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Meet Our Staff

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Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 860-583-7116 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Thomas P. O'Brien

Thomas P. O'Brien

Location Manager

Thomas P. O’Brien, a lifelong resident of Bristol, is a graduate of Boston College and a licensed Funeral Director. Tom follows his father and grandfather in managing the O'Brien Funeral Home. Tom and his wife Marie live in Bristol.


Eric G. Granados

Eric G. Granados

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Eric G. Granados has been with O’Brien Funeral Home since 2000. He received his mortuary degree from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. Eric resides in Bristol and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.


A. Paige Twombly

A. Paige Twombly

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Paige joined O'Brien Funeral Home in 2015 as an intern while attending the Mortuary Program at Lincoln College of New England, graduating in May of 2016 with an Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Mortuary Science.  Paige is now a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Although she was born in Bristol, Paige was raised in TN. After graduating from high school she decided to move back to CT and now resides in Farmington. In 2023, Paige was awarded the "Power of Possibilities Award" from Carriage Services. In her spare time she enjoys playing slow pitch with her team, MPF in Southington, volunteering at Dog Star Rescue, as well as fostering for them and spending time with her family and fur babies Nala, Hazey and Kitkat. 


Richard “Rich” Kilby

Richard “Rich” Kilby

Funeral Assistant

Rich is a lifelong resident of Bristol with his wife, Christine. He attended St. Paul Catholic High School, is an active member of St. Joseph Church and serves as a Commissioner for the Bristol Parks and Recreation youth services. Rich has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2017.


Robert Casey

Robert Casey

Funeral Assistant

Rob, a lifelong resident of Bristol with his wife Susan, was the owner of Casey’s seafood Market for 34 years. Rob is an active member St. Joseph church in Bristol. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his two sons, their wives and his grandchildren. Rob has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2016.


Terry Lebeau

Terry Lebeau

Funeral Assistant

Terry is a lifelong resident of Bristol with his wife Patti. He retired from General Electric after 35 years as a tool and die maker. Terry enjoys fly fishing and fly tying in his spare time. Terry has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2011.


Richard “Putter” Kilby

Richard “Putter” Kilby

Funeral Assistant

Putter, a lifelong resident of Bristol, is married to Ann J. Kilby. He served in the Navy from 1949- 1953. Following the Navy he worked for the Bristol fire department where he retired from in 1984 as Lieutenant. After retirement, he took up fishing. Putter is an active member of the American Legion, the Bristol Senior Center, the Korean Vets Association, and St. Joseph Church. Putter has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2006.


Gary Siemiatkaska

Gary Siemiatkaska

Funeral Assisatnt

Gary is a resident of Bristol. He served our country in the US Navy. Following the Navy, he worked for General Motors for 32 years and later retired in 2004. He enjoys gardening, working out at the gym and spending time with his family. Gary has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2022.


Melanie McKinley

Melanie McKinley

Funeral Assisant

Melanie lives in Bristol. She works for the state of CT as an IT Analysist and is the proud owner of the Booze Box Package Store. She enjoys hiking, working out, animals and traveling. Melanie has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2022.


Ghislain Turcotte

Ghislain Turcotte

Funeral Assisant

Ghislain lives in Bristol with his wife Sherry. He works at the Connecticut Children’s Hospital and is the supervisor of Carpentry. He enjoys working on side projects and traveling with his family. Ghislain has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2020.


Brian Rock

Brian Rock

Funeral Assistant

Rock is a lifelong resident of Bristol. He enjoys bicycling on the Farmington Trail and keeping busy. Rock has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2007.


Mark Bernier

Mark Bernier

Funeral Assistant

Mark is a lifelong resident of Bristol with his wife, Kimberly. He is a proud father of his two sons, Chadd and Noah. Mark retired from the Bristol Police Department. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, Millie. Mark has enjoyed working with the team at O’Brien Funeral Home since 2009.


Nala

Nala

Staff Support

Meet Nala! She is an Ausky (Australian Shepard/Husky). Born in March of 2018, she loves coming to work and keeping everyone happy. Nala has been here at O'Brien Funeral Home on and off since 2021. 



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O'Brien Funeral Home
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24 Lincoln Avenue
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Tel: 860-583-7116
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