In 1996 Francis and Ellen O’Brien opened Wilbraham’s first and only funeral home. The O’Brien family also owns and operates Toomey-O’Brien Funeral home in West Springfield, which has served that community with dignity since 1885.
Both the O’Brien and Leahy Families are deeply rooted in this area. Frank’s grandfathers were chief of police and selectmen. Ellen hails from East Longmeadow and is one of ten children. Her father served as the town fire chief, and her mother was the town nurse for many years.
Family and service is what defines Frank and Ellen. They are a husband and wife team that serve families together. This area has seen many funeral homes being sold to national corporations over the past 10 - 15 years. We remain committed to family ownership and service. Many things regarding the funeral industry have changed over the years, but our mission statement and credo remains the same: “Our Family Serving Your Family.”
“We have done more than build a funeral home,
we’ve built a reputation”