365 Days of Grief & Healing
In 1951, Carmin J. and Henrietta (Ochrymowicz) Moutinho founded Ludlow Funeral Home. Both came from families with a deep history in the area that helped build a highly regarded community. Carmin was the son of Manuel and Maria (Lage) Moutinho who were two of the founding members of Our Lady of Fatima Church and owners of the former Essex Street Market. Henrietta was the daughter of Henry and Caroline (Tlusty) Ochrymowicz. Her parents were the owners of the Indian Orchard Funeral Home making Henrietta a second generation funeral director. Her mother was the owner of Modern Bridal in Indian Orchard. Both Carmin and Henrietta graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy, Embalming and Funeral Directing. They took great pride in building their business into the distinguished establishment it is today. In 1979, their two sons Carmin J. Moutinho Jr. and Mark Moutinho, took over the business and continued to provide the same quality of dignified service as their parents before them. Both Carmin Jr. and Mark also graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy Embalming and Funeral Directing. Today, along with her father, Mark's daughter Kelli Moutinho-McKenney continues in the same renowned tradition, providing an unsurpassed level of service that is unique to a family owned firm.