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Home Funerals

Chuck Lakin

For those who seek to have a more personal experience or want to save on costs, home funerals are an option to consider.


Chuck Lakin is a retired college librarian, master woodworker of fine furniture and caskets, and dedicated home funeral educator with Maine's Last Things.

Julie Lanoie RN, MA, is a registered nurse, counselor, hospice bereavement coordinator, and therapeutic respite provider in New Hampshire.  She received her home funeral training with Final Passages and is an advocate for family-directed funerals and informed choice in funeral planning.

Leon Bresloff is vice president, Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine, as well as a nurse and healthcare administrator.

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