Another SCI Funeral Home Makes The News…Not a Positive Thing
WEST 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.
?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.
Latest posts by CDFuneralNews (see all)
- IS FACEBOOK NOW PAY-TO-PLAY? | DISRUPTu! 038 - February 5, 2018
- Homesteaders Recognizes Account Executives for Outstanding Achievement - February 5, 2018
- NFDA Introduces the 2018 Meet the Mentors Program Participants - January 30, 2018
You may be interested
IS FACEBOOK NOW PAY-TO-PLAY? | DISRUPTu! 038CDFuneralNews - February 5, 2018
Are you ready to fight...!? Ready to FIGHT those recent Facebook Newsfeed changes?! You're in luck with this week's brand…
Homesteaders Recognizes Account Executives for Outstanding AchievementCDFuneralNews - February 5, 2018
West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, held its national sales meeting and recognition…
We are Building Something Exciting for You… and We Need Your Help!Justin Crowe - January 31, 2018
We want to make your deathcare job easier. Tell us what you want in this 2-minute survey and get entered to win $100! The Connecting Directors and Disrupt Media teams are excited to be planning some new free funeral home marketing content and products for you in 2018 and we want to know what you need most! We want to know your biggest business wins of 2017, the tasks in your day that you hate, and what you feel is holding you back!