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October 21, 2020 Update: We Remain Open & Ready to Serve

The safety and well-being of our families, community, and employees is our top priority. We are proudly providing Live Streaming Services.
Learn what we're doing to keep families safe in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recommendations for our visitors during COVID-19

During this time and as directives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Center for Disease Control (CDC), and recommendations from the National and Massachusetts Funeral Directors Associations evolve; we are committed to promote a safe and healthy environment. Our funeral homes continue to remain open and ready to serve each family and visitor.

The CDC provides guidelines that we recommend families and visitors follow when on the premises of the funeral home. These recommendations promote your health and safety, as well as the community participating in all ceremonies, which include:

➢Wearing a mask at all times.

➢Washing your hands and using hand sanitizer. Please visit our restrooms for handwashing. Hand sanitizer is available within our buildings.

➢Limiting your time with people out of your immediate family. Therefore, please limit your time and limit congregating in groups within the funeral home. 

➢Avoiding physical contact including shaking hands and embracing.

➢Keeping distance from others – Six feet for “social distancing.”

We are available to make arrangements in person; however, we also provide additional services to encourage social distancing. We are able to provide online, video conferencing, and phone conferences to make arrangements. In addition, we are able to provide electronic documentation to secure the required paperwork.   

We have Livestreaming and recording of ceremonies available for your convenience should the family request that option. This is another form of social distancing, and allows others to be part of the ceremonies who may be at a distance and unable to travel. 

We value your health and thank you for following these safety guidelines. We are all in this together, and appreciate your patience and support.

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Funeral Home Safety Measures

In response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19):

  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting our facilities
  • We are educating our teams on the changing laws and guidance provided by our local and state leaders to ensure we provide you with the best service that is responsible and compliant
  • We are providing remote arrangement and service options to our families and guests, which we are happy to discuss with you over the telephone


To Our Family and Community

Please contact us at 413-733-5311 if you have been exposed to, or are exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with (fever, shortness of breath and cough), Coronavirus (COVID-19). We stand ready to work with you remotely to answer questions and help address your needs. 

Please practice responsible behavior and hygiene when visiting. This includes: 

  • Maintaining the recommended distance of six feet between you and the person next to you 
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throwing the tissue in the trash 
  • Washing your hands regularly

Live Streaming Funeral Service

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're proud to provide Live Streaming Funeral Services to help keep our communities safe while connecting loved ones.

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Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation
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220 North Main St
| East Longmeadow, MA 01028
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Tel: 413-525-2800
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Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
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985 Main Street
| Agawam, MA 01001
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Tel: 413-786-2600
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Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
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624 College Highway
| Southwick, MA 01077
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Tel: 413-569-5306
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Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation
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45 Locust St
| Springfield, MA 01108
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Tel: 413-733-5311
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You are welcome to call us any time of the day or night, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. 

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