Our Weymouth Funeral Home is an Historic Site having been an inn on the Boston to Plymouth road in the 1700s. It was known as the Half Way House. Originally it was owned by the Rice Family who also had a furniture factory adjacent to the inn. Civil War Veteran Willard Dunbar worked with the Rice Family and was an undertaker as well as a Town of Weymouth official. The property was also a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping from the South and headed for freedom in Canada.
After the l850’s when the railroads ended the need for stage coaches the property became the funeral director’s residence which was on occasion utilized for funerals of those who had no home of their own. In those days funerals were held in the home of the deceased or from the home of the deceased to the Church to which the deceased belonged. Charlie W. Dunbar succeeded his father Willard as a funeral director. In the 1930’s the property was revamped into a funeral home. At that point in time funeral homes were first being accepted by the public. Charlie W. Dunbar employed my father Mortimer N. Peck who eventually succeeded him. In the early l930’s Charlie W. Dunbar selected the location in Braintree for Mortimer Peck. Originally it became operational in South Braintree and in 1933 was located in the center of town next to what was then the High School where it remains to this day.
Peck Funeral Homes is a funeral home located in Weymouth, MA.
Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM