Left: Matthew Bruce - Michael J. Farrow - Kevin L. Mercadante - Robert Kalagher - Stephen F. Gemelli - Michelle (Mercadante) Elworthy - Ricky Lukasevicz - Mark Gerardi - Angela (Gemelli) Lukasevicz - Sharon (Mercadante) Kalagher - Michelina Salerno
All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. 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.
Born August 14, 1955 in Worcester. He is the son of our founders Louis and Lorraine Mercadante. He is married to Katherine (Leonard) Mercadante; they have three children Kristopher, Michelle and Melissa. He grew up in the Lake Quinsigamond Section of Worcester, graduated from North High school in 1973. He then received his bachelors Degree in Business from the Military College of Vermont Norwich University in 1977. His Associates Degree in Funeral Service from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston in 1980. Spent 2 years in the U.S.Army at Ft Sill OK and 12 years in the Mass Army National Guard. Retiring as a Major in 1995. He has been President of Mercadante Funeral Home inc 1979. He is dedicated to the Care and the compassion of each and ever person who trusts us to serve them.
Born in Cambridge, Stephen grew up in Grafton, and has been a resident of Worcester since 1991. He graduated from Grafton High School in 1985, and in 1987 from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston with a degree in Mortuary Science. While working as a full time funeral director since 1987 here at Mercadante, he earned a degree in Business Administration from Eastern Nazarene College, while attending night school. Stephen is active in his community and has served as chair person and co-chair for the various fund raising events throughout Worcester. A member of The National Funeral Directors Association, Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association, where he served on the board of directors, and a Past President of the Greater Worcester Funeral Directors Association, he is a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, and is past president of the Shrewsbury Kiwanis Club.
Born in Gardner, Michael grew up in Lancaster, and has been a resident of Worcester since 2002. He graduated from Nashoba Regional High School in 1995. Michael received his Bachelors from Framingham State College with a double major in chemistry and biology. He received his Masters in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an Associate in Applied Science in Funeral Service from FINE Mortuary College in Norwood,where he graduated in 2002. Michael became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in November of 2003. Michael is active in his community. He is a member of Saint Joan of Arc Church, The National Funeral Directors Association, Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association, Greater Worcester Funeral Directors Association, and The American Society of Embalmers.
Michelle Mercadante Elworthy, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Born in Worcester, MA, growing up in the Grafton Hill Area and still remains a resident in Worcester. She is the granddaughter to our late founders Louis and Lorraine (Derosier) Mercadante and the daughter of the current CEO Kevin L. Mercadante. She graduated from St. Peter Marian Central Catholic Jr. /Sr. High School in 2002. Michelle received her Bachelors in Science of Business Administration from Nichols College in Dudley, MA in 2006. She then received her Associate in Applied Science in Funeral Service from FINE Mortuary College in Norwood, where she graduated in 2006. Michelle became a registered funeral director and licensed embalmer in 2009. She is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association. She is dedicated to the care and final farewell of your loved ones.