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Funeral Services


  • 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
  • Massachusetts Veterans who are receiving assistance under M.G.L. Chapter 115 may be eligible for state funds of $4,000, provided that the total funeral expenses do not exceed $5,000. Rice Funeral Home will complete and submit state Form V.S.9 from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Commissioner of Veterans’ Services on behalf of the family of those veterans who qualify for and wish to apply for this benefit. 

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