Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave East Hartford, CT


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    Jonathan E Raymond

    General Manager

    Jonathan chose funeral service because of his passion for making a difference by helping families during their time of need. He earned his degree in mortuary science and funeral home management in 1994 from the New England Institute of Funeral Service in Newton, Massachusetts.

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    Richard James Bowden

    Funeral Director

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    Janice Ann Freschlin

    Funeral Director

    Janice has served families in Hartford County as a funeral director and certified celebrant since 2010. She strives to provide the utmost professionalism and compassion. She graduated from Lincoln College of New England in 2009 with a degree in mortuary science. If she is not at the funeral home, you will likely find Janice bicycling, hiking, quietly reading a book or spending time with her family.

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    Ann M Targonski

    Funeral Director

    Ann has worked at our funeral home since 1976. She has been a licensed funeral director since 79. Ann is proud to be part of the Dignity Memorial team, guiding you through one of the most personal and trying times of life. If she is not at the funeral home, you can find Ann doing volunteer work.

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    Barbara M Thompson

    Funeral Director

    Since 1986, Barbara has provided compassionate care to families in the New Britain area. She holds a degree in mortuary science and is a strong believer in continuing education. Years of funeral home experience have taught Barbara to find ways to accommodate and create meaningful services for the families with whom she’s been entrusted and she is proud to be part of such an established funeral home.

    New Britain born and raised (right in 'Little Poland’), she is bilingual, speaking Polish and English, and lives in town with her husband, 2 children and their 2 dogs. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys gardening, sewing, cooking, traveling, attending her daughter’s softball games and participating in community and church outings.