Another SCI Funeral Home Makes The News…Not a Positive Thing

November 8, 2010
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imageWEST ROXBURY, Mass. — Losing his mother was tough enough, but for Bruce Zippin, to hear what happened after his 96-year-old mom?s death was even worse.

?We’re certainly working with state board and we will continue to, but I?m not really at liberty to discuss it right now,? said Kim Perry from Stanetsky Memorial Chapels.

Perry runs Stanetsky Memorial Chapels in Brookline, where state investigators said her staff mistakenly mixed up the burials of two women, both named Evelyn.

?If any family disappointed in our service we’re always remorseful,? said Perry.

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?I gave her a full Jewish burial and then this happens,? said Zippin.

Zippin?s mother Evelyn died in late August. He trusted Stanetsky Memorial Chappels to handle the internment, but state investigators say they made a grave mistake.

?They should have called me and told me, at least apologized, but no,? said Zippin.

Investigators say Evelyn was buried in Woburn. She wasn?t supposed to be there. Workers apparently mixed up the bodies of two women, both named Evelyn.

After realizing the mistake, Zippin was buried again, four days later, at a cemetery in West Roxbury.

?It?s an inadvertent mistake. I mean, I don?t think it was done on purpose,? said Zippin.

Zippin said the company didn?t work with him to rectify the issue, and he worries it could happen again.

?That?s really the problem here. Someone else could get destroyed too,? said Zippin.

The state?s Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers has now ordered Perry and three of her employees to explain why they didn’t notify family members or get a permit to disinterment a body.

?What makes this particularity troubling is that the family of the individual that was placed in the wrong grave, the allegation is that that family was not notified at all,? said George Weber, Director Division of Professional Licensure.

The four under investigation now have 21 days to file their answer and if these allegations prove to be true they could face suspension, probation or revocation of their license.

Source: whdh.com

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