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About Us

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Our Story

by Corey Gaffney

My family’s association with funeral service began in 1894 with my great-grandfather Lawrence M. Gaffney. He couldn’t have known back then that his son, grandson and great-grandson would follow in his footsteps.

Each generation has contributed significantly to the Gaffney family business. Those contributions include the acquisition of two other fine funeral homes: Buckley-King Funeral Directors and Cassedy & Allen Mortuary. Their heritage dates all the way back to 1883 and 1885 respectively. Like Gaffney Funeral Home, they owe their existence to pathfinders in the funeral profession.

Today, Gaffney Funeral Home is considered one of the best funeral homes in Tacoma, Lakewood and Puyallup. My great-grandfather would have been very proud of his legacy. I certainly feel honored to be part of such a long family tradition, and I look forward to carry on serving local families with skillful direction and compassionate care, just like those who came before me.

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Here’s Our Story

Conrad Hoska moves west to Tacoma and establishes Hoska Undertaking Company. Conrad Hoska is considered a pioneer in the funeral profession, in both our state and country.

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