Buxton native Chad Poitras is opening his own full service funeral home on Long Plains Road (Route 22) in Buxton.

The planned opening is mid-September to beginning of October 2014. Renovation and construction are underway with the parking areas and driveways cleared, interior construction nearly completed, and vehicles readied.

Chad graduated from Bonny Eagle High Scool and received his B.A. from Point Park in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and becoming licensed in 2001, Chad joined Dennett, Craig and Pate of Saco and Buxton, Maine where he worked until earlier this year.

“There is no better town in which to do this,” stated Poitras. Buxton and the surrounding towns have always been home for Chad and this is the area where he always wanted to live and work.

Starting a business of his own was “no easy decision” but the progress towards his opening is setting the stage for a successful and necessary business for Buxton.

You may reach Chad Poitras Funeral Services at 207-929-3723.