Funeral Services | Rice Funeral Home | Worcester MA funeral home and cremation


  • Traditional Funeral Services (funeral home or church)
  • Highly Personalized Funeral or Memorial Services (memorial tribute slideshows with music, picture boards, prayer cards, printed obituary columns, funeral programs)   
  • Same Day Visitation and Funeral Services 
  • Celebration of Life Services
  • Live Streaming of Funeral Services
  • Graveside Services 
  • Memorial Service 
  • Cremation (with or without visitation or funeral service) 
  • Immediate Burial / Green Burial

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  • Caring, dedicated family owned business that will respond promptly to any question. We provide intelligent, genuine, experienced, compassionate and professional services to all families
  • Availability to make funeral arrangements or pre-arrangements at the funeral home or in your own home
  • As another option we have implemented procedures during the COVID-19 crisis that allow arrangements to be made completely online 
  • Accommodating to all religious faiths
  • We provide ALL our price lists online for full disclosure. We believe in sharing as much information as possible up front when you are looking at funeral service options
  • Comfortable atmosphere with a dedicated playroom / hangout room for children
  • Full service funeral establishment offering a wide selection of caskets, burial vaults, cremation caskets, urns, keepsakes, and memorial jewelry
  • Assistance with Veterans Benefits (Military Honors, Burial Flag, VA Burial Allowance, Veterans Headstone or Marker). If you cannot locate veteran paperwork such as the form DD-214 we will work to obtain the information for you
  • Filing of life insurance claims and filing for Social Security Benefits
  • Help to personalize the services for your loved one
  • Arrange and / or coordinate with clergy that you may want to officiate at the funeral service  
  • Coordinate the signing of the death certificate with the deceased’s doctor and filing with the local health department; obtaining the requested number of certified death certificates for the family
  • Provide Information on cemetery plots at local cemeteries. Make arrangements with cemetery to schedule the burial and handle any paperwork required
  • Advocate for families who qualify for a burial allowance from the Department of Transitional Assistance or Veterans Administration
  • Prepare an obituary for our website and/or any newspaper requested by the family. We provide draft copies to each family that you can review and make changes to before the obituary is published

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