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. 


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