About Us

History - Thomas Rea & Sons

Michael Rea is the third generation of funeral directors in his family after his grandfather Thomas Rea, founded Thomas Rea & Sons in Thornaby in 1928.

The business was then passed down to Thomas' son Vincent, with whom his son Michael, also began his vocation.

Michael & Barbara Rea

With over 35 years of invaluable experience, Michael, together with his wife Barbara have established their own independent funeral business dedicated to providing a caring, compassionate and professional service.

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

Based in both Great Ayton and Stokesley, North Yorkshire and with local knowledge of customs and traditions in the outlying areas of Teesside including Seamer, Kirkby, Carlton, Faceby & Swainby, we are able to give advice on Registration for Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees & Guisborough districts.