..... My family's history in the funeral business is both an honor and humbling. My great grandfather James P. Donahue started our family in the funeral business prior to formal licensing of Funeral Directors as we know of them today. They were humble beginnings as horse and carriage traveled for many hours to cemeteries. My grandfather James P. Donahue, Sr. entered the business in the early 1900’s in the metropolitan area of the City of Philadelphia along with his brother Philip A. Donahue a licensed funeral director located in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. James P. Donahue Jr., my uncle and my father Philip A. Donahue opened locations in both Franklinville and Kensington sections of Philadelphia.
..... and I, Philip A. Donahue am the fourth generation of our family, operating in the city of Philadelphia and later relocating to the Central and Upper Bucks area of Bucks County. In addition to the long history of professionals, on my grandfather's maternal side of the family has also been in the funeral business for many years starting with my uncle John F Murray in the Germantown section of Philadelphia followed by his son Dennis Murray and nephew Dennis Murray Jr. currently in the Flourtown section of Montgomery County.
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