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Located in Scituate, Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home helps families plan custom funeral and memorial services with a focus on personal care. For more than 50 years, we've provided compassionate service to the South Shore area of Massachusetts.

Local funeral services

Hospitality Room at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral HomeAs a locally-operated funeral home in Scituate, we understand the needs of our community and strive to find new ways to respectfully honor your loved ones. One way we do this is by celebrating life. All of our funeral and memorial services are fully customizable, allowing us to provide a personal touch paired with the local care you expect.

Our team listens to every detail—such as your loved one's passions, interests and achievements—and uses those to plan a special tribute. Did they love animals or music? Did they serve our country's military? Feel free to share your stories and memories so we can create something friends and family will remember for generations.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Gather with friends, family

Our team understands the grief that comes after losing a loved one. We also know the importance of spending time with friends and family during this difficult time. Our Scituate funeral home warmly welcomes you to gather in our large chapel or intimate rooms to receive comfort and begin the healing process. We also offer a beautiful hospitality room, perfect for catered receptions through a 3rd-party caterer. Our focus is to provide a place where you feel at ease during your time of need.

Plan-ahead options

Arrangement Room at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral HomeIn addition to helping families who need immediate assistance, our dedicated team can help plan funeral services in advance. Choosing this option ensures funeral costs are controlled and removes the burden of planning from those closest to you. We offer a variety of affordable options, which means you can pick the funeral or cremation services that best suit your needs.

Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home encourages all families to contact us or come by to chat. Our funeral directors are residents of Scituate and neighboring towns in the South Shore and look forward to serving you, our neighbors and friends.


Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home in Scituate, Massachusetts, has served the Scituate area with funeral and cremation services for over 60 years.

A place of comfort

On September 17, 1955, Ernest A. “Ernie” Richardson opened the doors of the Ernest A. Richardson Funeral Home on First Parish Road in Scituate, Massachusetts. Mr. Richardson was known in Scituate for serving the needs of the community with love, compassion and unwavering dedication. For 30 years, he ran the funeral home and constantly worked to provide an establishment that residents of Scituate could take pride in.

Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home was established after the merging of the Ernest A. Richardson Funeral Home and the Edward J. Gaffey & Sons Funeral Home, which stood in North Scituate for many years.

Continuing care

Our Scituate funeral home was once a simple 1890s farmhouse that housed the town’s post office in the front room. Today, we offer an open, spacious venue with a large chapel and smaller rooms for more intimate gatherings. We are proud to be ever evolving with the needs of today’s families and still have the ability to serve our community with the same compassionate care on which our funeral home was founded.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

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January 2021

"Our entire experience with Richardon-Gaffey was wonderful. They were kind, attentive, knowledgeable, and flexible. They made the entire process easy and manageable and were immediately responsive any time we had questions. They took an unbearable situation and made it just a little bit more peaceful."

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January 2021

"Sara and the whole staff were amazing. They were attentive and caring. Sara really helped to make this difficult time bearable."

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December 2020

"R-G takes care of all the details so you can focus on your family at such a difficult time."

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July 2020

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