The staff of Brown McClay Funeral Homes believe that a funeral is a time to honor the life of the deceased and to celebrate family heritage. We strive to make each funeral a respectful and fulfilling experience that meets the unique needs of each family.

Owned and operated by Lee and Cindy Payne, our two locations in Vergennes and Bristol enable Brown McClay to provide comfort to families in a facility convenient to their home.

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Thank you for all did for us in our time of sadness. You made us feel so welcome and comfortable.
The Saturday service was wonderful. Thank you for finding a way to make it happen. Our uncle was deeply moved by the mix of traditional and improvised elements.
I cannot thank you enough for the thoughtful care that you and the staff at Brown McClay Funeral Home provided for my father’s service. He was a very special man and you made it feel like he was a part of your family as well. Your personal touches to his services made this day so special for us all.

The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes