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Phaneuf Funeral Director Selected for Meet the Mentors Program

Stephanie Knotts, a licensed funeral director with Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, was selected by the National Funeral Directors Association to participate in the Meet the Mentors program in March, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Stephanie was one of 50 funeral professionals aged 40 or younger or new to the profession (first licensed withinRead more

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Phaneuf Supports New Hampshire Funeral and Cremation Legislation Change

Buddy Phaneuf, President of Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, recently testified in front of the New Hampshire House of Representatives subcommittee on the subject of HB 301, which relates to the funeral and burial or cremation expenses for assisted persons. Buddy spoke on behalf of funeral directors across the state of New Hampshire in anRead more

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Phaneuf Named One of New Hampshire’s Top Family Businesses

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium has been named one of New Hampshire magazine’s Top Family Businesses by Business NH Magazine. It is being recognized for helping bring more than $30 billion of revenue to the state in 2017. Of the 136 growing businesses featured in the August 2018 issue, Phaneuf is one of only 11Read more

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Retiring a Flag and Veterans Funeral Benefits

Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971, and many people use the “day off” to visit cemeteries to honor those veterans who have fallen. While also celebrating the unofficial kick-off to the summer season, we also use the holiday to revere our family members or friends who died serving the United States while activeRead more

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium Acquires Ker Westerlund Funeral Home

Phaneuf’s purchase of Vermont funeral home expands its services to western NH, Keene and southern VT and will house the first Cremation Society of NH in Vermont Manchester, NH, March 1, 2018 – Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, one of the oldest family-run funeral homes in New Hampshire, announced it has acquired Ker Westerlund FuneralRead more

Preplanning Webinar

Our Popular Pre-Planning Seminar is Going Virtual

Join us for a webinar on January 24 at noon Facing mortality is difficult for all of us – and facing the mortality of someone we love is sometimes even more difficult. However, confronting that difficult task, and making plans for the inevitable is one of the most loving gifts you can give to yourRead more

Community Speaker Bureau – Resources Available

Our funeral homes have been serving families for more than a century. It’s our job to help make coping in the immediate aftermath of losing  a loved one a bit easier. Planning and arranging ceremonies to celebrate the end of life is what we do every day. However, you don’t have to wait until youRead more

A Swedish ritual can teach Americans how to better prepare for death

Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that part of the grieving process can involve cleaning out the home of the deceased. Sometimes only sorting some belongings, such as clothing and personal items is necessary; other times, if no one else is living in the home, everything from furniture to cookwareRead more

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How the opioid crisis inspired NH’s medical examiner to make a career change

There are many consequences to the current opioid epidemic much of the country -- including New Hampshire -- is facing. Over the last several years, what’s become the deadliest drug crisis in American history has torn families apart, prompted louder calls for access to effective treatment for addiction, and, according to the Centers for DiseaseRead more

This Week: When Grief is Complicated Event

On Thursday, November 16, Phaneuf Funeral Homes will host a free seminar for professional and family caregivers titled, “When Grief is Complicated.” Research from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health indicates that up to 20 percent of people who experience grief struggle with more complicated physiological responses. Complications from grief can presentRead more