Caring for your own dead in MA

It is legal for a family to act as the funeral designee and take the role of the funeral director. For more information on completing the necessary paperwork, click on the link below for information on electronic death certificates and the responsibilities of a family designee.

Mass.gov, Families not Working with a Funeral Home

You can also go to the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts website and visit the “Caring for Your Own” section for more information.

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts, Caring for Your Own