Yes You Can / Without Penalty or Loss of Funds

I have been asked on numerous occasions in recent times the following question.

This article was published in the March 15th, 2015 edition of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Q.  “Can I (we) transfer my (our) funeral arrangements that I (we) made and paid for in advance from one funeral home to another without paying a penalty?”



In order to address this question in more detail and alleviate any potential anxiety, I have decided to provide you with the facts and relevant State regulations to support this statement. I have also decided to have the question and answer published on the Obituary Page in the Sunday, March 15th edition of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Please read on.

In an effort to provide updated resources to families confronting the process of saying “good-bye” to a departed loved one, we will regularly be providing new content in the form of articles and interviews. If there is a topic you would like us to address, feel free to send us your suggestion.

Posted on March 13, 2015 .