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You’ve been a tremendous help this past month - so thoughtful 
and kind.

Susan Hamblett, Saunderstown, RI

Why Choose Us


Our goal is to provide you with the information needed to make the best decision for you and your family.


  • Olson & Parent Funeral Home is an independently owned and operated licensed funeral home.  We are not affiliated with any national or local, chain funeral provider.

  • We are a progressive funeral home which allows for flexibility in funeral and cremation services.

  • You will be working directly with the owners.

  • We will explain all funeral and cremation options fully, while providing only the services you request.  If any law, cemetery or crematory requirements have required the purchase of additional items, we will explain the reason in writing.

  • A loved ones remains will  be transferred to the funeral home in Providence, not a centralized, or alternate location.

  • We will explain all arrangement options and costs over the phone or in person, with no obligation.

  • Our director will gladly meet with you in your home, nursing home or other location to make at-need or pre-need funeral arrangements at your convenience.

  • We offer many funeral and cremation packages to allow for a clear understanding of all costs associated with the funeral selections made.  All charges are itemized on the goods and services statement in accordance with our General Price List.

  • The funeral home serves as a residence of the owners, so the funeral home is occupied overnight.

  • Funeral Director is licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

  • We offer “green” burial services that have less of an impact on the environment.

  • We guarantee all funeral home expenses, including selected cash advance items, when arrangements are paid in full. 


For Families and Individuals Choosing Cremation Services.


  • We allow you to choose the crematory used.  We most often use Swan Point 

  • Cemetery's crematory and cremation chapel located at 565 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI and North Purchase Cemetery for deaths occurring in Massachusetts.

  • We provide all inclusive Cremation Packages, with no hidden fees.  All packages are itemized on our General Price List.

  • Chapel service available for a committal service before the cremation takes place at Swan Point, at no additional charge.

  • Cremains will be hand delivered to the next of kin or family representative throughout RI and Eastern Massachusetts at no additional cost.

  • We have hundreds of urns available through our Select Urns Web site.  We will also arrange for the transfer of cremains to any of our urns  from a temporary, plastic container. 

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