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Our History

Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Bailey Funeral Home was established in 1957, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

The Bailey Funeral Home was originally known as the Stanard Funeral Home and was purchased by Herbert and Edna Bailey of Peterborough, NH in 1957. They eventually changed the name and some years later their son Ronald N. Bailey came to work with them.

In 1975 Ron purchased the funeral home from his parents and together with his wife Carol "Binky" Bailey, they operated the business until retiring in 1993. The funeral home was then purchased by Dennis & Pamela Couture of Colebrook, NH.

Dennis is a 1982 graduate of the New England Institute in Boston, MA. He received his Vermont Funeral Directors license in 1983 and his Vermont Embalmers license in 1987. In 1990 he acquired both licenses in the State of New Hampshire.

Ron has continued to work with at the funeral home in a part-time capacity providing assistance whenever needed.

Worthy mention has to be given to the many family members and friends who assist at a moments notice and help us provide the utmost in service that is necessary for the day-to-day operations of a funeral home.

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