Our History

1The Hessling Funeral Home was established in 1895 by Nicholas Hessling near the location where the Funeral Home is today. The family business began as a monument company and later the funeral home was developed. We continue the tradition today trying to cover all aspects pertaining to funeral service.

Joseph W. Hessling, son of Nicholas and later, Robert N. and Joseph (Jo Jo) Hessling, sons of Joseph followed their fathers footsteps in the family business. Today Richard D. Hessling, the son of Robert continues the family tradition as the 4th generation of funeral directors. Brendan Murray who grew up in the Honesdale area and began working with Richard in 2003 is a funeral director and owner.

We have been honored and privileged to serve Honesdale and the surrounding communities for well over a century and will continue to provide families with a personal and meaningful funeral. Families know they can trust us and count on us to take care of them and their loved one. The Hessling Funeral Home has become as reliable as a community landmark.