History of Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home

The history of Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home dates back to 1893 when the funeral home was known as George M. Wilbur & Son Funeral Home. The business began as a storefront location at the intersection of Main and Market Streets in Warren, Rhode Island.

George M. Wilbur graduated from the New England School of Embalming in 1901. In the early 1900s, the business moved to its present location on Main Street. The funeral home was built with a beautiful chapel featuring stained glass windows and spacious seating. It was one of the first funeral homes in Bristol County, and served the towns of Warren, Barrington and Bristol as well as the nearby towns of Southeastern Massachusetts.

In 1964, the funeral home was purchased by Pio A. Romano Sr., who also owned a funeral home at 627 Union Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. Romano kept the Wilbur name because of its fine reputation and long history. The funeral home became Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, and Pio and his son Stephen operated the funeral home and modernized the facilities by adding a large foyer and two chapels.

The funeral home is now a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. As a Dignity Memorial provider, Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home provides not only the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library.

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