Obituaries

Richard Duval
B: 1936-07-02
D: 2020-07-05
View Details
Duval, Richard
Leonard Berube
B: 1929-07-11
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
Berube, Leonard
Stephen Munro
B: 1942-10-01
D: 2020-06-23
View Details
Munro, Stephen
Robert Wolfson
B: 1936-02-22
D: 2020-06-15
View Details
Wolfson, Robert
Juliann Cormier
B: 1958-06-11
D: 2020-06-14
View Details
Cormier, Juliann
Donald Bourassa
B: 1929-10-10
D: 2020-06-08
View Details
Bourassa, Donald
Stephen Webb
B: 1954-10-31
D: 2020-06-08
View Details
Webb, Stephen
Mary Ford
B: 1949-08-30
D: 2020-06-05
View Details
Ford, Mary
Theo Kazamias
B: 1941-02-27
D: 2020-06-04
View Details
Kazamias, Theo
Calvin Keller
B: 1925-07-17
D: 2020-05-30
View Details
Keller, Calvin
Keith Love
B: 1966-07-29
D: 2020-05-26
View Details
Love, Keith
Richard Lynch
B: 1923-07-21
D: 2020-05-23
View Details
Lynch, Richard
Pauline Adams MacDougall
B: 1931-03-11
D: 2020-05-19
View Details
Adams MacDougall, Pauline
Eugene LeBlanc
B: 1926-10-11
D: 2020-05-18
View Details
LeBlanc, Eugene
Dorothy Pollier
B: 1936-05-28
D: 2020-05-11
View Details
Pollier, Dorothy
Todd Moberg
B: 1963-07-20
D: 2020-05-10
View Details
Moberg, Todd
Armand Morin
B: 1936-09-28
D: 2020-05-05
View Details
Morin, Armand
Matthew Harding
B: 1969-10-04
D: 2020-05-01
View Details
Harding, Matthew
Mark Walsh
B: 1956-10-25
D: 2020-04-26
View Details
Walsh, Mark
Catherine "Kitty" Jacques
B: 1937-09-04
D: 2020-04-26
View Details
Jacques, Catherine "Kitty"
Susan Pizzimenti
B: 1918-07-05
D: 2020-04-25
View Details
Pizzimenti, Susan

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
152 Worcester Street
PO Box 75
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-4491
Fax:

Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at (508) 839-4491 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".