Coming from Kilmacow, County Kilkenny, John Everett was the type of strong character that Ireland sent to this country in the 1840s. After humble beginnings as a shoemaker in Cambridge, Medway, and Millis, he finally settled in Natick in 1854. Here, with a small band of Catholics, under the direction of Father John Walsh, he helped found St. Patrick’s Parish in 1856. Since before the Civil War John Everett acted as sexton of St Patrick’s Church and the superintendent of the cemetery. In 1861, a growing need in the Natick community prompted Father Walsh to ask John to establish a funeral undertaking business, and so a tradition of quiet, dignified, and sympathetic understanding was born. Now, after five generations, that tradition is still an integral part of how the Everett Family and our Funeral Directors conduct services today.