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.
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|
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 fifth term Councilman of Garfield, 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 board member of the Garfield Chamber of Commerce, Past Commissioner of the Garfield Housing Authority, 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|
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 served three terms as a Garfield School Board Trustee, is a past Garfield Redevelopment Agency Member, and was the Past President and founder of the Garfield Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. She is an accomplished musician, recently retiring as organist from Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church after 20 years and was the Director of the Garfield Champions Senior Chorus. She is currently 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, Past Presided of the Garfield AARP Chapter 2470 for 10 years, and former Choir Director of the St. Therese Children's Choir, Garfield.
|Andrea R. Gilkes, CFSP, Director, N.J. Lic. No. 4114|
Andrea R. Gilkes, a fifth generation funeral director, has been working in the family business since childhood. She became an intern in 1990 until getting her license in 1994, becoming a Certified Funeral Service Professional early in her career. Andrea was raised in Clifton and has been a resident of Garfield since 1989. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Owner Management from the University of South Carolina - Columbia, and she was awarded the Dean’s Award for the Most Outstanding Business Student in 1993. In addition, she was a member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, Delta Sigma Pi - Senior Vice President, Judicial Board, four year member of the University of South Carolina Marching Band, President of the Dorm Association, and is a life member of the Alumni Association. Andrea then attended Mercer County Community College receiving her Funeral Degree in 1994. Andrea was the class president of Sigma Phi Sigma Fraternity, and recipient of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice Scholarship, the New Jersey State Funeral Director’s Association Scholarship, and the Passaic County Funeral Director’s Association Scholarship. Andrea is Past President of the Garfield Rotary and was a Lector for 20 years at Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church. She was also a member of the Italian-American Women’s Forum of Lodi, the Garfield Women’s Club, and the Garfield Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, Andrea was recognized by the Marine Corps League receiving the honor of the Distinguished Citizen Award and Distinguished Citizen Medal. She is married to Gregory Gilkes and they have two children, Aaron and Rosemarie. Her hobbies include Kayaking, Skiing/Snowboarding, Cycling, and Camping.