We recommend and will check for all present required in Massachusetts covid 19 rules, including social distancing, wearing a suitable mask at all times, and not exhibiting any of the signs of covid 19, inside our facility, according to CDC information and rules. Currently, 40% of the normal capacity is allowed (.4*200) or up to 50 people. For larger families, we still recommend visitors, during the visiting hours, park in our funeral home parking lot and come in and out by one carload at a time for ten minutes, and then go back out and the next carload of visitors comes in for the next ten minutes, etc. for two or three hours, thus limiting time inside the facility. Call ahead to us at 781-843-0890 if you have any questions. Otherwise, services are continuing with our usual and impeccable care team. For up to date Covid19 funeral information see Funeral Guidance for Individuals and Families | CDC

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Veterans Headstones

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death.   For eligible veterans that died on or after Nov. 1, 1990, VA may also provide a headstone or marker for graves that are already marked with a private headstone or marker. When the grave is already marked, applicants will have the option to apply for either a traditional headstone or marker, or a new device (available spring 2009).  

Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available. The style chosen must be consistent with existing monuments at the place of burial. Niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains.

When burial or memorialization is in a national cemetery, state veterans' cemetery, or military post/base cemetery, a headstone or marker will be ordered by the cemetery officials based on inscription information provided by the next of kin or authorized representative.

Spouses and dependents are not eligible for a Government-furnished headstone or marker unless they are buried in a national cemetery, state veteran's cemetery, or military post/base cemetery.

Note: There is no charge for the headstone or marker itself, however arrangements for placing it in a private cemetery are the applicant's responsibility and all setting fees are at private expense.

Important Notice - New Law Concerning Eligibility for Headstones and Markers


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Veterans Overview

Veterans Headstones

Veterans Burial Flags

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