OUR CARING PROFESSIONALS
DAVID W. BADGER, Funeral Director
David W. Badger, a Littleton native and third generation funeral director, has owned and operated the Badger Family Funeral Homes in Littleton and Groton from 1977 until his retirement in 2016. He was Past President of the Littleton Lions Club, a member of the American Legion and served as the Town of Littleton Cemetery Commissioner for 33 years. He is also a member of the A.F. & A.M Tahattawan Masonic Lodge in Littleton. David lives in Littleton with his wife Barbara and remains active in the community.
GLENN D. BURLAMACHI, Owner, Funeral Director
Mass. License #7582 - Type 3, Notary Public
Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP, a Concord resident and funeral director has owned and operated the Concord Funeral Home since 2004, the Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton and Groton since 2016 and the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home in Maynard from 2014-2017.
Glenn’s professional and business development experience has allowed him to qualify his role as both funeral director and business leader. He manages and oversees all three funeral home locations, he encourages the team to participate in continuing education through seminars and local community-based programs. In 2013 Glenn was invited to join the Life Celebration Community, an exclusive group of funeral profession innovators and thought-leaders. This partnership created the opportunity for Glenn to transform the way families heal, by providing a memorable and customized funeral experience.
In 2014 Glenn was recognized as Concord’s "Business Person of the Year," and in the Spring of 2018 the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce presented Glenn with the honor of “2018 Business Person of the Year.” He is an active member of the Groton-Pepperell Rotary Club, Concord Chamber of Commerce, Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, and he holds a seat on both the Board of Directors at New England Deaconess Association and the Concord Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Glenn completed the educational and training program at the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice to become a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP).
Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Accounting from Green Mountain College in Vermont. He also earned an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science from FINE Mortuary College in Norwood. Following graduation Glenn worked as an adjunct instructor in both Business and Funeral Directing courses for eight years.
ADAM G. HOLDAWAY, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Mass. License #51156 - Type 6
Adam is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. A Somerville native, he joined the Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton and Groton in 2017. Adam studied American History and English at St. Andrews University as well as Salem State University. He graduated Cum Laude from the McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. Adam is also a professional bagpiper and accredited adjudicator, he holds a graduate certificate from the Institute of Piping in Scotland and has performed throughout the World at various competitions and functions for Heads of State.
Adam’s role at the funeral homes is to oversee and manage the daily operations including family conference, Life Celebration administration, funeral arranging and caring for the deceased. Adams strives to create a peaceful and natural surrounding for all families served. He currently resides in Chelmsford with his wife, Sarah and their two sons, George and Charlie.
NORMAND E. MARCHAND, Funeral Director
Mass. License 51233 - Type 6
Normand E. Marchand, a Pepperell resident and funeral director, owned and operated the Marchand Funeral Home, previously the Marchand-Pillsbury Funeral Home for 46 years. He merged with the Badger Funeral Home of Groton in August of 2019.
Normand graduated from The New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston in 1966 with a degree in Mortuary Science. He is a member of St. Joseph Church in Pepperell and former member of the Knights of Columbus Council #317, Bishop Beaven Assembly, Fourth Degree Knight.
Normand is both proud and honored to have served the Pepperell area and surrounding communities since 1973 and is looking forward to working closely with the Badger Funeral Home to continue to serve the needs of families with the same dedication and care he has always provided.
GLEN D. HALL, Registered Apprentice
Mass. License #2981
Glen has worked as a registered apprentice for the Concord Funeral Home since 2013 and with the Badger Funeral Homes since October 2016. Glen graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2005. He is currently enrolled at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. A dedicated funeral professional, Glen assists with the daily operations of the funeral homes. His primary role is team-leader with the creation and design of Life Celebration photo displays, and all community outreach programs. He looks forward to completing his funeral education and licensure in 2020.
In 2016 following a four-year battle with congestive heart failure, Glen successfully received a heart transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His story is an inspiration to many.
Glen resides at the residence located above the Littleton funeral home location and enjoys, hiking, skiing and riding his motorcycle.
Ellen joined the staff as full-time bookkeeper for Badger Funeral Homes in October 2016, she is also responsible for all the VIP electronic records, general administrative, human resource and accounting duties.
Ellen graduated from University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, she also received a Certificate of Accounting from Bentley College.
She resides in Chelmsford with her husband Jim.
OLIVIA WILLETT, Registered Apprentice
Mass. License #6246
Olivia joined the staff as a registered apprentice at Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton and Groton in the Spring of 2018. She is a resident of Westford and is currently enrolled at FINE Mortuary College in Norwood, Massachusetts with an expected graduation date of 2020. She is also certified in crematory practices.
Olivia oversees all the digital and electronic photos as well as Life Celebration displays and has a keen eye for detail. Her empathetic, caring and dedicated demeanor has proven to be a critical role at the funeral home.
Badger Funeral Home was founded in Groton, Massachusetts by Harris L. Badger in 1921. His son William A. Badger continued the business and in 1954 opened the Littleton, Massachusetts location. His son David W. Badger continued to operate this third generation family owned business until his retirement in 2016 when he sold the business to licensed Funeral Director Glenn D. Burlamachi.
OUR SERVICE PLEDGE
Our pledge is to provide you and your family with meaningful, dignified funeral service arrangements with a paramount commitment to the highest quality standards of professionalism and personal integrity in all aspects of our conduct and operation.
Our Concern is for you
For many people, the realization of the loss of a loved one begins with the funeral process. The value of the funeral process can be considered in the following ways:
• It recognizes the value of the life that has been lived and provides a dignified remembrance.
• It provides an opportunity for families, friends and community to share their feelings.
• It provides a psychological awareness of the reality and finality of death.
Our role here at the funeral home can be thought of in the following ways:
• Dignified caregiver to the deceased and sensitive server to the living.
• Empathetic listener and responsible community contributory.
• Guidance and information provider.
Our funeral home periodically provides or can refer you to helpful programs:
Grief Recovery - Explaining Death to Children - Estate Planning - Pre-Arranging the Funeral