Local Funeral Home Creates a Drive-Through Chapel

Christopher Farrugio, General Manager of the Leo. P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street in Stamford, recently quoted a well-known proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention." Chris used this quote when referring to the most recent service he is able to offer members of our local communities.

Understanding the importance of having community support, associates at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home created a temporary "window" in the funeral home chapel where friends and relatives are able to drive-by to show their support, offer condolences and adhere to the current restrictions while remaining safe.

Farrugio says, "For many, having that final opportunity to view a friend or loved one after he or she has passed, is an important part of the grieving process. Over the past couple of months we have had to limit the number of people who could be part of a viewing in our chapel. Unfortunately, many families have missed out on the support and closure that an open visitation can bring."

Chris and a former associate and long-time friend, William Villanova, President of Frank E. Campbell – The Funeral Chapel in New York City, worked alongside one another in planning and creating the outdoor viewing space.

Known for excellence, Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home has been providing high level customer service to Stamford, Greenwich and surrounding communities for over 90 years. The ability to respond to these unprecedented times and allow families to have their relatives and friends support them, albeit through glass, is important.

In addition to the creation of the outdoor viewing space, the funeral home has remained committed to the health and well-being of the community, guests and associates by offering phone and email arrangements, offering free, online streaming of funeral services, and following all CDC guidance and regulations.

Chris remains hopeful that the community will "go back to normal" and be able to experience the very best that the city has to offer. Until then, the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home remains a trusted resource for local residents and all who call upon them in their greatest time of need.

The Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Homes are located in Stamford, Greenwich and Monroe, CT. Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Homes offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence to celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit LeoPGallagher.com.


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