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History & Staff

Our Story

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.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

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.

In 1925, Clarence R. Lyons Sr. opened a store-front funeral parlor on North Street in Salem. Within the next few years, he was able to move from that location to one in the former Perley Building in Danvers Square (where CVS is currently located). The store-front moved again in those first few years, this time just across the Square onto High Street. Realizing that more people wanted wakes to occur in a funeral home and not in private residences, Clarence Lyons purchased the former home of Dr. Buck in the mid-1930s and established a funeral home. During the next few years, his sons, Bill, Junie, and Al joined him in the running of the funeral home.

After Clarence's sudden death in 1952, his three sons saw the funeral home through the next forty years. They made significant improvements to the home and were active in the community.

In the late 1960s, Junie's son, Kevin Lyons, joined the funeral home and worked along side his father and uncles until their deaths in the 1990s. Kevin has been joined by his daughter, Amanda Lyons Brinkley, and son, C.R. Lyons III, in operating the funeral home. Together, they continue assisting the families they serve in the tradition that Clarence R. Lyons Sr. began eighty years ago.

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 Lyons Brinkley

Funeral Director
C.R. Lyons III, CFSP

C.R. Lyons III, CFSP

Funeral Director
Kevin M. Lyons

Kevin M. Lyons

Funeral Director
Ronald Malionek

Ronald Malionek

Funeral Director
Mary Beth Verry

Mary Beth Verry

Office Manager

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