New England Burials at Sea LLC, Sea Burial Certifies New England Funeral and Cremation Center LLC of Springfield, MA

MARSHFIELD, MA  – The nation’s most requested at sea burial service, New England Burial at Sea LLC (NEBAS) continues to educate forward thinking funeral directors on the alternative option of burials at sea.  In January 2013, The New England Funeral & Cremation Center , LLC of Springfield, MA was trained and sea burial certified at their new Springfield, MA location.



NEBAS is the best known company in the U.S. for sea burials and it uses only properly insured and current U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) licensed captains and vessels who have been Sea Burial Certified™ by NEBAS.


New England Burials At Sea LLC, (NEBAS) offers burial at sea scatterings and eco-friendly full body sea burials, serving families from Maine to Florida and on the West Coast for groups up to 400 people, with now over 50 vessels since 2006. They are recognized by the EPA, US Navy, U.S.C.G. and many area funeral homes and crematories.  NEBAS also created, designed and manufactures the Atlantic Sea Burial Shroud® for full body burials at sea.


NEBAS Founder Captain Brad White said, “Training a seasoned professional in the Funeral industry like owner Darlene Willey Sliwa is rewarding as she has over two decades of experience as a seasoned licensed funeral and cremation provider who has served families for almost 30 years.  We are pleased to have entered the western part of the state with representation from a 1st generation women in business as a funeral director.  Darlene’s case volume has doubled year over year due to her individual care and marketing expertise that she bestows on each and every family.  With her Masters degree in education, I find Darlene to be an excellent listener and communicator – both very important traits in a successful business person.”  White also added, “Darlene purchased a lovely historical building in Springfield which was once a fire house and it has open and airy rooms with lots of nostalgia and plenty of off street parking—a perfect setting for her new business which was established in 2008 and is growing.”


New England Burials at Sea and  New England Funeral & Cremation Center, LLC
Right: Darlene Willey Sliwa –President of New England Funeral & Cremation Center, LLC receiving her Sea Burial Certified™ certificate outside of her new building in Springfield, MA and (left) Captain Brad White, Founder of New England Burials at Sea LLC.


Sea Burial certification means that the funeral arrangers gain the equivalency to be able to properly describe sea burial options with the basic understanding of EPA & USCG rules, laws & regulations with general good common sense answers to family questions. 


About The New England Funeral and Cremation Center LLC


The New England Funeral & Cremation Center LLChas been serving the public since 2008 in one of the oldest historical buildings in downtown Springfield.  Offering both traditional funerals and cremation services the company is poised for continued growth as their service level does not end when the funeral is over.  Owner Darlene prides herself with regular new walk in traffic for Pre Need planning as well as many returning families she has serviced since inception who depend on her because of her  fair pricing, individual attention to detail and now expertise in Sea Burial planning.   The company serves all faiths, nationalities and beliefs from many different communities in western MA. 


Contact:   Darlene Willey Sliwa  – New England Funeral & Cremation Center, LLC
25 Mill Street , Springfield, MA 01108, Telephone 413-733-1522, Toll Free 888-636-4526, Facsimile 413-733-1533,,


For more information on New England Burials At Sea visit, toll free (877) 897-7700, direct (781) 834-7500, email


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