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The Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel was founded in 1882 in West Hingham. In 1906 it was moved to its present location by George H. Downing.

E. Gardner Jones joined the firm in 1933 followed by his son Edward G. Jones in 1962. They purchased the firm from the Downing Family in 1972. In May of 2012, Frederick W. Slinger, Jr. purchased the firm from the Jones Family, preserving the tradition of family ownership and operation.  

We humbly offer our services to families of all faiths, which include but are not limited to: traditional and non-traditional funerals, cremation arrangements, humanistic services, and pre-need funeral planning.

We have added new features for your web
experience with us. They include:

  • Ordering Flowers directly from our site
  • Enhanced Obituaries with a Guest Book
  • New ways to send condolences such as food gifts and sympathy cards

Please browse our website to learn more about our services and facilities.


Send Flowers
to Our Services
Order flowers, view tribute videos, sign guest book and more to celebrate lives of those missed dearly.
Grief Support
Helpful resources to guide you through this difficult time.
Providing peace of mind to you and your family.
Frequent Questions
Common questions answered regarding death and funeral / cremation.



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