Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Cherie Driscoll

    October 26, 2018

    I've verbally thanked everyone involved in handling Ray's wake and interment but it's always nice to have it in writing. Everyone at Anderson, you, Michael, Kim and Karen did a wonderful job of easing my mind and making the time spent in the parlor a great place for my family to gather. Ray's portrait, family photographs, album, his Ambassador of Peace Gold Medal received for his time in the Korean War were all on display. Also, I had made a collage of the colorings Ray and I did over the past year and a half when Ray could no longer get outside to his favorite swing - just like the one we had in the Bretons yard adjacent to the funeral parlor. This new way of "gathering with family and friends" makes one feel they are in someone's parlor - not a funeral parlor. I know that Ray was right at home - he loved the place! The graphics were outstanding and I loved his soldier picture on the handout for attendees. I miss Ray and I's perch on the second floor porch at 330 Clarendon. For the year and a half before left for Chelsea, it was our spot to look over the goings on at 316. Thank you. P.S. Having Army reps and the inspection and presentation of the flag was really special. Read more

  • Jean Taubert

    August 27, 2018

    Brian, as always, the consummate professional. You breezed us through the arrangements, the visitation and service were respectful and thoughtful, and the interment perfect. Thank you from all of us. Read more

  • Robert Goyette

    July 23, 2018

    Brian, was very professional, while at the same being being very kind and sensitive to our situation. He helped us work through a difficult process. Read more

  • Kevin Kish

    June 06, 2018

    To me, my family came with issues that erupted during the funeral planning. Brian handled the situation like a pro. The day of the funeral was overwhelming in both emotion and visitors during a limited viewing time. Brian, and his staff, once again were pros. The office help was efficient with programs and cards, even helping us get the paperwork for military honors. My Dad’s only request. Thanks Brian and staff. Read more

  • Mija McLoughlin

    May 24, 2018

    The Anderson team was very knowledgeable with the entire process. My mother was laid to her final resting place with dignity and respect. Read more

  • Rhonda Rogers

    May 08, 2018

    Anderson & Son funeral home is top notch. When it come to providing services to Veterans and their families they are unmatched. Read more

  • James Araujo, Townsend

    April 10, 2018

    Brian and his staff provided professional and respectful services for my wife's funeral. Everything from the initial meeting to delivering my wife's ashes to our home was done with the utmost respect and caring. The office staff put together a well thought out program that included pictures and verses that were beyond my expectations. Read more

  • Diane Thibaudeau, Ashby

    April 01, 2018

    The care and concern Brian Anderson and his staff showed all of of was truly genuine! They were open to all our requests and met all our needs! Brian was very apologetic for the condition of the main flower arrangement and was willing to have a new one made! Thank you for helping us get through a difficult time! Read more

  • Stephen Shea, Townsend

    March 03, 2018

    Shortly before my wife passed away I called Brian Anderson and explained that my wife was in the hospital and the doctors only gave her a short amount of time. We had not purchased a cemetery plot or made any kind of advanced funeral arrangements. Brian told me to just be with my wife and to not worry about all the details and to just call him when my wife passed. When I did call Brian he did a great job of walking my children and I through all of the details and we were very pleased with the service he provide Read more

  • Brad Sidilau

    March 02, 2018

    Mike, Brian and Karen handled our urgent and sensitive situation with dignity and class. The entire ceremony was smooth and went exactly as planned. Everything was taken care of and we really appreciated their efforts. At the time of a death, we look to those around us for support. And even though they are professionals, and this is their job, we never once felt as though we were just another customer. I wish all businesses treated their clients with this level of respect and dignity Read more

  • Katie Hawthorne, Shirley

    January 30, 2018

    Brian and Karen and the rest of the staff at Anderson’s were simply amazing. They handled my dad’s wake and funeral with care and professionalism, even though it ended up being a much bigger production than we had ever imagined. We can’t thank you enough for the amazing prayer cards, funeral programs, and thank you cards. They all came out beautiful. Whoever attended to my dad also deserves commending. He looked back to his normal self and that gave at least me some relief and peace to see him again as I knew him in life. Thank you guys so much for all the work you did coordinating with the fire dept and the legion for what really turned out to be a fitting tribute to a hero. It meant everything to have my dad honored in that way. Read more

  • Patrice Boudreau, Fitchburg

    January 10, 2018

    Brian, Linda, Karen & the rest of the staff were extremely accommodating, They take a sad & serious situation & make you feel very comfortable while actually putting a smile on your face. Our mom was also waked there four and half years ago & it was the same exact feeling. Patrice B Read more

  • Elizabeth Capps, Ayer

    December 24, 2017

    Mr Anderson was very helpful during this difficult time. He was responsive to returning calls and answering questions. The family was pleased with the Professionalism and coordination. They have a lovely facility and take care & pride in the quality of their work. Read more

  • John Hebert

    December 08, 2017

    Everything was done perfectly and with a caring thought I would definitely recommend them to anyone again thank you very much for a you have done Read more

  • Elaine Tittemore,

    December 06, 2017

    I found myself in a new situation of having to plan a funeral when my husband suddenly died from injuries received due to an automobile accident. Mike was very helpful, informed and comforting. I liked the fact that they had multiple plans listing options and prices. The ladies in the office were very helpful and responsive to my questions. They were very helpful and knowledgeable, too. The funeral is easily accessible on Main St in Townsend MA. They do all they can to help guide and ease the painful process of losing a loved one. Elaine Tittemore Read more

  • Susan Raymond, Fitchburg

    December 06, 2017

    The staff handled my mom’s funeral with all that I expected and more. Would not go anywhere else. Thanks Brian, Mike and the wonderful ladies in the office. Read more

  • Kathryn Clarke

    December 06, 2017

    Michael was such a pleasure to work with. He was very supportive to our requests, and made sure the family was comfortable and understood the process and what to expect. He was always available to answer our questions, and address our concerns. Linda did an amazing job with the program - a minor adjustment was needed and it was taken care of without issue. She put together a playlist of songs we provided to play in the background during the calling hours. She was truly supportive of our needs and took great care with the family. Both Michael and Linda were professional throughout the process, making sure every detail was taken care of Read more

  • Norman LeBlanc. Fitchburg

    December 01, 2017

    Most helpful through a difficult situation. Read more

  • Peter Page, Ayer

    November 30, 2017

    Anderson funeral home is an amazing family to do business with in such a sorrow time, the staff along with Mr. Anderson made this an easy transition. Read more