COVID19 Update: July 29, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone, especially those afflicted or affected by the COVID19 Virus. We give our thanks to the first responders (Nurses, Doctors, Paramedics, Police and Fire), who are getting us through this! We also thank our colleagues in the funeral industry; though we are not often thought of as first responders, we are last responders on the front lines and I thank each of you for helping families through this impossible time!

We continue to heed the warnings and recommendations of those who have our best interest in mind. We have been staying up to date with the CDC, World Health Organization, National Funeral Director's Association and Massachusetts Funeral Director's Association on their guidelines and requirements. 

We have seen an unprecedented response to this crisis and we hope a resolution is in sight. Until then, we will  monitor the situation and will continue to provide the most compassionate care and response in any situation.

We are available for families at any time to assist and help you all. Please know that our funeral home remains committed to our families, first and foremost, and to finding creative ways to provide proper tributes and celebrations of life within the regulations set to keep each of us safe. 

If you have questions regarding what is allowed or what services can be provided during this most difficult time, please do not hesitate to reach out. 


Brendan M. McNamara

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.

Now offering Spiritual Intentions 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:




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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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