History & Staff

At Sun City Center Funeral Home, we provide personalized service options that allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life in Sun City Center and the surrounding areas, we invite you to learn more about where we came from and the dedicated people behind our work.

A History of Caring

Sun City Center Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care

A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. At Sun City Center, our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.

Louis S. DeSouza
Location Leader

Louis S. DeSouza, recently joined the staff at Sun City Center Funeral Home as their new Location Leader. A long-time resident of Miami, Florida he has been a licensed funeral director for more than twenty-five years. His vast experience within the funeral industry and empathy, is what he hopes to share with the residents of Sun City Center and the neighboring communities. As in his past, Louis plans to be a big part of this community by participating in various civic, fraternal and networking organizations in Sun City Center and the surrounding neighborhoods. When he is not working, he enjoys golfing, fishing, cooking and playing the piano. Louis and his wife, Ramona have been married for thirty-two years and are looking forward to their new journey at Sun City Center, Florida.



Chad Peterson
Funeral Director

A native of Connecticut, Chad is a licensed funeral director & embalmer in the states of Connecticut and Florida. He decided to move to the "Sunshine State" in 2016 to enjoy the warm weather and beaches of Sarasota year round. Chad started in Funeral Service in 1993. He has been, serving families when they need it most as a funeral director. He enjoys hiking, birding, kayaking, and running. Chad resides in beautiful Lakewood Ranch, Florida.



Pamela Hadden
Administrative Assistant

Pam was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. For most of her career, she worked as an executive engineering aide for Goodyear Aerospace and Honeywell Corporation. Pam has lived in the Sun City Center area since 2008. She has been employed at Sun City Center Funeral Home since January, 2017. In her free time, Pam enjoys traveling with her family and dancing ballet and tap with her daughters.



Scott Graham
Funeral Services Assistant

Scott is originally from the Boston area and his family has been in the funeral industry since 1934. He has been at Sun City Center Funeral Home since 2013 and enjoys time with his pug, Zoey and his girlfriend Maeve.



Susan Ducharme
Funeral Services Assistant

Susan is a resident of Sun City Center since 2014 when she came from Michigan to take care of her In-Laws. The move brought her within an hour distance of her son and grandchildren. Not a hard move to make. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Dave.



Kate Hadden
Funeral Services Assistant

Kate was born and raised in Florida, living most of her life in the Tampa Bay area. She's a student at St. Petersburg College and when she's not in school or working, Kate loves spending her free time roller skating. She's been an employee at Sun City Center Funeral Home since 2019