The Bradley family has been serving the area since 1943, and today with funeral homes in five towns, our team of experienced and compassionate professionals is ready to not only meet, but exceed your expectations. Whether it’s working with you one-on-one to develop your pre-planning checklist or going the extra mile to provide you with a service your family and friends will be talking about for years, our extraordinary level of customer service is second to none.
In 1987, Scott W. Bradley followed in his father's footsteps and joined Bradley & Son Funeral Homes as owner and managing partner. Scott graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and received his Mortuary Science degree at the American Academy/McAllister Institute. He possesses a Masters degree in Social Work which enables him to help the people left behind compassionately and professionally. Since receiving his M.S.W. from New York University, Scott has been treating patients with a full range of diagnoses from schizophrenia to general anxiety at various community mental healthcare centers in northern New Jersey and at the Center for Life Transition, which he founded in 1999. He continued his clinical training and graduated from the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP) in Livingston, NJ with a Certification in Psychoanalysis in 2013.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Clarkson University in 1991, Chris graduated from American Academy McAllister Institute in 1992 with his Mortuary Science degree. He is a third-generation funeral director, grandson of founder Wm. A. Bradley. He lives in Cedar Knolls with his wife, Renee, and two sons. Chris is active in many community organizations, including the Chatham Jaycees and the Hanover Rotary. When not at work, he looks to spend as much time as possible pursuing his favorite outdoor activities.
After years of working in the banking industry, John realized his true calling was funeral service and went on to obtain his Mortuary Science degree at American Academy McAllister Institute in 1999. John participated in a number of organizations during mortuary science school and achieved special awards such as the Dr. John McAllister Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship, the Wm. F. Flooks, Sr. Award for Proficiency in Clinical Embalming and other awards signifying his commitment to funeral service. John and his wife, Debbie, have three children. He is a member of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and Madison Rotary.
A graduate of St. John's University in Staten Island and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City, Lauren began her career with a Bachelor's Degree in Funeral Service Administration. She appeared on the Dean's List every semester at St. John's, was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. She served her apprenticeship with two family-owned funeral homes in Jersey City, and she joined the Bradley family in August 2003. Currently, Lauren is a member of the Rotary Club of Union and in her spare time she enjoys rooting for the NY Rangers, Yankees and Jets and visiting craft breweries.
Patrick was born and raised in Summit and moved to Chatham in 1991. He graduated from Summit High School in 1985 and received his professional training at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in NYC. He earned his Funeral Directors license in 1993 and has over 21 years experience in the funeral profession. Patrick is a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit, the Cub Scouts of St. Patrick Church in Chatham, the Knights of Columbus Summit Council #783 and is actively involved in coaching his sons' sporting activities with the Chatham Recreation Programs. He is married to Maria Frasso Reynolds and has three sons.
Ron has been a N.J. Licensed Funeral Director since 1977, specializing in advance funeral planning since 1994. He has been trained as a Certified Preplanning Consultant by the National Funeral Directors Association. His primary focus is to help families preplan funeral, cemetery, and cremation arrangements in advance, while emotions are calm and rational decisions may be made. Ron is Immediate Past President of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association and is active in his community. He serves on the Union Township Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Union, and he’s a member of the Union Council 4504 Knights of Columbus. Ron is also a parishioner and usher of Holy Spirit Church, Union, and has recently been named chairman of the bereavement team. Ron and his wife Mary reside in Union, have four children, enjoy road trips, and spending time with their three grandchildren.
Community Outreach Liaison, Certified Celebrant, Tribute Planner
Austin was born and raised in NJ and spent time in the US Navy aboard the USS Constellation in San Diego, CA, where he worked in several different service areas ranging from recruiting to television production to retail management. Austin has been with Bradley & Son Funeral Homes since 1995, contributing in varied roles including Funeral Celebrant/Tribute Planner to his latest role as Community Outreach Liaison. Now, Austin’s primary mission is to help grow our business and create brand awareness by working directly within the communities surrounding all five of our Bradley Funeral Home locations. During his time away from work, Austin plays amateur baseball in the NJABA for the Black River Moose of Far Hills, NJ. He spends his down time rooting for the NY Yankees and the Chicago Bears, staying active, visiting breweries, cooking, and taking care of his beloved Snowshoe cat "Mr. Chip."
Peter joined Bradley & Son Funeral Homes in 2004, following a 17-year career as an owner/operator in automotive supply and auto repair. Peter has been an exempt member of the Chatham Volunteer Fire Department since 1993. Married with two children, Peter enjoys Giants football, fishing, hunting, and traveling with his family.
Your Personal Customer Service Team
From the first phone call or emailed question, these professionals are here for you.
Peggy Norton joined Bradley Funeral Homes in 2014 as Funeral Executive Assistant. She is often your first point of contact with Bradley, and rest assured, she will personally guide you through every step in making funeral or cremation arrangements with us.
Nicci Hill joined Bradley Funeral Homes in early 2019 as Bookkeeper and expertly manages our accounts payable and receivable. She is ready to help you through the entire financial process.
Michelle Sblendorio After working in customer service for over 25 years, I had the pleasure of working at Saint James the Apostle Church in Springfield, NJ for seven (7) years where I had the opportunity to work in a faith filled welcoming community and with wonderful co-workers whom I now call friends. One of my many responsibilities was to meet with grieving families, arrange funeral masses, and sing for many of them. I am happy to now be part of the Bradley Funeral Homes team! My hope is to bring a joyful spirit to those in need and a positive reinforcement to my new coworkers.
On a personal level, I have 2 beautiful children whom I adore and cherish. I continue to sing at St. James, and I keep active with beach volleyball, weight training and theatre.
Integral to our success is the hard work and dedication of our team of Family Care Liaisons, including: Norm Bremner | Chris Bull | Bob Krygoski | Jerry Smith | Jim Kling | Timothy Leonard | Wayne Smith | John Bradley
Please contact us with any questions you may have about our staff or services.