John Vicent Scalia Sr..- License # 4645, Owner/Funeral Director Licensed in NY, NJ & PA
John Vincent Scalia, Sr. is a business entrepreneur, community leader, volunteer chairperson, board member, fundraiser, humanitarian and philanthropist. He has an over 40-years strong career in the Staten Island community.
John is the founder and licensed funeral director of the John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc. which handles over 500 funerals a year. John attended Port Richmond High School, Staten Island Community College, New York School of Insurance and American Academy of Funeral Services and Dodge Institute of Mortuary Science.
In 1980, he founded A Family Florist which later merged to become Kitty’s& Family Florist and in 1988, he founded A Family Limousine Service. Both of these businesses also provide services that compliment his funeral home. In 1987, he opened The Historic Old Bermuda Inn – (Restaurant and Catering Facility). John’s Professional Organizations include the International Order of the Golden Rule; National Funeral Directors Association, New York State Funeral Directors Association and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association .
John prides himself in giving back to his community with endeavors that are endless. As one of the founders and, past presidents of Meals on Wheels of S.I., John designed the smaller-sized trucks that are used to deliver the meals as well as the truck logo.
Since 1984, John has been called upon by Project Hospitality, Social Service Agencies, Churches and other Island agencies, to arrange dignified funeral services for the homeless and/or indigent. His restaurant The Historic Old Bermuda Inn has served 80-100 people each Sunday Evening at the St Paul’s Soup Kitchen for the past 7 years.
John serves on Community Agency for Senior Citizens (CASC) Board of Directors, and was Chairman of the Board and Treasurer. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the following organizations; Richmond Senior Services; Richmond University Medical Center.
John is a founding member and past Chairman of the Board of Pax Christi Hospice; Past President of St. Clare’s Men’s Club; Past Treasurer of the Board of Richmond Home Needs; Founder of the Taste of Staten Island (Eger Nursing Home); and past Board member of Eger Nursing Home Foundation; Eger Nursing Home Board of Trustees. It was his vision along with Patricia Farrington to bring the Hospice Residence to Eger’s Grounds. Richmond Home Needs; Richmondtown Restoration; S.I. Unit Boys Scouts of America; Cystic Fibrosis Association, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross; South Shore Y.M.C.A.; Foster Grandparents; and Visiting Nurse Association of Staten Island, and Past President of the Westerleigh Tennis Club.
His awards and achievements are numerous and include the S.I. Chamber of Commerce Buildings Award for Structural Design, Craftsmanship and Excellence for his funeral home; John has been honored by the Federation of Italian American Organization; American Cancer Society; Y.M.C.A; Foster Grandparents Program; Meals on Wheels of Staten Island; Project Hospitality; S.I. University Hospice; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Pax Christi Hospice; St. Joseph-St. Thomas Church; Deborah Heart League of NYC; Staten Island Democratic Party; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Rabbi Marcus Kramer Humanitarian Award; Seton Foundation School of Learning for Special Needs Children; Staten Islander of the Week (during Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts) (Time Warner Cable); Professional Service Award by the Staten Island Inter-Agency Council for Aging,” and recently received the Louis R. Miller Leadership Award by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.
John lives in Pleasant Plains with his wife, Cecilia. They have one son, John Vincent Scalia, Jr.; one daughter, Cecilia Ann Scalia-Moran and 5 grandchildren.
John Vincent Scalia Jr. - License # 4474
John Vincent Scalia Jr. is the son of the owner and founder, John Vincent Scalia Sr. John is a graduate of St. Clare Grammar School in Great Kills and of Monsignor Farrell High School. He graduated from Villanova University. He began his career working for Morgan Stanley in NYC. He then attended the American Academy McAllsiter Institute of Funeral Service in Manhattan. He is married to Joanne. They have three children. John currently serves on the Board of University Hospice and Mount Loretto. He is a past Board member of the Sports Council at St Joseph St Thomas, where John and his family are parishioners. John is licensed in both New York and New Jersey.
Cecilia Scalia-Moran - License # 4749, Owner/Funeral Director Licensed in NY & NJ
Cecilia Ann Scalia Moran is the daughter of the owner and founder, John Vincent Scalia Sr. Cecilia is a graduate of St. Clare Grammar School in Great Kills and of St Joseph by the Sea High School. She attended Seton Hall University and then began her career working for the NYC Department of Finance. She then attended the American Academy McAllsiter Institute of Funeral Service in Manhattan where she excelled in Cosmetology and Restorative Art. She is married to Kevin Moran and has two daughters. Cecilia currently serves on the Board of Richmond Senior Services, she is a past Board member of St Joseph By The Sea Family Association, the Executive Board of St Joseph St Thomas Family Association, where she is a parishioner. Cecilia was honored as first inductee into the St. Joseph by The Sea Alumni Hall of Fame. In addition to her duties as a Licensed Funeral Director, Cecilia is the Chief Financial Officer for both the Funeral Home and the Historic Old Bermuda Inn. She also is the director of our After Care program as well as the director of our Annual Memorial Tree Lighting Service. Cecilia is licensed in both New York and New Jersey.
Shannon E. Walters - License # 4532, Funeral Director, Licensed In NY and NJ
Shannon E. Walters, a native Staten Islander and first generation Funeral Director,has been with the Scalia Family since 2007, after graduating from Curtis High School she worked as an LPN from 1992-1999. She then furthered her education by attending the American Academy McAllsiter Institute of Funeral Service, graduating in 2000. First Working in New Jersey to obtain her New Jersey Funeral Directors License she returned to New York in 2007 to obtain her New York License. She resides in Staten Island with her Fiancé Brian and her two son’s Brian and Liam.
Jeremiah J. Bullen - License # 5103, Licensed Funeral Director NJ, NY & PA
When Jeremiah was 15 he began his career in Funeral Service. Working for his Uncle at the John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals Jeremiah started by cleaning cars and sweeping the parking lot. During this time of working through the ranks Jeremiah began to discover his desire to become a Funeral Director. After graduating from Moore Catholic High School Jeremiah attended the Bloomsburg University. Jeremiah continued his studies, enrolling at American Academy McAllister Institute studying Mortuary Science. In 2000 Jeremiah graduated AAMI, completed his apprenticeship and finally realized his dream of being a Funeral Director. For the next 7 years Jeremiah worked tirelessly helping the families he served remember the lives of those they loved and lost. In 2007 Jeremiah became a consultant with Batesville, the worlds largest manufacturer/supplier of Caskets and other memorial products. As part of Jeremiah's position with Batesville he trained Funeral Directors on making funeral arrangements and better assisting the families that they serve. Jeremiah is happy to be back working with his family and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and ability to help serve the families of our community. Jeremiah is a parishioner of St. Ambrose Church, member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Ambrose Council 6424, a member of the Old Bridge-Sayreville-South Amboy Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Old Bridge, as well as a member of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association and the Middlesex-Somerset Funeral Directors Association.
Jeremiah is married to Tara Bullen, whom he met while attending Mortuary School. They have 2 children Madelyn and Emma as well as a dog, Fiona.