Robert M. Folsom is the fourth generation of the Folsom Family in Funeral Service. Bob is a graduate of Westwood High School, class of 1973, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1977. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, and second in his class, from the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming in 1978.
Bob is a member and past president of the Westwood Rotary Club. He was awarded the Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship. He has been a member of the Westwood Interfaith Council since its inception and was its charter President. He is a member of the Massachusetts Funeral Director Association and a current member of its Board of Directors. Bob is a member of the First Baptist Church of Westwood and currently serves the congregation as its Moderator. He is a member of the Society in Dedham for the Apprehension of Horse Thieves, and he has bowled for over 30 years with the St. Denis Bowling League. In addition he is a member of the Electronic Funeral Service Association, and the Camping Funeral Directors Association, and a life member of the Good Sam Club. His hobbies include motorhoming, stamp collecting, photography and genealogy. He was awarded the first Roy London Humanitarian Award by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Westwood. The son of the late Richard J., and the late Jane (Anderson) Folsom, he lives in Islington with his wife of 34 years Donna L. (Jacobs). His son, Brian Robert Folsom lives in Dedham. Bob’s oldest daughter Sarah lives in Walpole with her husband James and their son Ben. Sarah works as a teacher in Westwood. His youngest daughter Julia lives in Sharon with her husband Owen and works as a certified speech language pathologist at the Thom Boston Metro Early Intervention Center in Boston.
Donna Arthur, a resident of Norwood, attended Fine Mortuary College in Norwood and graduated Cum Laude in 2002, earning an Associates Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences. She was awarded the Reginald Cagle Award for courage, diligence and caring. She became a licensed funeral director in 2003.
Donna is a member of the Circle of Hope, a service club in Norwood, and of the Roslindale/West Roxbury Kiwanis Club. Her interests are attending the theatre, going to concerts, reading and spending as much time as possible with her family. She is the proud grandmother of Molly, Brendan and Kylie. She has worked with Folsom Funeral Service since 2002.
Brian Folsom has been working for the family funeral home for over fifteen years. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the Eisenberg School, and from FINE Institute, an embalming school located in Norwood, MA in 2010. Brian passed the National Board Examination and the Massachusetts State Funeral Examination, and became a licensed funeral director in the Summer of 2011. Brian is the fifth generation of the Folsom family to pursue a career in funeral service.