Frank Dooley & Son Funeral Directors

Frank Dooley & Son Funeral Directors was founded in 1910.

Over a century of community involvement and eminent professionalism enables us to provide the very best help, advice and guidance, before and after bereavement.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans you have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


46, Nutgrove Road, Saint Helens, England, WA9 5PL, United Kingdom.

27 reviews on Google


Clipsley Lane, Saint Helens, England, United Kingdom.

10 reviews on Google


220, Liverpool Road, Widnes, England, WA8 7HY, United Kingdom.

58 reviews on Google

St. Helens

249, City Road, Saint Helens, England, WA10 6UZ, United Kingdom.

20 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 27 reviews View on Google Maps

Anne Quayle

2 months ago

Mum's funeral Thank you so much to the team at Nutgrove but particularly to Alex who was fantastic throughout all the planning and changes to plans, on the day she made sure everything went smoothly and afterwards was so kind sorting Mum's ashes. The family greatly appreciated all your help so we could say goodbye to our lovely Mum as best we could. Would highly recommend.

Joe Coy

a month ago

I was very impressed with the service. I met Alex who went through all the details and options. On the day of the funeral the team were very helpful and showed dignity and respect to all our family and those who attended the funeral

lynsey hill

a week ago

Firstly I would like to thank Phillip for doing such a lovely service for my lovely dad, secondly I would like to thank Alex for making sure the final arrangements went smoothly, but my biggest thankyou is to Deborah, she gave me a hug and held my hand when I needed it and was so kind from the first time we met and throughout the hardest time in my life and she made me lovely hot chocolates, thankyou Deborah I will never forget how kind you were to me and my sister

Stephen Mckenzie

7 months ago

Everyone was brilliant from start to finish. Big thank you to Alex for all her help arranging my dads funeral and a massive thank you to Martin for how he looked after our two small children during the funeral. Can’t thank them enough for making a difficult experience as easy as possible for us.

Mm Gilgannon

3 months ago

Kieran and his team were superb. Alex in the office went out of her way to help with anything we asked her. From start to finish an exemplary experience


Rating: 4.5 from 10 reviews View on Google Maps

Chris Morton

2 years ago

Following the death of my mum in January we used the Haydock office of Frank Dooley to organise the funeral as my dad lives in Haydock and it would be convenient for him to visit mum in the chapel of rest. We found their service excellent from our first meeting right up until the day of the funeral. All the staff we dealt with highly professional, comforting and empathetic. I’d like to say a particular thank you to Fiona who was always available to answer my questions and really made us feel that everything would run smoothly. The chapel of rest is very calm and peaceful and Fiona did a great job preparing mum. On the day of the funeral Kieron and his team were brilliant. I can’t praise the whole team highly enough.


3 years ago

What a truly comforting and and amazing experience we as a family had from Frank Dooley & Son in Haydock. Whilst it was different than we ever envisaged given the current restrictions in place we were left in no doubt that we were in safe hands and that we wouldn't forget or miss any of the detail that was important too us. Dad's funeral was tailored to our needs and focussed very much on what we as a family wanted. Kieron guided us through from start to finish with great confidence which gave us comfort. The last memories of dad in hospital were not the best but to visit him in Chapel at Haydock and to see him so peaceful and just sleeping replaced the times we wanted to erase. He was transformed to the man we will always remember, always smart and very proud. Thank you Tony for your patience and understanding during our visits. I know that Kieron had personally and secretly visited the family home/pick up points and checked the route to the crematorium at least a couple of times to make sure everything went smoothly on the day. When the day arrived it went better that I ever imagined, the cortege arrived in plenty of time for reflection. Kieron was aware that family, friends, neighbours, and dog walkers who were unable to attend the service would be on the route and he made allowance for this. As we left the family home he even reminded us of the need to ensure we had locked up securely. The service itself was lovely and the webcast suggested by the team allowed family and friends from all over the world join us in our final farewell. Whilst I could go on and on, I just wanted to mention the Much Loved tribute page to dad was the icing on the cake allowing family and friends to share their personal tributes and memories, photos and donations directly to our chosen charities without the need for us to get involved with cash and cheques, donations went straight through to the charities. WOW - I never thought I would be writing a review about the great service my family received for my dad's funeral but here I am. On behalf of the family and myself, thank you Angela, Kieron and the whole team at Frank Dooley's in Haydock. Dad would have loved his send off. You are all amazing.. xx

Paul Tonge

2 years ago

My son sadly passed away in May 2021 , he was entrusted to the care of Dooley and Sons Haydock . The quality of care and the professionalism shown was sadly lacking , many mistakes were made causing stress and trauma to the family . An investigation was launched and our questions were finally answered months later . Whilst i appreciate the honesty of the investigation and the acceptance that quote " we are taking the appropriate actions to ensure a situation of this nature does not occur in the future with any other family " After our traumatic experience i would not advise using this company .

claire gleave

6 years ago

I lost my father a couple of months ago and we used this funeral company to look after him. We live in haydock so we used the haydock funeral village home and we were pleasantly surprised to how beautiful the place is and we could not fault anything from start to finish kieron Steve and the rest of the staff are the most understanding ,compassionate and go far beyond there duty as undertakers . Everything was planned to perfection we are all so overwhelmed with how everything was and cannot thank them enough they made such a heartbreaking time for us all the better and did my dad and family proud I cannot recommend them enough to everyone

Paul Geary

5 years ago

Excellent service. The staff were very professional and compassionate, our family didn't feel rushed or pressured to make a decision at all. On the day everything was carried out with gentle dignity. My brothers and I would strongly recommend.


Rating: 4.7 from 58 reviews View on Google Maps

Carol McDonagh

6 months ago

Our family were more than happy with the service Dooleys provided in arranging our Mums Funeral from start to finish. The care and compassion shown to us was faultless. Gill, Alex and all the staff were always in touch throughout it all, and the all of the staff are a credit to the company. Dooleys arranged my Dads funeral many years ago which is why I came back to them again.

Jackie Moss

a week ago

Dooleys made the experience of Jacquelines death and funeral much easier ,with their help and attentive staff ,we went every day to see and sit with Jacqueline , myself and daughter Philippa (24) were made to fel at ease ,i went the morning of Jacqui's funeral sat with her ,the staff ensured what was happening during the funeral ,they was on time and where very attentive before and after funeral at widnes crematorium ,thank you for making our tremendous loss of my partner and philippas mum 🙏

Kevin edmunds

a year ago

Can't fault Frank Dooley & sons .. very professional and exceptional service throughout for my wife julies funeral .. Alex was superb with his knowledge and help with all the details and on th e day itself... Everything was perfect on the day and what a great send off for my wife .. the flowers where spot on and exactly what I requested . Would like to thank the whole team involved for a fantastic service they all provided ..

Beck Phillips

a year ago

We were very impressed and pleased with Frank Dooley & Son in Widnes. Sophie was brilliant with handling our case from start to finish. Alex was very kind throughout and understanding on the day of the funeral. Very professional approach to dealing with issues as they came up. Dave (I hope I got his name right) our limousine driver was excellent. Highly recommend for a good send off for your loved ones.

Barbara Jennion

9 months ago

From start to finish, Alex from the Widnes branch was superb. He maintained professional respect whilst not being overly solemn when discussing our arrangements. Nothing was too much trouble and he strove to accommodate every request including the more unusual one of attaching my mum’s dancing shoes to the top of her coffin. He organised everything and the people Dooley’s are affiliated with like the Celebrant and Order of Service company were faultless. Even the flowers arranged on mum’s grave after internment were placed perfectly with the pillow of posies at the head - small details that really show respect and care. We did enquire about other funeral directors but they requested a deposit of £2000 up front and wanted us to find out my Dad’s grave number ourselves (Mum was being buried with him). This was not the case with Dooley’s. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company to anyone and would 100% arrange any future funerals through them. Thank you so much, Alex and Dooley’s. Barbara, Widnes

St. Helens

Rating: 5 from 20 reviews View on Google Maps

Gary Fielder

a month ago

Martin and his team provided a professional yet sensitive funeral for our dear mother that totally met our needs from start to finish. There was genuine warmth and compassion in every conversation and he gently helped us through the sometimes difficult process. Highly recommend. Thank you. Well done.

Sheila Fielder

2 weeks ago

Very courteous and polite staff, especially Martin at City Road. I felt very reassured that Mum would be well looked after in the care of Frank Dooley & Sons.

Marg Holmes Funeral Celebrant

5 months ago

Steph at Frank Dooley and Son Funeral Directors does an excellent job at matching families to exactly the right funeral celebrant for them. This helps so much in ensuring that a service is the best it can possibly be.

victoria large

5 months ago

Our family have used Dooleys for years, our most recent dealings in November 2023 we honestly couldn’t have asked for more… support, advice, respect, compassion, help. Absolutely outstanding service. special mention for Martin & Steph (City Road parlour) thank you so so much

Angela Price

10 months ago

Dad's funeral and care was dealt with great professionalism and empathy. It was organised perfectly and the communication was second to none. All the staff were great but particularly Martin who had the ability to put us all at ease. There was some beautiful and respectful touches throughout. We cannot thank you enough.