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COVID-19 Public Health Mandate of the Belmont Board of Health and the Belmont Select Board


Based upon review of current COVID-19 caseload and testing positivity rates in Middlesex County the Select Board, and Board of Health held an emergency meeting on August 6, 2021 and pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 111 sections 31 and 104 to adopt a public health mandate, adopting an indoor mask mandate in the Town of Belmont. Effective on Monday, August 9, 2021 face coverings are required for all individuals aged two years and above in all indoor public or private spaces open to the public, or where individuals from different households can gather, except where an individual is unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability. We sincerely thank you for choosing Brown & Hickey Funeral Home.


Losing a loved one is never easy. When people experience loss, they need a strong support network to provide comfort and offer encouragement.

We at BROWN & HICKEY FUNERAL HOME are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

Please call us (617) 484-2534 or (617) 547-1500 any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our facility in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

Funeral Directors

Robert MCF Brown
Scott D. Brown
Sheila A. Hickey
Timothy W. Hickey
John A. Greene


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. On March 24, FEMA has issued its final policy – which includes details such as eligibility and documentation criteria and the application process – for how funds will be distributed to families. Most notably, FEMA shared that the maximum financial assistance will now be $9,000 per funeral.

Families will be able to begin applying for assistance in April 12, 2021

Individuals will be able to begin applying for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance on April 12. The FEMA Funeral Assistance website has been updated with the phone numbers that families can call to begin the application process. 

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number 

844-684-6333 ● TTY: 800-462-7585 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT

  • A copy of the death certificate. The death certificate must indicate the death "may have been caused by" or "was likely a result of" COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are also considered sufficient.
  • Proof of funeral expenses incurred. Documentation (e.g., receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) must include the applicant's name as the responsible person for the expense, the decedent’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and that funeral expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020.


Brown and Hickey Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral records for the former funeral homes of: 


 John J. Greene Funeral Home 2013 
BELMONT
617-484-0133 

James M. Reardon Funeral Home 2004 
BELMONT 
617-484-2944 

 John F. Donahue Funeral Home 2000 
CAMBRIDGE 
617-547-1100


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