Alfred R. Menard

Alfred R. Menard

Funeral Director/Registered Embalmer/Certified Cremationist/Notary Public

Born in 1964, Alfred grew up in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He attended Mount Saint Charles Academy and graduated in 1982 before attending New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences for Funeral Directing Service. Al is a third-generation funeral director and has more than 30 years experience as a funeral director and embalmer. He is the owner of and a Licensed Funeral Director/Registered Embalmer at Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory. He also owns and operates the Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory in Westerly, Rhode Island and recently opened the new Serenity Cremation Center, in Coventry - a crematory that offers a Family Gathering and Witness Room for those who would like to hold small memorial gatherings or participate in the process. He is also a Certified Cremationist and a Notary Public. Al is a Committee Member on the Board of the Pawtuxet Valley Chamber of Commerce and is also a Member of the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society. He and his wife, Laura Wistow-Menard, have a son, Alfred Max Menard.

Telephone: 1-401-821-7306

Email: amenard@gortonmenardfuneralhome.com


Steven A. DiLorenzo

Steven A. DiLorenzo

Funeral Director/Registered Embalmer/Certified Cremationist/Notary Public

Born in 1958, Steven grew up in West Warwick, Rhode Island. He attended West Warwick High School and graduated in 1978 before attending New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences for Funeral Directing Service. He serves on the Mary Doran Council and is a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Steven has more than 30 years experience working as a funeral director within the Kent County area and remains deeply committed to community work and activities in and around town. He is the Manager, as well as a Licensed Funeral Director/Registered Embalmer/Certified Cremationist and Notary Public for Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory. Steven has a daughter, Tiffany.

Telephone: 1-401-821-7306

Email: sdilorenzo@gortonmenardfuneralhome.com


Laura Wistow

Laura Wistow

Funeral Service Manager/Marketing Director/Certified Cremationist/Notary Public

Laura Wistow, our Funeral Service Manager, oversees the general operations of the funeral home and crematory. She performs a wide variety of duties, such as planning and allocating the resources of the funeral home, handling administrative tasks and backend office projects, community events and programs, and coordinating marketing and public relations.

Laura also organizes our "Celebration of the Lives We Have Loved" holiday memorial service, in which we invite all of the families we have served and supported over the past year to come back to the funeral home for a non-denominational service which offers the care and support that so many need when they are going through such a difficult time during their first holiday without their loved one. Families have found this service to be very healing and uplifting at a time when it is most needed.

Laura graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1981 and Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. She has worked in the software and engineering industries prior to her calling to join the funeral homes. She is currently studying at the American Academy McAllister of Funeral Service towards her Funeral Director degree. She is a Certified Cremationist and a Notary Public. She and her husband, Al Menard, have a son, Alfred Max.

Telephone: 1-401-821-7306

Email: lwistow@gortonmenardfuneralhome.com


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