Why Conway, Cahill-Brodeur?
At Conway, Cahill-Brodeur, we help families who are faced with the loss of a loved one. Whether choosing a traditional funeral, a cremation ceremony or a creative Celebration of Life, our team will work hand-in-hand with you to plan and conduct a memorial event that reflects your traditions and shares the story of a lifetime.
4 Generations Of Care
Today the Funeral Home is owned and managed by Kevin Conway and his wife Mary. Kevin is proud to be the 4th generation to manage a trusted, local family owned business. An experienced and professional team of funeral directors and staff are always available to meet and help families at their time of need. Respect and Honoring Lives are the guiding principles for the owners and staff and Conway, Cahill, Brodeur.
Funerals have changed over the years, and especially in recent times with the impact of Covid-19 on everyone’s lives and businesses. In addition to traditional funerals, many families now look for individually tailored services and the Conway family is proud to offer a tailored service to enable families to organize a service that is right for their loved ones. The Conway family live in the local area and are proud to support many local charities and causes.
Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through the process of honoring the life of your loved one. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are here for you.
Francis L. Conway
Francis is a third generation funeral director, and has been involved in numerous community activities, as well as served as a Past President of the Massachusetts Funeral Director’s Association. His most loved hobby is golf as well as other sports. He and his wife, Carol Ann, have four children and seven grandchildren.
Kevin J. Conway
Kevin is a fourth generation funeral director and the son of Francis. Kevin and his wife, Mary, are proud parents of three children. Kevin has been a funeral director for over 20 years and is serving the funeral home as its current president. He is a member of the Massachusetts Funeral Director’s Association and is dedicated to serving families with a caring and understanding devotion.
John(Jack) V. Barry Jr
John has been associated with the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home for over seven years. In 2016, After a thirty-two-year career with the Lynn Fire Department Jack retired as a District Chief. He expanded his career in funeral service graduating with honors from FINE Mortuary College and becoming a licensed Funeral Director in 2017. Jack lives in Lynn with his wife Debbie, they have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Joseph A. Pavao Jr.
Joseph is a licensed funeral director who had been associated with the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home for over 10 years. A life long resident of Peabody, he and his wife Christina and their two children have been active in many associations in the Portuguese community and are members of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Peabody.
Thomas P. Walsh
Thomas is a licensed Massachusetts Funeral Director and has been associated with the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home since 2005. He and his wife Mary reside in Peabody and have two children. Tom is also a celebrant helping officiating at the funeral home.
Kevin J. Grondin
Kevin is a licensed Massachusetts funeral director, has recently joined the Conway, Cahill Brodeur Funeral Home and will serve as our pre-need co-ordinater. He had been in funeral service for the past 43 years and had owned and operated funeral homes in Beverly, Gloucester and Haverhill. He and his wife Patricia reside in Beverly with their two children.
James Masterson is a licensed funeral director who has been associated with the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home since August 2019. A 1989 graduate of the New England Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Boston, Jim has served as a funeral director on the North Shore for over thirty years. He and his wife, Robin reside in Danvers with their daughter, Casey and son, Aidan.
Haley is from Lynn, MA and has been associated with the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home since May of 2017. She graduated with high honors from FINE Mortuary College in Norwood in May of 2020 and became a licensed Funeral Director in September of 2020.
Mary Frances Conway
Mary Frances Conway was born in Lynn, raised in Lynnfield and has been a 25 year resident of Peabody. She has been married to Kevin since 1991, and they have three children, Katie, Patrick and Grace. Mary joined the funeral home in 2019 in an administrative role. Prior to working at the funeral home Mary was an elementary teacher for a total of 20 years having taught in both Danvers and Peabody communities.
In 1894 Francis L. Conway founded the Conway Funeral Home. Upon his death in 1936, Francis Conway left the business in the hands of sons Leonard and Philip. Following in his father’s, uncles and grandfather’s footsteps, current proprietor Francis L. Conway entered funeral service, as did his sons Philip and Kevin, becoming the fourth generation of the family to serve families in the Peabody and surrounding communities.
Cahill Funeral Home was founded in 1911 by Patrick M. Cahill, an orphan and leather factory worker who later served on the school committee and as city treasurer. The business opened on Foster St. and moved to its current location on Church St. next to St. John the Baptist Church.
Frank Cahill sold the funeral home in 1983 to Benoit (Ben) and Maureen Brodeur. Mr. Cahill continued to stay active in the business, and was a familiar face to all those who have visited 20 Church St.
In May 2000, Conway Funeral Home and Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, merged into a newly created firm called Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home. Today, the business is owned and managed by Kevin & Frank Conway, continuing the tradition started more than 120 years ago.
The Conway family and each member of our Funeral Home team works hard to make our Funeral Homes as welcoming and inviting as possible for our client families. 20 Church Street has been a landmark in Peabody for many years, and our purpose built facility at 82 Lynn Street is one of the most modern and spacious funeral homes in the Greater Boston area.