John Tolchinsky and Lawrence Bennett opened the John-Lawrence Funeral Home in Marstons Mills in June of 1983. At that time, they had over 40 years of funeral experience between them. As first generation funeral directors, the funeral business was a calling to each of them. The funeral home is situated at 3778 Falmouth Road, (Route 28), Marstons Mills, Massachusetts. The building was originally an elementary school serving Marstons Mills and was moved to this site in 1959 after a new elementary school had been built on Main Street. From 1959 through 1983 it became the home of several small shops. In 1993, Chapman, Cole & Gleason established a branch in the Town of Wareham, merging with the Stott Funeral Home. Once again, Chapman, Cole & Gleason constructed a new, more spacious funeral home to serve the growing needs of the Wareham area. In 1995, Chapman, Cole & Gleason assumed responsibility for serving the families formerly served by the Cornwell Memorial Chapel when the funeral home closed due to retirement. The Town of Mashpee, which had experienced a substantial growth in population, during the 1990’s, was to be the site of the company’s newest expansion effort in 2002. The new funeral located on Route 151 was greeted with civic pride by the Mashpee expanding community.