Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Mark Shea

Mark along with his wife Lisa established Shea Funeral Homes in 2004. Mark began his career in funeral service in 1980, he attended Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. Upon graduation he received his Funeral Directors and Embalmers license in the State of Vermont. He worked for an area funeral firm prior to becoming General Manager for the funeral homes the now own in 1985. Very active in his profession, he has served as president of the Vermont Funeral Directors Association, Policy Board member of the National Funeral Directors Association and currently is a member of the VFDA State Economic Services Committee.

In addition to those memberships he is active with the Catamount Rotary Club, Bennington Lodge of Elks, a lieutenant in the Bennington Fire Department, 20 year member of the Wilmington Fire Department, Chairman of the Green Mountain Chapter of the American Red Cross and past President of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Deerfield Valley Campus Advisory Board. He is a communicant of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church. He and his wife Lisa live in Bennington, they have three children Nathan, Zachary and Bridget.

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Lisa Shea

Lisa has been around the funeral business all of her adult life – beginning with Mark in her late teens. She is involved in the daily operations of the funeral homes and is involved in many area charitable causes. She attended LaSalle College and had been the Executive Director of the Mt. Snow Valley Chamber for many years prior to assuming ownership of the funeral homes. She enjoys her grandchildren , her horses and dogs, snowmobilng and being in the outdoors.

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Thomas R. Lloyd

Thomas Lloyd is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Vermont and has been licensed in Massachusetts. He assists in the day-to-day operations of the company, including Vermont Cremation Service, both Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Homes, Covey & Allen Funeral Home, Brewster Funeral Service and Shea Monument Company. Tom began his thirteen-year career in funeral service with Dwyer Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Upon relocating within the company to Brattleboro, he was assistant manager, then promoted to general manager during his tenure at Ker-Westerlund and Fleming Funeral Home in Brattleboro. Tom is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hudson Valley Community College of Mortuary Science and Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Before entering funeral service, he was employed by Marriott Corporation in public relations.

Tom is a communicant of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, a member of the Knight's of Columbus Leo Council 917 the National Funeral Director's Association and Vermont Funeral Director's Association. He is also civically involved the Bennington Elks Club, coaching with Bennington Babe Ruth Baseball and the Berkshire Bruin Hockey Association. Tom also assists in the continuing education for Hospice and Junior College Training. Tom and his wife, Julie currently reside in Chester Knoll, Bennington with their three children Emily, Nicholas, and Sean.

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Danielle Simmons

Danielle serves as our Administrative Assistant. She comes from a strong background in customer service and is quite often the first point of contact at our funeral homes. She assists families with filing for claims, printed material composition, photo tributes and much more. She and her husband live in Bennington and have 2 daughters. She enjoys camping, attending her daughter's sports events and is a longtime director of the area Young Woman's Softball League.

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Natalie Haviland

Natalie is a recent graduate of Hudson Valley Community College Mortuary program where she excelled in academics. She is currently serving as a resident intern where she is learning the funeral business as well as crematory operations. She enjoys skiing, snowboarding and traveling abroad.

Mark Shea

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Mark along with his wife Lisa established Shea Funeral Homes in 2004. Mark began his career in funeral service in 1980, he attended Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. Upon graduation he received his Funeral Directors and Embalmers license in the State of Vermont. He worked for an area funeral firm prior to becoming General Manager for the funeral homes the now own in 1985. Very active in his profession, he has served as president of the Vermont Funeral Directors Association, Policy Board member of the National Funeral Directors Association and currently is a member of the VFDA State Economic Services Committee.

In addition to those memberships he is active with the Catamount Rotary Club, Bennington Lodge of Elks, a lieutenant in the Bennington Fire Department, 20 year member of the Wilmington Fire Department, Chairman of the Green Mountain Chapter of the American Red Cross and past President of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Deerfield Valley Campus Advisory Board. He is a communicant of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church. He and his wife Lisa live in Bennington, they have three children Nathan, Zachary and Bridget.

Lisa Shea

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Lisa has been around the funeral business all of her adult life – beginning with Mark in her late teens. She is involved in the daily operations of the funeral homes and is involved in many area charitable causes. She attended LaSalle College and had been the Executive Director of the Mt. Snow Valley Chamber for many years prior to assuming ownership of the funeral homes. She enjoys her grandchildren , her horses and dogs, snowmobilng and being in the outdoors.

Thomas R. Lloyd

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Thomas Lloyd is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Vermont and has been licensed in Massachusetts. He assists in the day-to-day operations of the company, including Vermont Cremation Service, both Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Homes, Covey & Allen Funeral Home, Brewster Funeral Service and Shea Monument Company. Tom began his thirteen-year career in funeral service with Dwyer Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Upon relocating within the company to Brattleboro, he was assistant manager, then promoted to general manager during his tenure at Ker-Westerlund and Fleming Funeral Home in Brattleboro. Tom is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hudson Valley Community College of Mortuary Science and Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Before entering funeral service, he was employed by Marriott Corporation in public relations.

Tom is a communicant of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, a member of the Knight's of Columbus Leo Council 917 the National Funeral Director's Association and Vermont Funeral Director's Association. He is also civically involved the Bennington Elks Club, coaching with Bennington Babe Ruth Baseball and the Berkshire Bruin Hockey Association. Tom also assists in the continuing education for Hospice and Junior College Training. Tom and his wife, Julie currently reside in Chester Knoll, Bennington with their three children Emily, Nicholas, and Sean.

Danielle Simmons

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Danielle serves as our Administrative Assistant. She comes from a strong background in customer service and is quite often the first point of contact at our funeral homes. She assists families with filing for claims, printed material composition, photo tributes and much more. She and her husband live in Bennington and have 2 daughters. She enjoys camping, attending her daughter's sports events and is a longtime director of the area Young Woman's Softball League.

Natalie Haviland

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Natalie is a recent graduate of Hudson Valley Community College Mortuary program where she excelled in academics. She is currently serving as a resident intern where she is learning the funeral business as well as crematory operations. She enjoys skiing, snowboarding and traveling abroad.