Tara Bullen, Office Manager
Tara was born and raised in The Bronx, NY. After graduating Lehman High School in The Bronx Tara attended Westchester Community College. Tara continued her studies at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, studying Mortuary Science. Tara spent most of her career in the travel/hospitality industry. Working as a multiple location manager with Liberty Travel Tara has a vast amount of experience in event planning, business management and customer service. Every day Tara looks forward to providing the families we serve with whatever assistance they may need. Tara serves on the PTA for Schirra Elementary School and is a parishioner of St. Ambrose Church. When in session, Tara teaches 2nd grade for St. Ambrose's Parish School of Religion. Tara is a Notary Public, a service she does free of charge for the community.
Tara is married to Jeremiah and together they have 2 children Madelyn and Emma and a dog, Stella.
Vito Fago, a native Staten Islander graduated from St. Joseph by the Sea High School in 1991, and went on to graduate and earn an Associate degree in Mortuary Science from the American McAllister Institute in 1994. He began his residency immediately afterwards and joined our staff at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals as licensed funeral director until 1998. He decided to change career paths and work in the Information Technology field until 2008. Vito returned to the funeral business afterwards and worked in the trade industry until finally rejoining our staff in 2015. He is a parishioner at St. Clare's Church and resides in Staten Island with his wife, Robyn, and his two children, Justin and Madison.
Victoria Hollis, Apprentice/ Trainee
Victoria was born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology before realizing her true path of being a Funeral Director. Victoria enrolled in American Academy McAllister Institute, were she completed her Mortuary degree, graduating at the top of her class. Victoria always felt a strong need to help people, working various careers in the service industry.
Victoria is a certified level II Reiki Master, in her free time she enjoys spending time with her partner Jimmy and her son James. Victoria looks forward to serving the families of Old Bridge and the surrounding communities.