Bereavement Services

Families can count on our hospice professionals for ongoing support and education. One such area of support is Bereavement Care. This is a vital element of our hospice services for families. Before, during, and after a loved one’s death, hospice bereavement services are an important support system that assists patients, families, and caregivers with their respective grief. 


All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore for more information.

About Our Bereavement Services

Our Bereavement Program is coordinated by a licensed clinical social worker who provides the psychological, emotional and spiritual support needed during life’s difficult transition after a loved one’s passing. Families and caregivers are provided with a continuum of care through a supportive bereavement program that continues for 13 months after the loss of a loved one.

All Bereavement services REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore, LICSW at to for more information.

New Virtual Bereavement Groups

>> Virtual Educational Support Groups for Adults Grieving Recent Loss (2-6 months is considered recent)
>> Virtual Educational Support Group for Adults past 6 months from your loss

8 Session series, please call for more information and to register

>> NEW Stress Reduction for Grief – Virtual Educational Group

Telephone screening is required for all groups. Please call with interest, space is limited.

In-Person Grief Counseling is now being offered via phone/Zoom!

Educational workshops have been postponed: if you would like Children and grief and other topic hand-outs, please email

Bereavement SUPPORTS

Our bereavement coordinator can meet with you for in-person counseling and suggest a group that best meets your individual needs.

Bereavement Support Groups

Our groups are open to all South Shore residents who have suffered a loss within the past year. (Not limited to families of NVNA and Hospice patients)

All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore, LICSW at  or or 781-659-2342 to register.

Additional Resources

  • One-on-one visits with a bereavement counselor.
  • Annual Memorial Service ceremony for our staff and bereaved families to honor and remember loved ones


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Wall of Remembrance

Hospice families have an opportunity to recognize their loved one on the campus of The Pat Roche Hospice Home. Memorial donations cumulatively exceeding $1,000 will be invited to honor their loved on our beautiful new Wall of Remembrance.  For more information, please contact Development Officer Lisa Mullen at (781) 610.1519 or


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