Testimonials


My Mother unexpectedly passed back in March and no one in my family was prepared to deal with any sort of arrangements; as we were all in debilitating shock. Brian McKinney was not only knowledgeable and helpful in every aspect, but extremely patient with my family. As we were not at all prepared for this very devastating life event; Brian helped us from the onset, thru the process and even two months later. I felt bad at the beginning of the process because my family is all originally from NY, therefore we were holding services in NY and not here in Framingham. In addition to not having services on site, my mother was cremated and therefore there wasn’t that much in the scheme of things to be planned at the funeral home. Brian didn’t pressure us into any services or items that we didn’t want or need. But Brian spent countless hours helping my family create the most beautiful prayer cards & registry book with the hundreds of photos that we brought him because we just couldn’t decide without his assistance. Coming from a Large Family, we actually had 12 mini keepsake urns and 10+ keepsake necklaces that Brian took the time to fill with ashes for us free of charge. Two months after the fact, I had another 5 keepsake necklaces that were finally shipped to me and I didn’t have the heart to open the urn and handle it myself. So I contacted Brian and he made the time to help me – free of charge – Once Again. I truly have not meet a more kind and compassionate person in a very long time. Brian McKinney truly stands out to me as someone whom has found his true calling in life and is absolutely incredible at his profession. My family owes him more than this Review and we will be forever grateful for all of his assistance.

Tiffany Livingston
May 4, 2018

Words can not begin to express my deepest gratitude to Brian McKinney. My mother just recently passed away and Brian was so kind and caring to my brother and I. He made a difficult situation very tolerable he helped us navigate through the process with ease and compassion. From my first interaction with Brian I knew that we were in good hands and no doubt we were. Thank you to Brian and his staff. For taking care of my mother as well as us.

Barbara Braccio
February 11, 2018

From the first call, we knew Brian was right to plan the life celebration that our beloved friend deserved. And as well, a unique moment for the surviving friends and family to share his life and their own personal experiences connecting to him.
We recommend Brian and McCarthy most highly and cannot thank him enough for keeping us focused at a time of enormous grief. His is a sincere commitment to the families of the deceased and honoring their memory. In gratitude, Susan and the family/friends of Richard Cobb

Susan Engelbrecht
November 1, 2017

Brian McKinney made the difficult process of saying goodbye to my Father a truly beautiful farewell. He is legitimately concerned for his clientele and has high personal standards which are reflected in all aspects of the business. I highly recommend McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home for a professional, supportive and caring Final Farewell for your loved ones.

Carol Kee
August 16, 2017

Having been lifelong friends of the previous owners of McCarthy's Funeral Home, we were were slightly apprehensive about working with the new owners with whom we had no relationship. Any concerns were immediately put to rest during our first conversation with the new Funeral Director, Brian McKinney. He expertly guided us through the process and took care of every last detail for us. There were special circumstances surrounding my mother's funeral and Brian went above and beyond the call of duty of a funeral director. Over the days leading up to and including the funeral, Brian seemed like more of a very helpful family member than he did just a funeral director. He and his staff treated our family with respect, kindness and sensitivity during the most somber time of our lives. He did an amazing job of creating personal touches for the wake that made our family and friends feel that the services were truly a celebration of Mom's life, which we greatly appreciate.

Maureen McCann Whiting
August 7, 2017

My family and I want to thank Brian and the whole team for helping us through the passing of my Father on May 22nd. Brian was able to walk us all through all the things we needed to do without making things seem pressured or rushed and handled all those small details we would never remember. Brian took the time to explain all the options available to us but did so without pushing anything and helping us avoiding excess expense. Additionally, without pressure, we opted to add in the celebration of life package which turned out to be much more than we expected-done with dignity and style they provided so many unique ways to share in the remembrance of my Father. Thanks again from the Keilty Family!

Rick Keilty
June 16, 2017

My sincere thank you to Brian McKinney, for making what was the worst time of my life, so much easier for me. He took all the stress of making funeral arrangements out of my hands. Brian did everything for me. In addition, he is the kindest and most caring gentleman I have come across in a very long time. His very friendly manner made me so relaxed and comfortable from beginning to end of his service. My husband had been sick for a long time and did not resemble himself at all when he had passed away. I gave Brian a picture of my husband and he set my husband totally by a picture of a long time ago. I was shocked when he was waked. My husband looked exactly as he was before he became sick. This was so comforting to my entire family as this was the last image we had of my husband and forever lasting. As if all this was not enough, his prices were very reasonable. We could not have asked for more. On behalf of my family and I, we again would like to thank Brian McKinney from the bottom of our hearts for making a very painful time in our lives so much easier for all of us!

Nancy Coxall
November 4, 2016

Brian and all of the staff at McCarthy, McKinney, and Lawler Funeral Home went above and beyond their call of duty while allowing my family to put our beloved father to rest. As soon as we spoke on the phone, I could tell Brian genuinely cared in a way most other places did not, I immediately knew we were in the best hands. No price can be put on what Brian and his staff did for us, they were a bright light in a very dark time and they gave us the gift of peace, and a beyond beautiful service for our father that truly honored and celebrated his life. We are and always will be forever grateful, to say we highly recommend would be an understatement! It's not every day you that you come across a business that has as much heart as they do professionalism. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.
Sincerely,
Brianna L. And Family

Brianna L.
August 31, 2016

McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler (MM&L) did a wonderful job for our family when our mom recently passed away, bringing both capability and caring to a difficult time as we faced saying goodbye and honoring her. Brian spent considerable time with my siblings and me by understanding our priorities for Mom and being sensitive to helping us make decisions that were both appropriate and practical with those in mind. Once we confirmed our decisions with Brian, we were able to turn over the reins to him and just be in the moment, where we needed to be. Every aspect of her wake, funeral and interment went so smoothly with supportive folks from MM&L on hand at all times. Our entire family sends a heart felt thank you.

Rebecca Hedtler
August 25, 2016

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