Meet the Staff

Angelo Nardolillo, Sr.

Angelo Nardolillo, Sr.

FOUNDER 1898-1980

Angelo Nardolillo Sr., was twenty years younger than his brother Benny. He began to work with his brother until Benny’s retirement from funeral service. In 1954, Angelo Sr. established Nardolillo Funeral Home, Inc. at its present location 1278 Park Ave. Cranston. Angelo Sr. owned and operated the Cranston funeral home with his two sons, Robert A. Nardolillo Sr. and Angelo Nardolillo Jr., until his passing in 1980.


Robert A. Nardolillo, Sr.

Robert A. Nardolillo, Sr.

Second Generation 1929-2003

A second generation owner and operator of Nardolillo Funeral Home, Robert Sr. was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and attended both Providence College and Boston College School of Law. He was a graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy and Mortuary Science.  Robert, Sr. was the CEO of Nardolillo Funeral Homes, Inc., founded by his father Angelo in 1906, and a member of both the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association until his death in 2003.


Angelo Nardolillo, Jr.

Angelo Nardolillo, Jr.

Second Generation 1932-2013

A second generation owner and operator of Nardolillo Funeral Home, Angelo was a graduate of  Mount Pleasant High School, Class of 1950. After graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1953 from Bryant College. Angelo was a member and Treasurer of the Alpha Theta Chi Fraternity, the Kings Court Alumni Association Society and the Bryant College Alumni Association where in 2003 he received The Loyal Guard award. Upon graduating, he was employed by Providence Union Trust Bank before joining the family business. In 1956 he graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy and Embalming.  Angelo along with his brother Robert A. Nardolillo, Sr. operated the funeral home until his retirement in 1996.  He was a dedicated member of the Alpine Country Club for over 50 years, serving on the Board of Directors and Board of Governors of the Alpine Investment Co. He was also a member of the Renaissance Club, life member of the Tri City Elks B.P.O.E. #14, City Hall Athletic Club, and was an Honorary Mayor of Scarborough Beach.  "Uncle Al' will be deeply missed.


Robert A. Nardolillo, Jr. President

Robert A. Nardolillo, Jr. President

RE/FD, Third Generation, CANA Certified

Robert A. “ Bob “ Nardolillo Jr., the eldest third generation Funeral Director and President of the Nardolillo Funeral Homes in Cranston and Narragansett graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy and Mortuary Sciences, Boston, MA class of 1976. He is a lifetime member of the executive board of Directors and Past President of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and Member of the National Funeral Directors Association serving on its policy board. He was a past member of the Rhode Island Medical Examiners Commission and a charter member of the Funeral Ethics Association of America. He completed a course in disaster training at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD sponsored by the National Emergency Training Center in conjunction with the National Funeral Directors Association. He was also appointed in 1986 to serve on the Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Embalming and Funeral Directing for 6 years and re-appointed to the same board in 2000 serving an additional 6 years. In 1999, Mr. Nardolillo was recognized by the Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office for his volunteer services at the temporary morgue site at Quonset Point during the Egypt Air Flight # 990 disaster for 3 months. He has volunteered and served on numerous, charitable, social, state, and city commissions and organizations.


David M. Nardolillo, Sr. Treasurer

David M. Nardolillo, Sr. Treasurer

RE/FD, CPC, Third Generation, CANA Certified

David M. Nardolillo Sr., a third generation owner,  holds a Bachelors degree from Bryant University and two Associates degrees, one in Business Administration from the Community College of Rhode Island and the second in Mortuary Science from New England Institute at Mount Ida College , summa cum laude. David was the recipient of the Humanitarian award, the Sigma Mu Sigma and the Mu Sigma Alpha awards for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, and the Certificate of Honor for excellence and scholarship. He was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa. In addition, David is a Certified Preplanning Consultant, a Nationally Board Certified Funeral Director and Embalmer, a charter member of the Funeral Ethics Association and a member of both the National and State Funeral Director Associations.


Angelo M. Nardolillo, V.P.

Angelo M. Nardolillo, V.P.

RE/FD, Third Generation, CANA Certified

Angelo M. “Al” Nardolillo, a third generation owner, is a 1991 summa cum laude graduate of New England Institute at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA receiving his diploma in Mortuary Science. He was awarded The Fredrick H. Walker, Jr. Scholastic Award for the highest overall academic average and The Founders Award for “Academic Achievement, Humanitarianism and Promise of Outstanding Contribution to Funeral Service”.  He is a member of Sigma Mu Sigma Honor Society and was the recipient of the Mu Sigma Alpha Award presented by the National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science “In Recognition of Outstanding Academic Proficiency”.  Al is a member of  Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association,and past member of its Board of Governors, a charter member of the Funeral Ethics Association, and member of National Funeral Directors Association.


Robert A. Nardolillo, III

Robert A. Nardolillo, III

RE/FD, Fourth Generation, CANA Certified

Robert  A. Nardolillo III is a  graduate of the LaSalle Military Academy, Long Island, New York. He graduated with honors and the Officer's rank of 1st Lieutenant of the Bravo Company. Robert then  received his Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado. He is a member of the National and Rhode Island Funeral Directors Associations. 

Robert also works with Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island who provide compassionate, professional, state-of-the-art physical, emotional and spiritual care for all people facing life-threatening illness at any stage of life and in any setting they choose. Robert was a recipient of the Community Champion Award in 2009, and also works with their Campaign Steering Committee. He has also recently been elected as State Representative in RI. 


Ryan J. Nardolillo

Ryan J. Nardolillo

RE/FD, Fourth Generation, CANA Certified

Ryan J. Nardolillo is a graduate from Cranston High School West, FINE Mortuary College, and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Roger Williams University in Bristol.  His professional organizations include the RI and National Funeral Directors Associations, the Cremation Association of North America, and Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Ryan has been certified in crematory operation and also has helped to raise awareness for many New England charitable organizations including, the Special Olympics of RI, Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Autism Project of RI.


Angelo M. Nardolillo, Jr.

Angelo M. Nardolillo, Jr.

RE/FD, Fourth Generation, CANA Certified

Angelo M. Nardolillo Jr. is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, RI.  He then attended Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.  There he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management.  Angelo then received an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from FINE Mortuary College, LLC, located in Norwood, MA.  Angelo is a member of the National and Rhode Island Funeral Directors Associations.


Andrew M. Nardolillo

Andrew M. Nardolillo

RE/FD, Fourth Generation, CANA Certified

Andrew M. Nardolillo is a 2006 graduate of Cranston High School West, Cranston, RI. Andrew received an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from FINE Mortuary College, LLC, located in Norwood, MA. Andrew is a member of the National and Rhode Island Funeral Directors Associations.


Anthony J. Nardolillo

Anthony J. Nardolillo

RE/FD, Fourth Generation, CANA Certified

Anthony J. Nardolillo is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, RI. He then attended Suffolk University in Boston, MA. There he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurship & Marketing in 2010. Anthony then received an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from FINE Mortuary College, LLC, located in Norwood, MA. Anthony is a member of the National and Rhode Island Funeral Directors Associations.


Thomas M. Norato

Thomas M. Norato

RE/FD, CFSP, General Manager

Thomas M. Norato is a 1964 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI. He is a graduate of New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA receiving his diploma in Mortuary Science in 1966. Tom has been associated with four generations at Nardolillo Funeral Home beginning in 1967. Tom is a member of Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), qualifying yearly with the Academy; member and past President of Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association; member and past Policy Board member of National Funeral Directors Association; member of the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Commission, Rhode Island State Board of Examiners and Advisory Board of Catholic Cemeteries; former member of the National Funeral Directors Association Governance Committee and Advocacy Committee, which is responsible for analyzing federal legislative and regulatory issues and recommending policy positions to the NFDA Policy Board.


John K. Najarian, Jr.

John K. Najarian, Jr.

RE/FD, CFSP

John K. Najarian, Jr. is a 1970 graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy, Woonsocket, RI and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI in 1974.  He is a Cum Laude graduate of New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA receiving his diploma in Mortuary Science in 1979, and in 1981 he received a Certificate of Appointment as an Instructor in Applied Embalming for the academic year ending in 1982. In 1980, he founded the John K. Najarian Funeral Home on Westminster Street in Providence, RI; a business he owned and operated for 21 years until merging with Nardolillo Funeral Home in 2001. John is a member of Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), qualifying yearly with the Academy; member and past President of Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association; member and past Policy Board member of National Funeral Directors Association; and past member of Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Commission. In 2000, John was recognized by former RI Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Elizabeth Laposata for volunteering full time for three months at the facility that was set up at Quonset Point, RI for assisting her and “dedication and service to Federal, State, and Egyptian Agencies and especially the families of those on board Egypt Air Flight 990 during its tragic loss off the Coast of Nantucket, MA, October 31, 1999”.  


Jeffrey D. Wilson

Jeffrey D. Wilson

RE/FD, CFSP

Embarking on a career in funeral service in 1971 at the age of seventeen, his journey and passion continues to this day. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA, March Class of 1978, he is National Board certified, and a licensed Pennsylvania Funeral Director, since 1979. Relocating to Rhode Island in 1988, he was licensed as a  Rhode Island Registered Embalmer and Funeral Director in 1990. Jeff has been associated with the Nardolillo Funeral Homes, Inc. since 1997. A member of various professional organizations, he was a past member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. He served as a Past President of the Beaver-Lawrence Counties Funeral Directors Association of Pennsylvania from 1985-1986. Jeff is a past member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association, and presently serves as  President Elect of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association. He has previously served over two terms as a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association, Board of Governors. Jeff is a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, and is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CSFP), qualifying annually with the Academy.


Deacon Kenneth J. Andrade

Deacon Kenneth J. Andrade

RE/FD, Manager, CANA Certified

Deacon Kenneth J. Andrade is a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, Community College of Rhode Island and the New England Institute (NEI) of Mount Ida College.  After twenty-five years in the healthcare field (Registered Respiratory Therapist) he began his career with us in 1996.  He is a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association (RIFDA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and is a Certified Crematory Operator.  In 2008 he began formation in the diaconate program for the Diocese of Providence and studied theology at Providence College.  Deacon Andrade was ordained a Permanent Deacon on February 2, 2013 by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, DD, Bishop of Providence.  He  is a Deacon Assistant at Saints Rose and Clement Parish (Warwick) and is assigned to the Office of Youth Ministry of the diocese.


Ancillary Staff:

Marie A. Brengle, RE/FD, CANA Certified


John F. Larkin, RE/FD


John A. Davies, RE/FD


Alex Manasas, Intern


Amanda DiLeone


Sharon A. Cole, Office Manager


Anthony Colella, CANA Certified


William Coppotelli


Geraldine Citrone


Joseph C. Magnan


Roberta DiDonna


Joseph E. Macera, Jr.


George St. James


Anthony J. Colella, II 


James Coupe


Michael Nastari


Charles Guglielmi


Leo Grande


Robert Lawson


Robert Santagata


Michael Caprio


Michael St. Laurent


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