About Us

    About Michael Kennedy Funeral Services

    Michael Kennedy Funderal Services has been serving the Greater Manchester communities of Alkrington, Blackley, Broughton, Charlestown, Cheetham Hill, Collyhurst, Failsworth, Harpurhey, Middleton, Moston, New Moston and Openshaw.

    The teams at our Blackley and Collyhurst funeral homes will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.

    Here at Michael Kennedy Funeral Services we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Pauline Lawrence

    Funeral Director – Blackley

    Pauline joined us in 2014, with more than a decades’ experience behind her. Her favourite part of the job is taking care of the deceased and looking after families in their hour of need. In her spare time, she enjoys raising money for charity, having cycled from Manchester to Blackpool on an 88-mile route and taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge. She also enjoys furniture restoration, decorating and crafts such as crochet and knitting.

    Marie Maylett

    Trainee Funeral Director – Blackley

    Over the past decade since joining Michael Kennedy Funeral Directors, Marie has worked her way up to become a Trainee Funeral Director. She cares very much for the families she looks after who need her support following a bereavement. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her large family and walking the dog.

    Gemma Kennedy

    Funeral Arranger – Blackley

    Gemma has a degree in fashion design and joined the family business after she left university, more than a decade ago. In her spare time, she enjoys helping out at the local food bank, the Lalley Centre, and likes customising clothing and making accessories. She also spends time looking after her two nieces.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 0161 277 9205 visit branch or arrange a home visit