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Established in 1928, Thomas Rea & Sons was handed over to the son of Thomas, Vincent Rea.

Originally based in Eldon Street, Thornaby, the funeral home was relocated to Thornaby Road after a fire. Michael Rea, one of seven children, worked for his father Vincent Rea.

In 1997, Thomas Rea & Sons was sold and new funeral homes were established at Ingleby Barwick and Yarm in 2008. The funeral home on Durham Road was also re-branded to Thomas Rea & Sons and became part of Northern Private.

Michael left Thomas Rea & Sons in 2009.

“Thomas Rea & Sons has continued for over 80 years and maintains the same principles and values first established by Thomas Rea all those years ago.”