Welcome to the Carafa Funeral Home. Our family owned and operated funeral home will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. We commit ourselves to provide the highest level of service, dignity, tenderness and respect to all of the families we serve. During this difficult time, we strive to provide a selection of personalized services to meet your family’s needs and customs.

Our website is designed to introduce you to our funeral home, our staff and provide information about our available services during this difficult time. If you have any questions concerning the information you may find on this site, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.

Also, we are very excited to announce our change in name. For almost 40 years the community has known us as the William R. Carafa & Son Funeral Home. In 2010, William Jr’s daughter, Amy, became a Type 3 licensed funeral director and embalmer. She will continue to carry on the family name and serve the families and friends that entrust us with their loved ones. In doing so, we thought it was a wise decision to change the funeral home name to one that reflects the dedication, the commitment, the loyalty and sacrifices of all the members of the Carafa family, who have helped make the business what it is today and moving forward in the future.

The Carafa Family
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure


Recent Obituaries

389 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, MA
(617) 884-4188



Francis "Frank" Konieczny

Marion I. (King) Sheppard

Lawrence R. Crowley, Jr.

Elaine M. DeSilva

Dani L. Guthrie

Francis T. Sullivan

Arline C. (Epstein) Porter

Ransom Couch

Anna (Pennise) Marino

Virginia G. (Olson) Bernier

Alice "Claire" (McLaughlin) Bothroyd

Angelina M. (Saladino) Follis

Fraser Delaney

Samuel Graham

Robert L. "Bob" Ostergard

Flora B. Romboli

Robert A. "Bob" Maltais

John R. Doyle

John R. Magazzu

Patricia A. "Pat"
(Smith) Burge

James E. "Jim" Mannone

Barbara H. (McNeil)

Walter J. Martin, Jr.

Judith E. (Glover) Ames

Gacinda Gioia Manfredi

William G. Martin, Jr.

Richard J. "Dick" Deleidi

Mary A. (Vallis) King

Roberta M. (Graham) Pellerin

Barbara A. Penney

Francis J. Ewing, Sr.

Susan J. (Rollins) Rice

Patricia Dion

William J. Hayes, Jr.

Paul R. Taylor

Steven J. Cushman

Eileen O. (Anderson) Power

Albert E. "Schooch" Christoforo

John R. Doyle

Pamela M. (Spada) Cushman

Elsie M. (Gill) Howard

Gail V. (Lloyd) Sewell

Jane (Marchese) Sheehan

Daisy E. (Patten) Flurry

Jacquelyn M. "Jackie" (Hayes) Sweeney

Corinne M. (McNeil) Feltch

Myrtle L. (Pye) O'Regan

Martin "Marty" P. Darcy, Jr.

Joseph John Moynihan

Joseph A. Kulpa

Joseph J. Spinale

Hazel R. (Allen) Brown

Philip G. Crowley

Idella R. "Ruki" Ameresekere

David L. Dwyer, Jr.

Marianne (Gallant) Hanson

Leonard A. Goeke, Sr.

Paul P. Nardone

Hilda L. (Snow) Reid

John D. "Jack" Power

Warrick Mitchell

Douglas F. Tarbox

Stella M. (Cucchiara) Lafferty

Louise M. (Boudreau) Elliott

Delma D. (Borgatti) Pesce

Marguerite E. Sullivan

Donald T. Tolley

Mary A. Pinkman

George Brown

William L. Howell

Joseph G. Stewart

Lorraine P. Visconti

Robert K. Mullen

Donna A. Sullivan

Matthew M. Garvey

Robert E. Melvin

Norma E. King

Louise M. Resca

Evelyn L. Gordon

Rosana Anne Charles

Robert E. Greensmith

Irene (King) Renda

Herbert T. King

Grace M. Giordano

Pearl M. Rossiter

Richard G. Creamer


Local Florists

"First there were Flowers, then there was Man....
God knew their Importance."

To show your expression of sympathy, through flowers, if you so desire, we recommend these local florists. Each business has many years of experience in providing funeral floral tributes for a loved one.

Washington Park Florist
180 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA
(617) 889-1120

Everett Florist
375 Broadway
Everett, MA
(617) 381-9090

Marji's Florist
252 Main Street
Everett, MA 02149-5702
(617) 389-7673



The Windham Hotel, Chelsea, MA
and other available Hotels.

Chelsea, MA

Chelsea, MA

Saugus, MA

Revere, MA

Revere, MA

About Us

About Us

Our Family History

For 110 years the Carafa Family has provided funeral services to the City of Chelsea and surrounding communities. Established in the late 1890’s, William C. Carafa owned and operated the first Carafa Funeral Home. Following his death, two of his nephews, Edmond J. Carafa and William R. Carafa Sr., established The Carafa Brothers Funeral Home in the Prattville Section of Chelsea.
Upon Edmond’s retirement in 1974, William R. Carafa Jr. began working with his father. The Funeral Home then became The William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals. William Sr. passed away in 1979, leaving William Jr. and his wife Linda, to continue operating the business. The newest addition to the family business is Amy Carafa, daughter of William Jr. and Linda. She will continue to serve the families who entrust us in their time of need.



389 Washington Avenue,
Chelsea, MA

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(617) 884-4188