24 hr service


Michael & Barbara Rea Funeral Services can assist with all aspects of arranging a funeral, from completing legal documentation to liasing with ministers, celebrants, churches and crematoriums to catering and floral tributes, if so desired.

Michael, Barbara and their team are dedicated to providing a compassionate and professional service that offers support and guidance through difficult times.


Our branches

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          297-299 North Road                    Darlington                                 DL1 2JR                   01325 480000

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       10 Three Tuns Wynd                       Stokesley                                 TS9 5DQ                01642 711 999

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Great Ayton

         74 Newton Road                        Great Ayton                           TS9 6DG             01642 724 799

Our history

Michael Rea is the third generation of funeral directors in his family, after having followed in the footsteps of his father, Vincent Rea, and grandfather Thomas Rea, who first established Thomas Rea & Sons in Thornaby in 1928.

With over 35 years of invaluable experience, Michael, together with his wife Barbara have established an independent funeral business serving across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley, with branches in Great Ayton, Stokesley and Darlington. 

Golden Charter Pre-Payment Funeral Plans

As an independent funeral service, we can also help you make arrangements for a pre-payment funeral plan with a Golden Charter. To request a brochure, further information or to make an appointment feel free to contact us or visit the Golden Charter website by clicking the button below.