This Victorian style home was built in 1872 and was the homestead of Dr. Robert B. Goodyear, a local physician. To this day it stands as a landmark in the center of the North Haven Historical Society. In 1952 the property was purchased by Robert A. and Helen M. Rousseau for the purpose of starting a funeral home. On September 4th, 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Rousseau started The North haven Funeral Home and made their home on the second floor along with their two daughters. In 1957 a larger viewing chapel, preparation room, smoking lounge, ladies and men's rooms were added. In 1967 a casket display room and a three car garage was added.
The Rousseau's sold the North Haven Funeral Home to Brian and Phyllis Havens on June 30th, 1983 and the Havens' moved into the second floor raising their two children Jennifer & Luciano. In 2003 the Havens family started major renovations and redecorations; new and larger viewing chapels, sound and video systems, preparation, flower and rest rooms and enlargement of the parking facilities. Completion of this new undertaking took over two years. The Havens family has strived to maintain the good name the Rousseau's established and was rated number one by the Advocate *Best* of New Haven Readers Poll for 2006 and 2007. To this day the North Haven Funeral Home is family owned & operated.
Our staff has learned to go beyond the expectations of the families that we serve. It means being available at all times; before, during, and after the funeral. At North Haven Funeral Home, we want to be the one source that families rely on, offering affordable options, and treating each family with the most caring and compassionate service possible.
A 1974 graduate from North Haven High School. In 1976 he received an Associate Degree from the University of New Haven. From there he attended American Academy/McAllister Institute of Funeral Service and Embalming in New York City. He graduated in 1977 with a degree in Mortuary Science.
Brian has been a Connecticut State Licensed Funeral Director since 1979.
Gerald "Jerry" Milo
A 1982 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury, Connecticut. He then attended New England Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences Boston, Massachusetts and received an Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science in 1984. Jerry has been a Connecticut and State Licensed Funeral Director since 1985.
Luciano C. Havens
A 2005 Graduate of North Haven High School; he attended Mount Ida College/New England Institute, Massachusetts where he was elected into the Pi Sigma Eta (National Morticians Fraternity) and was a graduate of Lincoln College, Southington, CT. He has been a Connecticut licensed funeral director/embalmer since 2012.
Phyllis Turriccio Havens
A 1972 graduate of East Haven High School and later attended the Elm City Beauty Academy for Cosmetology. Phyllis is office manager.
A graduate of North Haven High School, later to attend Southern Connecticut State University. Presently is secretary.
A graduate of Hamden High School; she attended Southern Connecticut State University where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with her concentration in Accounting. Presently is secretary.