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Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest


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When faced with the stress and complexity of arranging a memorial or funeral, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island families have relied on the compassion, strength and professional guidance of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest in Swansea, Massachusetts, for more than a century. Our team of compassionate and professional funeral directors works with you to create a service that deeply reflects your life or the life of the person you loved.





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Funeral home for all

Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute is a non-denominational funeral home, working with all faiths, nationalities and backgrounds, and ensuring your customs and traditions are honored. We treat you with respect and understanding. In addition to English, our team members speak French, Cambodian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Chapel at Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at BirchcrestWhen you walk into our funeral home, we want you to feel welcome. The lobby has a warm and inviting fireplace that crackles with a fire on cold days. Our beautiful funeral chapel accommodates groups of 100 or more with flexible seating that can be arranged to meet your needs. Traditional in style and designed to evoke a peaceful feeling, the large foyer skylight lets in lots of natural light.

We view a funeral service as a time to celebrate life and our chapel as a space to do that. Intentionally decorated very simply, it allows you to incorporate themes, passions, hobbies and other elements that tell the story of the person being honored.

We celebrate life

No two lives are alike, and thus, no two funeral services should be alike. At Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute, we believe that each funeral or memorial service should be as singular as the person being celebrated. Our team specializes in creating unique and memorable tributes that reflect a person’s individuality. From parking antique motorcycles in our chapel to throwing a New England Patriots-themed event to hosting a disco party with costumes and '70s music to displaying replicas of a loved one’s favorite impressionist paintings, there are as many ways to celebrate a life as stars in the sky. How will you honor your loved one’s legacy?


For nearly 50 years, Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest has served the funeral needs of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Located at the parkside crest of our countryside crossroad of Route 6 and Gardners Neck Road, the original building was attractively accented by several birch trees.

In 1971, Thomas J. Ashton and Sons united with the Waring family forming Waring-Ashton.

In 1997, after the tragic loss of the building from a fire, the funeral home was rebuilt. designed to take care of people of all religions and traditions. It is our promise to continue our longstanding tradition of compassionate care and personalized funeral service for years to come. 

Call when you need us

Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest is located in the heart of Swansea. We are conveniently located for both Rhode Island and Massachusetts families.

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest gives you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value you deserve by way of the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.

We are always here for you when you need us. Just call.

We care about Swansea

We are more than just a funeral home. At Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest, we are an active member of the Swansea community and strive to both strengthen old and build new relationships with our neighbors. Every other month, we hold Bingo at Birchcrest and offer pizza, prizes and fun. At our annual grief management seminar, well-known speakers educate our local funeral directors, clergy, social workers and nurses on helping families cope with and manage grief. We also host an annual town appreciation cookout to thank town employees for their hard work and dedication. And if you see our own friendly team in town, please say hi! You’ll find us doing everything from bowling to volunteering.


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