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.