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LICENSED STAFF

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are met. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  We are proud to have them on our staff.


Louis G. Aloia, President - Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3372
Email: Louis@aloiafuneral.com

Louis G. Aloia is the son of Louis A. and Annette "Peachie" Aloia, founders of the Aloia Funeral Home, and a lifelong resident of Garfield.  He attended Don Bosco High School, St. Peters College, and McAllister Mortuary School and received his license in 1977.  He is married to the former Rosemarie D'Angelo, and they are the parents of six children, Brendan, Maria, Paola, Madalyn, Andrea, and Adrienne. and grandfather of six.  He is former Mayor of Garfield, and a current third term Councilman of Garfield.  He is an active board member of the Garfield Chamber of Commerce, a commissioner of the Garfield Housing Authority, a member of Garfield Volunteer Fire Company 3, an Honorary Life Member of the Garfield VFW Post 2867, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, Past President of Garfield UNICO, Past President of the Holy Name Society and Past President of the Finance Committee of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Past Member of the Garfield Redevelopment Agency, Past VIce President of the Garfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and is involved in many other community functions.

Rosemarie A. Aloia, Director, NJ Lic. No. 3829
Email: Rosemarie@aloiafuneral.com

Rosemarie A. Aloia is a native of Paterson and has been a resident of Garfield since 1989.  She is a graduate of Syracuse University, Columbia University, and Mercer County Community College with her funeral degree in 1986.  She is married to Louis G. Aloia, and they are the parents of six children, Brendan, Maria, Paola, Madalyn, Andrea, and Adrienne, and grandmother of six.  She is serving her third term as a Garfield School Board Trustee, is a Garfield Redevelopment Agency Member, and has been President of the Garfield Chamber of Commerce for the past 10 years. She is an accomplished musician, recently retiring as organist from Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church after 20 years.  She is currently President of Garfield AARP Chapter 2470, Director of the Garfield Champions Senior Chorus, and is a member of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Choir in Newark.  She is Past President of the Garfield Ladies of UNICO, Past President of the Italian-American Women's Forum of Lodi, Past Vice-President of the Garfield Women's Club, and former Choir Director of the St. Therese Children's Choir, Garfield.  

Andrea R. Gilkes, CFSP, Director, N.J. Lic. No. 4114
Email: Andrea@aloiafuneral.com

Andrea R. Gilkes,  a fifth generation funeral director, has been working in the family business since 1990.  Andrea was raised in Clifton and has been a resident of Garfield since 1989.  She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Mercer County Community College with her Funeral Degree in 1994.  She is married to Gregory Gilkes and they have two children, Aaron and Rosemarie.  Andrea is Past President of the Garfield Rotary and has served as a Lector for the past 20 years at Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church. Her hobbies include Kayaking, Skiing/Snowboarding, Cycling, and Camping.