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History & Staff

Our Story

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.

Townsend

Townsend

In 1962,  Terrence J. and Mary Beth Anderson moved to Townsend from West Hartford, Connecticut and acquired the Knight Funeral Home overlooking the town common in Townsend center.   Over the next two decades they served their client  families with care and distinction.  Following their passing in the 1980’s, their son, Brian, assumed the operation of the business which he continues today.  The facility has recently been tastefully  updated and enlarged, has parking for over 70 vehicles, yet still retains its historical New England charm.  For nearly sixty years  families from Townsend, Pepperell, Ashby, Brookline and Mason, New Hampshire have been warmly welcomed by the funeral directors and staff of the Anderson Funeral Home, Townsend.  The facility is handicapped accessible.

Ayer

Ayer

For over four decades, Richard J. O’Toole owned and operated the  O’Toole Funeral Home on Washington Street in Ayer.  He retired in 1983 and the funeral home was acquired by the Anderson family and subsequently renamed.   In 2003, construction began for a new funeral home facility on Fitchburg Road (Route 2A)  in Ayer.   In December of 2003 the  new 5,300 square foot, handicapped accessible facility with parking for over 100 vehicles, was opened for service to the communities of Ayer, Shirley, Groton, West Groton, Littleton,  Lunenburg  and Harvard.

Fitchburg

Fitchburg

For over 70 years the Isabelle Family owned and operated the Isabelle Funeral Home in the Cleghorn section of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.  In 1997 the funeral home was acquired from Louis & Janet Isabelle by the Anderson family.  Although Louis died in August of 1997,  the funeral home continues to be known as the Isabelle & Anderson Funeral Home and remains a neighborhood icon as it serves families throughout the city and surrounding communities. The facility is handicapped accessible.

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 T. Anderson

Funeral Director
Michael D. Masciarelli

Michael D. Masciarelli

Funeral Director
Joshua Hunt

Joshua Hunt

Funeral Director
Karen L. Shorey

Karen L. Shorey

Office Manager
Jessica L. Coulter

Jessica L. Coulter

Registered Apprentice

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