For over 70 years we have had the privilege of serving area families. We are leaders in our profession, have the highest integrity, and are dedicated to service excellence.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Brian T. Anderson
Brian has been a funeral director since 1980 when, following his graduation from New England Institute, Boston, he went to work with his father in the operation of their funeral home in Townsend. Brian resides in Ayer with his wife, Annie and three daughters, Libbie, Julie, and Abigail. He continues his commitment to the community as a member of the Board of Directors on the Ayer Board of Senior Housing. Board of Directors Ayer Industrial Development Finance Authority, Member of St. Anthony’s Church, Shirley as well as a member of its Finance Committee and a member of the Board of Directors; Rollstone Bank & Trust, Fitchburg.
Michael D. Masciarelli
Michael joined the Anderson Funeral Home staff in June of 2014, bringing with him 25 years of experience in funeral service. He was formerly parks commissioner for the Town of Lunenburg and volunteer coach for Lunenburg Little League and Jr. Basketball programs. He is a member of St. Boniface Parish and the Fitchburg Knights of Columbus, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lunenburg Memorial Fund. Michael resides in Lunenburg with his wife, Betsy, and their daughters, Gabby and Molly.
Josh is a first generation funeral director and embalmer who joined the Anderson Funeral Home team in May 2020. A New Hampshire native, he moved to Massachusetts in early 2011, working for funeral homes in the Greater Boston area and surrounding cities. He has been in funeral services for 10 years, and graduated from the FINE Mortuary College in 2016. He resides in Watertown with his girlfriend Alison, and is an oil painter and sketch artist.
Karen L. Shorey
Karen holds the position of Office Manager for the three funeral homes and is based in the Fitchburg office. Her duties include specialized clerical work in support of the funeral directors and families served at the funeral homes. Karen graduated from Ayer High School and worked 29 years as the lead account manager at Courier of Westford before joining the firm in March 2016. She resides in Shirley with her husband, Larry and their son, Derek.
Jessica L. Coulter
Working in the funeral service business for 9 years, Jessica specializes in the physical care of the deceased. She is a talented photographer and animal lover and enjoys spending time with her daughter, Callie.
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