History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Sisk Brothers Funeral Home began serving the Greater New Haven area in 1870 at it's first location on Grand Ave. in New Haven. After many years at this location, there was a need for a larger facility. So, Sisk Brothers moved to 128 Dwight St. in New Haven where they served generations of families in need. The Home on Dwight St. was a beautiful and functional facility that served the area well for many years. 

In 1977, the Sisk family saw a need to expand to the town of Hamden. Many families who they had served had moved to the communities of Hamden, North Haven, Cheshire, Woodbridge and Bethany. Building a new  facility in the Mount Carmel section of Hamden could now serve these areas with ease and convenience. The Sisk Brothers Funeral Home at 3105 Whitney Ave. in Hamden provides a large parking lot, Handicap restrooms and ample size chapels to serve all aspects of funeral service.

Our Valued Staff

  • Carmine  Monaco

    Carmine Monaco, Funeral Director

    Carmine has been a licensed funeral director since 1992 and has been with Sisk Brothers since 2000. Carmine is a member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, Greater New Haven Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and a is a parishioner of St. Rita Church in Hamden. Mr. Monaco purchased Sisk Brothers Funeral Home in 2012 and looks forward to carrying on the tradition that the Sisk family started over one hundred forty years ago. In his free time Carmine enjoys golf and spending time with his his wife Sarah and son Carmine. Mr. Monaco has been a member of the St. Rita Golf committee for many years.

  • Robert  Woody

    Robert Woody, Funeral Director

    Bob has been a licenced funeral director for over 40 years,the past 24 years with Sisk Brothers.He lives in East Haven where he was manager of Clancy-Sisk Brothers Funeral home for 17 years and is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church. Bob is also a member of the Irish American Community Center, is a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the National and CT. Funeral Directors Associations. He has three grown daughters, all graduates of Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden.

  • James W.  Cowan

    James W. Cowan, Funeral Director and Prearrangement Specialist

    James is a 1986 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA and attended University of Houston. Licensed in funeral service in 1988. Mr. Cowan is a Certified Pre-Planning Counselor and joined Sisk Brothers in 2001.

  • Lori  Schroeter

    Lori Schroeter, receptionist

    Mrs. Schroeter has been with Sisk Brothers Funeral Home for 20 years, serving as receptionist and office manager. She and her husband live in Ansonia. Lori has become a great asset not only to the funeral home but also to the families we serve. All of the paperwork that needs to be completed after a death is handled by Lori which takes a large burden off of a family's shoulders.