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Hunnaball of Ipswich, Norwich Road

Dove House, 291 Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 4BP
Mon – Fri: 09:00am-17:00pm
Tel: 01473 748808


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Funeral directors in Ipswich

Dove House was opened in 1996, and is known for our ‘Ladies in Hats’ team of lady funeral directors.
Their unique reputation for providing funerals with the gentle touch is firmly established within Ipswich and all the villages nearby.

Our lady funeral directors are dedicated to offering the very best, professional, and sympathetic guidance at what is one of the most challenging times in anyone’s life. There are so many necessary formalities and practical arrangements that must be dealt with, and we will help you in any way we are able.


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We uphold the traditional values of respect and dignity, combined with elegance and caring compassion, and are supported by our team of gentlemen.

Everyone who must organise a funeral, whether for a loved one or friend, needs the best possible support, as well as access to the essential services we provide. We do it all with compassion and care, complementing the other crucial services offered by doctors, health professionals, clergy, and others.

Our funeral directors, as well as our first response team, offer remarkable practical support, and are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Our Norwich Road branch is staffed during office hours, with onsite parking.

Our Ipswich, Norwich Road team

Paul Martin

Area Manager

Zena Partner

Sam Claxton

Sabatino Palumbo

Frequently asked questions in Ipswich (Dove House)

  • Can I choose to have a woman funeral director?

    All our funeral directors are compassionate and professional, but our ‘Ladies in Hats’ are well known throughout Essex and Suffolk for the gentle, empathetic way in which they guide and treat families on what is a difficult, if precious, day. Most of our arrangers are also female, but if you want to deal with a male arranger, please let us know. We’re here to help in any way we can. You can choose whether you deal with a male or female funeral director, because we understand that in some cultures a male is expected. For many people, the feminine touch of a lady funeral director helps to make the day less stressful.

  • Do you provide funerals for babies and children?

    Over the years, we have conducted many funerals for babies and children, and it has been our privilege to do so. We see them as a sacred trust and it has become an area of expertise for our teams throughout Suffolk and Essex. We understand that they are often the most painful funerals to arrange and we support the family at every stage, ensuring they have as much choice as possible.

  • Why are your hearses and fleet silver?

    Our silver fleet was the first of its kind in the region and we believe it introduces a less sombre feel to the funeral cortege. Many of our clients have commented that they found it uplifting and comforting, but if a black hearse and limousines are required we can certainly accommodate you. We also offer lots of other alternative hearses, like a horse drawn carriage, motor cycle and sidecar, flat bed lorry, or other more unusual choices. We have even conducted a funeral with the vehicle from Ghostbusters as the hearse. Simply talk it over with your funeral arranger.


Contact details

Hunnaball of Ipswich, Norwich Road

Dove House, 291 Norwich Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 4BP.

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01473 748808