Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are here for you.

Owner/Manager -NJ Lic.#4071

At the young age of seven, after taking his first tour of a funeral
home, Stephen J. Priola expressed an interest in the funeral service
profession. Unlike most children, who change their career ideals at
the drop of a hat, Stephen maintained his interest throughout his
youth. He began working in funeral homes at age 16 while he was still
enrolled in Parsippany High School, from which he later graduated from
in 1987. He went on to Drew University in Madison, NJ where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Sociology in 1991. In 1992, after being awarded membership in Mu Sigma Alpha, a Mortuary Science Honor Society, Stephen graduated Cum Laude from the American Academy/McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York, New York.

Stephen Priola is heavily involved in the local community. He is a
longtime member of St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Parsippany where he serves on the Parish Finance Council, as an usher, Eucharistic
Minister, and member of the Lazarus and Adoration ministries. He is a
member and Past President of the Parsippany Rotary Club, a member and Past President of the Montville UNICO Club, and the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus Council in Montville. He is also a member of the
Parsippany and Montville Township Chambers of Commerce, and the
Hiawatha Business Owner's Association. Mr. Priola is a member and
former board member of the New Jersey State Funeral Director's
Association and the Morris County Funeral Director's Association where he served three terms as President.
Justin J. Berardi
CFSP, Funeral Director- NJ Lic. # 5218

Becoming a Funeral Director has always been my life's ambition. My
professional career in Funeral Service  began in 2015. Soon
thereafter, I enrolled in mortuary school at Eastwick College where I
was elected President of the Funeral Service Student Association. I
spent my time tutoring and organizing student involvement activities
both academic and philanthropic. In 2018, I graduated at the top of my
class as a member of the National Honor Society Alpha Beta Kappa. In
2021, I earned my designation as a Certified Funeral Service
Practitioner (CFSP), awarded by the Academy of Professional Funeral
Service Practice, Inc.

Funeral Service is my lifelong dedication, I am passionate about
helping families with the process of creating a funeral that is
memorable and a special farewell for their loved one. As a committed
and passionate Director, I look forward to thriving and growing with
S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service and this ever-changing