Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Laura E. Mann Executive Director, NJ Lic. No. 4947

Laura, a longtime resident of Plainfield, has lived in Colonia since 2015. She attended the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison and graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in Watchung in 2006. She graduated with honors from Loyola College in Maryland with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2010 and graduated from Mortuary School in New York City in 2011.

Laura volunteers with Imagine, a grief support organization in Mountainside for children, teens, and their families, where she is a group facilitator in grief recovery. She is also an active member at Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church in Plainfield where she served as Deacon, and is currently serving as an Elder.

Laura enjoys playing golf and tennis in her free time

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John L. Dooley Director, NJ Lic. No. 4100

John is a fourth generation funeral director, and a lifelong resident of Westfield. His great-grandfather, Charles E. Dooley founded the funeral home in 1913 and expanded to Westfield in 1956. John is a graduate of Westfield High School and McAllister Institute for Funeral Service. After graduation, he joined his father, Joseph F. “Chip” Dooley in the family business. John and his wife, Donna, have three grown children and one granddaughter. They are active parishioners of Holy Trinity Church and longtime supporters and volunteers with Center for Hope Hospice.

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Thomas M. Keiser, Jr. Director, NJ Lic. No. 3844

Tom is a third generation funeral director, and is a graduate of Scotch Plains Fanwood High School. After attending Gettysburg College, he earned his BS in Mortuary Science from Xavier University and is a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Tom is an active member and past president of the Fanwood Scotch Plains Rotary Club; participates in numerous professional organizations, and has volunteered for many community events for which he has been recognized. Tom enjoys biking in Somerset County, golf at Plainfield Country Club in Edison and traveling with his family in his free time. He resides in Scotch Plains with his wife, Jenifer, and his daughters, Melissa and Katherine.

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Ryan C. Tombs Director, NJ Lic. No. 5212

Ryan is a lifelong resident of Garwood. Ryan graduated from the Union County Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. He began his internship in 2016 and became a licensed funeral director in 2018. In his free time he enjoys off-roading, fishing and working on his boat.

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Thomas C. Kenny Director, NJ Lic. No. 4500

Tommy was born and raised in Brooklyn and served in the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He has been a licensed funeral director for close to 45 years and managed his family funeral home, Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home and MJ Smith Funeral Home in Brooklyn, before moving to Westfield 35 years ago.

He is an active member of St. Helen’s R.C. Church in Westfield and the Knights of Columbus. He resides in Westfield with his wife, Jeannine and enjoys golf and spending time with his grandchildren in the Poconos.

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James E. Dunsavage Director, NJ Lic. No. 4736

Born in Elizabeth, Jim grew up in Edison and graduated from J.P. Stevens High School. A Highland Park and Plainfield resident for many years, Jim studied at both Middlesex County and Mercer County Community College, where he graduated from the Mortuary Science program in 2004. After completing his internship, he was with the Gleason Funeral Home in Somerset for more than ten years. Living in Bridgewater with his wife Catherine and their children, Jim enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time outdoors.

Laura E. Mann

Executive Director, NJ Lic. No. 4947
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Laura, a longtime resident of Plainfield, has lived in Colonia since 2015. She attended the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison and graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in Watchung in 2006. She graduated with honors from Loyola College in Maryland with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2010 and graduated from Mortuary School in New York City in 2011.

Laura volunteers with Imagine, a grief support organization in Mountainside for children, teens, and their families, where she is a group facilitator in grief recovery. She is also an active member at Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church in Plainfield where she served as Deacon, and is currently serving as an Elder.

Laura enjoys playing golf and tennis in her free time

John L. Dooley

Director, NJ Lic. No. 4100
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John is a fourth generation funeral director, and a lifelong resident of Westfield. His great-grandfather, Charles E. Dooley founded the funeral home in 1913 and expanded to Westfield in 1956. John is a graduate of Westfield High School and McAllister Institute for Funeral Service. After graduation, he joined his father, Joseph F. “Chip” Dooley in the family business. John and his wife, Donna, have three grown children and one granddaughter. They are active parishioners of Holy Trinity Church and longtime supporters and volunteers with Center for Hope Hospice.

Thomas M. Keiser, Jr.

Director, NJ Lic. No. 3844
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Tom is a third generation funeral director, and is a graduate of Scotch Plains Fanwood High School. After attending Gettysburg College, he earned his BS in Mortuary Science from Xavier University and is a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Tom is an active member and past president of the Fanwood Scotch Plains Rotary Club; participates in numerous professional organizations, and has volunteered for many community events for which he has been recognized. Tom enjoys biking in Somerset County, golf at Plainfield Country Club in Edison and traveling with his family in his free time. He resides in Scotch Plains with his wife, Jenifer, and his daughters, Melissa and Katherine.

Ryan C. Tombs

Director, NJ Lic. No. 5212
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Ryan is a lifelong resident of Garwood. Ryan graduated from the Union County Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. He began his internship in 2016 and became a licensed funeral director in 2018. In his free time he enjoys off-roading, fishing and working on his boat.

Thomas C. Kenny

Director, NJ Lic. No. 4500
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Tommy was born and raised in Brooklyn and served in the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He has been a licensed funeral director for close to 45 years and managed his family funeral home, Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home and MJ Smith Funeral Home in Brooklyn, before moving to Westfield 35 years ago.

He is an active member of St. Helen’s R.C. Church in Westfield and the Knights of Columbus. He resides in Westfield with his wife, Jeannine and enjoys golf and spending time with his grandchildren in the Poconos.

James E. Dunsavage

Director, NJ Lic. No. 4736
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Born in Elizabeth, Jim grew up in Edison and graduated from J.P. Stevens High School. A Highland Park and Plainfield resident for many years, Jim studied at both Middlesex County and Mercer County Community College, where he graduated from the Mortuary Science program in 2004. After completing his internship, he was with the Gleason Funeral Home in Somerset for more than ten years. Living in Bridgewater with his wife Catherine and their children, Jim enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time outdoors.