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Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Homes has been serving families in Rhode Island for more than 60 years. With locations in Warwick and Providence, we provide traditional and contemporary funerals and cremations to people from all walks of life. Committed to dignity, respect and attention to detail, we are always here for you.

A convenient Providence funeral home

The Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home in Providence was built to host large gatherings and intimate services. With a spacious chapel and multiple visitation rooms, the funeral home easily accommodates your wishes.

Located on Smith Street, in the heart of the city, we are just a half-mile west of the Rhode Island State House.

Personalized memorials and celebrations of life

At Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Homes, we believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. We capture the essence of your loved one to create an event that honors your special person and gives friends and family a chance to come together and remember.

Perhaps it’s a barbecue in honor of the pit master, complete with live music and bottles of homemade barbecue sauce for guests to take home. Maybe it's a nautical-themed party for a sailing enthusiast. Or perhaps it's a quiet outdoor scattering ceremony with the closest family and friends. No matter your wish, no matter the detail, we handle it all.

Whether you want to arrange a traditional funeral service or modern celebration of life, large gathering or more intimate service, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From floral arrangements to music selections, decor, mementos and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

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Cremation in Providence

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you're interested in cremation, we can explain the process and your various choices. From a simple cremation without a memorial service or witness cremation to a full funeral service and catered reception, we help you understand this increasingly common choice and handle all of the cremation arrangements.

Learn more about our cremation options here.

Planning in advance

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Homes specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

Veterans and public servants programs

We deeply appreciate those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and specialize in serving the veteran community. It's our privilege to honor veterans and their families in need of funeral services.

Watch a video to learn all about our services and get a free veterans planning guide.

Lean on us

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please reach out to us, day or night, if we may assist with funeral or cremation arrangements in Providence or if you would simply like a tour of the funeral home.

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History

Russell J. Boyle, the founder of the funeral home that bears his name, was born in 1920. He spent the majority of his life involved in the funeral business. His first job was at the former Chisholm Funeral Home when he was just 10 years old. He started by opening the doors of the limousines for families and eventually became the premier embalmer in the State of Rhode Island, embalming and directing funerals for more than a dozen funeral homes.

After purchasing the Chisholm Home, Russell divided his time between the funeral home and a career in politics. He served for 22 years on the Providence City Council, including seven years as council president. He was a man who never said no, and he always went the extra mile to assist those in need. His favorite saying was, "It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice."

Russell died in 2002, leaving behind a legacy of service excellence. His son, Thomas C. Boyle, who began his career in funeral service at age 16, stepped into his father's shoes. As part of the Dignity Memorial® family, the caring team at Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Homes continues that tradition to this day.

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