Our History

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Our Greek-Revival style building was erected in 1845 by the family of Governor Charles Hobby Pond on the historical Milford Green and is wheelchair accessible.

During the 1930s and 1940s, S. Harrington White served the communities of Milford and Orange, and then in 1956, Thomas J. Cody, Sr. purchased the White Funeral Home and renamed it “Cody-White Funeral and Cremation Service.” With caring consideration, sage advice, and judicious council, he offered excellent and professional services to the Milford and Orange communities and beyond. When Tom Sr. retired, his children, Tom J. Cody, Jr., Kevin W. Cody, and Jaclyn Cody D’Auria, and later his grandson Brian Cody, joined in the family business. Tom and Kevin still serve our community today.

Our funeral home and its staff is very community-minded. We are proud of the role that our staff plays in the community.  Along with established relationships with churches, hospitals, hospice and civic groups, we actively participate with many nationally recognized organizations that help support our community.  Every one of our six full-time Funeral Directors and support staff either lives in the Greater Milford Community or has family that lives here. We are your friends and neighbors; we shop in the same shops, go to the same churches, attend the same school functions, and participate and cherish the same local activities as you do.

We are the proud sponsor of “The Caring Network,” an ongoing support program for adults who have suffered a loss through death. The Caring Network meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at BRIDGES Healthcare, Inc., 949 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. For further information, please call Cody-White Funeral Service at (203) 874-0268 or Group Facilitator Cynthia Dodd, M. Div. at Bridges (203) 878-6365 ext. 344 for more information. There is no charge and no reservations are required.  

We have established a "Fallen Hero's Service" program, designed to recognize the efforts of all City of Milford employees for their faithful service to our community. If an untimely death should occur during their scheduled work hours, we will provide a funeral service of the family's choice, including our services and merchandise, at no cost to the bereaved family. This is Cody-White's way of showing our gratitude to our community for the many years of trust that have been shown to us. We are proud to be an integral member of the "Small City with a Big Heart." We will always serve our community as family because we are family!

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