Planning a Meaningful Funeral During Social Distancing

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To our beloved Framingham & Greater Metrowest community,

It is our greatest honor to take care of our community during the loss of a loved one. In light of the COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic, we, like many other businesses and communities, are taking precautions to limit exposure and prevent further spread of the virus. With this in mind, we are listening to recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as we strive to help protect our community and our staff. Two of the suggestions by these organizations are to limit public gatherings and if people are experiencing symptoms of the virus to stay home. 

The cleanliness of our funeral home and public spaces uphold a very high standard. As a precautionary measure, we have significantly increased the rigor of internal cleaning procedures, including best practices provided from global health authorities to promote proper disinfecting protocols, frequent hand washing, and healthy hygiene practices.  

We ask that you take these precautions if you plan on attending a service at our funeral home. We also ask families in our care to consider postponing memorial services until after the intensity of the situation seems to lift. And if you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, we request that you please refrain from coming into our building. If you are unable to attend services for a loved one or friend, McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home is happy to mail you memorial cards, programs, etc. and sign your name and information in the guest book.

Please keep in your prayers those who are affected by this, as well as all the front line responders as we work hard to ensure that as much normalcy as possible remains in these uncertain times. We thank you for your patience during this time and we are at your service to answer any additional questions you may have, 508-875-4747 or email at

Thank You,

Brian C. McKinney

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Family owned and operated since 1907

For more than 100 years our three families have proudly served the Framingham, Greater Metrowest and Boston communities in their time of need and we continue to do so as a family and Framingham owned business. We take great pride in our ability to celebrate each life and family we serve individually and in unique ways, regardless of circumstance.

When I lost my husband last fall, Brian was that attentive, sensitive and helpful voice I needed to get me through those first difficult weeks. He kept me informed about every detail, and truly made our experience of loss easier to bear.

Mary Flanagan

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