About Us

The Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home has been offering dignified and caring services to families from Upton and surrounding communities for over 100 years.

Diana B. PedersenKenneth M. Pedersen, Jr. is the sole proprietor of this family-owned and operated business. A 1977 graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming (now New England Institute at Mount Ida College), Ken served his apprenticeship with the Folsom Funeral Service of Roslindale, Dedham, and Westwood, and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1978. He understands how important it is for families to have a chance to say their final good-byes to loved ones and takes pride in providing the finest embalming and restoration services to make that last impression as comforting as possible.

Ken volunteered as a call firefighter with the Upton Fire Company for over 20 years and continues to serve as an auxiliary police officer for the town. He is also the elected Upton representative on the School Committee for the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District and was a volunteer coach for the Holliston High School hockey team for more than nine years.

Diana B. PedersenDiana B. Pedersen works with her husband as the office manager for the funeral home. A 1973 graduate of Boston College, Diana assists families with making funeral arrangements, prepares obituaries, and handles all the paperwork and bookkeeping associated with the efficient operation of the business. She recognizes that families have many decisions to make and a wide array of options to choose from when making funeral arrangements and takes care to ensure that grieving families understand all the choices available to them.

Diana is the treasurer of the United Presbyterian Church at Whitinsville and has been a member of the Upton Women's Club since 1979. She is the recording secretary for the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District Committee and also works part-time in the school's central office.

Ken and Diana are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working together to provide personalized and caring service for all religious affiliations. They can provide a variety of services, from direct cremations and immediate burials to customized full service funerals, shipping arrangements, and fully-insured pre-arrangements.