John Winfield Jr. President
John is a third generation descendant of a family rooted in funeral service. He is also the President and owner of the Cremation Society of Rhode Island. Mr. Winfield was one of the first funeral directors and crematory operators in Rhode Island to see the importance of providing cremation services directly to Rhode Island consumers. To enact this foresight, he founded the Cremation Society of Rhode Island in 1993 and has been providing simple, dignified and affordable cremation services to consumers for the past twenty five years.
John is a graduate of Scituate High School, the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, and Bryant College with a BA in Business Administration. He served on the Scituate Town Council for twelve years, is a past president of the Scituate Art Festival Committee, and has served as a member of several fraternal organizations.
John grew up in Scituate and continues to reside in the town with Linda, his wife of twenty five years, and their son, Jonathan. His son, Nicholas, also resides in Scituate. John is an animal lover who supports the causes for shelter pets. He has two rottweilers that were adopted through rescue groups and three cats adopted from the local shelter.
Nicole Heywood Funeral Director
Nicholas Winfield Crematory Manager
Nicholas is a fourth generation family member who is following his family’s footsteps into funeral care. He has been certified by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) as a crematory operator, and he is both the crematory manager and an apprentice for the Cremation Society of Rhode Island.
Nicholas is a graduate of Scituate High School and Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) where he majored in General Business. He will be attending mortuary school in the autumn of 2018.
As a preteen Nicholas began volunteering at various nursing homes and senior centers. This volunteerism grew into a dedicated commitment of helping some of society’s most vulnerable individuals; and for a period of time he was employed as a certified nursing assistance (CNA) specializing in Alzheimer’s patients in various nursing homes in Rhode Island.
Nicholas grew up in Scituate and continues to reside there with his rescue dog, Hailley.