Established in 1923 by W. Herbert Blake, the original location of Blake Funeral Home
was in the Highland section of Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1947, the Funeral Home was
purchased by Cortlandt J. Burkinshaw, a first generation Funeral Director.
In order to serve Chelmsford and its surrounding communities, Mr. Burkinshaw opened
his second location at 24 Worthen St. in Chelmsford, Massachusetts in 1956. After his
untimely passing in 1975 at the age of 59, Mr. Burkinshaw's son, Richard P. Burkinshaw,
took over the family business. After devoting 35 years to caring for families, Richard decided
to step back and spend most of his days on the golf course in sunny Florida.
Paul A. Hardy, Jr., who joined the staff of Blake Funeral Home in 2004, purchased the
business in 2010. Paul is committed to maintaining the Blake Funeral Home reputation
for high quality and distinguished service to the community.
Blake Funeral Home
24 Worthen St.
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824