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Peter V. Hansen

President and Funeral Director

Peter V. Hansen is a second generation funeral director from the Hansen family and serves as President of the Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home.

He attended New Britain Schools, graduating from New Britain High School. He attended the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, in NewYork, graduated first in his class in 1973, receiving many awards, including the Dr. John McAllister Award and the NY State Funeral Directors Association Award. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association,Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, has previously served on the Connecticut State Board of Examiners of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, and currently serves as President of New Britain Funeral Directors Association.

Peter is an active member of the Bethany Covenant Church, where he has served in various capacities, including Church Chairman, Building Committee Chairman for the new sanctuary, Property Committee Chairman, Trustee Board Chairman, and Christian Education Board Chairman. He is a member and Past President of the Berlin Lions Club and the Berlin Fair, and continues to serve as the Chaplain, Chairman of the Boys and Girls Committee, and Chairman of the Berlin Fair Entertainment Committee.  He served as president of the 2010 Berlin Fair.  Other community involvement includes past president and board member of the New Britain-Berlin YMCA, member and chairman of the Berlin Children's Fund, member of Centennial Lodge #118, and member of Martha Chapter #21, O.E.S.   Peter and his wife Nancy, reside in Berlin where they have raised their three children; Eric, Craig, and Sarah.  All three children attended Berlin Schools and graduated from Berlin High School.  Eric and Craig are both licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers.


Nancy Hansen

Office Manager

Nancy (Thomson) Hansen serves as the Office Manager at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and spent her childhood in Hampden, graduating from Minnechaug Regional High School. Nancy graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1978 with a BA Degree in Administrative Science. She worked in marketing for New England Telephone Company in the Boston area, transferring to Southern New England Telephone Company in Connecticut when she married Peter Hansen in 1979.

Nancy is an active member of Bethany Covenant Church where she has served and volunteered in various capacities, including Sunday school teacher.   She is an active member of the Women's Ministries Group, currently serving as Treasurer.  She also enjoys playing golf with a ladies group at Timberlin Golf Course and spending time at the family vacation home at Cape Cod.

Nancy and her husband Peter, reside in Berlin where they have raised their three children; Eric, Craig, and Sarah.  All three children attended Berlin Schools and graduated from Berlin High School.  Eric and Craig are both licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers.


Craig A. Hansen

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Craig A. Hansen is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, who joined the funeral home as a third generation family member full time in 2011.

Craig is a life-long Berlin resident and attended Berlin Schools.  He grew up playing soccer for the town of Berlin and Berlin High School.  Craig grew up as a Cub Scout and later transitioned to Boy Scouts where he served in a number of leadership positions and where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award in scouting.

Following graduation from Berlin High School in 2006, Craig attended the University of New Haven where he would later graduate with an associate's degree in Criminal Justice.  After graduating from UNH in 2009, Craig attended Lincoln College of New England, in Southington, CT (formerly Briarwood College).  While a student at LCNE, Craig was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and was chosen by his professors and program directors to address to the other inductees into the prestigious Honors Society. In 2011, Craig graduated from Lincoln College of New England as Valedictorian of his graduating class, graduating Summa Cum Laude, with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.

Craig is an active member of Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin where he has served and volunteered in numerous capacities.  Craig is currently a leader and counselor with the Senior High Youth Group, serves on the Youth Christian Formation Team, a former member of the Youth Pastor Search Committee and a former leader and counselor for the Junior High Youth Group. Craig is also an assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 41, which is sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, and is the troop that Craig grew up with as a child.

In his spare time Craig enjoys being in the outdoors as much as possible including going camping, hiking or spending time at the beach.  During the summer months Craig enjoys taking long rides around CT on his motorcycle and in the winter months Craig is an avid skier and snow boarder.  Craig also enjoys working with children and youth and spends much of his free time volunteering with the Boy Scouts and with his church.


Gregg A. Mihalko

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Gregg A. Mihalko is a licensed funeral director and embalmer who joined the funeral home as a team member in October of 2018.  

Gregg was born in Brooklyn, New York before his family moved to Southington, CT. He received his A.S. degree in Mortuary Science from Briarwood College, Southington, where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Gregg has always loved listening and playing music. He has been an avid drummer with numerous local bands.

Gregg and his spouse of 23 years made their home in Plantsville where they live with their two cats. He enjoys gardening and playing the drums in his barn.  



Laurin R. Finer-Peck

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Laurin R. Finer-Peck is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, who joined the funeral home as a team member in May of 2018.  

Laurin was born and raised in Bristol, where she attended local schools. She began traveling at 13 years old when she was elected to join the People to People Student Ambassadorship Program on a three week adventure to Australia and New Zealand.  Her journeys have also taken her to Spain, Greece, Ireland, Bahamas and Canada.

Following graduation from Bristol Eastern High School in 2009, Laurin attended Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic for one year before moving on to attend Lincoln College of New England, Southington (formerly Briarwood College) to pursue a career in funeral service. She graduated with an A.S. degree in Mortuary Science. 

Laurin and her spouse made their home in Plymouth in 2017, where they currently live with their animals. She enjoys taking her dog to parks and traveling around the country with her spouse and friends.  



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