site image
Christopher J. Duhaime, CFSP, CPC

Christopher J. Duhaime, CFSP, CPC

President & Managing Partner

"Chris" was born in Bristol and attended St. Ann Grammar School and St. Paul Catholic High School, graduating in 1985. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New England Institute in 1987 and received his license to practice funeral directing and embalming a year later. A third generation funeral director, Chris started his career in funeral service while in high school. His duties included washing the vehicles, mowing the lawn, and other assorted general duties around the funeral home. Upon receiving his license in 1988, he was promoted to vice-president of the firm. He currently serves as the firm's managing partner. With his experience at Funk and in the community, he provides valuable knowledge to the families he serves. In 2005, he received the professional certifications of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) and Certified Pre-Planning Consultant (CPC). Chris is a member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, where he formerly served on the executive board, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He is a member, past president, and Ambassador of Sight of the Bristol Lions Club, a member of the Bristol Elk's Lodge #1010, a member of the French Businessmen's Association, and a member of Saint Ann Parish in Bristol, where he is a lector. He is a Corporator of Bristol Hospital. A fan of the New York Rangers hockey team, he is a goaltender with the Seawolves Hockey Club at the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell and enjoys golf and skiing. Chris is married to Susan (Herrick) of West Springfield, Massachusetts, and they live in Bristol with their sons, Joel, a junior at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, and Nathan, a freshman at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, and daughter, Rachel, a first grade student at St. Joseph's School.

Email: chris.duhaime@carriageservices.com


Ronald F. Duhaime

Ronald F. Duhaime

Vice-President & Senior Funeral Director

"Ron," a Bristol native, graduated from St. Ann Grammar School, Bristol Central High School, and New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in funeral service. Upon graduation in 1964, he was employed with his parents, Edgar F. and Dorothy M. Duhaime, at the Duhaime Funeral Home in Bristol. In 1980, he purchased the Funk Funeral Home from Augustus G. Funk, a fourth generation funeral director, and in 1990, Ron purchased the Duhaime Funeral Home and merged it with Funk, subsequently affiliating the businesses with Carriage Services of Connecticut in 1996.

He is a Sub-Registrar of Vital Statistics for the City of Bristol. He served six years with the Connecticut Army National Guards as a Medical Corpsman. He is a member of National Funeral Directors Association, a member and past board member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, and a member of the Hartford County Funeral Directors Association. He is a Corporator at the Bristol Hospital; he is also a member of the Bristol Historical Society and American Legion Seicheprey Post # 2, a life member of the Franco American War Veterans Post # 22, a life member of the Bristol Lodge of Elk’s # 1010, a member of the Palos Council # 35 Knights of Columbus, an honorary member of the M.B. Roddan Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, the French Businessmen Association, and a member of St. Ann Church.

Ron has been married to Emilie (Poitras) Duhaime since 1966, and they have two sons, Christopher, who works with him in the funeral home, and Craig, employed with United Airlines in Houston, Texas, and five grandchildren, Joel Richard, Nathan Christopher, Ava Monique, Erin Elizabeth, and Rachel Elizabeth Duhaime.

Email: ron.duhaime@carriageservices.com


Emilie P. Duhaime

Emilie P. Duhaime

Funeral Director

Emilie, born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, graduated from St. Ann Grammar School, Bristol Central High School, and Bristol Hospital School of Nursing and is a licensed Funeral Director. She is a member of the Quota International Club of Bristol and St. Ann Church where she is a member of the Ladies of St. Ann Society. Emilie takes pride in being responsible for the interior decorating of the funeral home. 

Emilie has been married to Ron Duhaime since 1966. They have two sons, Christopher, the firm's Managing Partner, and Craig, employed with United Airlines in Houston, Texas, and five grandchildren, Joel Richard, Nathan Christopher, Ava Monique, Erin Elizabeth, and Rachel Elizabeth Duhaime.


Geoffrey E. Carlson

Geoffrey E. Carlson

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Geoff is a native of Falls Village, Connecticut and a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He graduated from New England Institute at Mt. Ida College with an A.S. in Funeral Service and received his license to practice Funeral Directing and Embalming on October 18, 2012. He enjoys golf and snowboarding.

Email: geoffrey.carlson@carriageservices.com


Monique Hetzler

Monique Hetzler

Funeral Director/Embalmer

"Mo" is a Bristol native and graduate of Bristol Central High School. In 2014, she graduated from McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City with her Associates Degree in Funeral Service. She received her license to practice Funeral Directing and Embalming in July 2016. She enjoys spending time with her dogs and being outdoors.

Email: monique.hetzler@carriageservices.com


Meredith Benson

Meredith Benson

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Meredith is from Terryville and is a recent graduate of Lincoln College with an Associate of Applied Science.  She has passed her board exam and is registered with the State of Connecticut to work as an Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer for one year prior to applying for her license. 


Robert J. Herold

Robert J. Herold

Office Manager

"Bob" was born in Oak Park, Illinois and is a 1973 graduate of Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois. He earned his Master's Degree from Central Connecticut State College, New Britain. He taught eighth grade mathematics for 17 years in Bristol and Avon and joined Funk Funeral Home in 1975. He has held his position of full-time office manager at Funk since 1989. Bob and his wife, Vera, are active members of St. Andrew Lutheran Church and a number of other charitable organizations. They enjoy their granddaughters, Kasey, Kelly, and Kathryn Simpson as well as traveling and their dog.

Email: bob.herold@carriageservices.com


Danny Stange

Danny Stange

Maintenance


Email: dan.stange@carriageservices.com


Vera S. Herold

Vera S. Herold

Administrative Support

Bob Herold's wife, Vera, enjoys planting the seasonal flowers on the funeral home grounds as well as her Funeral Attendant's duties. Vera irons all the American flags that drape our caskets for military funerals.


Donald Ouellette

Donald Ouellette

Funeral Assistant since 2003

“Don” was born in Bristol, where he graduated from St. Ann Grammar School and Bristol Eastern High School. He also is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with an Associate's Degree and the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Management. Don is a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving with the U.S. Navy. He retired from General Motors after 25 years of service. He also worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and Ideal Forging for a number of years. Don resides in Southington with his wife Maryann, and they have three children.


John Fasolo

John Fasolo

Funeral Assistant since 2014

John is a Bristol native who attended St. St. Anthony's elementary school and high school and is a 1965 graduate of Central Conn.St. Univ. He is a Barnes Group retiree with 40 years of service in Human Resources.

John has served as president of the board of directors of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, the Bristol United Way and McCabe Waters Little League. He has also been chairman of the parish council at St. Anthony's church and currently serves as a trustee of the parish. John and his wife, Virginia, reside in Bristol and have 3 married children and 5 grandchildren. 


Reginald Gorneault

Reginald Gorneault

Funeral Assistant since 1987

"Reggie" retired from Marlin–Rockwell Manufacturing, Plainville after 30 years and from Edmunds Gages, Farmington in 1998. He is a member of Le Club Franco American de Bristol and St. Ann Church, where he serves as an usher.


William J. Kenney

William J. Kenney

Funeral Assistant since 2010

"Bill" retired as a detective after a career with the Bristol Police Department. He was also an EMT for Bristol Hospital. He lives in Bristol with his wife, Sharon.


Thomas L. Lavigne

Thomas L. Lavigne

Funeral Assistant since 2013

Tom is a retired Bristol Police Officer and a 20 year member of the American Legion, Post #2 Bristol. Tom served on the Bristol City Council from 2003-2005 and is a veteran who served in the United States Army as an infantryman in Germany.


Gerard Lefevre

Gerard Lefevre

Funeral Assistant since 2009

"Jerry" lives in Bristol with his wife, Darlene. He is retired from the Bristol School System as assistant principal at Chippens Hill Middle School. He enjoys golf and also works part-time in the golf department at Dick's Sporting Goods in Canton. He is a member and past-president of the Bristol Lions Club.


Clayton J. Martin

Clayton J. Martin

Funeral Assistant since 1993

"Clay" retired in 1993 from General Electric Company after 38 years of service as a setup man. He and his wife, Carmen,  enjoy traveling, cruising, and lots of day trips. He is very active around the house, wood chipping, gardening, and loves his morning four mile walk everyday. Clay and Carmen have six children and six grandchildren. He is a member of Le Club Franco American de Bristol and St. Ann Church where he serves as an usher.


Gene Patrick

Gene Patrick

Funeral Assistant since 2013



Louis Pompei

Louis Pompei

Funeral Assistant since 2011

"Gig" and his wife, Rose, have been longtime residents of Bristol, where they raised their family. He has been a lifelong parishioner of St. Anthony Church in Bristol.


Don DeCarlo

Don DeCarlo

Funeral Assistant



Joe Kelaita

Joe Kelaita

Funeral Assistant Since 2003

Joe retired from General Electric after 37 years as a Senior Engineer. He is a US Army veteran serving from 1966 to 1968. Both he and his wife Cheryl reside in Bristol. 


Rick Bolas

Rick Bolas

Funeral Assistant

Rick is a native of Bristol, attended Bristol Eastern High School and graduated from Computer Processing Institute.

He lives in Bristol with his wife Karrie and enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Richard Morin

Richard Morin

Funeral Assistant



© 2017 Funk Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service