Effective January 1, 2015, Brookings-Smith Funeral Home with its main location in Bangor, Maine purchased the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home from Garry R. Gilpatrick. Over the past several years Garry Gilpatrick has had several health issues that have made it difficult from him to continue to operate the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home in a manner the community has been accustomed. Garry has owned and operated the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home and cared for the Town of Hampden it’s people and the surrounding communities for the past 26 years in a dignified, compassionate, and professional manner. “I am thankful and honored to have served many wonderful families over the years and am grateful for their trust”, says Gilpatrick. Gary W. Smith, his daughter Holly Smith Fernald, and her husband Jim Fernald are the owners and operators of Brookings-Smith Funeral Home with its main location on Center Street in Bangor are honored for the continued opportunity to serve Hampden and the surrounding communities. “Garry has done a great job meeting the needs of the families and we hope to continue this same caring tradition”, says Fernald. Brookings-Smith has agreed to honor all the mortuary trust agreements as written that Gilpatrick has drafted over the years. We wish Garry better health in the new year and hope that he stays active in the community of Hampden.
We are proud of our people, facilities, reputation, flexibility, creativity and value. Brookings-Smith is a family owned-and operated funeral home that provides the greater Bangor area with complete mortuary services. Local facilities in Bangor, Brewer, and Orono are maintained for the convenience of the people in these communities.
Depending on the size of your family and circle of friends, someone close may be expected to die every ten years or so. This infrequency leaves most people unprepared for the myriad of details which must be attended to when this eventually occurs.
Fortunately, there is an immediate resource available to assist you in this time of need. It is the Brookings- Smith Life Tribute Center whose people are confronted with the event of death on a continuing basis, and are prepared to guide our clients through the intricate details of preparation. Explore our website to learn about our presence in the area.
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Brookings-Smith 133 Center Street, Bangor
Brookings-Smith Brewer Chapel 55 South Main Street, Brewer