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice in 2014, C.R. was designated one of the first Certified Cremation Specialists in the United States by the Cremation Association of North America in 2022.
Kevin M. Lyons
Kevin is a lifelong Danvers resident and a 1969 graduate of Saint John's Prep. He continued his education at the New England Institute for Funeral Service and has worked in funeral service for more than fifty years. He is a member of the Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, American Citizens Club in Danvers and enjoys snowmobiling and ice fishing at his camp in Maine.
Ron grew up in Salem and graduated from Essex Aggie in 1977. He worked for several area cemeteries and the City of Salem before becoming a funeral director after graduating from the Funeral Institute of the North East. He lives in Danvers and when not spending free time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, he enjoys working on his historic home, playing guitar, and singing.
Mary Beth Verry
Mary Beth is a lifelong Danvers resident who graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School in 1992. She graduated from Salem State University and has been the office manager at the funeral home for more than ten years. She enjoys volunteering in the community and is the president of the Danvers Educational Enrichment Program. In her spare time, she enjoys trips to New Hampshire with her husband and sons.