Funeral and Grief Resources

Our Livermore mortuary and crematory is here to help families through one of the most difficult periods of their lives. To help, we have gathered information and links to assist families in preparing for funeral services as well as the grieving process. These funeral and grief resources are meant to reduce the issues you face while moving forward. We hope they are of some assistance.

A Life Well Lived is a Life Well Celebrated

When death presents itself to your family, you can have faith in us. Our Livermore mortuary will be there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so reach out for a complimentary consultation. Let us help you plan the funeral your loved one deserves.

Planning Insights

Most of us are not prepared to plan and carry out a funeral ceremony for someone we love. And so much of the information available on this critically important subject fails to focus on what is most important: having a personalized, meaningful funeral that helps families and friends begin the healing process of mourning after the death of someone we love. This section includes information that will help provide insights necessary to help you and your family create a meaningful funeral experience that both honors the life of your loved one and starts you on the path to healing from your loss. Some of the content on these pages is adapted from a website called and the teachings of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a noted grief expert.

Dr. WolfeltListen to Dr. Alan Wolfelt describe why it’s important to have a funeral.

Why it’s important to have a funeral

To learn more about Dr. Wolfelt, please visit

Our funeral home’s dedicated staff wants to help you. We can play a critical role in planning and carrying out a meaningful funeral or memorial service. Our licensed funeral directors are intimately familiar with the funeral planning process. This includes key decisions a grieving family must make, as well as the necessary legal documentation required during this difficult time. Our funeral professionals can handle all of the details and help you to create a unique service that fits your needs and values.

For more information, please select from the links below:

Local Florists

For your convenience, we have assembled a list of florists that serve our local area. These include:

Knodts Florist
Livermore Valley Florist
Dublin Floral Design

Helpful Links

Additionally, here is additional information that our clients may need.

Cremation Related

Wentzel Flying Service

Social Security

Social Security Administration

California Funeral Consumer Guide

Consumer Guide to Funeral & Cemetery Purchases

What Sets Us Apart

The Callaghan Mortuary & Livermore Crematory Difference
  • A History of Handling All the Details

    With an easy location to find, plenty of parking, an onsite crematory, a newly renovated reception hall, and the ability to handle all funeral arrangements online, our team prides itself on making this difficult situation as smooth as possible.

  • A History of Honoring Your Traditions

    We comply with all California and federal regulations while still appreciating your traditions and values, yet we still pride ourselves on innovation. We go the extra mile to ensure your values and traditions are kept.

  • A History Of Honoring Your Loved Ones

    Established in 1906, our mortuary has been family-owned and operated for the past 113 years. We are a full-service funeral home dedicated to honoring your loved ones as if they were our own.