We provide professional and compassionate burial services in Bristol, CT with reputable and licensed funeral directors.
Burying a loved one is always an emotional experience. The nature of the service itself can be modified in accordance with the deceased’s wishes, or with the general preferences of the family.
We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to our burial services, but rather we create the kind of mood that families request—while ensuring that, regardless of the particulars, each burial service is intimate, affirming, and beautiful.
For unexpected deaths please call 911.
Families have been trusting us with their loved ones because of our superior service and professionalism. Our local, licensed funeral directors carefully plan each and every service.
Licensed funeral directors and experienced staff to provide guidance along every step of the way.
Our professional staff will pick up your loved one at your residence, hospital, or hospice and transport them with care.
A long history of positive testimonials and reviews from excellent services and satisfied families.
Thank you for the professionalism and compassion of your entire staff. I cannot offer enough praise especially the attention to detail even offering cold waters to the attendees after the graveside service in over 95 degree heat. Even the nursing facility commented to us on your quick response. I was emotionally and physically exhausted from the last few days with my father and the 1:30 AM call that he’d passed.
Paige handled everything ( including me) with grace, empathy, and compassion. Thank you for your handing of all the details including referrals to where to purchase flowers and places to hold the reception. The flowers were beautiful and the reception worked out better than we’d hoped. In sincere appreciation for all you did.
Thank you so much for you patience and for all you helped me and our family. We sincerely appreciate it!
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the fine professionalism and service exhibited on behalf of my Mom's funeral service. Your staff and yourself handled the whole process with class and dignity.
This was the last service my mom was involved with in her life and your team made it noteworthy and appropriate. Lastly, on behalf of my entire family, we all say thank you on behalf of my mom. I hope life continues to provide you all with peace, prosperity and good will.
Dear Tom & Jay,
We can not thank you enough for the kind, caring professionalism of your entire team. You made the process easy for us as we we dealing with our sadness and grief.
It was a wonderful tribute to Dad. He was smiling down from Heaven knowing he was in the best of hands!
Eric at the funeral home did a fantastic job on my father-in-law Richard Decker this gentleman left an impression on our family that will never be forgotten thank you Eric for superb job!
My Mom passed away in June 2018. Some of the sad memories of her final days are starting to fade, but the beautiful memories of her Funeral at O’Brien Funeral Home are so vivid. From the moment we stepped through their doors into their peaceful, historical and perfectly decorated building, there was no doubt that O’Brien's was the perfect venue for her and our family. They helped me and my husband through everything! Their professionalism and caring was unsurpassed. They led me through each step to ensure that we would have nothing to worry about and my mom would have nothing but the best. Thank you everyone! Especially Jay who worked directly with us! God Bless all of you!
They took care of both my grandmother and grandfather and I could not have asked for more. They were very understanding, kind, patient, and compassionate. It’s been years and the care they took of my grandparents still has left a lasting impression.
The basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag to the veterans' family and the playing of Taps. The ceremony is performed by a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two members of the Armed Forces.
You can learn more about veteran funeral services and if you are eligible here.
Having a permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death.
You can learn more about memorialization options here.
In 1942, Thomas P. O’Brien moved his funeral home from downtown Bristol, where it had been located since its founding in 1909, to 24 Lincoln Avenue in Forestville. At that time, wakes were held in the homes of the deceased. Mr. O’Brien foresaw a gradual shift in this practice and wanted to provide a facility that could maintain the ambiance of that traditional atmosphere, which he felt was an important part of helping people deal with their loss. The O’Brien Funeral Home has since stood as an emotional landmark for many Bristol and Forestville families.