This is indeed a troubling time for all of us and especially for those of us committed to helping families in our communities in their time of greatest need. First, please know that as of now we are doing what we have always done and using universal precautions with regards to a loved one who has passed. We are also committed to protecting our most precious asset, “Our Staff” who works so hard to serve all of our families.
We continue to keep ourselves informed with updates from the CDC, National Funeral Director’s Association and from federal and state agencies, ensuring that the information we provide is current and relevant as possible.
Health officials and Gov. Baker have indicated that one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through uniformly attempting to limit public gatherings. We are able to conduct full services in the funeral home as long as we stay within State Guidelines. Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of a death during this time. Because there are no current restrictions (we are having open casket private family visitations for +Covid-19 loved one’s) on the manner of disposition or how we honor our dead, we encourage those experiencing a death to continue to work with us in creating meaningful public or private services that meet your needs yet fall within the current approach on limiting gatherings. We offer video recording options as well for our families.
We encourage you to visit our website and extend condolences to the families. Remember that you can share your thoughts, prayers, condolences and send flowers, messages and gifts to the family from our website.
Please keep in your prayers those who are affected by this, as well as all the front-line responders, including funeral directors and their staff, as we work hard to ensure as much calmness as possible remains in these troubling times.
We are available to address your concerns. Call us at 413-267-3011.
**Note: Your local and/or state public health officials may be issuing guidance or recommendations that is more stringent that what the CDC has recommended. In these cases, you should defer to your state and/or local public health officials.