Funeral Industry News Teams Up with Kates-Boylston Publications

August 27, 2010

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WILTON, CT – August 25, 2010 –, the innovative online shopping site owned and operated by funeral professionals for funeral professionals, is proud to announce that it is now offering Kates-Boylston Publications’ catalog of funeral and cemetery resources on its website.

“Kates-Boylston is clearly the chief publication company for books and guides on the death-care industry,” stated Edward Bergin, Founder of, “so we are thrilled to be able to bring their catalog of professional resources to our site. From finances to cremation to grounds maintenance and more, our customers will now be able to stay on to find the publications they need to help grow their death-care businesses.”

“We are happy to be given the opportunity to develop our relationship with,” said Thomas Parmalee, executive editor of Kates-Boylston Publications. “Death-care professionals are increasingly turning to the site to find products from a number of vendors, and we are pleased to be one of them.”

Kates-Boylston Publications’ catalog of funeral and cemetery resources now available on include:

  • The Funeral Director’s Marketing Guide
  • The Funeral Director?s Economic Recovery Guide
  • The Funeral Director’s Economic Survival Guide
  • Honoring Veterans: A Guide to Military Services
  • The Pet Loss Insider Desk Reference
  • American Blue Book of Funeral Service
  • American Blue Book Guide to Shipping
  • American Cemetery’s Guide to Grounds Maintenance
  • The Green Funeral Service Desk Reference
  • The Webinar: Green Funeral Service Strategies & Practices

All of Kates-Boylston Publications’ professional resources can be found in the “Professional Resources” category on

About Kates-Boylston Publications

Since 1877, Kates-Boylston publications have been bringing funeral and cemetery professionals the latest and greatest tactics to help your business achieve its full potential. With its unique mix of narrative journalism, innovative marketing ideas, news analysis and in-depth profiles, Kates-Boylston is dedicated to providing all the tools you need to rise above the competition and continue to grow your market share.


Based in Connecticut, is a family owned business run by members of the Bergin family, whose funeral homes have served Connecticut families for more than 135 years. currently offers more than 13,000 products, ranging from traditional funeral supplies to an unparalleled selection of name brand products important to today’s funeral homes, including flat panel TVs, DVD players, GPS devices, computers, software, portable PA systems, furniture and decorative items. Many of the products on qualify for free or low cost shipping, and each purchase is protected by an A-to-Z Safe Buying Guarantee. is a member of the NFDA Business Exchange and the International Memorialization Supply Association (IMSA). For more information or to place an order 24 hours a day, please visit’s website at