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Colonial Funeral Home Staff

Colonial Funeral Home understands how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring funeral home staff work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. Our staff takes pride in being a Staten Island funeral home. We are located between the New Dorp and Oakwood neighborhoods, but we look to service all families in Staten Island.
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For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please take time to meet and read the bios of Colonial Funeral Home’s funeral directors and staff members.

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Anthony Lanza, Owner, Funeral Director

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  Michael Lanza, Funeral Director

Mr. Lanza was raised in Staten Island. He is a graduate of St. John Villa Academy, Monsignor Farrell High School, St. Johns University and the American Academy of McAllister Institute of Funeral Sevice. He is a Licensed Funeral Director in New York State and has been since 1994. He has been licensed in New Jersey since 1995. Mr. Lanza currently resides in the New Dorp section of the Island and is very active in the community. He is a board member of the GRACE foundation, which supports the Island's autistic children in addition to supporting and assisting the Eden II School for Autistic Children.  

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  Gary M. Ottino, Manager

Mr. Ottino was born and raised in Staten Island. He is a graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School and Miami Dade School of Mortuary Science. Mr. Ottino has been a New York State Licensed Funeral Director for over 30 years. He has been a member of the Colonial Funeral Home family since 1981 and is presently the manager of our Staten Island location.  

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  Lewis G. Rovegno, Funeral Director

Mr. Rovegno has been a business partner with Anthony Lanza for over 25 years. He was born and raised in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, but he currently resides in Queens. Mr. Rovegno has been New York State Licensed Funeral Director since 1972. He is extremely dedicated to serving people and is an active member of his community. Mr. Rovegno supports numerous churches, civic organizations and charities.  

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