Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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From the moment my sisters and I walked into AJ Desmond in Birmingham, Gina Terry embraced us and led us through each and every step of the daunting and mind numbing process in planning our mothers funeral. She met every need prior to, during the day of visitation and the following days funeral service and grave site service. Gina, Thank you for being the one to help us navigate through our mother's passing. Christine, Karen and Mary

Karen Irvine

August 04, 2023

The family of Ronald Harris would like to personally thank Daniel Kuhn at the Troy funeral home for taking such wonderful care during the arrangements for our dear brother. Daniel went above and beyond our expectations during this time of sorrow and made it so much easier for us to say goodbye to our family member. Not only was every question answered and every need met but during the day of the visitation and funeral service Daniel was on-point with everything. This is the most difficult time of a loved ones passing and I feel that this day was made easier for me because I didn’t need to think about the little things; Daniel was there already asking, gently reminding or just doing. This is not our first time with AJ Desmond & Sons and it will not be our last. We highly recommend this particular funeral home at the Rochester Rd location for its cleanliness, beautiful interior, calming atmosphere and the wonderful staff. Thank you Daniel for your service and also for the young lady who worked with you that day. She was so kind and helped in so many ways.

Peggy Harris

October 17, 2022

I recently completed the bereavement class, Take Time to Heal with Mary Jamerino, as well as some private sessions with her. I am so thankful A.J. Desmond & Sons offers this helpful resource to families. Mary's gentle approach helps individuals navigate the grief journey and emphasizes the importance of allowing time to grieve and mourn. Her care, compassion and knowledge are an invaluable asset to members of your community.

Corinne Fragnoli

We loved Gary. He lead our family through a shocking and mind-numbing process. In spite of our twisted sense of humor, Gary was more than happy to go along for the ride, if that's what we needed. He will always be thought of fondly as a new friend found as we lost our husband, brother, father, cousin, uncle, friend...Rocky Lavorata.

Tina Lavorata

I highly recommend AJ Desmond & Sons. Every single contact made with them, from pre-planning with Suzanne to the services with Gary, was ultra-professional and sincerely CARING. My family had many questions and requests, but every one of them was answered with respect and empathy. I could go into great detail here, but the main thing I want to say is that my experience with Desmond & Sons was unparalleled. I believe that they are exemplary people who help their clients in any way possible, and with open hearts. Thank you for your outstanding service!

Dawn Peterson

My sister and I were very happy with the care and concern extended to us when we planned our dear brother Michael’s funeral. Mr. Flannery was patient and persevered in dealing with a particularly vexing family situation. Thank you A. J. Desmond & Sons!

Mary Kate Scala Ben-Ami

Thank you for helping us navigate through our mother's passing....we appreciated the kindness, advice, information and the fact that you did not try to sell us things that we were not looking for. You listened to our desires and provided just what we asked for. Thank you so much.

Margaret Baxter

Thank you for the excellent care we received at the A. J. Desmond Price Chapel. Scott Hurrell and staff went above and beyond! Not only were all of our needs anticipated and met but every desire was fulfilled with understanding and compassion. Our family felt cared for in every way! At the last minute, I asked Scott if he would take over at the cemetery. He didn't hesitate and did a wonderful job with dignity and grace. I highly recommend this first class funeral home if you want quality and caring service.

Judith Johnston

Thank you for taking care of our mom, Ms. Grayson. Your reputation of service had already confirmed that you would be the funeral home of choice. You did an excellent job. If it had not been for Sherry I would have been lost. Her patience and kindness will never be forgotten. It was the small things (providing the extra tables for the photos and strategically placing them around the room for viewing) that really made my mother's life celebration easier to handle. We received so many great comments on the location, the beautiful ambiance of the room and the staff. Sherry was our primary director, however many thanks to Gary, Denise and the other staff members that assisted us during this time. They are all equally as wonderful. You are now our designated family funeral home.

Debra Odden

From the initial phone call to the final details, our experience was truly seamless. Our funeral director, Gary, was a consummate patient professional. He walked us through every detail, every question, every concern. The music provided by Andrew Langlands was beautiful. Grief is heavy. Desmond & Sons lighten that load. Bless you all.

Deborah Amans

Scott Hurrell did a great job helping with my Grandmas funeral.. He went above and beyond to make this difficult day easier and so special for my Grandma. My Grandma looked beautiful and the funeral was a very special tribute to her.. I would recommend this compassionate funeral home to anyone looking for respectful care for their loved ones...

Nadine M Bandt

The family of Fred Capaldi would like to express our gratitude to Kevin, Terry and the staff for the sensitive, caring way they handled Dad’s funeral. They anticipated all our concerns and provided a comforting atmosphere. Thank you and bless you for the difficult work that you do

Marlene Steele

Gary was amazing, thank you all so much. Tough day made so comfortable.

Victoria Dacey

The Loeffler family would like to personally thank everyone at Desmond Funeral Home for helping us plan and navigate through all the funeral arrangements for our mother. The staff was terrific and everything was done perfectly.

Craig Loeffler

Bill, Sherry and the entire A.J. Desmond staff. I would like to humbly thank you for the excellent service and professionalism displayed during this very hard time. The Rudolph family will never forget this and what it meant to us. Thank You Very Much

Jerome Rudolph

Thank you to the Desmond family, funeral director, and the staff for their great compassion, understanding, and professionalism in our time of grief. We are very grateful and appreciative for the planning and services provided. I highly recommend AJ Desmond and Sons.

David Alquiza

Dear Terry, John, Paul and the entire team at Desmond, The moment that Gary answered the phone and told us that our son would be in your care, that you would take care of all of it, to Sherry being there time and again, to no one ever saying NO, we can’t do that, to Terry being at the funeral, to Paul taking pictures of special moments of our son’s service, to Sherry leading me on our final drive together, to Gary lighting a candle for us, our deepest gratitude, you are all were a gift to us when we lost our son. We have grief, lots of it and we had horrific tasks to take care of. All of you took a burden off of us. For all of that, we will not forget your kindness. Jim and Kim Atkinson

Jim and Kim Atkinson

I can not say enough about the compassion, professionalism, and support provided by the AJ Desmond team at the Troy, MI location. A death in the family is never an easy time, but the staff went above and beyond to explain the options and help us find the one that was the best for us. In addition to the amazing staff, we also really liked that AJ Desmond offered a farewell visitation for close family prior to the cremation. This allowed us to honor my Father's wishes to be cremated but also allowed those closest to him to get to say goodbye. Even after the services were provided, the office manager, Michelle Rescoria, still made herself available to help my mom with some general questions and honestly could not have been nicer or more helpful. It means a lot to me that Michelle and the entire staff have been so great during such a difficult time. Thank you for everything.

Kelli Hampton

My father, the Late Mr. N.C. Davis was cared for at the Royal Oak Chapel on Thursday, October 18, 2018 and for the funeral at his church on Friday, October 19, 2018. From the time my one sister and I sat down with Bill to make the arrangements the next day following his death, until family was driven back to the church by Jordi, all details were handled with such professionalism that I am speechless. The same care was given to my beloved mother 12 years ago. Family and friends are still fondly recalling the beautiful, peaceful atmosphere as well as the intimate memories that were shared those days. I have shed so many tears, but many were and still are due to being so overjoyed on how Desmond cared for dad and the attention given to his family. The Monticello Room was breathtaking. This will be my family home for the future. I would not entrust my care to anyone else. I thank all on staff and love you with all of my heart. Peace + Blessings Deborah E. Jacobs (Davis)

Deborah Elunde Jacobs (Davis)

The compassion, dignity, and respect shown to our family by Desmond only demonstrates to me the level of professionalism to which they are committed. They handled all the details flawlessly and they exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend them to anyone who lost a loved one.

Sean P. Hobbs

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