The first Mareena Purslowe funeral home opened in 1989 and ever since then we have been offering a unique and distinctive quality of funeral service to Perth families, provided by our committed and professional team.
254 Hampton Road
South Fremantle WA 6162
From our South Fremantle funeral home, Mareena Purslowe Funerals works closely with families in Beaconsfield, Hamilton Hill, Fremantle, Bicton, Palmyra, Attadale and surrounding areas. Our caring and compassionate funeral directors are here to support you during this difficult time.
Our local landmarks include Monument Hill, Fremantle Round House, South Beach, Fremantle Markets, Fisherman's Wharf, WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Port and Fremantle Prison. We're also close to local parks such as the Esplanade Park, Wilson Park, CY O' Connor Reserve and Manning Park.
In late 2017 we refurbished the Fremantle funeral home to give families a welcoming place to celebrate what life meant to their loved ones. Our premises are co-branded and shared with Purslowe & Chipper Funerals.
We will gently guide you through the decision-making process, answering any questions you have along the way. Our calming presence is very much appreciated by local Fremantle families and we have a proud reputation for the quality of our service.
Recognising that every family is unique, Mareena Purslowe Funerals can help you shape any style of funeral that may reflect your family’s cultural or religious background. Our funeral directors can help you arrange a service wherever you wish – whether indoors at a church or chapel, outdoors at a park, or at another location that played a special role in your loved one’s life.
For example, you may wish to hold a service at:
Following the ceremony, you may choose to bury or memorialise your loved one at Fremantle Cemetery, which is less than 5km from our funeral home. This historical cemetery caters for our culturally diverse population, and offers burials, memorials and a mausoleum.
Celebrate the life of your loved one in our spacious on-site modern chapel which can accommodate 95 sitting guests and standing room for 25-30 guests. We have a function area for 60-70 standing guests, two arrangement rooms and one viewing room.
We are happy to personalise the chapel and add personal touches to create a special funeral service as unique as the person who has passed away.
Parking is available at our funeral home with 35 parking spaces including 2 ambulant spaces. Additional parking is available at the shopping centre across the road. The parking lot adjacent to our funeral home is not available for funeral parking. For those looking to travel by public transport, there are several bus routes that stop near our funeral home.
The team at Mareena Purslowe Funerals Fremantle are with you every step of the way, keeping you informed and guiding you through the arrangements as much or as little as you need.
What do you enjoy about your job?
It’s the feeling of honour and support that I provide to families during such a difficult time that makes my role so rewarding. We are a guiding light during a dark period in their lives.
How long have you worked in the funeral industry?
I have worked in the funeral industry for nearly three years. Prior to that I worked in disability services.
How long have you been a Location Manager?
I became the location manager of Fremantle on my return to this branch, in July of this year. It has been great to return to the Fremantle community. Our staff here also have shared goals, strong values, and such compassion for our families.
What do you love about the community your funeral home is in?
Fremantle is such a diverse community. Because of this, our funerals are varied and respectful of religion and culture. We take pride in creating unique and authentic funerals filled with love and honour.
What do you enjoy in your spare time?
Spending time outdoors. Being with family and friends and just enjoying the simple things in life is what’s really important to me. Working in the funeral industry is a constant reminder that relationships and memory-making will always be the top of my list of a well-lived life.
Are there any special community relationships, groups, associations or charities you work with or support?
I still provide support to families I have worked alongside in the disability sector. I really enjoyed my volunteering role with Share the Dignity, an international charity helping women and girls in need of sanitary items.
Our location is a regular sponsor and supporter of the Fremantle Italian Club and also Veteran of Foreign Affairs. As I settle into my role as manager here at Fremantle, I look forward to immersing myself into some other associations and building connections within the community.