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Licensed Staff

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff.


Paul A. Hardy, Jr., Owner/Licensed Funeral Director
Email: paulhardy@blakefuneralhome.com
Website: www.blakefuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 978-256-5251
Fax: 978-244-1460

Paul grew up in Lowell and is a 1993 graduate of Lowell Catholic High School.  He graduated from the Funeral Institute of the Northeast in 2007 and received his Funeral Directors License that same year.  Paul joined the staff of Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home in 2004 and purchased the funeral home from Richard P. Burkinshaw in 2010.  Paul has a keen eye for detail and strives to provide each family with individual dignity and personal care.  

Paul is a Corporator for the Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, a Corporator for Lowell General Hospital, a member of the Chelmsford Police Foundation, Inc., the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, and the Chelmsford Parade Committee.  Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Chelmsford Business Association and T.O.P.I.C. (Table of Plenty in Chelmsford).  He is also a member of the Lafayette Club in Lowell, AHEPA Hellas Chapter 102 of Lowell where he currently serves as Vice President, the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

He lives in Chelmsford with his wife Jennifer (Lebaropoulos) and their two daughters, Briana and Katherine.  

In his spare time, Paul enjoys traveling with his family.  

Jerelyn Serra, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Email: blakefh@comcast.net
Office Phone: 978-256-5251
Fax: 978-244-1460

A Funeral Director and Embalmer since 2009, Jerelyn joined the staff of Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home in 2015 with 10 years of experience in funeral service.  

She is a natural caregiver and feels so grateful to be in a profession where kindness, compassion and sincerity are key elements to success.

Jerelyn is a proud native of Chelmsford having been raised and educated in town, graduating from Chelmsford High School in 1998. She pursued higher education graduating from UMASS Lowell in 2002 with a degree in Psychology. Her passion for funeral service led her to attend FINE Mortuary College graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2009.

She currently resides in Chelmsford with her loving husband, Glenn and their precious daughter, Fiona.  

Jerelyn is a notary public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a current member of the Chelmsford Mother’s Club and former board member of the Power of Flowers Project and the Dracut Garden Club.

Dan White, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Email: blakefh@comcast.net
Office Phone: 978-256-5251
Fax: 978-244-1460

Licensed as a funeral director and embalmer since 2011, Dan is a fourth generation funeral director. Joining the staff in 2017, Dan brings 11 years of funeral service experience to Blake Chelmsford Funeral home.

Originally from Maynard, MA, Dan is a graduate of Saint Anselm College, Class of 2009 and Fine Mortuary College, Class of 2011.

Adam Holdaway, Licensed Apprentice & Embalmer
Email: blakefh@comcast.net
Office Phone: 978-256-5251

Adam originally joined the staff of Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home as a Licensed Funeral Assistant.  In September of 2016 he became a Licensed Apprentice & Embalmer while attending Funeral School to become a Licensed Funeral Director.

Originally from Somerville, MA, Adam is a 1999 graduate of Somerville High School. He attended St. Andrews University and Salem State College before following his dreams of becoming a professional bagpiper.

Adam is a communicant of St. Mary’s Parish, and for the past 11 years has made the Westlands section of Chelmsford home with his wife, Sarah, their son George and their two dogs, Lucy and River.

John Kivlan, Licensed Funeral Assistant
Email: blakefh@comcast.net
Office Phone: 978-256-5251

John is a lifelong resident of Chelmsford and resides in the Westlands section of town with his wife Sarah and their four children.

He has been a Licensed Funeral Assistant with Blake Funeral Home since 2014.

John is also the Fire Prevention Captain for the Chelmsford Fire Department.

Neil Hardy
Email: blakefh@comcast.net
Office Phone: 978-256-5251

Neil is a Grocery Manager at Market Basket in Lowell.  He has been a member of our staff for several years assisting with visitation and funerals, and recently became a Licensed Funeral Assistant.

Neil lives in the Highland section of Lowell with his wife Kelly and their two children, Taylor and Andrew.  

Richard Burkinshaw, Licensed Funeral Director

24 Worthen St. | CHELMSFORD, MA 01824 | Phone: (978) 256-5251 | Fax: (978) 244-1460 | Email: blakefh@comcast.net