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Founded in 1821, Bellows Funeral Chapel is complete and full-service funeral home & cremation service firm. In its seventh generation of service to families in Northern Rhode Island, including those in Lincoln, Cumberland, Pawtucket, North Providence & Central Falls, Bellows Funeral Chapel offers a wide array of services, including:

  • Traditional Funeral & Cremation Services 
  • Veterans' Funeral & Cremation Services
  • Personalized Funeral & Cremation Services
  • Complete Pre-Planning Services with No Financial Obligations and Flexible Funding Options & Tax-Free Plans
  • Complimentary Concierge Services
  • Live Streaming of Visitations & Services
  • Complimentary Aftercare including Social Security, Veterans & Insurance Benefits Assistance
  • Numerous resources for those in grief
  • Notary Services

We realize that losing a loved one can be an especially stressful time. We strive to go the extra mile to ease the burden by providing an unparalleled service that is truly second to none. At Bellows Funeral Chapel, our goal is to guide you through the process of memorializing a loved one's passing, and to provide comfort, while making one of life's most difficult times a little easier. You can rely on us being there every step of the way. 

Our facility has a large and ample off-street handicap accessible parking area available with the capability of holding upwards to 200 vehicles, as well as a children’s room to accommodate children of all ages during visitations and funeral services. Our staff of licensed funeral directors is available 24 hours a day, everyday, to assist you, so please feel free to contact us at anytime with any questions that you may have.


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If a Death Has Occurred 

The death of a loved one brings with it many questions, to along with a wide range of emotions.  We are here to help guide you through the entire remembrance process, and answer any questions you may have.

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Planning Ahead

Making arrangements ahead of time relieves your family of the emotional and financial burdens that arise following a death, as well as allowing you to ability to design a ceremony in the way you wish to be remembered.

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About Our Firm

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Our Funeral Directors 

As sixth and seventh generation funeral directors, Bradford and Allan Bellows have the knowledge and expertise to guide you and your family as you remember and celebrate the life of your loved one.

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Our Facility

Our spacious and tastefully decorated facility in Lincoln is capable of handling visitations and services of all sizes, allowing you and your family and guests comfortable surroundings in their time of mourning.

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Our History 

With a 199 year legacy of care that is unmatched in Rhode Island, we are here to help you and guide you following the death of a loved, as we always have for seven generations.

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Services We Offer

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Traditional Funerals

A Traditional Funeral is still the preferred option for many families, and allows for viewing and for closure, while allowing your family, friends and community an opportunity to offer their support.

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Cremation Services

While becoming a more popular choice among families, cremation allows for more unique and non-traditional types of remembrances.  Let  us explain the many options you have with cremation.

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Aftercare Services

Our care for you and your family continues following the service with our Aftercare Services.  With our Stepping Stones™ Aftercare Program, we will help you navigate the days and weeks following a death.

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Veterans Funerals 

The brave men and women of our nation's armed services have sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom.  Allow us to help you honor and remember them with a tribute befitting their service., and guide you in obtaining the benefits they have earned.

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Concierge Services

We do more than just arrange the funeral, we can take care of everything for you. From collations and catering, to flowers and dry cleaning, our unique Concierge Service takes care of the little details, so you can focus on what's important.

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Grief Support 

The days and weeks after a death of a loved one are difficult for everyone.  We have compiled a list of area support groups and counseling, as well as online resources to help you grieve in a manner that is most comfortable for you.

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Testimonials from Families We've Served

A Tribute To A Dear Friend

When visitors enter Mount Saint Charles Academy, they encounter a hallway that leads to the Main Office.
On both sides of the wall hang pictures which tell something about the storied history of the school. Halfway down this corridor on the left is a photo of a classroom of boys taken some time in the mid 1940’s. There - right up front - sits a teenage Bill Belisle. The face peers into the camera - intense, focused, and serious.

Who could have thought that this would be the beginning of something so special for Mount Saint Charles- something that would go on for nearly 70 years and that would extend far beyond the boundaries of this school.

Flash forward to the mid 1970’s and Bill was back at the Mount, employed as the ice rink manager and as an assistant coach to the boys’ hockey team. I had just been hired as the Athletic Director a few years earlier, and now Mount was looking to hire a varsity hockey coach.
The administration decided to turn the program over to Bill Belisle, a decision that would put the school on the track that would lead to some of the most amazing of accomplishments and that would lead to the program gaining national attention.
A state championship win streak that would extend from the 1970’s and into the 21st century, players being drafted into the National Hockey League, players going on to play in the Olympics, and teams that competed for the National High School Championship.

During that time I often wondered how all of this could be actually happening. I often wondered-that there had to be some secret to this incredible success.
And always, as I searched for that key, I would fall back to some of the qualities that this man carried throughout his life - devotion to his God, devotion to his wife and sons and devotion to the young men that came to him to learn the game of hockey.
And I do not use that word “devotion” lightly.

Yes. he did remain intense, focused and serious throughout his life, but there was another side of him that perhaps only those close to him witnessed.
On the night when he would be honored for achieving the amazing plateau of 1000 high school hockey game victories, I sat with him in his office that was tucked away in the corner of the locker room for about 30 minutes and listened as he spoke of some of the many memories he had experienced as coach. There were times during that talk when he choked on his words and tears welled up in his eyes.

I was at this moment when I discovered something that I had been searching for- for the many decades that I had known him and worked with him.
That it was love that drove him.
Yes - love for his God, love for his family, love for his school, love for the game, and love for his many players.
I feel fortunate to have witnessed the power of this love - a love that could move mountains.
I feel fortunate to be able to say that he was a dear friend and that I will miss his presence in my life.

Richard Lawrence
Mount Saint Charles Academy

Richard Lawrence

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