Our Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Dana Chandler Funeral Home Owner/Director

Dana is a 1979 graduate of Edward Little High School in Auburn. He graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Science in 1981. He worked for Stanton Funeral Home in Watertown, Mass. while in school. He returned to Maine in 1982 to work for Raymond Funeral Homes, Inc. In 1993, he purchased the Raymond Funeral Homes in Norway, South Paris and Mechanic Falls, renaming them Weston-Chandler Funeral Homes, Inc. Dana lives in South Paris with his wife, Pat; his son, Marc has joined him in the business and lives at the funeral home in Mechanic Falls; his stepdaughters, Catherine Jones McCrossan of No. Andover,MA. .and Stephanie Jones and his grandchildren Emma Laird, Jack and Connor McCrossan and Sophia Toothaker. He is a Past President of the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club, a Past Master of Tyrian Lodge #73 AF & AM in Mechanic Falls, a member of Oxford Lodge #18 in Norway, St. Andrews RAC, Oxford Council R&SM, Lewiston Commandry and Kora Temple. He is an active member of many State and National organizations associated with the funeral industry. Dana is past chairman of the board of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the chairman of the Town of Paris Parks and Recreation Commission, serves on the Town of Paris Cemetery committee and is the Sexton for the Town of Paris. He is also a member of The First Congregational Church in South Paris. 

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Marc Chandler Licensed Funeral Director

Marc graduated from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in 2008. He is a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. He is a fully licensed director and has been working here since 2010. He lives above the funeral home in Mechanic Falls with his girlfriend Amanda and there goldendoodle Zander.

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Eric Nelson Licensed Funeral Director

A proud native of western Maine, Eric was born in Bridgton and raised in the town of Stoneham. He was brought up working in various cemeteries alongside his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother digging graves and doing general cemetery maintenance. He attended schools in Lovell and Oxford Hills graduating from Oxford Hills High School in 1994 where he played football, basketball and baseball. 

 

Through middle and high school, he lived with his mother and stepfather, Dana Chandler in his family owned funeral home at two of their locations in Mechanic Falls and South Paris. It was there that he learned the work and care involved in the profession and decided to attend a year in the Funeral Service program at Mt. Ida College in Newton Center, Massachusetts. Following that year he returned to Maine to work alongside his father in his cemetery business. In 1997, Eric enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at the State University of New York at Canton earning his associates degree in 1999.

 

He returned to Maine in 1999, moving to the Farmington area to serve his apprenticeship and becoming a licensed Funeral Practitioner in 2000. He worked as a funeral director and with cemetery memorials for 14 years in the Farmington area before returning “home” to the Oxford Hills and Lakes Region. Eric now lives at the Bridgton location of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services and is eager to get reacquainted with the area, establish new friendships and rekindle old ones. He lives in Bridgton with his wife, Erin and their two young sons, Sawyer and Cooper who was born in December of 2011.

 

He was a former member of the Jay Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce and Past King Lion of the Wilton Lions Club.

 

When not working, Eric is hopefully at his family's camp of over 40 years located on the west side of Aziscohos Lake in Lynchtown Twp. He also enjoys spending time in Stoneham and Lovell hunting and visiting with his friends, traveling with his wife, particularly to Minnesota to visit her family and Georgia, where they have some close friends.

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Glenn Henderson Certified Funeral Service Practitioner

Glenn P. Henderson, CFSP grew up in the Oxford Hills and graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1978. Following high school, Glenn worked in local law enforcement and worked for the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, Paris Police Department, and part time for the Norway Police Department.

 

In 1982, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and following Basic Military Training, he attended the U.S. Air Force Law Enforcement/Security Police Academy. After graduation from the academy, he furthered his training with Military Working Dogs. He was assigned to the 2851st Security Police Squadron at Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX where he was certified in K-9 Drug Detection.

 

In 1983, Glenn was reassigned to the 435th Security Police Squadron/435th Combat Support Group at Rhein Main Air Base, Frankfurt, Germany and was further certified in Military Working Dog Explosive Detection. After his training and additional certifications, he was assigned as Kennel Master/Trainer for all Military Working Dogs and handlers assigned to the squadron. While stationed at Rhein Main Air Base, Glenn was involved in several Terrorist Defense Operations. He also assisted the German Police, German Military and Government officials responding to terrorist threats and bombings. While serving in this capacity, he also flew on military airlift and support operations to the Middle East and North Africa. His awards and decorations include the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

 

In 1988, Glenn left the US Air Force and moved to the Philadelphia area where he worked as Clinical Program Coordinator at Medical Education Systems. Wanting to return to his roots in Maine, he moved back to the Oxford Hills and entered the funeral service profession with the Raymond Funeral Homes.

 

In 1989, he graduated Cum Laude from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston, MA for Mortuary Science. Over the years, Glenn also had an opportunity to work at funeral homes in southern and mid coast Maine. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Baldacci to serve on the Maine State Board of Funeral Service, and was reappointed by Governor Paul LePage in August, 2014. He is also a member of the Stone-Smart American Legion Post #82 of Norway, Jefferson Lodge #100 AF & AM in Bryant Pond, and a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

 

On August 14, 2010, Glenn married Christine Kerrigan of Massachusetts.

 

In 2012, Glenn accepted the position of General Manager at the Dodge Company in Billerica, MA. A world-wide company, Dodge is the largest manufacturer and supplier of embalming chemicals, funeral home supplies and sundries. With his passion for funeral service and helping families, Glenn and Christine moved back home to South Paris in June of 2014.

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Elizabeth Smith Secretary/Administration

Elizabeth is a 1981 graduate of Edward Little High School in Auburn and a 1982 graduate of Mansfield Beauty Academy in Lewiston. She has been with Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service since 1997. Prior to that she had been employed at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Lewiston for 10 years. She is a member of the Norway Recreation Commission and the First Congregational Church in South Paris. She enjoys spending time with her family. She lives in Norway with her husband, Wes. They have four children, Wes, Tony, Troy and Reba; and four grandchildren, Jordan, Joey, Brigham and Stella.

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Dana Chandler

Funeral Home Owner/Director

Dana is a 1979 graduate of Edward Little High School in Auburn. He graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Science in 1981. He worked for Stanton Funeral Home in Watertown, Mass. while in school. He returned to Maine in 1982 to work for Raymond Funeral Homes, Inc. In 1993, he purchased the Raymond Funeral Homes in Norway, South Paris and Mechanic Falls, renaming them Weston-Chandler Funeral Homes, Inc. Dana lives in South Paris with his wife, Pat; his son, Marc has joined him in the business and lives at the funeral home in Mechanic Falls; his stepdaughters, Catherine Jones McCrossan of No. Andover,MA. .and Stephanie Jones and his grandchildren Emma Laird, Jack and Connor McCrossan and Sophia Toothaker. He is a Past President of the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club, a Past Master of Tyrian Lodge #73 AF & AM in Mechanic Falls, a member of Oxford Lodge #18 in Norway, St. Andrews RAC, Oxford Council R&SM, Lewiston Commandry and Kora Temple. He is an active member of many State and National organizations associated with the funeral industry. Dana is past chairman of the board of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the chairman of the Town of Paris Parks and Recreation Commission, serves on the Town of Paris Cemetery committee and is the Sexton for the Town of Paris. He is also a member of The First Congregational Church in South Paris. 

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Marc Chandler

Licensed Funeral Director

Marc graduated from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in 2008. He is a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. He is a fully licensed director and has been working here since 2010. He lives above the funeral home in Mechanic Falls with his girlfriend Amanda and there goldendoodle Zander.

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Eric Nelson

Licensed Funeral Director

A proud native of western Maine, Eric was born in Bridgton and raised in the town of Stoneham. He was brought up working in various cemeteries alongside his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother digging graves and doing general cemetery maintenance. He attended schools in Lovell and Oxford Hills graduating from Oxford Hills High School in 1994 where he played football, basketball and baseball. 

 

Through middle and high school, he lived with his mother and stepfather, Dana Chandler in his family owned funeral home at two of their locations in Mechanic Falls and South Paris. It was there that he learned the work and care involved in the profession and decided to attend a year in the Funeral Service program at Mt. Ida College in Newton Center, Massachusetts. Following that year he returned to Maine to work alongside his father in his cemetery business. In 1997, Eric enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at the State University of New York at Canton earning his associates degree in 1999.

 

He returned to Maine in 1999, moving to the Farmington area to serve his apprenticeship and becoming a licensed Funeral Practitioner in 2000. He worked as a funeral director and with cemetery memorials for 14 years in the Farmington area before returning “home” to the Oxford Hills and Lakes Region. Eric now lives at the Bridgton location of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services and is eager to get reacquainted with the area, establish new friendships and rekindle old ones. He lives in Bridgton with his wife, Erin and their two young sons, Sawyer and Cooper who was born in December of 2011.

 

He was a former member of the Jay Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce and Past King Lion of the Wilton Lions Club.

 

When not working, Eric is hopefully at his family's camp of over 40 years located on the west side of Aziscohos Lake in Lynchtown Twp. He also enjoys spending time in Stoneham and Lovell hunting and visiting with his friends, traveling with his wife, particularly to Minnesota to visit her family and Georgia, where they have some close friends.

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Glenn Henderson

Certified Funeral Service Practitioner

Glenn P. Henderson, CFSP grew up in the Oxford Hills and graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1978. Following high school, Glenn worked in local law enforcement and worked for the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, Paris Police Department, and part time for the Norway Police Department.

 

In 1982, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and following Basic Military Training, he attended the U.S. Air Force Law Enforcement/Security Police Academy. After graduation from the academy, he furthered his training with Military Working Dogs. He was assigned to the 2851st Security Police Squadron at Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX where he was certified in K-9 Drug Detection.

 

In 1983, Glenn was reassigned to the 435th Security Police Squadron/435th Combat Support Group at Rhein Main Air Base, Frankfurt, Germany and was further certified in Military Working Dog Explosive Detection. After his training and additional certifications, he was assigned as Kennel Master/Trainer for all Military Working Dogs and handlers assigned to the squadron. While stationed at Rhein Main Air Base, Glenn was involved in several Terrorist Defense Operations. He also assisted the German Police, German Military and Government officials responding to terrorist threats and bombings. While serving in this capacity, he also flew on military airlift and support operations to the Middle East and North Africa. His awards and decorations include the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

 

In 1988, Glenn left the US Air Force and moved to the Philadelphia area where he worked as Clinical Program Coordinator at Medical Education Systems. Wanting to return to his roots in Maine, he moved back to the Oxford Hills and entered the funeral service profession with the Raymond Funeral Homes.

 

In 1989, he graduated Cum Laude from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston, MA for Mortuary Science. Over the years, Glenn also had an opportunity to work at funeral homes in southern and mid coast Maine. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Baldacci to serve on the Maine State Board of Funeral Service, and was reappointed by Governor Paul LePage in August, 2014. He is also a member of the Stone-Smart American Legion Post #82 of Norway, Jefferson Lodge #100 AF & AM in Bryant Pond, and a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

 

On August 14, 2010, Glenn married Christine Kerrigan of Massachusetts.

 

In 2012, Glenn accepted the position of General Manager at the Dodge Company in Billerica, MA. A world-wide company, Dodge is the largest manufacturer and supplier of embalming chemicals, funeral home supplies and sundries. With his passion for funeral service and helping families, Glenn and Christine moved back home to South Paris in June of 2014.

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Elizabeth Smith

Secretary/Administration

Elizabeth is a 1981 graduate of Edward Little High School in Auburn and a 1982 graduate of Mansfield Beauty Academy in Lewiston. She has been with Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service since 1997. Prior to that she had been employed at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Lewiston for 10 years. She is a member of the Norway Recreation Commission and the First Congregational Church in South Paris. She enjoys spending time with her family. She lives in Norway with her husband, Wes. They have four children, Wes, Tony, Troy and Reba; and four grandchildren, Jordan, Joey, Brigham and Stella.