To Our Community,

At the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Homes assisting families and friends with loss is our privilege and honor as funeral directors. Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that funeral directors throughout Massachusetts are taking precautions to limit exposure to the coronavirus. We are still 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, regardless of the cause of death.

As health officials have indicated, one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through limiting public gatherings. Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of grief and loss during this time, and we are here to guide each family with their particular needs on an individual basis. We encourage bereaved families to work with their funeral director to create meaningful services that fall within the Governor's emergency order of limiting large public gatherings.

Please be aware that the only restrictions on services at this time are the number of people who may attend. While we are taking precautions serious, services can still go on as planned. We are now capable of streaming a live funeral service on a private YouTube account so family members and friends who are vulnerable to the virus can still view the service live.

We are your neighbors and friends. We live and work in your communities and we take the impact of this pandemic seriously. Please know that above all, we are committed to the families we serve. We remain focused on maintaining high standards and ethical practices as we serve the dead and bereaved with the health and well-being of our communities in mind as we move forward together in the coming weeks and months.

Sincerely,

George F. Doherty, Edward J. Doherty & The Staff of George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home

Family Owned and Operated Since 1937

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