Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.


The National Pursuit of Excellence Award
 honors professional integrity, outstanding community service, and high ethical standards among funeral directors. We are humbled to have been selected ten times by the National Funeral Directors Association to receive this prestigious award, placing us in the Hall of Excellence and at the forefront of funeral homes, Connecticut and beyond.



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Pamala M. Shaughnessey-Banks President, Funeral Director

Pamala Banks is the President of the firm and a licensed funeral director. She attended Boston College and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fairfield University. Pamala is Past President of the Connecticut Funeral Director’s Association, a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association, a member of Brooklawn Country Club, the Gaelic American Club, the Ukranian Club, the Elks and the Past Chairman of the Board of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Pam supports the Kennedy Center, Operation Hope, the YMCA, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.

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Sheryl A. Shaughnessey, Esq. Funeral Director

A licensed funeral director since 1976, Sheryl works part-time in the family business. She is a tireless promoter of getting your end of life affairs in order. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from the Bridgeport School of Law. She has been in private practice for over twenty-five years. Sheryl is past President of the Bridgeport Bar Association and past President of the Fairfield Rotary Club. She is on the Executive Board of the Inner City Foundation as well as continues to be active in Fairfield Rotary.

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Rebecca C. Lautenslager Funeral Director

Rebecca is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton. She subsequently received an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating first in her class. Rebecca is an Executive Board Member of the Connecticut Funeral Director’s Association and a member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, where she is also on the Chamber’s Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization (FELO) committee. She is very active in the Fairfield Women’s Softball League. 

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Terese A. Travis-Horvath Operations Manager

Terese is a lifelong Fairfield resident who is a graduate of both Notre Dame High School and Sacred Heart University. She is responsible for all administrative duties, creating video tributes and assisting families with insurance settlements and veteran’s benefits. Terese is also the creator of the Holiday Remembrance Program held each December that honors the memory of the person who was lost the past year. She is actively involved with many local convalescent homes and hospice organizations. Terese is on the Board of Directors for Parish Court Senior Housing. She is a member of the Gaelic American Club, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, SHU Alumni Association and the Blue Star Mothers.

Pamala M. Shaughnessey-Banks

President, Funeral Director
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Pamala Banks is the President of the firm and a licensed funeral director. She attended Boston College and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fairfield University. Pamala is Past President of the Connecticut Funeral Director’s Association, a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association, a member of Brooklawn Country Club, the Gaelic American Club, the Ukranian Club, the Elks and the Past Chairman of the Board of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Pam supports the Kennedy Center, Operation Hope, the YMCA, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.

Sheryl A. Shaughnessey, Esq.

Funeral Director
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A licensed funeral director since 1976, Sheryl works part-time in the family business. She is a tireless promoter of getting your end of life affairs in order. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from the Bridgeport School of Law. She has been in private practice for over twenty-five years. Sheryl is past President of the Bridgeport Bar Association and past President of the Fairfield Rotary Club. She is on the Executive Board of the Inner City Foundation as well as continues to be active in Fairfield Rotary.

Rebecca C. Lautenslager

Funeral Director
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Rebecca is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton. She subsequently received an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating first in her class. Rebecca is an Executive Board Member of the Connecticut Funeral Director’s Association and a member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, where she is also on the Chamber’s Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization (FELO) committee. She is very active in the Fairfield Women’s Softball League. 

Terese A. Travis-Horvath

Operations Manager
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Terese is a lifelong Fairfield resident who is a graduate of both Notre Dame High School and Sacred Heart University. She is responsible for all administrative duties, creating video tributes and assisting families with insurance settlements and veteran’s benefits. Terese is also the creator of the Holiday Remembrance Program held each December that honors the memory of the person who was lost the past year. She is actively involved with many local convalescent homes and hospice organizations. Terese is on the Board of Directors for Parish Court Senior Housing. She is a member of the Gaelic American Club, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, SHU Alumni Association and the Blue Star Mothers.