Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Eric Rochette

Eric Rochette

LFD, Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Eric was born in Nashua and moved to Laconia, NH. In 1981, Eric and his family moved back to Nashua when his father, Paul Rochette, purchased the Anctil Funeral Home. Now the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, Eric worked alongside his father for over 28 years. Eric purchased the funeral home from his father in 2015. Paul retired in 2018 but still enjoys stopping by daily to offer a helping hand. 

Eric attended Nashua High School and graduated in 1988. In 1991, he graduated from Mt. Ida College with an Associates of Science specializing in Funeral Service and received his Funeral Directors License later that year. Eric became a member of the NH State Board of Funeral Directors in 2015 which he currently serves on. He also was a NH State Representative from 2005-2009. 

For over 20 years, Eric umpired for Cal Ripken, AAU, and Babe Ruth baseball. Every August, he gives freely of his time to umpire in Cooperstown, New York. 

Eric resides in Nashua with his wife, Deanna and their Standard Poodle, Wanda. He is an avid fan of all the New England teams but especially enjoys cheering on the Patriots and the Red Sox. In his spare time, he likes to travel with his wife and enjoys time with family and friends. You can also find him playing a good game of fetch with his dog, Wanda. 


Deanna (Brodeur) Rochette

Deanna (Brodeur) Rochette

Co-Owner, Manager

Deanna is a native of Nashua. She attended Mt. St. Mary Seminary and then Rivier College where she graduated with a double major in Management and Marketing. She also worked in the field of Orthodontics for over 30 years where she received her Orthodontic Assistant Certification and Radiology Certification. 

For most of her career in Orthodontics, she worked in Nashua with Dr. Hugh Phillis and then later for Nashua Dentistry and Orthodontics for Children. In 2018, she retired from her profession to join the Rochette Funeral Home staff. She works alongside her husband, Eric, as the funeral home's Business Manager. 

Deanna currently resides in Nashua with her husband Eric and their Standard Poodle, Wanda. Wanda loves to spend time at the funeral home and can usually be found lounging by the door waiting to greet everyone. Deanna enjoys traveling with her husband, any project that involves design/decorating, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves spending some quiet time with Wanda enjoying their favorite TV shows. 


Kallandra J. Kapala

Kallandra J. Kapala

LFD, Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Kallandra grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. She graduated The Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro in 2008 and she continued her education at Mount Ida College in Newton where she graduated with her bachelor's degree in Applied Sciences with specialization in Funeral Home Management. 

Kallandra began her Funeral Service career in 2010 working at funeral homes located in Massachusetts. She became a Massachusetts Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 2016. In that same year, Kallandra decided to achieve her long time goal of becoming a New Hampshire Licensed Funeral Director and joined the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home family in November of 2016. Six months later she obtained her New Hampshire Funeral Director and Embalmer license. 

She now resides in Nashua and has a deep love for the city and is honored to call it her home. Kallandra enjoys time spent with her family, friends, and her fiance, Phil. She also loves traveling, shopping and trying new things. She is most proud of being a part of the Rochette Funeral Home family, where she loves meeting and helping families and working in the field that she is most passionate about. 


Nicholas J. King

Nicholas J. King

Administrative Liaison/Funeral Assistant

Nick grew up in Amherst, New Hampshire. He graduated from Souhegan High School in 2014 and continued his education at Roger Williams University where he received a Masters Degree in Architecture with a minor in Sustainability. 

Nick was introduced into funeral service after graduating in December of 2019. He started by assisting in funeral services for families and soon after joined the Rochette Funeral Home family as a full time staff member.  You will find Nick fulfilling many roles at the funeral home.  His primary focus is acting as a liaison between the funeral directors and the families we serve. You will also see him working visitation hours, funeral services, and assisting the funeral directors when bringing loved ones into our care. Nick’s background and warm personality make him a great asset. He excels at supporting our funeral directors and caring for the families we serve. 

Nick spends his free time coaching youth and high school lacrosse for eVolve Lacrosse, a company started by Nick and his friend. Most recently Nick acquired a Part 107 License which allows him to fly drones commercially, which he plans to use to help his design process.

Nick also loves cooking, rock climbing and traveling, and spent several months studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. 

Nick is proud of his past achievements and plans to use that same drive to assist the families of Rochette Funeral Home.  


Daniel Cronin

Daniel Cronin

Funeral Assistant/Associate Administrator

Dan grew up in Tewksbury, MA and graduated from Austin Prep High School. He continued his education at North Shore Community College and in 1977 was hired by the Nashua Fire Department. Dan married the love of his life, Kathy, in 1982 and they have two beautiful children, Kaitlin and Ryan. After proudly serving on Nashua Fire Rescue for 35 years, he retired with the honorable rank of Deputy Chief.

Dan joined the Rochette Funeral Home Family in 2014. He continues to serve our families in the community and generously offers his time. Dan assists with funerals as well as helping our funeral directors when bringing loved ones into our care. He recently became an Associate Administrator and we love seeing him around the funeral home several times a week. Dan’s knowledge of funeral service combined with his warmth and kindness brings much comfort to the families we serve.

In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends in Maine. He especially loves taking walks with his dog, Bailey, along the ocean. He also enjoys leisurely bike rides taking in the scenery. Dan anxiously awaits for baseball season each year and has visited many Major League Ball Parks.


Daniel Pelletier

Daniel Pelletier

Funeral Assistant/Facilities Director

Dan is proudly a native Nashuan, having grown up in the city and graduated from Nashua High School in 1975. He dedicated himself to a 35 year career at Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack, NH, where he was also a 35 year member of the Teamsters Local 633, retiring in 2013. During this time, he also owned the Fire Place Depot in Amherst, NH, which he operated from 1990-2009. He continues to reside in his hometown with his wife Barbara. If you ever have the opportunity to meet Dan, he would love to reminisce about the history of Nashua.

Dan joined the Rochette Funeral Home Family in 2017. As a Funeral Assistant, you will find Dan offering guidance and caring for families during funeral services. Additionally, he dedicates his time to assist the funeral directors when bringing loved ones into our care. Dan is also our Maintenance Director. His skills and talents are displayed within the many updates throughout the funeral home in the last few years. We are very grateful to have Dan as part of our family. He gives selflessly of his time always making himself available when called upon.

When Dan has free time, he can be found on the golf course perfecting his game or spending time in his garden. He has an amazing array of fruits, vegetables and flowers that he takes great pride in. But above all else, Dan is known as a very talented all around handy man that is always working on a DIY project of his own or helping out a neighbor with one of their projects. He also loves getting together with family and friends and is always up for good conversation about politics or sports.


Wanda Rochette

Wanda Rochette

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