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Richard A Meyer

Richard A Meyer

Co-owner

Rich was raised on a farm in Platteville, Wisconsin, attended St. Mary’s Elementary school and graduated from Platteville High School. Rich joined the US Army in 1969, serving in Korea. He has earned degrees in business management, accounting, and supervision. Rich retired as a United States Postmaster after 33 years of federal service. In retirement, he relocated to Tucson Arizona, where he worked as a parking and transportation supervisor at the University of Arizona, Tucson. The purchase of Goodwin Funeral Home brought Rich to Manchester where he joined St. Joseph’s Cathedral. He enjoys living in Manchester and looks forward to exploring New England.


Gary A Carolan

Gary A Carolan

Co-owner/Director

Co-Owner, Licensed Funeral Director and embalmer in New Hampshire, Arizona, and Wisconsin. Gary was born and raised near Madison, Wisconsin where he worked in his parents hospitality businesses. He earned degrees in hospitality management and culinary arts prior to graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, Il., completing his embalming practicum at Cook County Hospital Morgue. Gary was in management working for 12 years at Cress Funeral and Cremation Service, the largest family owned and operated firm in Wisconsin, based in Madison. He has been a consultant for Graftobian Make-Up Company for many years and is featured in the internationally distributed video produced specifically for the funeral service industry which displays the versatility and ease of cosmetizing difficult cases. Gary oversaw the Cress Infant Bereavement Program and had organized and presented panel discussions and funeral service options to religious organizations, hospice groups, and hospital nurses as both a consumer advocate and the transitions from health care to death care for the benefit of the survivors. After seven years working in Arizona Gary moved to New Hampshire to escape the heat. In New Hampshire less than a year, he was asked to assist in teaching at Dartmouth as an ongoing presenter for students enrolled in courses related to death and dying. Gary is looking forward to making Manchester his lifelong home and continuing his commitment to funeral service education.


Sean Peschel

Sean Peschel

Managing Funeral Director

Sean has served families across the country and is now a valued asset for Goodwin.  He has 19 years of funeral service in large and small firms. He is also a United States Coast Guard veteran.


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