Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Winfield & Sons Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
John F. Winfield Jr
President & Owner
Nicole E. Heywood FD/RE
Nicole is a graduate of Johnston Senior High School. She later graduated Magna Cum Laude from The New England Institute at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA with a degree in Mortuary Science. Her funeral career began in 2001 working for the A. Tarro & Sons Funeral Home in Providence. She later joined the Winfield & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory and the Cremation Society of Rhode Island in 2004.
Nicole currently serves as Vice President on the Executive Board of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. She is also the Vice President of the PTO and enjoys volunteering her time at school with her children. She is a devout Catholic and is an active member of Holy Cross Church in Providence. Nicole resides in Johnston with her husband Adam and their two sons.
Amanda Lynne Johnson FD/RE
Amanda is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Bristol Community College earning her grief counseling certificate in Thanatology. From there she transferred to FINE Mortuary College and graduated Cum Laude with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science.
Amanda started her work career at Bank of America for ten years. As a second career change, she started her funeral experience with Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home in Providence. She then joined Winfield and Sons Funeral Home & Crematory and Cremation Society of Rhode Island in March of 2021.
Amanda is a first generation Rhode Island state licensed funeral director and registered embalmer. She is a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Director’s Association. She currently resides in North Scituate with her two children.