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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
  • See Bloomberg BusinessWeek

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 owners make decisions in Newton theirs are made in Houston. During your difficult time of need, choose a family you can trust. Choose Brezniak Funeral Directors.

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