Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

legacies honored
years in business
moments remembered

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Wilbraham Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

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”

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.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.Together, we make this place amazing.

Frank O'Brien

Frank O'Brien

Owner and President
Ellen  O'Brien

Ellen O'Brien

Vice President, Licensed Funeral Director
Steven M. Gould

Steven M. Gould

Lead Funeral Director and Embalmer
Lori  Callahan

Lori Callahan

Licensed Funeral Director Apprentice, Office Manager

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