Many years prior to building the Hallett Funeral Home, Norman A. Hallett imagined a building which would have the feel of a warm home where people could gather and feel comfortable while they honor and share the memories of their loved ones. He received his education at Wentworth Institute in Boston which provided him the knowledge and tools to design and draw the plans for the building which is now the Hallett Funeral Home. He chose a location close and accessible to the highway for the convenience of those visiting and on a well travelled road crossing Cape Cod. In the years to follow, Station Avenue, a once wooded road, blossomed with many more professional buildings.
The original building has been expanded to accommodate the growing population of our area but the main areas remain the same. The living room is often where we meet with families. It is a bright room due to the picture window which faces Station Avenue and cozy in the winter when the gas fireplace is on. Our main chapel seats approximately seventy people with expansion room for another forty people. The decor is warm with a mix of antique furniture and upholstered chairs and couches. Our walls are adorned with the works of local artists; another commitment and tie to Cape Cod. We are handicap accessible with a ramp to the front door.
We have added a large television screen to one of our rooms so as to enhance memorialization for the families we serve. We are capable of creating DVDs from pictures provided to us by families and we are able to video a service for the purpose of streaming and providing a permanent recording if desired.
Norman A. Hallett’s foresight and planning in providing a peaceful setting and his professionalism, work ethic, and pure desire to help and care for people in their time of need set the compass for his life’s passion. In 1959 his business opened and in 1977 after his death, two of his daughters continued his work as he would have wanted it and continue to do so today. He was an important influence in many ways.