Our Caring Professionals

DAVID W. BADGER, Funeral Director David W. Badger, a Littleton native and third generation funeral director, has owned and operated the Badger Family Funeral Homes in Littleton and Groton from 1977 until his retirement in 2016. He was Past President of the Littleton Lions Club, a member of the American Legion and served as the Town of Littleton Cemetery Commissioner for 33 years. He is also a member of the A.F. & A.M Tahattawan Masonic Lodge in Littleton. David lives in Littleton with his wife Barbara and remains active in the community.

GLENN D. BURLAMACHI, Owner, Funeral Director

Mass. License #7582 – Type 3, Notary Public

Email: glenn@badgerfuneral.com


Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP, a Concord resident and funeral director has owned and operated the Concord Funeral Home since 2004, the Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton and Groton since 2016 and the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home in Maynard from 2014-2017.
Glenn’s professional and business development experience has allowed him to qualify his role as both funeral director and business leader. He manages and oversees all three funeral home locations and encourages the team to participate in continuing education through seminars and local community-based programs. In 2013 Glenn was invited to join the Life Celebration Community, an exclusive group of funeral profession innovators and thought leaders. This partnership created the opportunity for Glenn to transform the way families heal, by providing a memorable and customized funeral experience. In 2014 Glenn was recognized as Concord’s “Business Person of the Year,” and in the Spring of 2018 the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce presented Glenn with the honor of “2018 Business Person of the Year.” Glenn holds a seat on both the Board of Directors at New England Deaconess Association and the Concord Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Glenn completed the educational and training program at the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice to become a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP). Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Accounting from Green Mountain College, as well as an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from FINE Mortuary College where he continues to instruct Business, Funeral Directing, Management and Clinical Cooperative courses.

MELISSA MCQUAID, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Mass. License #51371 – Type 6

Email: melissa@badgerfuneral.com

Melissa is a licensed funeral director and embalmer; she joined the staff of Badger Funeral Homes in the Summer of 2020 and is a graduate of FINE Mortuary College in Norwood, Massachusetts. Melissa’s detailed role at the funeral home consists of family arrangements, caring for the deceased, design and layout of all Life Celebration photo displays as well as assisting with the daily operations of the funeral homes. Melissa resides in Lunenburg with her husband Damon, daughter Reaghan, and son Jack.

OLIVIA WILLETT, Certified Preneed Counselor, Funeral Director, and Community Outreach Coordinator

Mass. License #51286 – Type 6

Email: olivia@badgerfuneral.com


Olivia joined the staff at Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton and Groton as a Massachusetts licensed funeral director and certified preneed counselor in the fall of 2021. Olivia serves a critical role in educating the community the importance of funeral planning and decision making with her sincere demeanor of care, and compassion. She also oversees all community-based outreach programs and is a member of the Groton-Pepperell Rotary Club.

Olivia is a graduate of FINE Mortuary College in Norwood, Massachusetts, and is also a licensed life insurance agent.

NORMAND E. MARCHAND, Funeral Director

Mass. License 51233 – Type 6

Email: director@badgerfuneral.com

Normand E. Marchand, a Pepperell resident and funeral director, owned and operated the Marchand Funeral Home, previously the Marchand-Pillsbury Funeral Home for 46 years. He merged with the Badger Funeral Home of Groton in August of 2019. Normand graduated from The New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston in 1966 with a degree in Mortuary Science. He is a member of St. Joseph Church in Pepperell and former member of the Knights of Columbus Council #317, Bishop Beaven Assembly, Fourth Degree Knight. Normand is both proud and honored to have served the Pepperell area and surrounding communities since 1973 and is looking forward to working closely with the Badger Funeral Home to continue to serve the needs of families with the same dedication and care he has always provided.

ELLEN TWITCHELL

Email: ellen@badgerfuneral.com

Ellen joined the staff as full-time bookkeeper for Badger Funeral Homes in October 2016, she is also responsible for all the VIP electronic records, general administrative, human resource and accounting duties. Ellen graduated from University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, she also received a Certificate of Accounting from Bentley College. She resides in Chelmsford with her husband Jim.

ROBERT M. MOORE, Funeral Assistant

Bob has worked as a funeral assistant with Badger Funeral Homes for more than 20 years. A Vietnam veteran, Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army. Prior to his retirement he worked for Archdiocese of Boston for over 25 years and is an active member and communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ayer. Bob’s dedication and kind demeanor has proven to be a wonderful addition to the Badger team. Bob resides in Ayer and enjoy spending time with their family.

OUR HISTORY

Badger Funeral Home was founded in Groton, Massachusetts by Harris L. Badger in 1921. His son William A. Badger continued the business and in 1954 opened the Littleton, Massachusetts location. His son David W. Badger continued to operate this third generation family owned business until his retirement in 2016 when he sold the business to licensed Funeral Director Glenn D. Burlamachi.

OUR SERVICE PLEDGE

Our pledge is to provide you and your family with meaningful, dignified funeral service arrangements with a paramount commitment to the highest quality standards of professionalism and personal integrity in all aspects of our conduct and operation.

Our Concern is for you

For many people, the realization of the loss of a loved one begins with the funeral process. The value of the funeral process can be considered in the following ways:

• It recognizes the value of the life that has been lived and provides a dignified remembrance.

• It provides an opportunity for families, friends and community to share their feelings.

• It provides a psychological awareness of the reality and finality of death.

Our role here at the funeral home can be thought of in the following ways:

• Dignified caregiver to the deceased and sensitive server to the living.

• Empathetic listener and responsible community contributory.

• Guidance and information provider.

Our funeral home periodically provides or can refer you to helpful programs:

Grief Recovery – Explaining Death to Children – Estate Planning – Pre-Arranging the Funeral