Burial Services

Many families choose burial as an option because it provides a physical place to remember a loved one. Visiting this physical location can bring comfort and peace when mourning, whether that is days or years after a loved one's death. For some, there is also a sense of closeness and connection felt when visiting a burial site which can help with healing.

Learn more about funeral and burial services for the South Coast Massachusetts area, including Fall River, Somerset, Taunton, New Bedford, Attleboro and Fairhaven.


A visitation, also known as a wake or viewing, is often the first time family and friends gather together after the death of a loved one. It is a time when memories are shared, condolences are expressed, and comfort found when surrounded by friends and family. A visitation can take place at one of our locations, but can also be held at a church, a family member’s home or at another location that was important to the deceased. A visitation provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the life that was lived through personalization like picture displays, cherished memorability, videos and so many more. A visitation can be an open or closed casket and one of our funeral directors can guide you in making the decision that is right for you. 

Following the visitation, a funeral service takes place and is another opportunity for family and friends to come together and remember the love they shared for the deceased. A funeral service can be held in a variety of locations including a church, funeral home or a location that was special to the deceased and their family. 

A burial, also known as final disposition or committal service, is when the deceased is brought to their final resting place and where family and friends gather for a brief service. A burial can take place whether the deceased is placed in a casket or cremation urn. This is also a time when beautiful and colorful flowers are placed upon the casket or around the burial site. 

We welcome your questions and inquiries. Please contact us to learn more about burial and funeral services, or to discuss other options, such as cremation and a memorial service or preplanning any kind of service

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I just want to say Thank You to Larry Sylvia and all his staff. They went above and beyond to help our family and to make sure all our wishes were met. We wanted certain music as my husband was an avid music lover. They made a track with all the music I requested. They set up a beautiful video and played it even though I sent pictures to them at the last minute. They made me and my family comfortable and they were attentive and caring. I would highly recommend Fairhaven Funeral Home.

Katherine Waddington
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