Feeney Funeral Home prides itself on our strong and continued military heritage. Our founder John Feeney (1918-1999) was the only local funeral director to voluntarily close his funeral home to serve in the United States Army during World War II. At the end of the war, John, his wife Margaret and children returned to Reading to reopen the funeral home.
Michael Feeney, the current funeral director, is a highly decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and he was still a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard until 2006, serving as a SSG in the Infantry. He also spent 13 months deployed overseas under Operation Enduring Freedom where he was awarded the Meritorious Medal, the highest award granted to soldiers in his task force. He was again deployed to New Orleans for Operation Katrina Relief.
This strong military heritage is represented in the attention to all details for military funerals. What other funeral homes may take as a task, we consider a privilege, honor and sacred duty to be selected to provide services for a fellow veteran, spouse, or dependent that only a fellow veteran can understand. In addition to our special prices for veterans, their spouse, and dependents, we feel we offer more services to veterans than any other funeral home:
Military Honors, if desired
Assistance claiming all veteran and other eligible benefits
Set of medals you earned in military services
Assistance if you desire to use a National Cemetery