Our Heritage

Our Heritage

Established in 1923 by W. Herbert Blake, the original location of Blake Funeral Home was in the Highland section of Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1947, the Funeral Home was purchased by Cortlandt J. Burkinshaw, a first generation Funeral Director. 
 
In order to serve Chelmsford and its surrounding communities, Mr. Burkinshaw opened his second location at 24 Worthen Street in Chelmsford, Massachusetts in 1956. After his untimely passing in 1975 at the age of 59, Mr. Burkinshaw's son, Richard P. Burkinshaw, took over the family business. After devoting 35 years to caring for families, Richard chose to step back and spend most of his days on the golf course in sunny Florida.  
 
Paul A. Hardy, Jr., who joined the staff of Blake Funeral Home in 2004, purchased the business in 2010. Paul is committed to maintaining the Blake Funeral Home reputation for high quality and distinguished service to the community. His commitment, coupled with the growth we have experienced in recent years led Paul to build a new and much larger building to better serve our families and their growing needs while maintaining a warm and comfortable feeling.
 
February 14, 2017 marked the opening of the brand new facility of Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home & Cremation Service. 

Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home & Cremation Service
24 Worthen Street 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
Phone: 978-256-5251
Fax: 978-244-1460
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