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 Shaughnessey Banks President, Funeral Director pam@sbfairfield.com

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 Ukrainian 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 sb@sbfairfield.com

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 Lautenslager Funeral Director rebecca@sbfairfield.com

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 of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating first in her class. Rebecca is a member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, where she is also active in the Chamber’s Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization (FELO). She also a past Executive Board member for the Connecticut Funeral Director's Association and a longtime participant in the Fairfield Women’s Softball League. 

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Brendan McKeon Funeral Director brendan@sbfairfield.com

Brendan McKeon is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Fairfield Prep and later graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He then received an Associate of Applied Science degree from Briarwood College. Brendan is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Monroe, past president of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and past chair of Project Warmth Monroe. Brendan has also served on the faculty for funeral service education at Lincoln College of New England and Goodwin College.

Pamala 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 Ukrainian 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 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 of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating first in her class. Rebecca is a member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, where she is also active in the Chamber’s Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization (FELO). She also a past Executive Board member for the Connecticut Funeral Director's Association and a longtime participant in the Fairfield Women’s Softball League. 

Brendan McKeon

Funeral Director
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Brendan McKeon is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Fairfield Prep and later graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He then received an Associate of Applied Science degree from Briarwood College. Brendan is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Monroe, past president of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and past chair of Project Warmth Monroe. Brendan has also served on the faculty for funeral service education at Lincoln College of New England and Goodwin College.