Cremation Services in Bristol, CT | O'Brien Funeral Home
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Cremation Services



We provide families that choose cremation with the assurance that they and their loved one will be treated with respect and offered a full range of services to meet their needs and their budgets. 

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Why Choose Us?

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.

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Immediate Answers

Licensed funeral directors and experienced staff to provide guidance along every step of the way.

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Safe Transportation

Our professional staff will pick up your loved one at your residence, hospital, or hospice and transport them with care.

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Peace of Mind

A long history of positive testimonials and reviews from excellent services and satisfied families.


We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve.  Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.

Paige, Susan & Lisa

Thank you for your assistance with mom's funeral service. It could not have gone better.
We really appreciate the love and care you bestowed on our family,

Jean Sutton
January 15, 2024

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.

Deb Finn
July 25, 2022

Thank you so much for you patience and for all you helped me and our family. We sincerely appreciate it!

Lynn & The O’Leary Clan
October 4, 2021

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.

Chad Haber and Family
September 14, 2021

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!

Bob and Mary Ellen McFadden
August 30, 2021

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!

David Iba DeLeon
August 21, 2021

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!

Janice Baranoski
August 21, 2021

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.

Heather Gulley
December 22, 2018

Cremation Offers Many Options

Cremation services, like burial services, look different from one family to the next, but always provide a meaningful way to honor a deceased loved one. We work with families to ensure cremation services that are in line with their beliefs, values, and wishes. We also provide family members with different options for preserving and honoring the cremated remains of their loved one—including urns, columbariums, cremation grave markers, and more. Options are also available to place cremated remains alongside cherished mementos—such as photographs—or even within cremation benches or rocks.

Whatever kind of service you choose, we want to ensure that it fulfills all the wishes of your family and your deceased loved one. Please contact us to discuss these options further.

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What is Cremation?

During the cremation process, intense heat reduces human remains to their original elements. Our trained staff will bring your loved one to the crematory in a cremation container. Following cremation, we will receive the cremated remains and place them into an urn that has been selected by the family. There are several options a family has in the final disposition of the remains at this point, including:

  • Ceremonial Scattering – Gulf or other place of importance
  • Home Memorialization
  • Inurnment – Burial or Niche
  • Church service
  • Funeral home service

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Memorial Products

Today’s cremation urns have been designed to meet the needs of unique and personal ceremonies and memorialization. The choices consist of:

  • Memento Chests provide the perfect place to store photos heirlooms and other cherished items.
  • Hardwood Urns have the natural warmth and beauty of fine woods.
  • Marble Urns hand-crafted from natural marble with distinctive graining patterns.
  • Sheet Bronze Urns can be personalized with engravings and appliques, reflecting the unique personality of the individual.
  • Small Keepsake Urns and Jewelry, to hold a personal remembrance.
  • Art Glass hand blown artistic personal keepsakes
  • Finger print personalized jewelry and pendants with unique fingerprint technology.
  • Biodegradable Urns for scattering.
  • Cast Acrylic Statuary Art Urns designed to be an artistic form that is uplifting and a comforting tribute.

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Make Lasting Memories.

Our History

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.


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O'Brien Funeral Home
24 Lincoln Avenue
| Bristol, CT 06010
Tel: 860-583-7116

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You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.


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