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In the early 1900's, licensed funeral director Charles Iredell founded the C.H. Iredell Funeral Home at 402 White Horse Pike, in Haddon Heights. After Mr. Iredell passed away in 1968; in 1972 C.H. Iredell Funeral Home was purchased by Ronald Francesconi. Mr. Francesconi remodeled the funeral home by adding a large addition. He doubled the size of the funeral home and made many improvements. In 1992, one year before he passed away, Mr. Francesconi sold the funeral home to Leonard Terranova. Under Mr. Terranova, the home again underwent major renovations, including a large addition that made the funeral home fully handicapped-accessible. The home was also carefully decorated with the comfort of family and friends in mind. Today, Mr. Terranova's son, Leonard J. Terranova Jr. is the Manager of the home. It is our commitment to continue this tradition of providing families dignity, quality, and understanding service at an affordable price.

In 1918, Gaetano Perri founded the Perri Funeral Home at 11th and Federal Streets, in Philadelphia. In 1928, he moved the funeral home to its present location at the northwest corner of Broad and Wharton Streets. After Mr. Perri passed away in 1950, his son operated the funeral home until 1972. In 1972, Gaetano Perri's grandson Leonard J. Terranova (who had been working at the funeral home from the age of 16) became owner of the funeral home. Mr. Terranova's son, Leonard J. Terranova, Jr., had assisted his father since he was a child and is now a licensed funeral director. Today, the Terranova Funeral Home continues the family tradition - a tradition of dignity, quality, and understanding services at an affordable price, and a tradition that has remained strong through 4 generations and 94 years.

We were saddened to lose Leonard J. Terranova in the summer of 2004; we encourage you to share your thoughts in his Guest Book.







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