Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home: Family-owned, family-centered

Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 20:44
Written by Matt Talley

Special to The Herald

NEW BRITAIN - Losing a loved one is difficult, but New Britain’s Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home provides many services to help individuals and families through the process. There are many decisions to make, but they can help guide you every step of the way. They offer funeral and memorial services, burial services and cremation options, natural choices such as Green Burial and Green Cremation, and celebrant services. Around 200 families receive services every year.

The funeral home was founded in 1993 by owner Paul A. Shaker Jr. It has been family-owned and operated ever since. He built the business from the ground up, having gotten his start in 1984 as a driver. A New Britain High School graduate, Shaker was born and raised in the city. His wife, Barbara A. Spada, helps run the busisness.

“We’re really part of the community,” Spada said. They have been at their present location, 764 Farmington Ave., since 1998.

While funeral planning is just one aspect of the process, there are many more things to be done. The Paul A. Shaker Funeral home has grief support programs in place to help with healing and has experience in helping people face the necessary legalities. The basic service charge is $1,850, and any additional pricing is completely transparent.

If you don’t speak English well, there is staff available who speak Italian and Polish.

“It’s an honor to help these families in their time of need,” Spada added.

Most information can be found on their website, The Paul A. Shaker Funeral home is the perfect choice for anyone who is looking to add a personal, caring touch to their loved one’s funeral service. While funeral rites differ across cultures and religions, Shaker Funeral Home offers funerals within the means of all. Paul A. Shaker Jr. has experience in Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish and Asian funerals.

There is an advantage to selecting a family-owned funeral home. “We’re not here to sell you our services; we’re here to give you the service information you need to make sound arrangement decisions.”

For immediate assistance, call the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home at 860-229-9006. Licensed personnel are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If your needs are less urgent, email

Posted in New Britain Herald, Business, on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 20:44. Updated: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 20:46.