Readers of The Republican and MassLive weighed in on the best that Western Massachusetts has to offer, and the winners in nearly 100 categories showed up to accept their awards.
Thanks for voting us four years in a row as “Best Funeral Home!” (2017-2020)
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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.
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.
Since 1905 our family has been honored to help families during one of the most difficult times in their lives. We are here to help you and your family, whether it is with creating a meaningful ceremony encompassing a Celebration of a Life lived, burial, cremation or entombment preferences or a simple or direct cremation or burial service. Your wishes may be accomplished prior to death through planning those arrangements ahead or at the time your loved one's death occurs. We can assist to provide you and your family with the information and time to consider all the choices and benefits.
Please rely on us to provide continued care and assistance before, during and after your loss. Our caring team will guide you and your family to make the most fitting decisions, being sensitive to your budget, in the way you would like to remember, show appreciation and pay tribute. Our Grief Specialist is available to support you after your loss through remembrance our programs and bereavement support groups. Our caring team at Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation will provide the guidance and support when you need them most.
No matter what faith someone is, no matter how traditional or contemporary their thoughts and ideas, regardless of cremation or burial preference, public or private, large or small, extravagant or simple...we have the caring staff, the facility and options to meet their needs. Please call us anytime 24/7, we are ready to help.