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Thank you for taking the time to check out our new blog. This is a very exciting time for us as we take on the challenge of publishing a blog that educates, engages, and inspires the families in our community. At Thibadeau Mortuary Service, we are constantly on the lookout for ways we can connect with the Gaithersburg community and better serve our families. By creating this blog, we hope to keep you up to date with all the exciting news surrounding our funeral home while sharing helpful tips and resources.
Before we begin to do that though, we thought that we should take the time to help you better understand who we are and what we can offer your family.
What Makes Us Unique
For many years, we have providing the communities of Gaithersburg, Germantown, Washington, Baltimore, Rockville and Bethesda with exceptional service. While there are many reputable funeral homes in Gaithersburg and the surrounding areas, we strongly feel that we offer the best burial, cremation, and memorial services at affordable prices.
Our promise to you is to always be there to help your family through the loss of a loved one. This means we will help you design a fitting service that honors your loved one’s achievements and experiences. We will help you make all the arrangements and complete all the required paperwork regardless of whether you want to hold the service at a chapel, our funeral home, or at another venue. And most of all, we will strive to always exceed your expectations while treating your family like they are part of ours.
Meet The Staff
In order to provide your family with exceptional funeral service, we make sure our team is composed of dedicated and caring funeral professionals. Whether you pick up the phone or step through our doors, you’ll be greeted by compassionate and experienced individuals. Our team is committed to providing you with the finest care and adhere to strict ethical guidelines.
James J. Thibadeau, CFSP, CPC, Owner/Funeral Director/Veteran
James has always been a caring person with an appreciation for different cultures and faiths. The youngest of eight children, his parents instilled him with Catholic values and a desire to care for others. James is a veteran of the United States Airforce where he served from 1982-1987. Afterwards, he found his true calling within the funeral industry
For more than 20 years his caring demeanor and kindness to others has helped him create meaningful services for grieving families to say goodbye. Through personal conversations with the family, James is able to provide guidance for those looking for a meaningful funeral or cremation service.
John J. Pruner, Veteran USN
As a father of three and grandfather of four, John is a family man with a desire to help others. A retired member of the United States Navy, John has always strived to work hard and serve his community. Alongside his wife Candice, he enjoys the mountains, the beach, home remodeling projects, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Brian M. Cable
Brian comes from a close knit southern town in the mountains of West Virginia. It was here that he developed his southern hospitality and desire to help others making him the perfect fit for funeral service. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his partner Chris, raising their son Christopher, relaxing with their two dogs, and travelling.
Richard W. Thibadeau, Mortuary Assistant
Richard has always had a love for music and desired to make a career out of it. For over 25 years, Richard has been an integral part of church services in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Richard obtained a Bachelor of Music degree with a specialty in church music from Westminister Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
Richard has helped hundreds of families say goodbye by playing the pipe organ during their loved one’s services. He is an accomplished organist with a talent for building and training choirs. He is currently Director of Music at Christ Church on Capitol Hill.
Our Funeral Service Packages
We understand that every family is unique with different needs and requests. With several different burial and cremation packages available, we are able to offer a service to help every family. Below you will see a brief description of some of the different packages we have available. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our services, please contact us today.
Contemporary One Day Cremation Service or Burial Service
This affordable package offers your family the opportunity to say goodbye prior to the cremation or burial service. It includes all the basic services of the funeral home and staff including hearse transportation, embalming, and the use of staff and services for a viewing and ceremony. Not included in this package is crematory fees, cemetery fees, merchandise, or other cash advance items.
Traditional Two Day Cremation or Burial Service
For families that expect to have a large number of guests attend the service, we recommend the traditional two day service package. This package includes all of the services included within the contemporary one day packages, as well as an additional day for loved ones to attend a viewing the night before the service. Not included in this package are crematory fees, cemetery fees, merchandise, or other cash advance items.
Simple Cremation or Burial Service
These are our most affordable options. Other then a 30-minute prayer service within our facilities, any type of ceremony or funeral does not exist within these packages. They essentially consist of the simple services needed to perform either cremate or bury the deceased’s body.
Grief Support Resources
We understand that losing a loved one is difficult and everyone experiences grief differently. To help you and your family through the loss of a loved one, we offer a selection of resources to assist you. We believe that grief support is one of the most important aspects of funeral care and are always here to offer support.
At Thibadeau Mortuary Service, we pride ourselves on providing Gaithersburg families with the services and resources they need before, during, and after the service. Grief does not go away after the service ends and our team of funeral professionals can recommend resources to help you. Our compassionate care promise means that we will do everything we can to help your family through this difficult time. If you would like to learn more about our resources or be connected with grief services in Gaithersburg, please contact us today.
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