Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 860-283-9194 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


D. Scott Griffith

D. Scott Griffith

Managing Partner

A Waterbury native and second generation funeral director, Scott is a graduate of Saints Peter and Paul Grammar School, Sacred Heart High School and the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts, where received his degree in funeral service. He began his career in funeral service in 1988 with the Lyons Funeral Home and the Bergin Funeral Home in Waterbury, working for William J. Bergin at the time. In 1995, he went to work for a funeral home in Litchfield, eventually becoming manager. In June 2005, Scott decided to return home to Waterbury and accepted the position as managing partner of the Bergin Funeral Home and the Lyons Funeral Home.

An active member of the community, Scott is a member of the Waterbury Lodge B.P.O. Elks #265, Harmony Lodge #42 A.F. & A.M., and the Waterbury Rotary Club (Past President), a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville and a volunteer member of the Development Committee of the Palace Theater. He is also a member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association and serves as a clinical embalming examiner for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Scott resides in Watertown with his wife, Michele (Mailhot), and their three children, Christopher, Drew and Sarah.

Daniel H. Woods

Daniel H. Woods

Funeral Director

Dan is a lifelong resident of Waterbury. He is a graduate of Blessed Sacrament Grammar School, Sacred Heart High School and the Lincoln College of New England, where he received his degree in funeral service. While he was enrolled at Lincoln College of New England, Dan started working with us as a funeral assistant in spring 2007 and is now taking an active role in the business as a full-time employee.

Valerie  Leo

Valerie Leo

Funeral Director

Valerie is a Naugatuck resident and a graduate of Naugatuck High School. She began her education in Funeral Service at Lincoln College of New England in Southington before transferring to New England Institute of Funeral Service in Newton, Massachusetts, where she received her degree in 2014. Valerie is now working with us as a licensed funeral director and is truly honored to serve families in their time of need.

Mr. Scott H. Potter

Mr. Scott H. Potter

Funeral Assistant



John Cavanaugh

John Cavanaugh

Funeral Assistant



Vincent Anelli

Vincent Anelli

Funeral Assistant



Michael L. Dunn

Michael L. Dunn

Funeral Assistant



Drew Griffith

Drew Griffith

Funeral Assistant



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