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.
Some reassurance about who you are calling:
The funeral profession has a long, proud history of personal service provided by generations of local families with deep roots in their community. Today there are many funeral service providers to choose from. What you may not know is that not all funeral homes are owned by local families. While they may have been operating in your community for years, and their names have not changed, some funeral homes have sold out to national and even international conglomerates.
These funeral service conglomerates keep the original family name on their businesses because they know that at our greatest time of need you are more likely to turn to a local family you feel you can trust than to a national chain you know nothing about. They are large corporations that are publicly traded on the stock exchange. This makes them responsible to their stockholders and board of directors to continually grow profits year after year. As a result you end up paying more money and receive less value for your funeral service.
Why family-owned funeral homes are the right choice:
John Everett & Sons is family owned and has a single focus; providing the best quality service and value to our families and friends. We are not governed by corporate mandates or driven to increase profits. We know that our success depends upon how we treat each and every family we serve. It is our goal at John Everett & Sons Funeral Home not only to satisfy your needs but also to exceed your expectations.