Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Colligan Crematory & Funeral Services was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Owner / Funeral Director
Owner of Colligan Crematory and Funeral Services, Kent Colligan, is a native of Church Point Louisiana. He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana where he studied business. Kent is a father of three daughters and one son. He is active in various local youth sports organizations. He has been a part of the Lafayette community for 12 years. Over the last 25 years he has owned and operated numerous successful businesses in the Agriculture and Oil and Gas sectors. Colligan is a proud member of the Broussard Chamber of Commerce.
Kent’s interest in the cremation and funeral service business grew out of the realization that more and more people are choosing non-traditional avenues to honor and memorialize their loved ones. Kent dove into research on the factors that have influenced this trend, such as the increase in life expectancy and the struggles of adult children having to care for aging parents. The declining economy and inflated prices of traditional funeral services commonly cause financial distress to many responsible for final arrangements of loved ones. The shift from somber occasions of final goodbyes to respectful lighter end of life celebrations have become more common place all over the country. After reviewing the facts, stats, testimonials, and projections, Kent kept returning to his primary motivation. He wants to be in this business to help people of this community, especially through this delicate time of life, when care, fairness, comfort, dignity, and compassion are most needed.