Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Deborah L. Quinlan Funeral Director/Co-Owner

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Gretchen Heald-Brooks Office Administrator / Co-Owner

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Patrick A. Brooks Funeral Director / Embalmer

Patrick A. Brooks has been associated with the funeral home since 2011 and is a third generation Funeral Director at Smith & Heald. He is a graduate of Milford High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Rivier University, Nashua, NH. Patrick graduated from New England Institute of Funeral Service Education at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA in 2015 and was inducted into Pi Sigma Eta, an honorary funeral service fraternity based on high academic standards. He is a member of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association, the New Hampshire Sons of the American Revolution and a supporter of the Milford Historical Society. An avid history enthusiast, Patrick enjoys reading and studying American Military History. Patrick is married to Jillian (Jowders) Brooks and they reside in Wilton, NH with their two children, Nathan and Audrey. 

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Devin McEntee Funeral Director / Embalmer

Devin McEntee has been associated with the funeral home since January of 2010.  He is a resident of Milford and was raised and educated in Wilton, NH.  He obtained his bachelors in business management from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH and later attended Mount Ida College in Newton, MA for his degree in mortuary science.  Devin is a 15 year member of the Lyndeborough Fire Department and enjoys being able to give back to his community in his capacity there as a Firefighter/EMT.  Devin is married to Hannah (Brooks) McEntee and together have a daughter Ellie McEntee.  He is a member of the NH Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.  When not on call or at the office working Devin enjoys day trips to Maine with his family and trips to Florida for a round of golf.  

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Mike Wells Associate Staff Member

Mike is a resident of Greenfield, NH

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Al Gibson Associate Staff Member

Al is a resident of Lyndeborough, NH

Deborah L. Quinlan

Funeral Director/Co-Owner
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Gretchen Heald-Brooks

Office Administrator / Co-Owner
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Patrick A. Brooks

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Patrick A. Brooks has been associated with the funeral home since 2011 and is a third generation Funeral Director at Smith & Heald. He is a graduate of Milford High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Rivier University, Nashua, NH. Patrick graduated from New England Institute of Funeral Service Education at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA in 2015 and was inducted into Pi Sigma Eta, an honorary funeral service fraternity based on high academic standards. He is a member of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association, the New Hampshire Sons of the American Revolution and a supporter of the Milford Historical Society. An avid history enthusiast, Patrick enjoys reading and studying American Military History. Patrick is married to Jillian (Jowders) Brooks and they reside in Wilton, NH with their two children, Nathan and Audrey. 

Devin McEntee

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Devin McEntee has been associated with the funeral home since January of 2010.  He is a resident of Milford and was raised and educated in Wilton, NH.  He obtained his bachelors in business management from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH and later attended Mount Ida College in Newton, MA for his degree in mortuary science.  Devin is a 15 year member of the Lyndeborough Fire Department and enjoys being able to give back to his community in his capacity there as a Firefighter/EMT.  Devin is married to Hannah (Brooks) McEntee and together have a daughter Ellie McEntee.  He is a member of the NH Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.  When not on call or at the office working Devin enjoys day trips to Maine with his family and trips to Florida for a round of golf.  

Mike Wells

Associate Staff Member
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Mike is a resident of Greenfield, NH

Al Gibson

Associate Staff Member
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Al is a resident of Lyndeborough, NH