Cannon Funeral Home

Though we now take them for granted as places of business and a resource in times of mourning, funeral homes are a relatively young phenomenon in the United States. As Drew Gilpin Faust explains in her highly touted work This Republic of Suffering (2008), that private homes devoted exclusively to care of the deceased and service for their families were in large part a response to the American Civil War, and the incredible number of casualties that conflict produced.

Come join us at Alfonso Cannon Funeral Home, operating since 1980 at 2315 N. Broad St, as Funeral Director Hope Cannon welcomes us into her “home” and sheds light on the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities of maintaining a funeral home in contemporary Philadelphia.