82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: 203-729-4334
Fax: 203-729-4336
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Thank you for visiting our website. Many people who visit our website simply wish to view an obituary or share an online tribute. However, you may be here to learn more about the steps involved in planning a funeral, or you are looking for specific information about making pre-need funeral arrangements. Much of the information you are looking for is available on our website, however, please feel free to call us with any questions, at anytime.

If you or someone you care about is in need of grief support, we invite you to review our grief resources. If you have questions about what you can expect during the days, weeks, and months following your loss, please know that we are available by phone, by email or in person, 2 4 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Thank you again for visiting our website.

Jim Mengacci, Jeff and Melissa Thurston

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Survivors of Suicide Loss
Survivors of Suicide Loss-The focus of this group is to give support and comfort to survivors as well as a venue for them to express their feelings, their thoughts, their fears, and their frustrations! In sharing these emotions some survivors come to realize that they are not alone in this unbelievable form of grief. The group is confidential and non-judgmental and its only purpose is to offer support to survivors in coping with their loss. Participation is totally voluntary and free of charge. Meeting held the third Wednesday of Every month 7-9pm St. Pius X Church, 525 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, CT AFSP Facilitator Alice Reagan T-203-518-0636 Email-RGNAC@MSN.COM
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to broaden awareness, during the month of October, every member of our funeral home family will be wearing a pink tie or scarf during all wake and funeral services, as well as pink pins. Complimentary pink pins are available in the Funeral Home foyer. We encourage you to take one and wear it to help spread awareness as one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the Susan G. Komen website. For helpful information on breast cancer as well as symptoms and statistics, please visit http://ww5.komen.org. To assist in the fight against Breast Cancer we will be donating to Susan G. Komen.
Griffin Hospital is Offering Bereavement Support Groups
Living with Loss; Griffin Hospital offers support groups for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. The meetings provide grief education and support that can help ease the pain of loss as well as to encourage healing and growth. The groups are in 8 week cycles and require pre-registration. Afternoon and evening groups are offered. GENERAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANYONE GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE WHEN: Tuesday afternoons- 2:30 - 4:00pm (Group is ongoing and new members are welcome) OR Tuesday evenings- 6:30 - 8:00pm (New session beginning April 21, 2015) WHERE: Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT Please ask at the main entrance front information desk for the exact location of the session. You may visit www.griffinhealth.org for more information. TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT: JANICE LAUTIER 203-732-1126 or CORMAC LEVENSON 203-732-1100
Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves
The Buckmiller Family, after more than 80 years of dedicated funeral service to Naugatuck and the surrounding communities, has passed the baton to two well know, local Naugatuck families. Jeffrey R. Thurston, a 28 year licensed funeral director and embalmer, is the son of Myrna (Long) Thurston and the late James F. Thurston, Jr. Jeff was born and raised in Naugatuck and grew up working in what was then the family run oil and ice business, D. Thurston and Sons, on Rubber Avenue. His wife, Melissa Thurston is a Southington native and together they own and operate the Rowe Funeral Home in Litchfield, where they currently reside with their one year old daughter, Morgan. James A. Mengacci, a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 34 years, and the former owner of the Fitzgerald-Zembruski-Mengacci Funeral Homes, is a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and an active member of the local community. Jim is the son of Connie (Gallucci) Mengacci of Naugatuck and the late Adam T. Mengacci. Jim is the proud father of James A.Mengacci, Jr., and Michael R. Mengacci both of Naugatuck. Jim, Jeff and Melissa are well known for the high quality, compassionate care that they have been providing for many years.

We provide our families with an open door policy. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day.

Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home

82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: 203-729-4334
Fax: 203-729-4336
Email: wecare@buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com
Thank you so much for your wonderful service. Your caring, concern and attention to our family was greatly appreciated.

52 Weeks of Support

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Helping You Grieve

Our experience has taught us that when losing a loved one, those left behind feel lost and alone. Many do not know where to turn to or how to cope. Our grief support programs in place are dedicated to helping you during your difficult time and making each day a little easier for you when a loved one is lost.

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