133 Center Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207-942-8815
Fax: 207-942-1997
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            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.


Bereavement Support Groups provide a very good way for people to work through the grieving process. They provide people the opportunity, in a safe and supportive environment, to share their feeling and stories with others that are going, or have gone, through the loss of a loved one. Some groups are very general and deal with a wide range of loss. Other groups are more targeted to a specific group (i.e. the loss of a child). There are several organizations which offer these groups; from hospitals and hospices to visiting nurse associations. We provide information for some of these organizations under the Grief & Healing tab on our website.


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 Funeral Home

133 Center Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207-942-8815
Fax: 207-942-1997
Email: info@brookingssmith.com
Brookings-Smith, Bangor
Orono Chapel of Brookings-Smith
Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith
Family Reception Center
Life Tribute Center of Brookings-Smith
Pine Grove Crematorium
Hampden Chapel of Brookings-Smith
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Are you looking to add a personal touch to your loved one's funeral service? Would you like to browse through our catalog of viewing merchandise? Maybe you want to learn more about planning your own funeral. We've made all of this information — and more — available for you to explore in the comfort and privacy of your home.

Helping You Grieve

Our experience has taught us that when losing a loved one, those left behind feel lost and alone. Many do not know where to turn to or how to cope. Our grief support programs in place are dedicated to helping you during your difficult time and making each day a little easier for you when a loved one is lost.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.

Immediate Need

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Obituaries & Tributes

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