The Hardesty Chapel

The Hardesty Chapel located at 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, was founded in the year of 1895. On August 1, 2001 the funeral home was purchased from Howard Hardesty following a career in funeral service of over 40 years. Founded in 1895 by his great grandfather, the Hardesty Chapel has served the areas of Bridgeville, Cannon, Seaford, Concord, and across the border towards Denton, MD and Federalsburg, MD.

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Quietly tucked away in the peaceful town of Bridgeville known for its nearby orchards and rolling farm land the chapel easily accommodates funerals of 250 persons and has ample parking and tremendous street parking. Built as a new facility in the early 1960s, this building is situated on one floor and easily accessible to the handicapped. In October of 2010 the entire facility was renovated with the latest in sound, video and audio technology along with a total transformation of the facility inside and out.

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202 S. Laws St. ; Bridgeville, DE 19933

Local Landmark - One block from PNC Bank (formerly Baltimore Trust Bank)

          Also, we are next door to the Bridgeville Post Office.

From West - the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. Travel east on Route 50 over Bay Bridge to Route 404 and turn left. Travel around the town of Denton, Maryland on 404 to Bridgeville, DE where you will come to a traffic light (and you must turn left or right), turn left and go over the railroad tracks to third street on your right (Laws Street- PNC Bank on Corner) and turn right. Funeral home is on the next corner. (Corner of Delaware Avenue and Laws Street.)

From North - Philadelphia and points north. Travel south on Delaware Route 1 and exit on the last exit prior to Dover Air Force Base (sign will say Route10, Salisbury, Maryland and Route13). Take this off ramp to Route13 and it will drop you at a traffic light. (Townsend Auto Dealership right in front of you)  Turn left and proceed 40 miles south on Route 13 to Bridgeville, Delaware. ( you will travel in this order through Camden- Felton-Farmington, Harrington, Greenwood  towns) Watch your speed limits-they give no lee way in these towns.

As you near Bridgeville bear right into Bridgeville just past the (Neuton Equipment Company). Travel into town to the traffic light and turn right and travel to the second street on the left (Laws Street- PNC Bank on Corner) and turn left. Funeral home is one block on right.

From points South - Travel on Route 13 north to Bridgeville and turn left at the light just past McDonalds Fast Food Restaurant. Travel into town to the traffic light and turn left and at the second street (Laws Street-PNC Bank on corner). Funeral home is one block on right.

Recent Obituaries
Bill Mullen, Sr.
Philip Melnick
Joseph Grabowski
J. Todd Miller
William "Bill" Baucher
Myers Johnson, Jr.
Mary Jo Tyndall
Dr. Eugene Godfrey
Raymond Mercadante
John Ellis
Dana Theodore Schubert Jr.
George Benjamin Sherman, Jr. "BEN"
Irene Tucker
Robert Walton, III
Thelma Gray
John Felgenhauer
John Powell
Nancy Myer
Arline Nichols
Josephine "Jo" O'Hollaren
Russell "Russ" Evans
Andrew McKendrick
Frances Corson
Betty Moore
Jessica Valentino
William Gehlert
Margaret Slack
Donald Beebe
Laura McKendrick
Mary Cole
George Will, Jr.
William Vernon, Sr.
Doris Lynch
Theodore "Ted" Sloane
George Hoffman
Christina Lasky
Catherine Lynch
Franklin Marsh
Ira Atticks III
Wilma Valihura
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