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COVID-19 Service Update


During this time of uncertainty surrounding coronavirus COVID 19 we are here to support & assist families during their time of need. As always, we are operating 24 hours a day. Seven days a week making certain that those entrusted to our care and the families we serve are receiving uninterrupted service and attention

For the family: We can meet with you in person or virtually to assist in planning your loved one’s services. You can still have a public visitation and funeral service; however, we will follow the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and are limiting the number of attendees in our building to 40%. Each church has their own guidelines that we must adhere to.

We ask that everyone entering our facility, wear a mask and practice social distancing.

For the general public: We suggest you contact the family or friend who has suffered a loss to acknowledge they are in your thoughts and offer words of love and support. Take a moment to mail them a card, leave a condolence on our website of make a memorial contribution in memory of their loved one. Remain in touch; the family will be forever grateful.

Thank you for your understanding & cooperation during this time. As always, if you a question or concern, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


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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