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Moriah Doyle Monsif

Moriah Doyle Monsif

Licensed Funeral Director

Moriah is both a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  She graduated from Lauralton Hall in Milford and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Lehigh University.  Moriah attended the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service and graduated with honors in 2010.  She received the George “Buddy” Wolfe Memorial Award at graduation for proficiency in clinical embalming.  She is a member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association as well as the National Funeral Directors Association.   

Moriah knows personally what a family deals with in the course of losing a loved one.  In 2010, Moriah suddenly lost her mother and fellow funeral director, Colleen Doyle Britt, daughter of Gregory Doyle.   Moriah is both caring and experienced.  She understands intuitively the level of attention families require when going through the difficult stages of grief.  “Growing up in the area, it feels good to be able to serve the local communities and be there for those who were there for me growing up,” says Moriah
Moriah enjoys golf, running, and being a mom to her three young children.

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Andrea K. Blackwood

Andrea K. Blackwood

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Andrea has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for the past 15 years. After receiving an associate’s degree in Human Services, Gerontology and a certificate in Therapeutic Recreation from Gateway Community Technical College, she wanted to follow her strong desire to help make the last part of life an easier transition. In 1999 she graduated from the Mortuary Science Program at Briarwood College in Southington. She is a member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. 

During her career as a funeral director, Andrea has continued to honor the lives of loved ones and has assisted families in creating a lasting tribute. Her passion and empathy comes from the heart. 

Andrea has made Milford her home since 2006 and is an active member of the First United Church of Christ Congregational in Milford. She enjoys the many community events Milford has to offer. She loves spending time with her two children, Abigail and Adam. They enjoy spending time outdoors at the beach, camping, taking walks in their neighborhood and visiting with friends. 

Andrea is honored to serve the members of our community at their most difficult time. 

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Cheryl Adams

Cheryl Adams

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Becoming a Funeral Director was a midlife career change for Cheryl after working in the health care field for 25 years. She graduated magna cum laud from Lincoln College of New England with an AAS in Mortuary Science and served as an Officer of the Mortuary Science Club during her time there.

Education has always been an important aspect of Cheryl’s life, having earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Master’s degree in Public Health. Cheryl has always enjoyed working with families during difficult times to provide comfort, understanding, and guidance. As a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, it is her privilege to provide postmortem care with the utmost respect and dignity that your loved one deserves, while guiding you through the planning of a funeral, celebration of life, or whatever you feel will best honor your loved one.

Cheryl lives in Southbury with her husband and two cats. She enjoys walking in the park, exploring nature and history, reading, travelling and time spent with her adult children.

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