Santangelo Funeral Home Staff
Back row: Joe Lambert, James Damiano, Luke Damiano, Armando Vittorio, Tony Rotondo, Charles Marro, Tony Pugliano, Tom Marro, Len Gold, Frank Hasko, George Nicholas, Greg Oarsley
Front row: Bea Rotondo, Jodie Santangelo, Emily Santangelo, Marge Hasko
Jodie Santangelo is a proud graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of funeral service from which she graduated in 2008 with her daughter, Emily. Previously, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and worked as a teacher in the West Paterson school system. She then graduated Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State University with a degree in Counseling, Guidance, and Human Services, becoming certified as a New Jersey State Guidance Counselor. Now, as a funeral director, she is able to use her educational background and experience to offer professionalism and emotional support to those she serves. Jodie is honored to carry on her late husband, Charles’s, work and is delighted to be working side by side with her daughter, Emily, in their family business.
Emily Santangelo is proud to have attained her funeral director’s license making her a third generation funeral director at Santangelo Funeral Home. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Drew University in 2006. Immediately following, she, alongside her mom, Jodie, attended American Academy McAllister Institute from which her grandfather and father also graduated. She graduated, in 2008, Summa Cum Laude and was the recipient of the Dr. John McAllister Award for outstanding scholarship and the New York Funeral Director’s Association Certificate of Merit for being the student that most exemplifies the ideals of the funeral service profession. She was then inducted into Mu Sigma Alpha in recognition of funeral service students who have the highest academic achievement. She is honored to be following in her late father, Charles's, footsteps in providing professional compassion to all the families she serves.