About Us

The Hurley Funeral Home was established in 1847 by Ralph Houghton who, along with his family, ran the funeral home until purchased by James J. "Joe" Hurley in 1907. We are the oldest funeral home in Randolph and one of the oldest in the state of Massachusetts.

In 1907 James J. "Joe" Hurley bought the business and was serving the community of Randolph at 15 North Main Street, Randolph with offices in South Braintree and Holbrook. James J. "Joe" Hurley passed away in 1951 and his son, John J. Hurley, continued running the family business. John J. Hurley graduated from Stetson High School, attended Bentley College, and graduated from N.A.I.E.

John's son, James, took over the business in 1984. Jim was a graduate of Boston State College and graduated from the New England Institute of Funeral Directing and Embalming in 1978. In 1995, Jim and his wife, Mary, opened the doors of their new location in Holbrook at 127 South Franklin Street in memory of Jim's parents, John J. and Mary A. Hurley.

Both Funeral Homes combine the character of 100-year-old buildings with the updated amenities and ample off-street parking.

In 1994, Paul Currie was hired by Jim to serve as his apprentice. Since Jim’s passing in November of 2010, the Hurley Funeral Home has been under the direction of Paul. Today, the Hurley Funeral Homes continue to serve the families of the South Shore under Paul’s leadership.

Paul is a graduate of Thayer Academy, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and earned a degree in funeral directing and embalming from Mount Ida College. Paul's apprenticeship with Jim provided him with an opportunity to learn all aspects of the business, including a dedication to providing families with a service that meets the needs of the family at the loss of a loved one in a professional and respectful manner. Paul resides in Holbrook with his wife, Kathleen, and daughters, Hannah, Taylor, Julia, and Ella.