Allegations of improper body storage at funeral home

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) –  Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley has had its license suspended.

The license board found several violations during an inspection on Wednesday.  A body was not properly embalmed, another body was found wrapped in blankets and decomposing, two more bodies were not in a proper refrigeration unit.  Another body was found in their garage.

According to court documents, a total of nine deceased bodies were improperly cared for.  Owner William Ryder is due in court on June 6th to answer to these charges.

To read those court documents, click here.

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