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COVID-19 Service Update


In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance issued on May 13, 2021, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) revised mask and face covering advisory effective May 29, 2021, Brown & Hickey Funeral Home will adjust its COVID-19 practices accordingly. Face coverings will no longer be required for family members. However, for individuals who are not fully vaccinated, it is recomended that face coverings or masks continue to be worn to help prevent from spreading COVID-19 to other people. People who show no symptoms of illness may still be able to spread COVID-19.  

The CDC guidance says you may resume all of the activities that you engaged in prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where otherwise required by federal, state, or local laws, rules or regulations. However, if an individual becomes symptomatic, they should be tested and wear a mask until receiving test results.

 While COVID-19 is still very real and the pandemic is not over, I hope you will see these changes as progress towards a return to normalcy.

  We sincerely thank you for choosing Brown & Hickey Funeral Home.


Losing a loved one is never easy. When people experience loss, they need a strong support network to provide comfort and offer encouragement.

We at BROWN & HICKEY FUNERAL HOME are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

Please call us (617) 484-2534 or (617) 547-1500 any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our facility in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

Funeral Directors

Robert MCF Brown
Scott D. Brown
Sheila A. Hickey
Timothy W. Hickey
John A. Greene


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. On March 24, FEMA has issued its final policy – which includes details such as eligibility and documentation criteria and the application process – for how funds will be distributed to families. Most notably, FEMA shared that the maximum financial assistance will now be $9,000 per funeral.

Families will be able to begin applying for assistance in April 12, 2021

Individuals will be able to begin applying for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance on April 12. The FEMA Funeral Assistance website has been updated with the phone numbers that families can call to begin the application process. 

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number 

844-684-6333 ● TTY: 800-462-7585 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT

  • A copy of the death certificate. The death certificate must indicate the death "may have been caused by" or "was likely a result of" COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are also considered sufficient.
  • Proof of funeral expenses incurred. Documentation (e.g., receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) must include the applicant's name as the responsible person for the expense, the decedent’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and that funeral expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020.


Brown and Hickey Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral records for the former funeral homes of: 


 John J. Greene Funeral Home 2013 
BELMONT
617-484-0133 

James M. Reardon Funeral Home 2004 
BELMONT 
617-484-2944 

 John F. Donahue Funeral Home 2000 
CAMBRIDGE 
617-547-1100


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