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.

BLENDING PAST TRADITIONS WITH TODAY'S POSSIBILITIES

At Dolby Funeral Chapels we bring a rich and vibrant history of supporting the need for burial and remembrance services for members of our community.

We’ve been providing funerals, memorials, and crematory services for the Windham community since 1946 when Robert (Bob) Dolby purchased the John C. Nichols Funeral Home in South Windham. His father Herbert was also a licensed funeral director.

The Early Days...

In the early days of the business, when the town was much smaller, Bob ran the town ambulance service, using the hearse for emergencies. In 1953, Bob felt it was time to relocate the business and he moved the funeral home to a new location at 434 River Road, where it’s currently located. Later on, as the population of Windham grew, and needing additional space, Bob remodeled the funeral home and added a 30 x 30 foot extension, and also an adjoining parking lot.

Bob’s son, Tim, began working for the family business at the age of thirteen, assisting with wakes, services, and other funeral related tasks. In 1991, upon his father’s retirement, Tim took over the family business, and one year later acquired the Gorham location at 76 State St., which he remodeled in 2010. He truly dedicated his time to the town, providing funerals for the local community and also serving as Windham fire chief for a number of years. His father, Bob, died on January 15, 2008 at 88 years of age.

The Recent Years...

In 2013, Dolby hired Eric and Kristin Segee to help out with his growing business. Both were licensed and certified morticians and funeral directors with years of experience in the industry. Prior to coming here, they worked at funeral homes in Portland and Bangor, Maine.

In 2015, after decades in the business, Tim decided it was time to relinquish his leadership role in the business, but he wanted to make sure that the business was in good hands before doing so. Having worked closely with Eric and Kristin, he knew they were the right people to continue his family’s legacy. And Eric and Kristin were extremely excited to become the proud owners of Dolby Funeral Chapels.

Even though the ownership has changed, Eric and Kristin are committed as ever to the members of the community. They have retained the Dolby name because of the high quality of service and level of commitment associated with the business. And Tim has continued to work there on a part-time basis, which brings a level of continuity that is so important in bridging the past with the future.

Committed to Our Families

“We are committed to blending the traditions of the past with today’s possibilities,” says Eric. We plan to offer traditional services for those people who want the comfort of what they’ve always known. In addition, we want to provide more contemporary and specialty services that are more in line with the unique lives of the people we serve in our community.”

Eric and Kristen have brought new technologies to the chapels with multiple flat-screen TVs and wireless audio capabilities. They now offer videos, still pictures, and musical playlists as special tributes to the deceased and are planning some new additions that will make their services truly unique.

Dolby Funeral Chapel is a member of National Funeral Directors Association.

OUR STAFF TRULY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

“Kristin and I are so excited to be a part of Dolby Funeral Chapels. Our extremely competent and caring staff is here to help and guide you every step of the way. From beginning to end and even beyond, we want to help you remember your loved one in a way that provides strength and healing.”  Eric Segee

Let us introduce you to our staff:

  • Timothy Dolby

    Timothy Dolby, Funeral Director and Prior Owner

    You all know Tim. He’s been the backbone of this business for so many years and we’re happy that he has been able to continue working with us on a part-time basis. His wisdom and knowledge of the business and community have been so valuable to continuing the amazing services we offer to families.

    A lifetime resident of Windham, Tim is a 3rd generation funeral director who started working for his father at the age of thirteen. Tim attended school in Windham, and is a 1968 graduate of Kent’s Hill School. Upon his graduation, Tim went on to further his education at the University of Maine, graduating in 1972 with a degree in Business Administration.

    Following in his father’s footsteps, Tim enrolled at the New England Institute in Kenmore Square in Boston. While enrolled in mortuary science school, he apprenticed at JS Waterman & Sons. In 1973 he graduated with high honors from Mortuary Science School, immediately came to work for his father as a funeral director. During his professional career, Tim has served as the Fire Chief for the town of Windham, and is a two-time President of the Maine Funeral Directors Association.

    Some of Tim’s other fraternal organizations include the Presumpscot Lodge #70 AF & AM, Windham, as well as The Oddfellows. Tim has two daughters, Pamela and Morgan, and he resides with his wife, Marge, in Windham. Tim is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and staying at his camp in Elm Stream Township.

  • Eric Segee

    Eric Segee, Funeral Director and Co-Owner

    Eric grew up in East Machias and attended Washington Academy, where he graduated in 1999. After high school, he enrolled at the University of Maine. During school, he worked at Brookings-Smith Funeral Home in Bangor, ME, where he discovered his passion for funeral service and began his apprenticeship program. Eric pursued his professional training at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in Wheeling, IL where he met his future wife, Kristin.

    Eric graduated from Worsham College in 2006 with his degree in Mortuary Science. Eric’s experience in funeral service includes serving the communities of Portland, Bangor, and Chicago. He is a past President of the Maine Funeral Directors Association, is a long-time Rotarian, and a member of the Sebago Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gorham Business Exchange.

    Eric enjoys playing golf and spending time with his Boston Terriers.

  • Kristin Segee

    Kristin Segee, Funeral Director and Co-Owner

    Kristin grew up in Wheaton, IL, where she graduated from Glenbard South High School. She attended Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, RI, and graduated in 2000 with a Degree in Hospitality Management.

    After college she returned to Chicago, and enrolled at Worsham College of Mortuary Science. As luck would have it, she met her future husband Eric, who was also studying at Worsham. They shared not only a love of mortuary science, but also of dogs and of the idea that one day they would work together in their own funeral home.

    After graduating with a degree in Mortuary Science, Eric and Kristin moved to Maine where she was employed as a funeral director, serving the community of Old Town. In 2013, she and Eric started working at Dolby Funeral Chapels, and two years later, they purchased the business.

    In Kristin’s spare time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her Boston Terriers, and rooting for her favorite sports teams, the Chicago Cubs, Boston Bruins, and UMaine hockey. She also enjoys traveling home to visit friends and family.

  • Emily Gordon

    Emily Gordon, Funeral Director

    Emily is a native of Kingfield, ME, and is a 2008 graduate of Mt. Abram Regional High School. As a teenager, Emily realized her passion for funeral service. This lead to her decision to attend Mount Ida College, in Newton, MA, where she was heavily involved with funeral service related programs. In 2010 she graduated cum laude with a degree in Mortuary Science.

    Emily’s career in funeral service began in Connecticut where she gained valuable experience serving families from different walks of life. Emily returned home to her Maine roots and served greater Franklin County before joining Dolby Funeral Chapels.

    Emily enjoys spending time at her family’s camp on Wyman Lake, collecting vinyl, and watching Bruins hockey games.

  • Nate Colson

    Nate Colson, Funeral Director

    A native of Brunswick, ME, Nate is a 1993 graduate of Brunswick High School. Upon graduation, he attended the New Brunswick Bible Institute and graduated with a diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies in 1996.

    Nate attended New England Bible College in South Portland, ME, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005. Nate has pastored two local churches and currently serves as pastor at the West Gorham Union Church.

    In 2012, Nate graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science School. In addition to his Pastoral work, Nate is also a Mason with membership at Deering Lodge 183 in Portland, ME. Nate resides in Westbrook with his companion, Rebecca, and has two teenage children, Emily and Ethan.

    In his spare time, Nate enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hunting, fishing, camping, and cross country skiing.

  • Christine Larrivee

    Christine Larrivee, Office Manager and Funeral Attendant

    A long-time resident of Windham, Christine is a graduate of Windham High School. She furthered her education by attending the University of Southern Maine and is currently enrolled at Central Maine Community College. Christine is a communicant of St. Anthony’s of Padua in Westbrook.

    Christine enjoys residing at her camp on Little Sebago during the summer and spending time with her son, Joe.

  • Dave Patterson

    Dave Patterson, Maintenance Manager and Funeral Attendant

    Growing up in Vernon, VT, Dave moved to Windham as a teenager so his father could minister at the Highland Cliff Advent Christian Church. After graduating from Windham High School, Dave traveled all over the country, detailing tractor trailers. Dave has a vast skill-set in a variety of trades such as painting, roofing, and cabinetry; he was also an auto mechanic for eight years.

    In his spare time, Dave enjoys hunting, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and spending time with his dog Malt.