Our History of Compassion
Even though our family has been assisting the Venice community for more than 50 years, our tradition of service dates back to 1932. My grandfather, John J. Farley, embarked on a lifetime of funeral service by opening his own funeral home in Indianapolis in 1932. He soon recruited his father, Omer Farley, and his brothers to work alongside him. After he sold the funeral home to his brothers, he established the funeral home in Venice in 1962 along with the help of my father David and uncles, Joseph, Mark and Phillip.
In 1970, the company expanded further, and now operates a location in North Port. Our family’s dedication to compassionate service caused the company to grow, and in 1987, the Venice facilities of the Rawles Funeral Home were acquired.
Today, the company is managed by myself and my husband John. My sister Mary also works with us. At present, there are five family members actively involved in serving the community through our funeral homes.
We invite you to call or stop by to meet our family and staff. Our doors are always open to you.
Michelle Farley Williams
Licensed Funeral Director
When you need us, we're close by.
Our funeral homes in Venice and North Port assure you of the greatest convenience and comfort. We’ve planned and decorated each chapel with treasured antique furnishings, set within a décor that is both traditional and comfortable. Throughout, every consideration is taken for your comfort. Quiet groupings of furniture encourage conversation and recollection. Family lounges offer privacy when you need it most. Soothing colors and textures create an air of quiet reflection. Our spacious chapels can accommodate from 125 to 150 guests, depending on the location.
Outside, the landscaping is meticulous. Covered porticos protect you from the weather. There is ample parking, and complete access for guests of every physical capacity.
The Farley Tradition
Our tradition of family ownership, fairness, excellence, professionalism and integrity has brought comfort to countless local families in their time of sorrow. We pledge that same tradition to you, and we pledge that we will be here for you when you need our help and support, as we have for years. This is how families help families, and how neighbors serve neighbors.