Owner and President
Francis X. O'Brien is the President and Owner of Toomey-O'Brien
Funeral Home. Frank is very involved in the community. He was
President of West Springfield Rotary Club, Board of Directors for the West
Springfield Boys & Girls Club, Corporator of Westfield Bank, and
member of St. Thomas School Board. He is the only Certified Preplanned
Funeral Consultant in Western Massachusetts. Frank received his BA
from Saint Anselm College and his Associate Degree in Mortuary Science
from New England Institute.
Ellen O'Brien is Vice President of Toomey-O'Brien Funeral Home and
serves as the Director of Prearrangement Services. Ellen applies her
funeral service counseling and preplanning expertise to provide
excellent burial, preplanning, and cremation services to the
community. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, she holds a
National Board Certificate. An active member of the community, she is
a member of the local Rotary Club and serves on its Board of
Directors, a member of the Advisory Board at Holyoke Community
College, a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Ellen holds a Bachelor
of Arts Degree from the Elms College, and a Associate Degree in
Mortuary Science from New England Institute.
John O'Brien took over Toomey-O' Brien Funeral Service in1968 and was
Owner and President for over 25 years. He is now semi-retired, still
serves on the Board and still remains an integral part of the
business. He enjoys his winters in Florida. John
received his degree from New England Institute in1969.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Ryan has spent most of his life in this area. He is a 4th generation
funeral director and has worked in the business for 20 years. He is a
member of the Western Mass Funeral Directors Association and also
serves a volunteer mentor in the local Big Brothers Program.