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Over 95 Years
Of Service

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Since 1924, the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex have served the Baltimore, Essex & Middle River areas and surrounding communities with care and compassion. We understand that funerals are for the living and strive to provide a meaningful, individual service for every family we serve. Our professional staff is always available for assistance and guidance whether our services are needed before the funeral, at the time of death, or after the funeral is over. We’ve designed our website to provide information about the services we offer along with helpful links.

Since 1991, the Connelly brothers have remained active in the ownership and management of the business throughout the local communities.

We welcome and appreciate any comments or suggestions regarding our service to your family and community.

Not affiliated with any other funeral home.

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Maryland State Funeral Directors Association

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COVID-19 Update 

So that we can protect the families we serve, the General Public and our staff, we will follow the procedures received from local, state and national health officials to lessen the potential of the possible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This procedure will permit us to serve our families in a respectable way that will provide protection to everyone involved.

The following are the policies and procedures which have been established in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

If the deceased did not die from an infectious or contagious disease/Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are to follow our standard practices and procedures.

If the cause of death is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we will assist the family in arranging for a direct cremation or immediate burial. We are not offering embalming or visitation as an option. Our primary concern is protecting the health and safety of our staff. We are limiting our exposure to those who may have cared for or had exposure to the deceased. Therefore, if the family wants to arrange for a Memorial Service at a local church, we can assist them in making those arrangements and putting them in contact with the church. We are not directing, attending or participating in that memorial service. If the family is arranging an immediate burial, we can schedule a graveside service and a funeral director will meet them and the clergy at the cemetery. There will be no religious or funeral services scheduled in our facility.

Gatherings of 50 percent or more are not permitted according to the guidelines set by the Governor of the State of Maryland. This means that visitation and/or services of a non-Coronavirus (COVID-19) death must be limited to the 50 percent capacity. In online and printed death notices, visitation and/or services will be listed as private. If you are sick, please stay home. We are making every effort to ensure limited social interaction and possible exposure.

You may visit our website and proceed to our tribute wall to offer your condolences to your family, friends or loved ones.

We are looking forward when our procedures can be revised when this pandemic comes to an end.

Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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