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The History of College Chapel Mortuary in San Francisco


The San Francisco College of Mortuary Science founded College Chapel Mortuary to provide training possibilities for students learning the funeral profession. Originally, in order to avoid complaints from funeral directors, public members who wanted to use the services of College Chapel Mortuary had to complete an asset form to claim low income status.


When the College of Mortuary Science moved to Folsom, CA, College Chapel Mortuary was going to be closed. This would have taken an important safety net alternative away from the public, further hurting those on limited budgets.


The Duggan Welch Family, who owns Duggan’s Funeral Service at 3434 17th Street, have lived and worked in the Mission District as funeral directors since 1887. They recognized the predicament facing the community and purchased College Chapel Mortuary from the school.


Today, we offer a great service for social workers, nurses, clergy, convalescent homes, and board and care operators, who are often the first people to whom the distressed loved ones of a deceased person will turn.


Ask us about the cost of funeral cremation and how we can make the process affordable for your family.We know what a stressful time you are going through, which is why we will work closely with you to find affordable solutions for a proper and fitting memorial service for your friend or loved one.

Low-Cost Cremation Services

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If you’re looking for someone to provide funeral cremation services, College Chapel Mortuary can help. We are committed to providing high-quality, friendly services to families in need.

The cremation process can be intimidating and overwhelming to families at first. Our staff is here to answer any questions that you may have and guide you along the way. Our goal is to keep the cost of cremation affordable for families.

Prices for funeral cremations can seem overwhelming and unmanageable. When you’re arranging a funeral or cremation service on behalf of a loved one, the burdens can be incredible. College Chapel Mortuary is in the business of providing cost effective cremation services and funeral cremations to families across San Francisco, CA. 

Choosing the College Chapel Mortuary

Make the smart choice for you and your family. By working with College Chapel Mortuary Services, you will receive affordable funeral and cremation services from a staff who truly cares. Our staff have a great deal of experience in the funeral industry and understand the emotional toll that the death of a loved one can have. We are always mindful of this, and treat our guests with the utmost respect and condolence.

If you have questions about any of our procedures or how to arrange a funeral cremation, please feel free to reach out to us and give us a call. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have or explain our services further to you.

We are located in the middle of the city near BART and MUNI, with plenty of parking in a large lot adjacent to our facility. We will treat you with dignity, compassion, and professionalism during this difficult time so that you can focus on helping your friends and family with the grieving and healing process.

Contact Us

When it comes to cremation services, it’s important to do your research. As an affordable cremation option for the San Francisco, CA area, we are committed to meeting the needs of local families. No two funeral & cremation service businesses are the same.

We at College Chapel Mortuary are happy to assist you in any way possible.  Please use the contact form provided to submit any questions or comments you might have, and someone will respond to you as quickly as possible.

College Chapel Mortuary

3434 17th St

San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 824-1313