My sister recently gave up her fight against Pancreatic Cancer. During the initial stages of devistating grief and throughout the ceremonial closure to her death McCarthy, McKinney and, Lawler Funeral Home in Framingham, MA was comforting. Brian McKinney was very kind and professional in talking about all the options and costs to her daughters giving them a satisfying closure. All who attended the celebration of life service for my sister's life commented how beautiful the rooms were. Every room included beautiful flowers along with pictures and videos of my sister's life. The celebration also included prayers from a local Catholic priest. Guests visited and spoke about how my sister effected them and their lives. There were guests from all walks of her life from family and friends to coworkers. It was a truly beautiful experience. What was most comforting was that Brian McKinney made my nieces feel as if they were putting the funeral of their mother in the right hands. Brian took over and told them not to worry about anything. He coordinated the whole experience in accordance with their wishes. Thank you McCarthy, McKinney, and Lawler Funeral Home employees for your kind, professional, and elegant experience you gave to the family of Elisabeth Martino.
I chose McCarthy, McKinney and Lawler funeral home to handle my mom's (Rose Brunstrom ) cremation based solely on the phone call he made to me when I asked for prices, etc.
Brian was sweet, funny, and so very compassionate. And so friendly as well.
He has handled everything for me with the utmost of professionalism and that wonderful sense of humor. In the midst of all this, he made me smile and that was very important to me and my Husband.
I would HIGHLY recommend Brian and McCarthy, McKinney and Lawler to anyone and everyone who asks (when that time of need arises)..
Thank you so much Brian!!!!
At the time of Bob's death the Tota family was in numbing grief not knowing that Brian McKinney would get us through this difficult time with his genuine care and support.
Thank you Brian for your time and for being like family.
Our mother recently passed away last month in South Carolina but was originally from Framingham. I am so glad that Brian was there for us. He personally was at the airport to receive my mother and coordinated so much with the SC funeral home. He communicated everything to us as needed. Brian has a wonderful staff to include a beautician that came in to readjust not only my mother's hair but clothing that got shuffled around during the flight. Brian pays so much attention to detail and made sure everything ran smoothly from the time Mom was picked up until the time beyond the Church and graveside service. I feel confident that even today after the fact if there were questions or concerns Brian would be there to answer our call. Brian went above and beyond doing things at no charge for us to help keep us within budget . Thank you so much to the thoughtfulness and care our mother was given by Brian and the staff.
My Mother unexpectedly passed back in March and no one in my family was prepared to deal with any sort of arrangements; as we were all in debilitating shock. Brian McKinney was not only knowledgeable and helpful in every aspect, but extremely patient with my family. As we were not at all prepared for this very devastating life event; Brian helped us from the onset, thru the process and even two months later. I felt bad at the beginning of the process because my family is all originally from NY, therefore we were holding services in NY and not here in Framingham. In addition to not having services on site, my mother was cremated and therefore there wasn’t that much in the scheme of things to be planned at the funeral home. Brian didn’t pressure us into any services or items that we didn’t want or need. But Brian spent countless hours helping my family create the most beautiful prayer cards & registry book with the hundreds of photos that we brought him because we just couldn’t decide without his assistance. Coming from a Large Family, we actually had 12 mini keepsake urns and 10+ keepsake necklaces that Brian took the time to fill with ashes for us free of charge. Two months after the fact, I had another 5 keepsake necklaces that were finally shipped to me and I didn’t have the heart to open the urn and handle it myself. So I contacted Brian and he made the time to help me – free of charge – Once Again. I truly have not meet a more kind and compassionate person in a very long time. Brian McKinney truly stands out to me as someone whom has found his true calling in life and is absolutely incredible at his profession. My family owes him more than this Review and we will be forever grateful for all of his assistance.
Words can not begin to express my deepest gratitude to Brian McKinney. My mother just recently passed away and Brian was so kind and caring to my brother and I. He made a difficult situation very tolerable he helped us navigate through the process with ease and compassion. From my first interaction with Brian I knew that we were in good hands and no doubt we were. Thank you to Brian and his staff. For taking care of my mother as well as us.
From the first call, we knew Brian was right to plan the life celebration that our beloved friend deserved. And as well, a unique moment for the surviving friends and family to share his life and their own personal experiences connecting to him.
We recommend Brian and McCarthy most highly and cannot thank him enough for keeping us focused at a time of enormous grief. His is a sincere commitment to the families of the deceased and honoring their memory. In gratitude, Susan and the family/friends of Richard Cobb
Brian McKinney made the difficult process of saying goodbye to my Father a truly beautiful farewell. He is legitimately concerned for his clientele and has high personal standards which are reflected in all aspects of the business. I highly recommend McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home for a professional, supportive and caring Final Farewell for your loved ones.
Having been lifelong friends of the previous owners of McCarthy's Funeral Home, we were were slightly apprehensive about working with the new owners with whom we had no relationship. Any concerns were immediately put to rest during our first conversation with the new Funeral Director, Brian McKinney. He expertly guided us through the process and took care of every last detail for us. There were special circumstances surrounding my mother's funeral and Brian went above and beyond the call of duty of a funeral director. Over the days leading up to and including the funeral, Brian seemed like more of a very helpful family member than he did just a funeral director. He and his staff treated our family with respect, kindness and sensitivity during the most somber time of our lives. He did an amazing job of creating personal touches for the wake that made our family and friends feel that the services were truly a celebration of Mom's life, which we greatly appreciate.
My family and I want to thank Brian and the whole team for helping us through the passing of my Father on May 22nd. Brian was able to walk us all through all the things we needed to do without making things seem pressured or rushed and handled all those small details we would never remember. Brian took the time to explain all the options available to us but did so without pushing anything and helping us avoiding excess expense. Additionally, without pressure, we opted to add in the celebration of life package which turned out to be much more than we expected-done with dignity and style they provided so many unique ways to share in the remembrance of my Father. Thanks again from the Keilty Family!
My sincere thank you to Brian McKinney, for making what was the worst time of my life, so much easier for me. He took all the stress of making funeral arrangements out of my hands. Brian did everything for me. In addition, he is the kindest and most caring gentleman I have come across in a very long time. His very friendly manner made me so relaxed and comfortable from beginning to end of his service. My husband had been sick for a long time and did not resemble himself at all when he had passed away. I gave Brian a picture of my husband and he set my husband totally by a picture of a long time ago. I was shocked when he was waked. My husband looked exactly as he was before he became sick. This was so comforting to my entire family as this was the last image we had of my husband and forever lasting. As if all this was not enough, his prices were very reasonable. We could not have asked for more. On behalf of my family and I, we again would like to thank Brian McKinney from the bottom of our hearts for making a very painful time in our lives so much easier for all of us!
Brian and all of the staff at McCarthy, McKinney, and Lawler Funeral Home went above and beyond their call of duty while allowing my family to put our beloved father to rest. As soon as we spoke on the phone, I could tell Brian genuinely cared in a way most other places did not, I immediately knew we were in the best hands. No price can be put on what Brian and his staff did for us, they were a bright light in a very dark time and they gave us the gift of peace, and a beyond beautiful service for our father that truly honored and celebrated his life. We are and always will be forever grateful, to say we highly recommend would be an understatement! It's not every day you that you come across a business that has as much heart as they do professionalism. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.
Brianna L. And Family
McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler (MM&L) did a wonderful job for our family when our mom recently passed away, bringing both capability and caring to a difficult time as we faced saying goodbye and honoring her. Brian spent considerable time with my siblings and me by understanding our priorities for Mom and being sensitive to helping us make decisions that were both appropriate and practical with those in mind. Once we confirmed our decisions with Brian, we were able to turn over the reins to him and just be in the moment, where we needed to be. Every aspect of her wake, funeral and interment went so smoothly with supportive folks from MM&L on hand at all times. Our entire family sends a heart felt thank you.
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