With over 60 years of collective experience, our professional team is committed to "a celebration of life" in a time of loss. We offer compassionate care from start to finish. Heald & Chiampa is committed to our community and to providing meaningful tributes to bid farewell to loved ones. We also pride ourselves in helping you through the healing process that follows a loss.

The historical Sumner House offers a place of warmth and solace, and our team provides a level of expertise that will allow you to make informed decisions that honor your loved one in the unique way you choose. We also specialize in helping you plan ahead to ensure that you and your loved one's needs are met when death occurs. For more information, please contact us at 1-508-842-3700, email to info@healdchiampa.com to arrange a personal consultation.


Heald & Chiampa Marks Five Years with a Historic Facelift

SHREWSBURY, MA -- September 28, 2015. Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors recently restored the exterior of the historic Sumner House as part of their commitment to beautifying the center of Shrewsbury. The completion of the work coincided with the funeral home’s fifth anniversary. 

Long-time Shrewsbury residents, James and John Heald and their partner, David Chiampa, took ownership of the prestigious property on April 15, 2010. The purchase fulfilled their shared lifelong dream of owning and operating a funeral home in the community where they lived and had so many deep-rooted relationships.

Since its sale, the property has undergone many renovations. “In addition to the work we did when we first took over the property, we knew that we would need to continually invest in the building,” said partner James Heald. The most recent project addressed the building’s exterior by replacing the windows with replica custom windows, adding insulation in parts that had none, and, finally, residing with HardiePlank lap siding.  



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