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Varnum Funeral Home, Inc.
43 East Main Street - P.O. Box 1
| West Brookfield, MA 01585
Tel: 508-867-2885
| Fax: 508-867-5825
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Charbonneau Funeral Home
30 Pleasant Street
| Ware, MA 01082
Tel: 413-967-5281
| Fax: 1-508-867-5825
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FEMA UPDATE - COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

We at Varnum & Charbonneau Funeral Homes are committed to assisting the communities we serve through the Coronavirus Pandemic and beyond. Our team met with representatives from FEMA to learn about the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA is dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

FEMA began accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through a dedicated call center which can be reached by dialing 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585 Monday - Friday from 9AM to 9PM ET.  Families who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation prior to initiating the claim.
The FEMA Informational video may be viewed by clicking this Link.

COVID-19 operations Update

We remain deeply committed to the health and well-being of our community, the families under our care and our associates.
The following requirements took effect beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021:
  • Capacity returned to 100% 
  • Masks will be at the discretion of the public.
  • Sanitizer and masks are readily available.
  • Collage boards and video tributes are allowed.

We are committed to responsibly responding to the needs of the communities we are privileged to serve. Please take care of yourselves and each other, and contact us directly for more information or if we may assist you in any way.    

Thank you for visiting our website.

The loss of a loved one can leave you with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress and anxiety and grief that makes events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at Varnum Funeral Home and Charbonneau Funeral Home will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity and respect. Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Varnum Funeral Home and Charbonneau Funeral Home provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.

Our honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need. Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.

Featured Services

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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