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Stamford Funeral Home Receives National Award

The Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street in Stamford, has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2018 Pursuit of Excellence Award. This is the third year in a row that this funeral home has received this award. Only 159 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Leo P. Gallagher & Son among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards and providing unsurpassed service to families and communities.

To earn an NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award, a participating funeral home must meet or exceed business standards set forth by the program and demonstrate proficiency in key areas of funeral service, such as compliance with state and federal regulations; providing ongoing education and professional development opportunities for staff; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement within the community; participating and actively serving in the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Participants are also required to adhere to a Pledge of Ethical Practices.

"Leo P. Gallagher and Son's voluntary participation in the Pursuit of Excellence Award program reflects a clear determination to exceed the expectations of those they serve," said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE. "This prestigious recognition assures families of the high-quality, compassionate service they will receive the moment they walk through the funeral home's front door."

"After 90 years of committed service to the Stamford community we are proud to carry on a tradition of excellence with this award," said Christopher Farrugio, general manager of the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Homes of Stamford and Greenwich. "It is an honor to be part of this special group of funeral service industry leaders."

More information about the NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award program can be found on the association's website, www.nfda.org/pursuitofexcellence.

The Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home is a proud Dignity Memorial® provider in Stamford. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 2,000 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America's most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers 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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