"Local People Helping Local People"

95 West Main Street
| Marlborough, MA 01752
Tel: 1-508-485-0180
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Thank you for visiting our website. The Short & Rowe families have been serving the community of Marlborough and the surrounding cities and towns for over 100 years. Our funeral home is conveniently located just west of downtown Marlborough with ample on-street parking, handicap accessibility, and updated facilities. Our funeral home offers the amenities to ensure a professional and comfortable service as we have done for generations, we will work closely with you and your families to provide a warm and personal service within your budget while being respectful of your unique needs.  

The Short & Rowe family is known for our commitment to the community through active involvement in local organizations. We take great pride in caring for our families during their time of need and commit to your support for years to come. We are known for our compassionate approach of “Local People Helping Local People”, a philosophy that has served the community well and gives us a unique understanding of what is most important. A philosophy of Care, Compassion, & Professionalism.  

In 2019, the Short Family purchased the John P. Rowe Funeral Home INC., a family-operated business since 1921, William R. Short & John P. Rowe, Sr. started their respective funeral homes and set a high standard for their children to live and work up to. We continue to work hard everyday to live up to those high standards set by Bill & John.

The Short & Rowe Funeral Home is here to serve you and your family, and we will continue to honor the opportunity to serve you as a privilege.  

Please call us at (508) 485-0180 or email us at John.Rowe@ShortandRoweFuneralHome.com to contact us with any questions you or your family may have.  



 - John P. Rowe III  

Your feedback

We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve.  Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. 

 We very much appreciate your feedback.

John was extremely accommodating, compassionate and understanding. I was in out of state on Christmas Eve, or my father passed away. He took the time from his family to meet with us so that I could fly out and meet my family for Christmas. Discuss everything I feel is unheard of the day of the funeral, he knocked it out of the park. Everything was well organized, structured well placed the flowers were appropriate. I would highly highly recommend this company to anybody that’s unfortunately in this position of losing a loved one you won’t find somebody better than John was and handling my sisters and I.

James Murphy
February 5, 2024

Heather & John I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for our family when our mom passed away. I especially want to thank you for the love & care you showed our mom. John, you were so caring and respectful & you & Heather helped us make mom’s services so beautiful. Heather, you were there through it all and the love & care mom got from you brought so much comfort. Losing a loved one is so hard but knowing there are people like John & Heather there to guide you helps so much. Thank you for everything, Maureen & the entire King & Blair families.

Maureen King
January 25, 2024

John, Johnny or John -John...the name he goes by depends on what point in his life you knew him!
Unbelievably warm & kind, genuinely caring.
Nice to see him carrying on the Rowe family business.

Kathie Belaska
November 24, 2023

Utopian level of graciousness and sensitivity during an emotionally difficult and challenging time. 24hr. service

Jill Lozouski
May 11, 2023

I want everyone to know what great care that was taken by John Rowe and Phil Short
For my mom Linda Mason. I have known both of these families my whole life. I have never seen more attention to every detail given by our family. I would strongly recommend this company for any Funeral services needed.

Theresa Gagnon
January 4, 2021

I want to thank you for the kindness and attention to detail you showed to me and my family at the passing of my husband.

The planting of a tree in his memory in the forests of Mass. is something my husband would have treasured and which I hold close to my heart. It gives me such a warm feeling to know that some where in Mass. there is a living tree in his name.

Mary Brissette

Thank you so much for all you did for my family. I appreciated it so much, as did my entire family. Everything was handled just the way I wanted it to be, by you and your staff.

Edna Nordheim

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