At Munson-Lovetere, our licensed funeral directors are available to assist you, any time of the day or night. Our professional staff includes Lissa Lovetere-Stone, the niece of the late Joseph P. Lovetere, Kevin P. Gallagher, Christine Morneault and Robyn Dostie Esposito. We are the only funeral home in the area with four licensed funeral directors available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Families are reassured by this heritage of family ownership, attention to detail and service.
Licensed Funeral Director and President
Lissa Lovetere-Stone, the niece of the late Joseph P. Lovetere, currently serves as President of the Funeral Home. A lifelong resident of the Woodbury-Southbury area, she is a graduate of Holy Cross High School in Waterbury. She received a Bachelors Degree from Boston University and an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science from Mount Ida College.
Lissa is the third generation to work at her family’s funeral homes where she has been a licensed funeral director since 1990.
She is well known and active in the local business community, most recently serving on the Board of Directors for both the Woodbury & Southbury Business Associations. A resident of Bethlehem, she is married to Mark D. Stone, and is a mother of two children, Andrew and Evelyn.
Lissa is proud of continuing the commitment to the community that her family started decades ago. The family-owned, independently operated funeral home continues to maintain respect among the local townspeople.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
For Kevin Patrick Gallagher, the funeral service profession runs in his blood. As Munson-Lovetere’s senior funeral director, Kevin’s legacy comes from growing up with the family business, Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Inc. in Stamford & Greenwich.
Over the past 45 years, Kevin has handled thousands of crime scenes and high-profile/celebrity cases. He has worked with the likes of former CT Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Wayne Carver and renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee.
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.
Kevin prides himself on treating his clients with a deep compassion and sensitivity. His own profound personal experience with loss, coupled with his lifelong experience, enables him to uniquely serve the families that rely on him during one of the most difficult times of their lives.
Kevin is an active member of the Woodbury Lions Club and proudly participates in many charitable events. He is an avid reptile expert and currently brings his live animal show to schools and organizations across NY & CT, including entertainment venues in Manhattan.
He lives in Southbury with his
wife Ayde, a marketing professional for CT State, who also assists him
part-time in the funeral home. Together, their family includes three adult
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Chrissie R. Morneault graduated from Lincoln College of New England with honors and has joined the Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home family.
personality and positive attitude helps families feel confident and supported
in their deepest time of life. She prides herself on the care she takes and the
service she provides.
An animal lover with great maternal instincts, Chrissie feels
it is an honor to serve the families in our community.
Office Manager / Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer / Certified Crematory Operator
Robyn Dostie Esposito grew up in Woodbury and graduated from Nonnewaug High School. She graduated from Lincoln College of New England with a degree in Mortuary Science.
Robyn joined the military right out of high school and served six years with the Army National Guard as a 63W, Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Repairer, and takes great pride in assisting our families with the Veterans Benefits afforded to them.
Robyn is active in the Youth Lacrosse program in Watertown where she was the founding director of the Girls Youth Lacrosse program and where she still coaches her children.
Robyn lives in Watertown with her children Chelsea, Gabrielle and Franklyn.