It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
The History of Burke & Blackington Funeral Home
The Burke & Blackington Funeral Home was formally established in the fall of 2009, as a partnership between Marianne and Daniel Burke and Charles F. Blackington, Jr. Each bringing their own knowledge and experience to the firm, their goal is to provide personal and compassionate service to local families in need.
Serving Newton and its surrounding communities, the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home continues in the traditions of its esteemed predecessors.
The Cate Funeral Home established in 1861, originated as a local stable and casket maker. Joined by the E.W. Pratt Funeral Home of Piccadilly Square, The Cate & Pratt Funeral Home served Newton through 1990.
Over the past 5 decades, the Valente; Lyons & Hayes ; Blackington; Martin E. Conroy, and most recently the Blackington, Conroy and Hayes Funeral Home of West Newton, have joined together culminating in over 300 years of professional service to the community.
Today, the Burke family, together with Charles F. Blackington, Jr. strives to fulfill the needs of local families. With our feet firmly rooted in history, we look eagerly toward the future.
Located at 1479 Washington Street, West Newton, we at the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home are pleased to announce the completion of our full-scale renovation. For appointments to tour our new facility please call 617-527-0986.