Welcome!  The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts (FCAWM) is a non-sectarian, non-profit membership organization whose mission is "to promote and protect a consumer's right to choose meaningful, dignified, and affordable final arrangements: funeral or memorial services, care of the body and disposition of human remains (including burial, cremation or donation).”   

We are volunteer-run and independent of the funeral industry. We aim to provide unbiased, reliable information about your rights and options for funeral or memorial services, care of the body, and disposition.

We hope you will find the information you seek about how you can choose the options you want. After exploring our website, please let us know if there is information you were unable to find, questions you have, or suggestions for improving this website. Thank you.

We primarily serve Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties, but we collaborate with our colleagues in the FCA of Eastern Massachusetts for state-wide issues (see our jointly-planned state-wide website: funeralsma.org). We are affiliates of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance: funerals.org.