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Although they are not licensed funeral directors, these staff members are vitally important to the operation of our firm. These individuals make it possible for us to professionally coordinate funerals with the quality of service our community has come to expect from us.
|Debra Lee Mania, Funeral Home Assistant/Administrator|
Office Phone: 201-939-1050
Debra (Delle Chiaie) Mania was born in Paterson & raised in West Paterson (Garrett Mtn. section), where she graduated from St. Bonaventure's Elementary School, Passaic Valley HS and Tombrock College with an Early Childhood Degree.
She and her husband Angelo G. Mania reside in Pompton Plains where they raised two wonderful sons, Anthony and Matthew, and now added to the family, our wonderful daughter-in-law Ashley, (Anthony’s wife) and their beautiful daughter, Evelyn, born Sept 8th, 2014.
Debra began her career working as a professional recruiter in Fairfield for 4 years. She took her sales experience to Deluxe Check Printers for the next 3 years, where she was their first female Inside Sales Rep. among a group of 15 young men, (this was in the late 70's).
She happily began her family and after a few years continued to work part-time to be able to continue to devote more time to her young family. Debra was employed for 3 years as a nursery school teacher and for the following 10 years was employed by the Economic Press as an Inside Sales Rep. After the sale of the Economics Press to an out of state firm, Debra began to work from home for the next 8 years to continue her inside sales position for the out of state company and managed a group of 4 people who also worked from home as inside sales Rep.'s.
In 2011, Debra joined her husband Angelo at the Funeral Home to oversee all functions of the office, including bookkeeping and HR, along with the decorating and updating of the funeral home. However, what is most important and meaningful to her, is assisting Angelo and the families on the morning of the funerals.
Debra’s hobbies are home decorating, staging for family and friends, and collecting sea glass with Angelo on the beach.
Debra is not Licensed & is not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.
|Theresa Wipper, Office Secretary|
Office Phone: 201-939-1050
Theresa and her husband Ben currently reside in Rutherford.
In 2009, she became our Office Secretary and is a valuable addition to the staff by bringing years of office experience.
As a Rutherford resident, she can recommend to families where to find our town's rich amenities.
Theresa is the kind voice you will hear when you call and who can help you find answers to any question you may have.
She is sincere and compassionate and offers personalized care to all our families.
Theresa is not licensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.
|Debbie (Eleanor) Bjorkner, Family Concierge|
Office Phone: 201.939.1050
Debbie (Eleanor) was raised in Kearny and is a 1976 graduate of Kearny High School. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and pursued a BA in Accounting, Political Science and Business Management. She is a member of the Rutherford Bible Chapel and the Past Vice President of West Hudson South Bergen Chamber of Commerce.
She has been a familiar face at the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home for over 18 years as our family concierge during visiting hours. Her personal interaction with bereaved families is of the highest ethical standard. We are always complimented by families about her sincerity and compassion. She is musically talented and plays her trumpet by request for the families we serve.
She has also owned and operated the Auto Detailing Center in Kearny for the past 22 years and established Bjorkner's Motorcycle Detailing in 2009. She is 3M-certified and has been the Guest Consultant of the Greater New York Auto Show for the past 10 years.
Debbie is not licensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or conduct funerals.