G. Thomas Brady
G. Thomas (Tom) Brady, began his career in funeral service working with his father at the Driscoll & Moran and Gadue Funeral Homes. There he met and began working with Raymond Levesque starting in 1969. When these funeral home were sold in 1984, Tom and Raymond decided to begin their own in the historic Houghton Home. Since that day, Tom and Ray have served the families that have entrusted their loved ones to their care, with compassion and professionalism.
Raymond is the grandson and nephew of Anthony and Fredrick Terrien respectively. Ray started his career in the funeral service in his teen age years helping his grandfather and uncle. He then worked with Mr. Harold Brown, in the operations of the H.P. Brown Funeral Service of Richmond, Underhill, Hinesburg, and Grand Isle. He served his funeral service apprentiship with the V. L. Perkins Company (now Perking-Parker Funeral Home) in Waterbury. He graduated from The New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science, and Embalming, in 1962. Before entering the U.S. Army operating mortuaries in Germany and France, Ray worked at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. When he returned from serving his country, he continuned his funeral service career at the Spears Funeral Home of Enosburg and Richford. In September of 1969, he moved to St. Albans, with his new bride Joyce Luman Levesque, and began working for the Driscoll & Moran Funeral Home, and the Gadue Funeral Home in Swanton. While at Driscoll & Moran and Gadue funeral homes, he met and began working with G. Thomas Brady. When these funeral homes were sold in 1984, Raymond and Tom Brady, purchased the Houghton Home in St. Albans, and began the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
Raymond is a member of the National Funeral Director's Association, Vermont Funeral Directors Assocaiation, Franklin County Funeral Directors, St. Albans City Firefighters Association, the Knights of Columbus Council 297, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1566, and the Board Of Directors of the Northwestern Medical Center.
Jeffrey is the son of Raymond Levesque, great-nephew of Fredrick Terrien, and great-grandson of Anthony Terrien. Jeff graduated from The New England Institute of Mortuary Science at Mount Ida in 1993. He is the fourth generation of funeral directors in our family to graduate from the same funeral service school. Upon returning, Jeff began working full time at our funeral home. He joined the St. Albans City Fire Department, where he is now serving as a pump operator.
Jeff is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Vermont Funeral Directors Association, Franklin County Funeral Directors, the Funeral Service Professional Association, the St. Albans City Firefighters Assocaition, the Franklin County International Firefighters Association, he is a 4th degree Knight of Columbus Council 297, a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron #1, an Associate Member of the Vietnam Veterans Of America, the Primary Escort of the Vermont Thunder, licensed Amateur Radio Technician - W1KGB and a founding member of the St. Albans Amateur Radio Club.
Jeff has two children, Matthew 20, and Lauren 10. His wife Christine Levesque also helps behind the scenes at the funeral home. Jeff enjoys talking on the ham radio, assisting at the fire department, bowling, and spending time with family and friends.
Allen began working at our funeral home in the early 1990's. He is a graduate of the McAlister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. While in New York, Allen worked for the Hirsch & Sons Funeral Home. Allen then moved back to Vermont and purchased the A.W. Rich Funeral Home in Fairfax. In the 1980's Allen sold the funeral home and moved to Pennsylvania where he worked for numerous funeral homes providing pre-need counseling to families. Allen returned to Vermont and began working with us. He is a valuable part of our staff and we sincerely appreciate all he does to serve the families that call on us.
Richard “Rick” Kalagher joined the Brady & Levesque family in 2013. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 27 years, having received his degree from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. National Board certified, he has worked in Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine, returning to Vermont in 2008. Rick belongs to the Vermont Funeral Directors Association.
He is a parishioner of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Williston and a member of the Knights of Columbus (Past Grand Knight and 4th Degree Member).
Rick is married with two sons and three step-daughters. He enjoys both coaching and watching them in various sports.
Funeral Service Apprentice
Katie joined our funeral home in 2013, and is currently attending SUNY Canton for Funeral Service Administration. She is set to graduate in December 2015. She became interested in funeral service when she came to inteview Jeff Levesque for a class project in high school. Katie decided to go to school for funeral directing because of her desire to help people in their time of need. When home from school, Katie lives with her mother and step-father, Karyn Marie and Tony Lipari, in Champlain, NY. Jeff, his wife Christine, Katie and her family have been close friends for many years.
In her spare time from college and the funeral home, she enjoys photography, bowling, dining out, and spending time with friends and family.
Katie is caring and compassionate, and takes pride in her calling in the funeral services. We are proud of Katie’s accomplishments in school, to include being on the Dean’s List, and to have her as a part of our staff.
A. Keith Palmer
1884 - 1960
In 1918, Anthony Terrien graduated from the Dodge School of Embalming in Boston, and began funeral service in Richmond and Essex, Vermont. Seeing there was a need, Anthony and Mr. Willy, began the Terrien & Willy Vault Comapny in 1934. It was the first concrete burial vault company in Vermont. They made, delivered and installed concrete burial vaults, similar to those we use today. Anthony is grandfather to Raymond Levesque and great-grandfather to Jeffrey Levesque.
1907 - 1969
Frederick Terrien, son of Anthony Terrien, is the second generation funeral director in our family. Frederick graduated from the The New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science, and Embalming in 1940. He returned to Vermont to continue the tradition of funeral service that his father began.