Embalming and Funeral Meeting Notice and Topics

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10 a.m. - 10 a.m.


1000 Washington Street, 1D, Boston, MA 02118

Overview of Embalming and Funeral Meeting Notice and Topics

Posted on 11/8/2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing

1000 Washington Street 1st Floor Room 1D, Boston, MA 02118

DATE: November 14, 2017 TIME: 10:00 a.m.


Notice of Meeting and Topics


10:00am – Meeting called to order:


  • Discuss housekeeping and evacuation plan


    Board Business:

  • Introduction of new Board members

    • Richard Gormley

    • Janet Leombruno


  • Report from Executive Director, Michael Hawley


  • Report from Legal Counsel, Charles Kilb and introduction of new Board Counsel, Peter Kelley


  • Review Minutes


  • Report from Christopher Carroll, Chief Investigator


  • Margaret M. Nolan, Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association


Executive Session- Candidate Interviews [(Closed Session Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 21]


Investigative Session: Cases, Investigative Conference, Settlement Offers [Closed Session Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 112, § 65C]


Application review:

         Type 3

  • Drew Fiske

  • Christine Quintal

  • Lawrence Quintal

  • Lisa Wolfsen

    Type 6

  • John Davies

  • Eric Schwitz

  • Mark Marashio

  • Jeanne Roach

    Type 6 (downgrade from Type 3)

  • Michael O’Connor


  • Lucy Dannelley

  • Lauren Plumely

  • Tania Cooper

  • Adilson Vieira

  • Stephanie Palumbo

    Funeral Assistants (1st time)

  • Edward Sullivan

    Funeral Establishment Certificate Application:

  • Silva Funeral Home

  • Dewhirst and Boles Funeral Home and Cremation Services

    Wall Certificates

  • Bartlett Funeral Home 1009-FE-FE

  • Continuing Education Provider Applications:

    Massachusetts Funeral Director Association

  • Brand Strategy: Differentiate Your Funeral Home from Other Competitors

  • MFDA Preneed Basics


    Selected Independent Funeral Homes

  • 2018 NextGen Seminar


    International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association

  • Crematory Arranger & Operator Certification Class


    Open session for topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of meeting:


    Reasonable accommodations or modifications will be provided to individuals with disabilities to participate in the Board in Registration in Embalming & Funeral Directing meeting. All requests should be directed to Cheryl Yebba by calling 617-727-4992 or TTY/TDD: (617) 727-2099 by 24 hours prior to the meeting. While the Division will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received after 24 hours to the meeting may not be provided due to feasibility.