History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The firm began as Robert’s Funeral Home in 1862, later becoming Gordon Funeral Home, then Law’s Funeral Home, and finally established as Brackett Funeral Home in 1956. Located on historic Federal Street in downtown Brunswick, this full service establishment has a compelling history of serving the community with compassion and professionalism.

Peter W. Ladner purchased Brackett Funeral Home in 1973. Since that time, Brackett Funeral Home has expanded its resources and services to meet the needs of the greater Brunswick area, faithfully serving the Cumberland, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties.

We are proud members of the Maine Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).

The compassion and commitment with which Brackett Funeral Home has served the community makes us proud to look back on our history and to our future service to the greater Brunswick area.


Our Valued Staff

Peter W. Ladner

Peter W. Ladner, President


Christopher C. Ladner

Christopher C. Ladner, Director


Rick A. Gagne

Rick A. Gagne, Director


Gregory A. Giberson

Gregory A. Giberson, Director


Paul Labbe

Paul Labbe, Attendant/Office Staff


Cheryl  Colesworthy

Cheryl Colesworthy, Office Staff


Robert Lee

Robert Lee, Funeral Attendant


Richard Bray

Richard Bray, Funeral Attendant