Our History

A History of Service Excellence

 

/Conroy-TullyWalkerFuneralHomes/newpage/NewStateStreet.jpgConroy-Tully Funeral Homes was founded in 1959 by John Conroy and his brother-in-law Ralph Tully. Prior to that John served as manager of the family's funeral home in Biddeford, Maine and Ralph was manager of M & P and American Theaters . Their wives were both active within the funeral homes. Gertrude Conroy worked primarily in Biddeford, while Theresa Tully worked beside her husband in all facets of the day to day operations of the firm in Portland.

 

The original facility was located at 15 Deering Street--the former location of Flaherty and Sons Funeral Homes. In 1960, the firm purchased the R. J. Duddy and Sons Funeral Home at 172 State Street and moved their firm to this location. It continues to serve today as our main office.

 

In 1972, the Tully's oldest son Paul joined the firm. He was a graduate of Fordham University and the New England Institute of Mortuary Science. Paul bought his Uncle John's interests in the business.

 

In February 1990, the firm opened a branch location in South Portland at 1024 Broadway. The new facility was a state of the art full service facility designed to serve the Greater Portland community. In 2001, the Tully's decided to sell Conroy-Tully Funeral Home to their longtime employee, Christopher K. Crawford. Chris and his wife Beverly ran the business for the next 13 years. Following the loss of his wife in 2014, Chris sold the business to Adam R. Walker. Adam worked closely with Mr. Crawford who provided a great amount of support as a mentor during Walker’s first year as owner. It is his prime concern to continue the longstanding tradition of excellence that the Tully family started over 50 years ago. Adam and his wife, Caitlin, promise the families of Greater Portland that they will continue to serve them with the same high level of integrity and respect that Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Homes are known for.

 

 

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