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About Crane

About Crane

25 years of compassionate care

For over 2 decades, my parents taught me how to help grieving families navigate funeral arrangements with honesty and compassion. Upon my Father’s passing, and now, as a second-generation funeral director, I proudly continue my parent’s passion helping families across Melbourne cherish and celebrate the lives of their loved ones through the funeral services arranged at Crane Funerals.

Proudly Australian owned & independent

My name is Damian Meehan – I’m the Director of Crane Funerals. We’re proudly Australian-owned and independent, which makes us an ideal alternative compared to larger, more traditional funeral homes. And because we’re small, we’re attentive and accommodating to your wishes. We’re here for you and your family, to truly listen and help make this process as simple and easy as possible.

Together, with my wife Kelly and our compassionate team beside us, we try to make the often daunting task of arranging a loved one’s funeral just that little bit easier. With this in mind, we’re glad to come out to meet you in the comfort and familiarity of your property so you don’t need to visit the Funeral Home.

Undivided care &
personal attention

You and your loved one are never just a number with us. We find the process of helping people move through death and the mourning process inherently rewarding and it’s why we guarantee a level of undivided and personal attention to you and your family that may be hard to find elsewhere. For every step on this journey, we’re here to help and offer guidance when needed.

We’re Ready To Help You

If you think the principles and values upon which our team is built sounds appropriate for you and your family during your time of need, I encourage you to send us a message or call us:

 Somerville / Mornington Peninsula
(03) 5977 7198. 
Montrose / Eastern Suburbs
(03) 9761 8494.

You’re also welcome to call me directly on my mobile at
0447 727 263.

Our clients appreciate
our warmth & care

We had prepaid for my father’s funeral. The costs were very reasonable, One phone call to Damian and the wheels were set in motion, He was very understanding and patient with us as we tried to put together content for the Service which was to be live-streamed due to Covid restrictions. He was available to chat at any time of the day and the Service went well despite the obstacles. Crane Funerals has looked after both of our parents funerals and I have no hesitation recommending them to anybody.


Recently we had a sudden loss in our family with a vehicle accident. It was one of the most difficult times we have ever faced. We were advised that there was TAC funeral coverage that we could apply for, but we weren’t sure of how to do everything, especially given our grief clouding our minds. We contacted a few funeral directors and Damian and Crane Funerals was our choice. Everything from the start was made as easy as possible, and they handled the whole TAC funeral application for us. My brothers funeral was exactly as we wished, and nothing was too much trouble for Crane Funerals – they made it simple and it was just so beautiful on the day.


Damian was excellent.We would highly recommend Damian and Crane Funerals. Damian was very supportive and caring, which helped us manage this very difficult time. He was understanding and went out of his way to help us with all our requests. Damian was compassionate and kind. We really appreciated everything he did. There was follow-up after the funeral and this was a nice touch.


Great caring service. Crane Funerals delivered a lovely service recently for our son who was taken from us suddenly in an accident. Damian arranged everything regarding the TAC funeral paperwork etc, and the service was excellent before, at, and after the funeral. Highly recommended for service and care – Crane Funerals handle everything with simplicity, straightforward advice and terrific customer service.