Our Story

Chapel of the Chimes Hayward has deep roots in the East Bay’s diverse cultural and ethnic community, having served families in the area since 1872. With sweeping views of the Bay Area and stunning pastoral scenery, this meticulously maintained 61-acre property is an exquisite setting in which to celebrate the life of a loved one. It is also the final resting place for some of the area’s most notable pioneers.

Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, Chapel of the Chimes Hayward is a full-service facility offering the one-stop convenience of an expansive funeral home, cemetery and on-site crematory.

Having provided exceptional service for more than 145 years, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built on quality, sincerity and trust, with services that celebrate the life of each individual and respect the wishes of every family.

Meet Our People

David Madden, General Manager

David Madden

General Manager

David leads a highly talented team in caring for the community in which they serve. As the general manager, he operates under the fundamental belief that grieving families deserve the most focused level of care.

Amy DuCharme

Sales Manager

Amy has been helping families through life changing experiences for more than 30 years. Her commitment to a family's needs remains her priority.

Mayra Banda

Office Manager

Mayra has been with Chapel of the Chimes Hayward for 12 years, having brought a wealth of experience to her various roles as receptionist in the early days and now office manager.

Our Reviews

Online reviews can be very helpful when you’re trying to decide what works best for you and your family. Please be aware that sites such as Yelp have a filter for reviews — so what you’re reading might not always be a completely accurate reflection of how people have rated our business. When you’re online, we recommend that you also check the “currently not recommended” review section.
With all the challenges and hurdles you face on top of trying to cope with a loss, it can be extremely stressful and anxiety inducing to deal with the funeral paperwork and complexities. Thankfully we were set up with Nancy Wargo. She was our saving grace from the moment she started working with us.
— Katrina T.
On behalf of my family, we would like to extend our special thanks and gratitude to Lawrence Kam and staff for arranging our mother's final journey home. You were there for us every step of the way: fulfilled our every need, comforting us and supporting us! Lawrence's courtesy and professionalism will be remembered in our family and recommended to others.
— Michael E.
Is anyone really ready to visit a place like Chapel of the Chimes for their loved ones? I know that we weren't. But what made this experience absolutely positive was the attention to detail that their incredible staff provided my family and I.
— C.H.

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