Our Story

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

The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home was founded by Kenneth H. Pollard in 1953 and is proud to be family owned and operated for over 70 years. From the first day our services were offered and continuing today in the spirit, “Our Family Helping Your Family”, we are humbled to carry on this tradition by offering our services with a capable and caring staff in comfortable surroundings to help those in a time of need.

In 1969, the tradition continued to the next generation when Michael N. Pollard joined his father in the family business. Michael and his wife, Maureen, purchased the funeral home in 1993, perpetuating a vision that continued as a source for complete funeral information with professional comfort and guidance.

After managing the funeral home for over 10 years, Robert Chase and his wife, Sabrina, purchased the funeral home from Michael and Maureen Pollard in 2021.  Rob is deeply honored to carry on the family’s legacy and commitment to serving the community.  He continues to honor what Michael Pollard built, as well as what Michael’s father built before him, while also looking to embrace the future of serving the community during their time of loss.

Throughout the years, families of the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire have appreciated our efforts to help them plan a meaningful service for a loved one or friend.  Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, our experienced and dedicated staff is here to assist you in determining which service is appropriate for each individual’s needs and to ensure those wishes are followed.

A funeral represents a unique opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one or friend, their memories, values and accomplishments. We are here to help you through this most difficult time.

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.

Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home was established years ago, 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.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.Together, we make this place amazing.

Michael N. Pollard

Michael N. Pollard

Past President / Funeral Director
Robert D. Chase

Robert D. Chase

Owner / President / Funeral Director / Embalmer
Yesenia M. Aguilera

Yesenia M. Aguilera

Operations Manager/Funeral Director / Embalmer
Andrew O. D. Haynes

Andrew O. D. Haynes

Funeral Director / Embalmer
Andrew J. Gourdeau

Andrew J. Gourdeau

Director of Community Education and Facilities Manager
Richard C. Dewhirst

Richard C. Dewhirst

Type 6 Funeral Director
Carrie L. Berube

Carrie L. Berube

Office Manager
Hanna Talmo

Hanna Talmo

Funeral Assistant
Matt Pindara

Matt Pindara

Funeral Assistant
Jim  Apovian

Jim Apovian

Funeral Assistant
Derek Robillard

Derek Robillard

Funeral Assistant
Billy Giblin

Billy Giblin

Funeral Assistant
Kevin Carney

Kevin Carney

Funeral Assistant
Paul Marggraf

Paul Marggraf

Funeral Director / Embalmer / Funeral Assistant
Tom Donahue

Tom Donahue

Funeral Assistant

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