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CRITICAL COVID-19 UPDATE:
As you are certainly aware, the outbreak has affected funeral and memorial services. Our job is to not only provide services to families when a death occurs, but also to protect the public health; that includes families who call us to help, the people we interact with during the course of our work including healthcare providers, our own staff and the larger community. We continue to get updates from the government and funeral directors' associations with recommendations. We must by law comply with government guidelines.
Therefore, effective immediately we must abide by Gov. Baker's Emergency Declaration of March 23, 2020:
"To minimize community spread, as well as provide for adequate social distancing, all residents of the Commonwealth of MA are ordered to remain in their residences and not gather publicly. All public funeral gatherings, viewings, or ceremonies, therefore, should not be conducted in any funeral home, place of worship, cemetery, or crematory until further notice. Only immediate family should be permitted to privately identify and participate in a non-public viewing and/or abbreviated service, and witness the final disposition (assuming the particular cemetery permits this).
The notice from the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association President C.R. Lyons continues:
"There are no embalming or final disposition method restrictions in place at this time. Decedents should not be stored or held for future memorialization. Removal, preparation, and disposition should take place in a timely and efficient manner with all public memorial events, ceremonies, and services postponed until after this order is lifted. Each funeral home is requested to assist families through their grief- a grief that has been severely compounded by these necessary restrictions- in a thoughtful and creative manner.
Funeral home staff may continue to operate under this order and the next of kin, if they are not subject to quarantine, may make arrangements in the funeral home or at their residence. However, we strongly encourage the making of arrangements through other means such as via telephone and email. Working together, we are certain to get through this unprecidented time."
It is our understanding the National Cemetery of Massachusetts may allow a witnessed burial with no more than 10 people in attendance. The Massachusetts Memorial Veterans Cemeteries in Agawam and Winchendon are providing direct burials only, no families present. Miiltary honors teams from the US Armed Forces, volunteers or veterans organizations will not be permitted not provided at this time. These rules are subject to change with little or no notice.
Special thanks to MFDA President C.R. Lyons along with Margaret M. Nolan and Tara McGrath for their continued efforts on behalf of Massachusetts funeral homes, directors and their staffs. Much appreciated.
We will continue do our best for all concerned,
Sincerely, Henry and Kathy Boyle
If you cannot visit us in person, or if you wish to post a thoughtful message for other online visitors to read, please visit the Online Condolences: in this way you can still be with the family in thought by signing the online guestbook, expressing your condolences or sharing memories about the deceased or be reminded of the anniversary of a death.
A Word about Flowers: In Massachusetts, funeral homes cannot sell flowers so we do not offer that service through our web site. To ensure quality work, prompt service and timely deliver we encourage you to order flowers directly through a local florist rather though national company websites. You may call the funeral home at 508-875-3106 and we can provide the name and number of the florist the family has chosen.
Updates: The American Heart Association change of address for memorial giftsis PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005
Also the Alzheimer's Association, MA & NH Chapter has moved. The new address is 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
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Boyle Bros Funeral Home Inc
FRAMINGHAM, MA 01702