The Death Care Profession is unlike any other “business”. The MacKinnon Family knows it is not just a business; we view funeral service as a calling or ministry to counsel and guide families through the funeral process. We are not just a “store front” with 9-5 operating hours. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We don’t close the store and go home; we are part of the community. We collect “Cell Phones for Soldiers” and all our funeral homes are “Old Glory Collection Centers” where we accept old flags and retire them in a dignified manner. We teach Religious Education. We sponsor many youth athletic teams and contribute too many local charities. We hold an annual Memorial Service for families we have had the privilege to serve as well as any family who has lost someone.
Rich MacKinnon Jr. is a member of the Massachusetts L.A.S.T. (Local Assistance State Team), a team formed to assist communities and families after the death of a firefighter in the line of duty. This program is on a volunteer basis and sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This team will respond to firefighter deaths in Massachusetts and throughout the Country. He has attended specialized training classes in proper notification of death, benefits for survivors, funeral protocols and behavioral and grief counseling.
We are members of the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, The 100 Club of Massachusetts, Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts (PFFM), International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), Whitman Fire Department Local 1769, and Boston Fire Local 718.