I n 1864, C.E. Tasker purchased a wagon wheel shop located at 41 Exeter Street in Newmarket, NH and became the town's first undertaker and embalmer. He operated the business until his death in 1917, at which time Albert Brown and Ernest Trottier purchased the business. They operated the Brown & Trottier Funeral Home until their deaths in 1954.
In 1955, Raymond Brisson and Roy E. Kent purchased the funeral home; they changed the name to Brisson & Kent Funeral Home. Several additions and modifications took place over the years at 41 Exeter Street to accommodate the changing times. Roy E. Kent began his association with the funeral home in 1953, later becoming sole owner and changing the name to Kent Funeral Home.
In 1971, Edward A. Pelczar began his association with the funeral home and in 1987, he purchased the funeral home from Roy E. Kent. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home. The funeral home continued to operate at 41 Exeter Street until 1999. Due to space and parking limitations, it was decided to build a new facility at 77 Exeter Street (Route 108), Newmarket, NH. After 135 years of faithfully serving families in Newmarket and the surrounding communities, the original site was closed.
In December of 1999, Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home’s opened its new facility at 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket, NH.