Our History

Originally established in 1927 in the Bedford Springs area of Bedford just steps away from the Town Common, Shawsheen Funeral Home is Bedford's first and longest operating funeral home. Pierre A. Dillen purchased the firm in 1955 and the Dillen family of Bedford has owned and operated the business for 58 years. The business moved to its current location, 281 The Great Road in Bedford, in 1982 after custom-building a new facility.

Jack J. Dillen, son of Pierre, is the current owner, operator, and fully licensed funeral director at Shawsheen Funeral Home. After serving an apprenticeship from 1979 to 1983, he graduated from The New England Institute of Anatomy and Embalming in 1983 and has worked continuously in the family business since, assuming full leadership in 1999.