About our Funeral Home

A family-run business since 1924, Abraham’s Funeral Home understands how difficult the passing of a loved one can be. The celebration of their life should be handled with sensitivity, empathy and dignity, and conducted in a way that honours their memory. You need someone you can trust, and who has the knowledge, experience and facilities to farewell your loved one the way they deserve.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to build relationships with all our families, and in using innovative products and services to give you the best assistance we can. Along with the best training programs for our staff, Abrahams Funeral Home is here to help you in your time of need.

Our Services

Our passion is high quality, innovative service. We invest in what matters – from our immaculate hearses to our seamless webcasting technology – so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. We are the market leaders in personalisation of caskets and headstones, as well as world-class repatriation services.

Our Staff

Our Funeral Directors are special people. We know intimately the skills required, and invest in their training so they can be the best for you. Our management staff work together with them as a united team with a single goal in mind – providing the very best assistance to real families in their real time of need.

Locally, Family Owned

As founding members of the New Zealand Independent Funeral Homes industry association, you can be assured of our high standards and commitment to our local community.

Privacy Statement

Here at Abraham’s we take your privacy very seriously. Please take a look at our detailed privacy statement here.

Locally, Family Owned

Willie Abraham – Founder of W. Abraham Ltd – 1924
In 1924 Willie bought an established joinery factory. Through manufacturing caskets, he became involved in providing funeral services. During the early years, Willie redeveloped his joinery factory to incorporate a small Chapel.
After many years of serving New Plymouth, and having arranged more than 6 thousand funerals, Willie retired in 1960.


We value our families and the community we live in. See below for our community commitments.

Our Families

Rose Haskell


Peter and Fraser provided a well rounded and balanced client service to our family when delivering our guest of honour, there was a perfect mix of smiles and bubbliness, and quiet words of support. I have never felt so comforted, being hugged by a stranger!…

Philippa Guptill


Awesome very helpful couldn’t have done more to help when my mother-in-law died beginning 2008. We had to return her to Rotorua so needed help of two funeral homes.

Muffy Whitmore


Excellent service. Janine went way beyond the call of duty. She never left any detail out. We could not have done it without her. So many people have commented that it was the best funeral they had ever been to. You made Bolts farewell so special so original. We will be forever grateful for everything you did and still do for us.