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Robert R. McNamara

Robert R. McNamara

Owner & President

Robert R. McNamara is a graduate of UMass Boston and the Kenmore Square Institute for Funeral Directing, now New England Insitute. Bob has been a lifelong summer resident of Scituate. In 1983, he became President of McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes in Cohasset and Norwell. At that time, he moved his family, Alice E. (Young) and children, Brendan, Kelly, Katie and Shane, to Norwell. 

Bob, a third generation in the funeral business, continues to build on the legacy his  father and grandparents started with J.B. Cassidy and later McNamara Funeral Home. 

In Bob’s near 30 years on the South Shore, he has become deeply rooted in the community. An avid boater and golfer, Bob can often be met at Hatherly Country Club or Scituate Harbor Yacht Club, or even about Cohasset and Scituate Harbor. Bob is also a member of The Cohasset Rotary and the Cohasset and Norwell Chambers of Commerce. 

Telephone: 1-781-383-0200


Brendan M. McNamara

Brendan M. McNamara

Funeral Director, License Type 6

Having attended Norwell High School, Brendan is a graduate of St. Sebastian's Country Day School in Needham, Class of 2000. He is a graduate of Boston College, Class of 2004 and New England Institute of Anatomy at Mount Ida College, Class of 2007. 

A fourth generation funeral director, Brendan takes deep pride in working with his father and serving the families of the area; something he has been doing since the age of 16. 

Brendan loves the South Shore for its history and for its coastline. An avid surfer and paddleboarder, you can also find him working on cars and at cruise nights, as well as at the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club. 

Brendan and his wife, Melissa (Medici-King) live in Norwell, where they raise their five children, Colin, Joseph, Brendan Jr., Molly and Maggie.

Telephone: 1-781-383-0200

Email: bmcnamara.sparrell@gmail.com


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