Ct. 337 (2011) Jury could find that “plaintiffs suffered injury due to mental distress occasioned by the defendant's handling of the remains of the plaintiffs' mother...even where the jury found that the plaintiffs did not suffer sufficient physical manifestation or objective symptoms to recover for negligently inflicted emotional distress.” Since there was no money in the estate, the third party could demand the cost of the funeral from the husband.
“The duty of a husband to provide a proper funeral for his dead wife and his legal liability to another for reasonable expenses justifiably incurred in providing such a funeral rest upon fundamental concepts of decency and humanity.” That right vests, however, in the next of kin only when there is no surviving spouse or no contrary provision by the decedent concerning the disposition of his remains.
165 (2009) A Superior Court judge did not err in holding that monetary charges imposed by certain municipalities for the issuance of burial permits were valid regulatory fees rather than improper taxes, where the charges were reasonably proportional to the amounts expended by the local boards of health in administering the permit process, and were charged in exchange for a particular governmental service benefiting the party paying the charge, that is, a well-regulated industry for the disposal of human remains. Use common sense and refrain from scattering ashes in places where they would be obvious to others.
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It will hurt a lot of families emotionally,” Czelusniak said of the decision many will make against holding calling hours. Families that move ahead with services are limited now to small, private funerals for 25 or fewer people, said James R. Adams, vice president of Fiction Adams Funeral Service in Westfield.
Even before this weekend’s tightening of rules on public gatherings, he had signs up reminding people no hugging, no kissing and to stay some distance apart. Both Adams and Czelusniak said Monday that their businesses are prepared and equipped to keep operating during the emergency.
And if city and town halls that provide the permits and official copies of the death certificates are closed, or if doctors’ offices that need to sign off on death certificates are closed, that could be a problem. At this point many communities, including Springfield and Westfield, are staffing city hall offices but closing the buildings to the public.
Czelusniak said the problem is that each city and town does burial permit a little differently and, in some cases, a worker must be present in city hall or town hall to make the document official. He also fears delays in getting official copies of the death certificate to family members and people who are the next of kin.
Those documents, which need to be processed by city or town clerks, are required for things like life insurance claims. “Funeral homes are in regular contact with local officials ensuring that public welfare is a primary concern,” he wrote in a statement.
“In addition, as part of our annual license renewal, we participate in public health and safety training.” The state ban on gatherings of more than 25 people are reaching into all sorts of industries, including that of funeral services.
Charlie Baker's ban officially went into effect on Tuesday and will remain in effect until April 6, and funeral homes across the Southeast are left scrambling to figure out how to comply with the mandatory public safety measures while also providing sensitive services to customers who are grieving the loss of a loved one. (Editor's note: This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Funeral Director Patrick Saunders tells The Standard Times that it’s presented the business a challenge with having to reschedule multiple wakes and funerals to accommodate the mandatory measures put in place. So, it puts us in a bad spot to have to tell people, ‘You know, we can’t have it Wednesday,’ for example,” Saunders explained.
Hathaway Family Funeral Homes, which serves all of Bristol County with a main branch in Fall River, is operating with respect to recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control, putting a 10-person cap on all services they handle. Perry Funeral Home Inc., located on Dartmouth Street in the South End of New Bedford, is also reacting to the new rules.
The funeral home was closed Tuesday morning with a sign affixed to a locked front door detailing the facility’s immediate response to the governor’s orders. We have always focused on cleanliness, but due to the recent developments around the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we have made changes to our daily operations.
The NCA went on to say that it is strongly urging all services to follow the guidelines laid out by the CDC, and that volunteer and military honor guard availability may also be limited at certain locations. “However, in light of concerns regarding COVID-19, we are strongly urging that all committal services adhere to the CDC guidelines “to avoid groups of more than 10 people.
Volunteer and military honor guard availability may also be limited based on local conditions,” said the NCA in the social media update. “My expectation is that at some point in the future we'll be following up with these families and creating opportunities to gather people when it is safe to do that,” Hathaway said.
“I suspect that one of the things we’ll need to do is coordinate with the churches for larger memorial events involving multiple people.