History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • Michael T. Brooks

    Michael T. Brooks, Founder & Licensed Funeral Director

    Mike started working toward this lifelong dream at the age of 16 when he began mowing lawns and washing cars for his mentor in Marlboro, NY. It was here that he was introduced to every aspect of the funeral business. He remained with his mentor throughout his high school years, and upon graduating in 1980 went on to Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, NY. Upon his graduation from Simmons he served his residency for the Coloni Funeral Home in New Windsor.

    Once duly licensed he continued to grow and learn by serving with several other funeral homes in the Newburgh area, learning from some of the most well-known names in the business. Once the opportunity arose to have a place of his own, there was no hesitation when the building at 481 Gidney Ave. went up for sale. Hours of labor and love went into the beautiful building you see here today. Mike and his wife Linda live on the top floor of the funeral home where they raised their daughters Brittany & Stephanie. They are proud and honored to be able to serve the community in which they live, and continually strive to serve with the utmost dignity and respect.

  • Linda J. Brooks

    Linda J. Brooks, Licensed Funeral Director

    Linda came to know the funeral business through her husband Michael. When they began the undertaking of opening Brooks Funeral Home in 1995, she was set on a much different career path as a Manager for the Hertz Corporation at Stewart International Airport. Little did she know that in just a few short years she would be returning to school to obtain her Funeral Director's License to be a part of this family business. Linda attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated in 2003. Together Linda and Michael attend to all aspects of funeral related services, and are proud and honored to serve their community families.

  • Jeremy  Bruce

    Jeremy Bruce, Licensed Funeral Director

    Jeremy is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident. He was raised in New Paltz and then moved to Kingston in his early twenties and has since bought a home and resides in the Whitter development with his wife and three children.
    Jeremy is a graduate of the New Paltz High School class of 2004. He then attended Hudson Valley Community College with his wife where they both received their Associate Degrees in Mortuary Science in 2014. Education is something that Jeremy loves, and plans on continuing his education in funeral service by pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Funeral Services Administration.

    When Jeremy is not serving the families of the Hudson Valley, he enjoys riding his road and mountain bikes on the various rail trails that the Hudson Valley has to offer. But most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife and three beautiful children exploring everything in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

  • Stacey  Mattioli

    Stacey Mattioli, Licensed Funeral Director

    Stacey, a Connecticut native, graduated from Lincoln College of New England in 2015 with a degree in mortuary science. As a mother and pet owner, she has been a life-long caregiver and found her calling as a licensed funeral director later in life. Dedicated to her career, she still makes time to enjoy her family, friends, cats, and motorcycles.

  • Jim & Ann Alisandrella

    Jim & Ann Alisandrella, Funeral Assistants

  • Rich  Roberts

    Rich Roberts, Funeral Assistant

  • Charlie  Alonge

    Charlie Alonge, Funeral Assistant

  • Ed  Goodwin Jr.

    Ed Goodwin Jr., Funeral Assistant

  • Maureen  Neppl

    Maureen Neppl, Funeral Assistant

  • Ed  Goodwin III

    Ed Goodwin III, Funeral Assistant

  • Tom  Foti

    Tom Foti, Funeral Assistant

  • Marilyn  Jackson

    Marilyn Jackson, Funeral Assistant

  • Noah  Flagler

    Noah Flagler, Funeral Assistant

  • Al Birdsall

    Al Birdsall, Funeral Assistant Emeritus