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Who Owns Whom?

You may not realize, but several funeral homes in Brookline, Newton and throughout the New England area are not locally owned. They are operated by the largest funeral/crematory conglomerate chain in the world.

Here is a look into who owns some of the major funeral homes in our community:

Corporate Ownership…

SCI Group also known as Dignity

Service Corporation International (SCI) in Houston Texas is the world’s largest funeral/cremation conglomerate chain and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. SCI Group owns the following funeral homes/cremation providers in our area:

  • Levine Chapels, Brookline
  • Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, Brookline, Canton, Swampscott
  • Perlman Funeral Home, Worcester
  • Waterman–Langone Harborside Funeral Home
  • Gilloly Funeral Home, Norwood
  • National Cremation Society, Nationwide
  • Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Homes, Cape Cod
  • Nickerson Funeral Homes, Cape Cod
  • Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn
  • Wadsworth-Chippiani Funeral Home, Framingham
  • Duckett-Waterman Funeral Home, Sudbury
  • Eustis-Cornell Funeral Hame, Marblehead
  • Waring Funeral Home, Fall River
  • Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford
  • Sugarman-Sinai Chapel, Providence

Family Matters…

Our family has served the Boston area for over 100 years and is proud to remain family-owned. We offer the level of compassionate care that only a family can provide. We are accountable to you and your family–not to stockholders & investors. Our owner makes decisions in Newton while theirs are made in Houston.

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