Buddy is a fourth generation funeral director and has been running the family funeral business since 1989. Prior to his time at Phaneuf, he worked in Washington, D.C. as a senior consultant with management consulting firm, Deloitte and Touche. He holds an MBA degree in finance from the George Washington University, as well as B.S. degree in Operations Research from the University of New Hampshire and an A.S. degree in Funeral Service from the New England Institute. He is a member of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association contributes to several funeral service trade magazines. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Visiting Nurse Association of Southern New Hampshire. A committed member of the community, Buddy is a lifelong parishioner of Ste. Marie Church and has served on several nonprofit Boards throughout the Manchester area. In his spare time, he coaches youth hockey and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, playing hockey and traveling. He lives in Manchester with his wife, Pamela, and three children— Mallory, Jonathan and Griffin.