Founding Brother of Cianbro Company Laid to Rest 

Catherine Pegram

Family and friends said goodbye today to one of the founding brothers of Maine’s largest construction company.Mourners gathered at the First Baptist Church in Pittsfield to pay their respects to Bud Cianchette. Among them, Maine senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. Ciancette died of cancer at his home in Cumberland last week at the age of 83.He and his brothers started the Cianbro company, based in Pittsfield, 60 years ago. The company is now known around the world.Cianchette was also active in politics.He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2004, alongside his son Peter, who ran for governor in 2002.