OUR HOMES, OUR HISTORY
The Concord Funeral HomeSM and Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton and Groton have been privately owned
and serving the needs of their local communities for a combined 181 years.
OUR HOMES, OUR HISTORY
The Concord Funeral HomeSM and
Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton and Groton have been privately owned and serving the needs of their local communities for a combined 181 years.
The CONCORD FUNERAL HOMESM Story
In 1936 Rothwell N. MacRae opened the MacRae Funeral Home in a storefront on Walden Street in Historic Concord, Massachusetts, in an area commonly known as “Tuttles-Livery.” The following year MacRae relocated the his growing business to its present-day location at the corner of Belknap and Thoreau Streets.
For 20 years MacRae prouldly served the communities of Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, Sudbury, and Acton from this humble home which was originally thought to be the “gate house” for the Colonel Belknap Estate.
In 1958, Edmund H. Tunnicliffe III purchased the firm, and changed the name to MacRea- Tunnicliffe Funeral Home. He would spend the next seven years expanding and improving the facility to accomodate an ever-growing clientele. To this day, thanks to his hard work and vision, our facility offers a warm and comforting environment to the families we serve.
The Tunnicliffe family operated the home for forty-six years. Edmund IV and his wife Sue joined his father in the day-to-day operation of the business and ultimately, upon the retirement of Edmund III, continued the tradition of excellence started by Rothwell MacRae.
In July 2004, the Tunnicliffe family sold the business to Glenn and Beth Burlamachi. Residing in the upper level of the funeral home, Glenn and Beth raised their two children, and continue the long tradition of making improvements to the home and serving the community that they love. Concord Funeral HomeSM proudly continues to be family owned, operated and occupied.
The BADGER FUNERAL HOMES Story
In 1921 Badger Funeral Home was founded in Groton, Massachusetts by Harris L. Badger. His son William A. Badger continued the business and in 1954 opened the Littleton, Massachusetts location. His son David W. Badger continued to operate this third generation family owned business until his retirement in 2016 when he sold the business to licensed Funeral Director Glenn D. Burlamachi.
Like Concord Funeral HomeSM, Badger Funeral Homes have a strong tradition of service to their community. Glenn continues this service with a passion to help each family that comes through his doors. The dedicate team at each home offers a unique opportunity for family and friends to come together as they remember, honor, and celebrate life.
From left: Adam G.Holdaway, Olivia Willett, Glenn D. Burlamachi, Ellen Twitchell, Brendan M. Fahy, Glen D. Hall