Michael Vito Grandi CFSP Vice President of Operations
Michael V. Grandi began his career in funeral service in 1998. He is a 2000 graduate of the Funeral Service program at Mercer County Community College and became a Licensed Funeral Director in November of 2000. His skills in embalming as well as his care and compassion for people elevated him to a Management position with Waitt Funeral Home in August of 2001. Michael also holds a New Jersey Life Insurance License, giving his firm the opportunity to offer alternative funding options to consumers who wish to prepay their funerals. Michael is a 10 time recipient of the Pursuit of Excellence award, and Hall of Excellence Inductee, the highest honor received in the industry for excellence in funeral service putting his firm in the top 2 percent of funeral homes nationwide. Michael Earned his CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) Designation October of 2019
He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association which he serves as a Trustee, and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. His community involvement is wide spread and he is a charter member and has served 3 years as the President of the Kiwanis Club of Marlboro, 2 years as its secretary and now is the current Treasurer. Michael has remained a member of the Matawan Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce since 2001 and is currently a member of the board. He is a member of the Matawan Italian American Association and supports its charitable endeavors. He sits on the Supervisory Committee for Entertainment Industries Federal Credit Union. In 2013 he became a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop John C. Reiss Council #15964 and earned his 4th Degree November 2, 2014. Michael is a communicant of St. Clement Church in Matawan and is part of the Lector Group. In his spare time he enjoys boating and playing golf. Michael is an avid toy train collector, his collection has been featured numerous times in various publications and well as a content contributor to magazines.
Michael continues to share his experience, knowledge and insight in funeral service, with the staff and families he serves.
"The pride comes from helping each family generate their own creative ideas which leads to the meaningful funeral that represents the life well lived, for those they loved."-Michael V. Grandi
Gary Riker Funeral Director
Morgan Lisco Registered Apprentice
Morgan, a resident of Sayreville joined our team in April of 2018. She is a registered apprentice that has a gift for assisting families in their time of need. Many families have dealt with Morgan during visitation, memorial and funeral services.
An Amateur geologist, in her spare time she studies and prospects the local area looking for valuable minerals and gemstones. One of her prized findings is a moon rock located in Cheesequake State Park in Old Bridge. The only known moon rock to be found in Old Bridge Township.
Christopher M. Molden Supervisor
Christopher M. Molden is a lifelong resident of Bristol. He is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Susquehanna University and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science. Chris has been very active in the community serving as president of the Bristol Rotary Club and the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation. He has also chaired Historic Bristol Day and coordinated the renovation of the Bristol Train Station. Currently he chairs the Bristol Historic Preservation Inc., as well as remaining active and supportive in many area community activities.
Kathleen Lombardo Accounts Payable Assistant
Kathleen Ann Lombardo, for over 15 years, was a dance educator with the nationally recognized company, American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School (ARB & PBS).
In addition to teaching for the school, she also taught for ARB’s DANCE POWER, a dance educational residency. A program partnership between New Brunswick Public Schools & Piscataway Township Schools with ARB.
In 2010 she became ARB’s DANCE POWER Coordinator and duties included supervising teachers, creating schedules and overlooking the program in it’s entirety.
Currently, she is an elective teacher for Calvary Christian High School. She teaches Strength and Training and Dance/Movement classes for the 9th-12th grades and is also a substitute teacher for CCS.
Kathleen attends Calvary Chapel of Old Bridge with her loving husband Michael and their two children, Caleb Louis and Abigail Grace. Her and her husband have served in CCOB’s Children’s Ministry as well as other ministries of CCOB.
She loves spending time with her family and her church family.
She has taken a turn in her career and has entered into the accounting world with Jersey Memorial Group and couldn’t be happier to be a part of this extraordinary team.
George Molden Jr. Funeral Director In Memoriam
George Molden Jr. was lifelong Bristol resident and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He is a graduate of Bristol High School, Ursinus College and Dolans Mortuary School in Philadelphia. George was a member of the Bristol Exchange Club, the Bristol Moose, and the Odd Fellows. He remains active and supportive of the community.