forastiere family funeral home and cremations

Our staff provides professional and affordable cremation services in Springfield, MA with reputable and licensed funeral directors.

We Provide

  • Transportation for your loved one from a residence, medical facility or hospice
  • Proper documents including filing of death certificates
  • Licensed and experienced funeral directors
  • Online tribute/obituary listings

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For unexpected deaths please call 911.

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Why Choose Us?

Families have been trusting us with their loved ones because of our superior service and professionalism. Our local, licensed funeral directors carefully plan each and every service.

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Immediate Answers

Licensed funeral directors and experienced staff to provide guidance along every step of the way.

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Safe Transportation

Our professional staff will pick up your loved one at your residence, hospital, or hospice and transport them with care.

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Peace of Mind

A long history of positive testimonials and reviews from excellent services and satisfied families.

Testimonials

When [...] died I wanted to honor how we had always done things. We had discussed having a simple process when either of us died, showing the love and respect we held for each other during our lives. Forastiere provided this for me. They treated me with respect, demonstrating a caring support for all my decisions.

Maryanne C
04/26/2019

Cremation Offers Many Options

Cremation services, like burial services, look different from one family to the next, but always provide a meaningful way to honor a deceased loved one. We work with families to ensure cremation services that are in line with their beliefs, values, and wishes. We also provide family members with different options for preserving and honoring the cremated remains of their loved one—including urns, Columbariums, cremation grave markers, and more. Options are also available to place cremated remains alongside cherished mementos—such as photographs—or even within cremation benches or rocks.

Whatever kind of service you choose, we want to ensure that it fulfills all the wishes of your family and your deceased loved one. Please contact us to discuss these options further.

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What is Cremation?

During the cremation process, intense heat reduces human remains to their original elements. Our trained staff will bring your loved one to the crematory in a cremation container. Following cremation, we will receive the cremated remains and place them into an urn that has been selected by the family. There are several options a family has in the final disposition of the remains at this point, including:

  • Ceremonial Scattering – Gulf or other place of importance
  • Home Memorialization
  • Inurnment – Burial or Niche

Final Memorialization

During the cremation process, intense heat reduces human remains to their original elements. Our trained staff will bring your loved one to the crematory in a cremation container. Following cremation, we will receive the cremated remains and place them into an urn that has been selected by the family. There are several options a family has in the final disposition of the remains at this point, including:

  • Ceremonial Scattering – Gulf or other place of importance
  • Home Memorialization
  • Inurnment – Burial or Niche

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Memorial Products

Today’s cremation urns have been designed to meet the needs of unique and personal ceremonies and memorialization. The choices consist of:

  • Biodegradable Urns for scattering.
  • Cast Acrylic Statuary Art Urns designed to be an artistic form that is uplifting and a comforting tribute.
  • Memento Chests provide the perfect place to store photos heirlooms and other cherished items.
  • Hardwood Urns have the natural warmth and beauty of fine woods.
  • Marble Urns hand-crafted from natural marble with distinctive graining patterns.
  • Sheet Bronze Urns can be personalized with engravings and appliques, reflecting the unique personality of the individual.
  • Small Keepsake Urns and Jewelry, to hold a personal remembrance.
  • Art Glass hand blown artistic personal keepsakes
  • Thumbies Personalized jewelry and pendants with unique fingerprint technology.

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Make Lasting Memories.

Our History

The Forastiere Family Funeral Homes have served the Greater Springfield community since 1905. Founded by Frank M. and Carmela M. Forastiere, the firm originated with a storefront on Water Street (now Columbus Avenue) and in 1911 moved to William Street next to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Learn more about our funeral home's history.
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Contact Us

Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation
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45 Locust St
| Springfield, MA 01108
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Tel: 413-733-5311
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| Directions

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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