Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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William J. Trahan

Upon graduation from St. Joseph High School as Class Salutatorian in Bay City where he was born, Bill knew he wanted to serve the community. He contemplated being an attorney, a doctor, or a priest before deciding to follow his Dad’s footsteps and become a funeral director.  It was the perfect combination of all three.  He has had the opportunity to assist families in crisis in all three areas. His passion to serve continues today after over 45 years of practice.  Bill is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science where he was vice-president of his Class and has been licensed since 1970.  He is also licensed with the State of Michigan to fund prepaid funeral contracts. Today he is co-owner with his brother, Mark and serves as President and Treasurer of the family firm which his father founded in 1935.

 

Bill is a past president of the Bay City Jaycees where he received the Distinguished Service Award, a past president of the Essexville-Hampton Lions Club, a past president of the Bay City Country Club, a former member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA, a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #88, a member of the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus Fr. Van Rooy Council 2740, a Fourth Degree K of C member of John F. Kennedy Assembly 503, and an active member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish.

 

Bill married his wife, Patti (Harris) in 1970 who also assisted families with Funeral Preplanning for 23 years until she retired to become a full-time Mimi.  Gardening, cooking, working out at the YMCA, walking his “grand-dog” Lola, reading, sports, listening to music of all kinds are some of Bill’s interests.  However, he most enjoys sharing time with his family and friends, especially going for ice cream and treats with his “funtastic” grandkids and following all their activities. 

 

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Mark A. Trahan

Mark was born and raised in Bay City, where he currently resides.  After receiving his diploma from All Saints High School, he graduated with distinction from Wayne State University in 1976.  Upon completing his educational requirements and successfully passing the State and National Board exams, he achieved his goal of becoming a Licensed Funeral Director as granted by the Michigan State Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science.  Mark then joined his father, William A. Trahan and brother, William J. Trahan in the family service business and has been practicing for over forty years.

 

He married Maria LeFevre and together they have two wonderful daughters, Emily and Lauren.  His family are members of O.L.C. Parish, where he serves as lector and member of its Athletic Club.  Community involvement has been an important part of Mark’s life, including past president of the Bay City Jaycees and Hospice of Bay Area; member and past president of the Bay City Lions Club, where he received their prestigious Distinguished Service Award; and Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4102. 

 

A long-time member of the Bay Area Family YMCA, Mark enjoys routine exercise and playing paddleball with his many friends.  On a personal note, he thoroughly enjoys cooking, spending quality time with his family, especially their two grandsons, Felix and Jasper, and watching the Michigan college and professional sports teams.       

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Steven H. Spaulding

Steve was born and raised in Essexville and graduated from Garber High School Class of 1978.  He attended Delta College and received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Packaging from Michigan State University in 1983.  After working at both Kraft Foods (Post Cereal Division) and Pillsbury for several years, Steve explored funeral service with the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel.  Upon seeing all aspects, he knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to others and pursue his true calling to become a funeral director.  He attended Wayne State University where he received his Bachelors in Mortuary Science in 1996.  For the past 20 years, he has been one of the finest funeral directors in the Flint area.  Steve is now excited to return to his hometown and join the staff of the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel in Bay City.  He has a reputation of  “going out of his way” to serve those families that call upon him.

 

He is a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John Church),  and the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club.  Steve enjoys boating on the great lakes, downhill skiing, watching college and pro football and spending time with his friends and family.

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Bradley W. Monaghan

Brad was born and raised in Bay City and graduated from All Saints High School in the Class of 1988.  While a junior in high school, Brad's first experience with funeral service was at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel, where he discovered a strong desire to become a funeral director.  He attended Delta College and went on to graduate from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago.  Having been licensed since 1994, Brad finds true value in the technical aspects of funeral service, thus helping families through very difficult times. After working in Chicago, Saginaw and Holland, he has worked in Bay City since 1998 where he has established many good relationships with those families who seek his advice.  Brad’s high standard of service continues upon his return to the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel.  He will always “go above and beyond” to help any family he serves. 

 

Brad is married to Kristin (Pawlowski) and they have three children:  Connor, Brendan, and Sean.  He is a sports fan and enjoys spending time at his children’s events.  Currently, an active member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Brad has served on the Parish Council, and is a member of Knights of Columbus Council #414. 

 

William J. Trahan

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Upon graduation from St. Joseph High School as Class Salutatorian in Bay City where he was born, Bill knew he wanted to serve the community. He contemplated being an attorney, a doctor, or a priest before deciding to follow his Dad’s footsteps and become a funeral director.  It was the perfect combination of all three.  He has had the opportunity to assist families in crisis in all three areas. His passion to serve continues today after over 45 years of practice.  Bill is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science where he was vice-president of his Class and has been licensed since 1970.  He is also licensed with the State of Michigan to fund prepaid funeral contracts. Today he is co-owner with his brother, Mark and serves as President and Treasurer of the family firm which his father founded in 1935.

 

Bill is a past president of the Bay City Jaycees where he received the Distinguished Service Award, a past president of the Essexville-Hampton Lions Club, a past president of the Bay City Country Club, a former member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA, a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #88, a member of the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus Fr. Van Rooy Council 2740, a Fourth Degree K of C member of John F. Kennedy Assembly 503, and an active member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish.

 

Bill married his wife, Patti (Harris) in 1970 who also assisted families with Funeral Preplanning for 23 years until she retired to become a full-time Mimi.  Gardening, cooking, working out at the YMCA, walking his “grand-dog” Lola, reading, sports, listening to music of all kinds are some of Bill’s interests.  However, he most enjoys sharing time with his family and friends, especially going for ice cream and treats with his “funtastic” grandkids and following all their activities. 

 

Mark A. Trahan

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Mark was born and raised in Bay City, where he currently resides.  After receiving his diploma from All Saints High School, he graduated with distinction from Wayne State University in 1976.  Upon completing his educational requirements and successfully passing the State and National Board exams, he achieved his goal of becoming a Licensed Funeral Director as granted by the Michigan State Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science.  Mark then joined his father, William A. Trahan and brother, William J. Trahan in the family service business and has been practicing for over forty years.

 

He married Maria LeFevre and together they have two wonderful daughters, Emily and Lauren.  His family are members of O.L.C. Parish, where he serves as lector and member of its Athletic Club.  Community involvement has been an important part of Mark’s life, including past president of the Bay City Jaycees and Hospice of Bay Area; member and past president of the Bay City Lions Club, where he received their prestigious Distinguished Service Award; and Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4102. 

 

A long-time member of the Bay Area Family YMCA, Mark enjoys routine exercise and playing paddleball with his many friends.  On a personal note, he thoroughly enjoys cooking, spending quality time with his family, especially their two grandsons, Felix and Jasper, and watching the Michigan college and professional sports teams.       

Steven H. Spaulding

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Steve was born and raised in Essexville and graduated from Garber High School Class of 1978.  He attended Delta College and received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Packaging from Michigan State University in 1983.  After working at both Kraft Foods (Post Cereal Division) and Pillsbury for several years, Steve explored funeral service with the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel.  Upon seeing all aspects, he knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to others and pursue his true calling to become a funeral director.  He attended Wayne State University where he received his Bachelors in Mortuary Science in 1996.  For the past 20 years, he has been one of the finest funeral directors in the Flint area.  Steve is now excited to return to his hometown and join the staff of the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel in Bay City.  He has a reputation of  “going out of his way” to serve those families that call upon him.

 

He is a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John Church),  and the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club.  Steve enjoys boating on the great lakes, downhill skiing, watching college and pro football and spending time with his friends and family.

Bradley W. Monaghan

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Brad was born and raised in Bay City and graduated from All Saints High School in the Class of 1988.  While a junior in high school, Brad's first experience with funeral service was at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel, where he discovered a strong desire to become a funeral director.  He attended Delta College and went on to graduate from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago.  Having been licensed since 1994, Brad finds true value in the technical aspects of funeral service, thus helping families through very difficult times. After working in Chicago, Saginaw and Holland, he has worked in Bay City since 1998 where he has established many good relationships with those families who seek his advice.  Brad’s high standard of service continues upon his return to the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel.  He will always “go above and beyond” to help any family he serves. 

 

Brad is married to Kristin (Pawlowski) and they have three children:  Connor, Brendan, and Sean.  He is a sports fan and enjoys spending time at his children’s events.  Currently, an active member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Brad has served on the Parish Council, and is a member of Knights of Columbus Council #414.