Founded in 1896 in the Village of Westfield, the Carpenter Funeral Service was the trusted name in Funerals for over 59 years. Emma Carpenter and her son Carlton, Carpy, as he was known by all, were charged with the care of Westfields departed sons and daughters. Emma was the licensed Embalmer and Carpy was the front-man.
In 1955 the Carpenters retired and sold their business to Ralph and Margery Wallace. Ralph was a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer who was originally from Westfield, but at the time was practicing his profession at the Bell Funeral Home of Niagara Falls, NY. Together, Ralph and Margery moved their family of two girls, Penny and Pam, to the residence at the Funeral Home in Westfield. The name of the establishment was changed to Wallace Funeral Home. The Wallace family served Westfield from 1955 until their retirement in 1980. Ralph died in 1988, Margery died in 1994, Penny died in 1997, and Pam died in 1999.
In 1980, John and Edith (Sanderson) Brewer purchased the Wallace Funeral Home and changed its name to Brewer Funeral Home. . John was licensed as a Funeral Director and had served his residency at the Fortune Funeral home in Saranac Lake, NY. Edith is a registered nurse who was well respected for her work in the OR of Westfield Memorial Hospital. John and Edie have two sons, Shawn and Tom, both of which had no desire to follow in their fathers footsteps into the Funeral Profession. The Brewers retired from Funeral Service in 1993, and continue to reside locally.
In the fall of 1993, Scott and Debbie Mason purchased the Brewer Funeral Home and changed its name to MASON-Brewer Funeral Home. In 1995 the name again was changed to reflect current ownership to MASON Funeral Home. Scott became a licensed Funeral Director in 1984 first in Pennsylvania then in New York.
Scott and Debbie reside in the residence of the Funeral Home with their two daughters, Amanda and Katie. Each member of the Mason family has become quite involved in the Westfield community. Scott currently serves as Assistant Chief of the Westfield Fire Department, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club. Debbie serves on the Westfield Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors and the girls are active in sporting, civic and school affairs. Scott and Debbie Mason have completed numerous renovations and upgrades to the facility and have greatly enhanced the services they offer to the community. The facility is a Handicapped friendly facility complete with extra wide hallways, doors and a state of the art entrance ramp. Debbie (not a licensed funeral director) is a registered nurse who is committed to the ongoing care of the families they have served well after the Funeral itself is over. She spent over 25 years as a Registered Nurse in the areas of Med/Surg, Labor and Delivery, as well as home care and physicians office experience. Now she cares again for the living by assisting them after their loss.
Together, the Masons carry on the Trusted Tradition of caring for Westfields sons and daughters with dignity and respect.
They are always there ..when theyre needed most.
MASON Funeral Home
37 Clinton St
Westfield, NY 14787