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Joseph Schiavone
D: 2017-02-21
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Schiavone, Joseph
Ciro Avagliano
D: 2017-02-20
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Avagliano, Ciro
Cassandra "Mimi" Blasi Mayes
D: 2017-02-20
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Mayes, Cassandra "Mimi" Blasi
Bradley J. Zoppi, Sr.
D: 2017-02-20
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Zoppi, Sr., Bradley J.
Eugene "Wes" Day, Jr.
D: 2017-02-17
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Day, Jr., Eugene "Wes"
Joseph A, Talerico, Jr.
D: 2017-02-13
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Talerico, Jr., Joseph A,
Evelyn M. Rota
D: 2017-02-10
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Rota, Evelyn M.
Mary A. Tomaine
D: 2017-02-09
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Tomaine, Mary A.
Joseph J. "Buddy" Cieri
D: 2017-01-25
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Cieri, Joseph J. "Buddy"
David Richard Dorgan
D: 2017-01-25
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Dorgan, David Richard
Vivian M. Guidetti
D: 2017-01-25
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Guidetti, Vivian M.
Nancy Wheeler
D: 2017-01-24
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Wheeler, Nancy
Grace T. Tracey
D: 2017-01-23
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Tracey, Grace T.
Jean Eilers
D: 2017-01-18
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Eilers, Jean
James V. Baldanza
D: 2017-01-16
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Baldanza, James V.
Lori Lovgren Messer
D: 2017-01-13
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Messer, Lori Lovgren
Margaret "Margo" Carney
D: 2017-01-10
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Carney, Margaret "Margo"
Rosina Fodero Martin
D: 2017-01-09
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Martin, Rosina Fodero
Barbara (Bobbi) E. Fox
D: 2017-01-03
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Fox, Barbara (Bobbi) E.
Louis N. Vinci
D: 2017-01-01
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Vinci, Louis N.
David R. Gago
D: 2017-01-01
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Gago, David R.

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Vida M. Damiano, Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 2375
Email: damianofh@aol.com
Office Phone: 732-222-2312
Fax: 732-222-0238

Vida M. Damiano, daughter of Ralph and Marie, graduated from The American Academy of Mortuary Science in 1955. She then joined her mother and father as an apprentice and received her Practitioner of Mortuary Science License in 1957.
In 1968 Vida assumed the position of Manager and held that title until 2001. She is a member of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, the Associated Funeral Directors International the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the Monmouth and Ocean County Funeral Directors Association (MOFDA). Active in the community, she is presently a member of the Long Branch Historical Association and the Italian American Seniors, Asbury Park. In the past she was also active in many other Auxiliaries and Clubs in the local area.

R.J. Damiano, Owner, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3869
Email: damianofh@aol.com
Office Phone: 732-222-2312
Fax: 732-222-0238

R.J. "Bud" Damiano graduated in 1986 from the New England Institute of Applied Art & Science in Boston, Massachusetts, he received his Practitioner of Mortuary Science License in 1987. In January 2001 he assumed the position of manager, continuing the direction and management of the funeral home into the third generation. Buddy is a member of the Monmouth and Ocean County Funeral Directors Association, (MOFDA), New Jersey State Funeral Director's Association, National Funeral Director's Association (NFDA) and the Associated Funeral Director's International. Also active in the community, he is presently a volunteer Firefighter for the City of Long Branch and West Long Branch Fire Departments, and is the Assistant Coordinator for the West Long Branch Office of Emergency Management. He is an active member of the Amerigo Vespucci Society, Long Branch and the Italian American Club of Ocean. In November 2007, Buddy was recognized by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as the recipient of their "Spirit of Hospice Award", On April 30, 2011 Buddy was recognized as "Fireman of the Year" by the Long Branch Elks, Lodge 742.

Diane Damiano Martin*, Owner, CFO
Email: damianofh@aol.com
Office Phone: 732-222-2312
Fax: 732-222-0238

George Jeffery (Jeff) Lovas, Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4216
Email: damianofh@aol.com
Office Phone: 732-222-2312
Fax: 732-222-0238

Jeff joined the staff at the Damiano Funeral Home in February 2003.
Jeff graduated in 1996 from Mercer County Community College Funeral Service Program; he received his New Jersey Practitioner of Mortuary Science License in September 1996 and his Limited Funeral Directors License for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2011. Jeff is a member of the Monmouth and Ocean Funeral Directors Association (MOFDA), New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association (NJSFDA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). He was elected as an officer in the Monmouth and Ocean Funeral Directors Association in 2000 and completed his responsibilities in office as President for the 2008-2010 term. He has served as chairman of the MOFDA scholarship committee and has also served on the continuing education and constitution and bylaws committees. In 2008 as president of the MOFDA Jeff became a member of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association. He was elected to the office of Delegate-at-Large in 2010, the office of Second Vice-President in 2011, First Vice-President in 2012, President-Elect in 2013 and is currently serving as President for the 2014-2015 term. As an officer in the NJSFDA Jeff has served on the following committees: Constitution and Bylaws, Convention, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Legislative and Law, Licensure and Educational Development, State Mortuary Board Nominating, and Political Action. Additionally he was Chairman of the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation Board of Trustees during the 2012-2013 term.. Jeff is also a member of the Funeral Service Advisory Committee for Mercer County Community College, and Homeland Security Mass Fatality UVIS-FAC team. He has been a presenter at RTS Bereavement Training for Perinatal Death; addressing topics concerning the funeral directors role in offering grief support and funeral options for parents who have lost a baby through stillbirth or infant death. He has authored several articles which were published in the FORUM, (the official publication of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association), relating to the need for improved funeral service education, titled “What is it That We Do?”; December 2007, and addressing the relationship between raising the educational requirements and the impact on intern and preceptor relationships, titled “The Quid Pro Quo of Funeral Service Education”; November, 2011.

Dee Strollo*, Secretary - Adminsitrative Assistant
Email: damianofh@aol.com
Office Phone: 732-222-2312
Fax: 732-222-0238

Bob ( Uncle Bob) Nichols*, Attendant - Chauffeur
Email: damianofh@aol.com
Office Phone: 732-222-2312
Fax: 732-222-0238

Robert (Bob) Cartwright*, Attendant - Chauffeur
Email: damianofh@aol.com
Office Phone: 732-222-2312
Fax: 732-222-0238

Joe Ottaviano*, Attendant - Chauffeur
Email: damianofh@aol.com
Office Phone: 732-222-2312
Fax: 732-222-0238


* Unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.