Customer Reviews

Dawn W.

Aurora, CO

December 24, 2018

I write to extend the most important “Thank You” of my life.

You, and each person involved in preparing Krys and providing support for his service, have done more for our family than we ever could have expected. Each conversation, question, call, and e-mail was met with remarkable care and professionalism. The team’s empathy and ability to know what to say and how to say it is not a learned skill—it is a unique, innate quality.

Krys was well taken care of in life. I loved being his mother. I needed a lot during the first week after Krys’ death. I needed him to be seamlessly cared for in death, as he was in life. My attentiveness and instinct to nurture him did not change from life to death. I needed you to be an extension of me. And you all were. My hands were on your hands as you cared for him. Your thoughts were my thoughts.

Thank you to those who transported Krys from McKee Medical Center to Horan & McConaty in Aurora. Amy, thank you for your call letting me know when Krys arrived. Amy and JaCobe, thank you for spending so much time with us as we made detailed decisions about Krys’ service, reception, and remains. Tori, Vanessa, and Samantha, thank you all for the warm welcome each time we arrived to see Krys. Vanessa, thank you for your patience as I cried in the doorway the first time I viewed Krys’ body. Marisa and Laleh, thank you for preparing Krys’. We needed to say goodbye, and you allowed us that incredible honor. Thank you for coming up to meet me so I could personally thank (and hug) both of you. Kristen, Dan, Catie, Megan, Tavin, Spencer, Jonathan, Benjeman, Alex, Jake, Evie, Chad, Sal, Sylvia, Monica, and Connor, thank you for all of your help caring for Krys. For dressing him, for moving him, for his peaceful appearance, for making sure he was ready for four viewings, for the beautiful service, for making arrangements to live stream Krys’ service for his Icelandic family, for preparing him (and us) for his cremation, and for allowing us to view and begin his cremation process.

As you may or may not know, your care and expertise in preparing Krys’ body, allowed his 9-year-old son to say goodbye. Every second you spent with Krys gave that little boy opportunities for closure. He had several opportunities to view and touch his father, all of which better prepared him for their final goodbye. Those important experiences and memories will comfort him throughout his lifetime.

Your work allowed our family to feel brave. We could not have done that without you.

Language and words seem far too limiting to express the gratitude we feel. Know our “Thank You” “higher than the sky, deeper than the sea, and bigger than the whole wide world”. Our “Thank You” is eternal.

I have one request of each of you. Please go home tonight and read this letter out loud to your family. Really. Out loud. Thank you.

Erika C.

Thornton, CO

January 29, 2018

Just had the most amazing experience having to plan a service for my father recently, the entire staff made the whole process so easy and honored my father with respect and dignity. It was not an overwhelming process and it was actually very enjoyable and gave immense closure. Whitney was kind and compassionate during the whole process, she definitely is walking in the path God has for her. I would highly recommend anyone coming here to plan their loved ones funeral or service whatever you would like to call it. For me it was a celebration and a beautiful one I will never forget. I was even given cards and the service on CD to take home and cherish forever. I am incredibly happy!

Georgena F.

Aurora, CO

June 13, 2018

I could not be more pleased than I am with the service and care Horan and McConaty provided for our family.

My first contact was a pre-planning appointment for my aging mother. There wasn’t a question I had that they couldn’t answer. And, as is their business, they were able to advise and guide me in the matters I hadn’t thought of asking.

When my mother did pass I was comforted by the support Horan and McConaty gave. She died at home and the gentlemen that came to pick her up were kind, deferential, and very professional. I wanted to dress her and there was a lovely woman who helped me. I can’t say enough about how wonderful the Arvada location staff are. From the preparation to the viewing and beyond I have been made comfortable in the knowledge that whatever I needed, that was in their power to assist with, would be done.

I confident, without a doubt, in my giving a full, positive recommendation for Horan and McConaty.

Carol B.

Thornton, CO

February 22, 2018

At a time when we lose someone so dear to us, I can only say there is no better place than Horan & McConaty to help you through this sad time. I have taken my friends and family there knowing how they take care of people and their loved one.

I met Stephanie a few years ago when a neighbor had passed. She was the director at the Thornton location. She was so caring and loving and gave some relief to the family. I have taken others to her for the same reason. Each time she has been the best. In August my sister-in-law passed, and I again, asked for

Stephanie, to help my brother and her family and she came to the Thornton location to do the service. On January 23, our daughter Janet passed away suddenly. Needless to say, this time it was us that lost a loved one. I again called Stephanie who came to Thornton to help us. Helping others is hard in this situation, but when it is you, its even harder. She has a way to guide you through this time so gently, you are able to create a beautiful service and make it the loving service you wanted. Janet’s service was the best. The chapel was so filled with love, it got us through that day and the memories will keep us going.

I can only say if you find yourself in this sad situation, any one at Horan & McConaty can help you the same way, but for me, Stephanie is the best. John Horan, is an on hands owner of Horan & McConaty and don’t be surprised if he is there to see that your loved one is celebrated with love and caring as well!

Thank you all for a job well done!

Jessica A.

Littleton, CO

February 20, 2017

I want to write a review that gives the team at Horan and McConaty the credit they deserve for giving me and my family a flawless experience. My mother passed away two weeks ago and, being from Minnesota, we didn’t really have a church we are affiliated strongly with here in Colorado. I began to look around at funeral homes and walked into Horan and McConaty because it is close to our house and looks nice from the outside. I am so grateful for the people I met when I walked inside. They walked me through every step of the process and fully disclosed all costs, etc. They were kind and professional. They guided us to a clergy person that they are affiliated with, Debbie Stafford, who was incredible. The chapel was clean and beautifully arranged and the same for the reception room in the same building. We used their caterer and the food was great. I highly recommend using them for your loved ones service. We did not know where to start and had to put together this service in short order. It came off so well. We’re so happy with them. Chace was the Director we were associated with and he was wonderful. I really do feel blessed that we chose to have the service and reception there because I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I could go on and on. I just can’t thank them enough and feel blessed to have chosen them to celebrate my mother’s life. Thank you Horan and McConaty.

Kaylie P.

Arvada, CO

October 10, 2018

We recently attended a funeral here and while we didn’t do any of the actual planning I was impressed with how smoothly everything ran. The picture show the family provided was on a continuous loop during the viewing and shown again during the funeral. The staff was all very professional and welcoming.  The food was delicious (not sure if that was provided by the funeral home or catered by the family).  You could tell a lot of caring thought goes into making the family feel welcome and supported during a very difficult time.

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