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Manchester, VT

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Brewster & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service

34 Park Place
Manchester, VT 05255

PHONE: (802) 362-1500

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Manchester Facilities

Robert Brewster began his career in funeral service following graduation from college in 1926 when he went to work for Mr. Bennett. The original funeral home was located in what was referred to as the "Opera Block" on Main Street in Manchester. The building, which is currently the home of the Berkshire Bank and the Harvest Grille, housed the Factory Point Bank, a shoe store, a clothing store and the funeral home. Mr. Brewster took over the business upon Mr. Bennett's death in 1938.

In 1945, Robert Brewster moved the funeral home to its current location at 34 Park Place in Manchester. This building was built as a Methodist Church and was sold in 1940 where it then housed an art gallery and then was home to a music store and also where music lessons were given.

In 1970, Mr. Brewster sold the funeral home to Dean Hanson of Bennington and became a part of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Homes in Bennington and Arlington. Robert Brewster passed away in 1985. In 1984 Dean Hanson sold the business to Robert Covey of Wilmington who was the owner of Covey & Allen Funeral Home in Wilmington.

In December of 2003 the Covey's sold the funeral homes and crematory to Mark and Lisa Shea. The funeral homes of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service Arlington Chapel, Brewster & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service, Covey and Allen & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service and the Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service in Bennington now comprise the Shea Family Funeral Homes.

1939 Packard Henney Hearse

This 1939 Packard Henney hearse was delivered to the F.J. Paine Funeral Home in Rochester, Minnesota on July 1, 1939.

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Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service - Bennington | (802) 442-4329
213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201

Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service - Arlington | (802) 375-2222
Historic Rt. 7A, Arlington, VT 05250

Brewster & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service | (802) 362-1500
34 Park Place, Manchester, VT 05255

Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service | (802) 464-3782
44 East Main Street, Wilmington, VT 05363


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