August 28, 2007

Inspectors with the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) recently visited funeral homes and establishments to verify license status and ensure compliance with applicable regulations under the Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers (" Board").

In this most recent sweep, funeral homes in various cities and towns were inspected. Six businesses were cited for unsanitary conditions.

Funeral Establishment Owner City/Town
James O'Donnell and SonsJames O'DonnellLowell
Machnowski and Schick Funeral HomeRichard MachnowskiMattapoisett
New Bedford
Tewksbury Funeral HomeJoel DeputatTewksbury
Wrisley Funeral HomeLawrence WrisleySouth Deerfield
Bell-O'Dea Funeral HomeJohn OdeaBrookline
Charbonneau Funeral HomeEdward MasseWare

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website and select the check a license option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 30 boards of registration.