Norwell Funeral Home Reopening scheduled for early March 2024!
Following a grueling battle with insurance after a vehicle struck the building, we are finally ready to announce that the historic Norwell funeral home will be reopening in early March. We have completed extensive renovations and repairs of the building and we look forward to serving families again!

The McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes have been family owned for 198 years. The McNamara Funeral Home in Brighton was established by Bernard S. McNamara in 1934, previously owned by Bernie's in-laws in West Roxbury as Cassidy Funeral and Livery. The Sparrell Funeral Homes had been operated since 1820.

In 1983, Bob McNamara, Bernie's son, & family bought the Sparrell Funeral Homes in Cohasset and Norwell. Sparrell Funeral Homes had been servicing the needs of South Shore families since 1820. Combining the Sparrell's and the McNamara-Cassidy traditions, the McNamara's now continue the tradition of a family serving families for generations.

Today both Funeral Home locations are actively managed by Brendan M. McNamara. Our Funeral Homes are located in Cohasset and Norwell with easy access to off street parking and major highways.

 McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home can assist you in planning any number of services you or your family desires, including cremation.

For driving directions to the Cohasset location, please use 160 South Main St., Cohasset, MA. 02025 when using GPS, Google Maps, or other driving assistance, as a satellite issue will misdirect you using 1 Summer St. Thank you.

 Spiritual Intentions are offered directly through the Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, MA. For any family you would like, you may visit their store to send the family a Spiritual Intention. Please visit their website at:

Please reach out to us with any questions. We proudly serve all families with dignity and respect, considering all of their choices and needs. We would be honored to guide you through burial or cremation services.




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160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
| Cohasset, MA 02025
Tel: 1-781-383-0200
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30 Central Street, P.O. Box 327
| Norwell, MA 02061
Tel: 1-781-659-2200

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Frequent Questions

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