In this difficult time, let our family help yours. Learn more about who we are and what we do in the bios below. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services.
Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Co-Owner and CEO
A fifteen-year veteran of Funeral Service, every opportunity to serve the Jewish Community has been important to Glenn. With the experience of ownership of three Connecticut funeral homes, Glenn and his wife started Blumenstein Funerals: because easing suffering is at the core of what they do, and providing that compassion to their community has always been paramount.
Tiffany spent her early career with the U.S. Military, where she honed her skills in operations, logistics and civil engineering. She brought those skills with her when she entered the corporate world and was able to bring the unique experiences from her military career into the commercial sector. After meeting Glenn and learning of his passion for the funeral industry, she realized quickly that they both shared a common vision for easing people’s grief. And unlike many in the industry, she doesn’t look backwards to what has been done, she’s looking forward, toward the future and to what is possible. “Dedicated service seems to be lost with many larger corporations that are slow to change…I know we can do it better!”
Kevin P. Gallagher
Kevin Patrick Gallagher's legacy as a funeral director started in the mid-1970s, in his family business, Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Inc. in Stamford & Greenwich. In 1984, Kevin graduated cum laude from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Science in Boston, MA, as president of his class and with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science. As a funeral service professional, Kevin prides himself on treating the families he serves with a deep compassion and sensitivity. His own profound personal experience with loss, coupled with his lifelong experience, enables him to uniquely serve those that rely on him during one of the most difficult times of their lives. In 2019, Kevin was recognized for 35 years of licensure by the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA). Kevin is an avid reptile expert and currently brings his live animal educational programs to schools and organizations across CT & NY. He lives in Berlin with his wife Ayde, a social media and web marketing professional.
Preneed Funeral Director, All Locations
Amber has a diverse professional background in the funeral industry. She is a licensed funeral director as well as a licensed life insurance producer. In addition, Amber is a certified Preplanning Consultant through the NFDA. Amber is actively involved with funeral planning seminars and health fairs seeking to raise awareness of the importance of pre-planning. Additional important aspects of Amber's professional career revolve around collaborating with funeral homes, attorneys, conservators, and elder care facility directors to facilitate asset protection, commonly for Title 19 qualification. Amber lives in Sturbridge, MA with her husband and two daughters. In her down time, she enjoys hiking and traveling.
Karen joined the Manchester Funeral Home after 24+ years as an Administrative Assistant II, House Manager, and Case Manager in a Substance abuse/Halfway house that serviced residents from the Department of Corrections. She is a Connecticut native, who served in the United States Air Force from 1978-1983. While in the Air Force, Karen worked in Transportation. She later cross trained and became an On-the-Job Training Manager. Karen’s conscientious manner and proclivity for attending to others in need, make her an asset to any team, but her tireless dedication provides the foundation for our seamless day-to-day operation. When she is not working, Karen enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Tanner has been studying under Glenn for two years. He brings a unique perspective on social dynamics as a member of a minority group, which affords him a specialized ease in developing rapport with underserved communities. He is amiable, honest, and a great communicator. He is also a fun-loving person. Tanner joined us as he entered mortuary school, and quickly became an indispensable member of our team, learning the intricacies of Jewish Funerals well. Having now graduated, Tanner joins our team full-time as a Funeral Director practicing right next to his mentor, Glenn Blumenstein.
Stephen "Steve' St. John
Stephen St. John (“Steve”) is our newest Funeral Assistant, having come to us for a career change after seven years working with children as a Registered Behavioral Technician and Special Education Paraprofessional. He brings a unique level of compassion to our funeral home that we expect will help him blossom into a caring and dedicated Funeral Director at the completion of his education. He currently attends Goodwin College for Mortuary Science, and is learning under the expert tutelage of Glenn and Kevin through experience and exposure to the field. Steve is also the proud father to five-year-old Autumn.
Blumenstein Funeral Home | 142 East Center Street | Manchester,
CT06040 | Tel: (860) 243-6000 | Fax: |