We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 610-269-6567 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Funeral Director / Supervisor of the Downingtown Location
Jim Terry founded the funeral home in 1997. Jim attended West Chester University, where he played tight end for the Golden Ram football team. He attended the American Academy McAllister Institute for Funeral Professionals, graduating in 1978, and became licensed in the state of Pennsylvania in 1979.
A member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, Jim has served as president and director of numerous non profit organizations in the Community. Jim enjoys golfing, boating and deep sea fishing with his two sons.
Jim and Nancy have two children and have resided in Downingtown since 1981.
Denny has been a part of
the funeral home with Jim since its inception in 1997.
Denny assists with the administrative aspects of the business, along with assisting the Director with overall funeral services. Denny is involved with our families from the first call, throughout the funeral itself and after-care funeral service support.
A lifetime resident of Downingtown, Denny and his wife, Barbara, are members of St. Joseph Parish. In his spare time, Denny can be seen on the sidelines at Downingtown West football games, as a member of the staff, a position he has held for the last 20 years. Dennis is the father of two daughters, one son and the grandfather of five.
Funeral Director / Supervisor of the Valley Twp. Location
Born and raised in West
Chester, Greg is a 2002 graduate of Henderson
High School. He earned his Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science from
Northampton Community College in Bethlehem and received his Funeral
Director’s license in 2009.
Greg and his wife, Danielle live in Glenmoore with their son Brayden and daughter Gianna.
He is a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Chester Springs and is a 2nd Degree Knight of Columbus.
Greg is the son of Kimberly and the late Thomas Froio of West Chester. He has
four brothers, Vincent, Daniel, Anthony and Nicholas Froio and a twin sister,
Krista Houpt. He is the grandson of the late Deacon Larry Froio from St. Patrick
Catholic Church in Malvern and the late Susanne Froio and Nancy and
Clifford Howard of West Chester.
Accounting Administrator / Funeral Director
Upon graduating from
Nothampton Community College with a Mortuary Science degree in 2007, Jenn came
seeking an internship and has been with the funeral home ever since. She became
a Licensed Funeral Director in 2008 and was a full-time director until the
birth of her son in 2012. Since then, she has stepped into the role of
Accounting Administrator and handles the daily bookkeeping and office
Jenn and her husband, Roman, have been married since 2009 and live in West Chester with their children, Claira, Brynn and Asher.
raised in Downingtown, Kathleen is a 2011 graduate of Downingtown High School
West and received her Associates Degree in Psychology from Delaware County
Community College in 2013. In September of 2014, Kathleen graduated from
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and became a licensed funeral
director in 2016. She joined the team at James J. Terry Funeral Home in June of
She loves to spend time with her family and friends, and enjoys taking her rescue dog Max for walks.
In 2012, Alyson received
her Bachelors of Science in Funeral Administration with a Business Minor from
St. John's University, New York. She then followed to American Academy
McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, New York, and received her Associate
Degree of Mortuary Sciences, graduating Cum Laude. Alyson became a Pennsylvania
Licensed Funeral Director in 2014, and has worked full time in the industry
Alyson and her husband, Vinny, live in Wilmington, DE with their son, Leo, and daughter, Naomi.
Born and raised in Parkesburg, Laura is the daughter of George and Marie Dixon. Laura is a graduate of Octorara High School. She earned her mortuary degree from Northampton Community College in 2003 and received her Funeral Director’s License in 2007. She then continued at Northampton and received an associate’s degree in Social work in 2009.
Laura and her husband Jeff, live in Coatesville with their daughter, Akayla; their son, Jeffrey, Jr. and their dog LuLu. Laura also has a stepdaughter, Jayda, who resides in Colorado.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and enjoying nature and outdoor activities.
General Office Manager
A Delaware native and a University of Delaware graduate, Kristy joined the funeral home as the General Office Manager in 2020.
She brings a strong customer service background and a passion for helping families. Kristy is a proud mom to two daughters and enjoys the outdoors, especially biking, running, the beach and camping.
Nancy is the wife of Jim Terry and the mother of their two sons, Brian and Matthew. Nancy was formerly a business teacher at Downingtown Senior High School from 1981 until 1997 when she went to work with her husband in their newly formed business. Nancy is responsible for public relations within the community. Nancy is a volunteer for Safe Harbour and Lords Pantry in Downingtown.
Bill is a long-time employee of the James J. Terry Funeral Home. You will most likely see him in the parking lot or greeting you at the door. He is always willing to offer a helping hand.
Jack began working with the James J. Terry Funeral Home in 2016 after retiring as the Athletic Director for Downingtown High School East and West.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.