The Boston Globe

The Boston GlobeBaby boomers remaking once-stodgy funeral industry

To celebrate the opening of its newest location, Bennett Funeral Home threw open its doors to the nonmoribund public, inviting families to “come join the fun” at an open house with music, food, and tours.

About 60 people, including parents accompanied by young children, turned out for the silver-platter buffet of roast beef, shrimp, and asparagus and tours of the new brick building with its ornate chapel, salons, and casket display. Visitors could choose a memento of the afternoon, too — a sewing kit, rain bonnet, emery board, or key chain imprinted with “Bennett Funeral Home, serving all faiths.” Read More