OGR member recognized as Funeral Director of the Year by 'American Funeral Director' magazine

Geri Oliverie, manager and owner of Oliverie Funeral Home in Manchester Township, New Jersey, has been selected as "American Funeral Director" magazine's 2020 Funeral Director of the Year.

Oliverie became a funeral director in 1986. She opened her first funeral home in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1987, and joined OGR the same year. She moved her operation from Lakehurst to its current location in Manchester in the year 2000, and plans to open a 19,000 square foot second location with a banquet hall in Jackson this May.

Geri Oliverie, manager and owner of OGR member Oliverie Funeral Home in Manchester Township, N.J., appears on the cover of the December 2020 issue of 'American Funeral Director' magazine as she was announced their Funeral Director of the Year for 2020. (image courtesy Kates-Boylston Publications)"I love helping families plan their passing and funerals," Oliverie said. "I never regretted the field I chose and hope to continue helping families in their time of need for many years to come in new and different ways here in Manchester and in the new location in Jackson, which will have the grief counseling center and the banquet center, 'The Wisteria.' My dream is to help families in all phases of grief, before, during and beyond in many new ways that the future holds for us.”

"We received submissions from many outstanding funeral directors from across the country," said Allison Sullivan, publisher of Kates-Boylston Publications, the company that publishes "American Funeral Director." “Geri Oliverie stood out for her more than 30 years of service and commitment to her community. Her boundless energy is impressive not only for the work she has done in funeral service, but how she is always there to help charities and numerous other events.”

Oliverie isn't the only OGR member to be honored by other organizations in 2020. Four of the seven funeral homes named the "Best of the Best" by the National Funeral Directors Association in 2020 were Golden Rule Funeral Homes: Arlington Memorial Chapels – Quezon City, Metro Manila, Phillipines; Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc. – Franklin, Penn.; Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. – West Seneca, N.Y.; and Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service – North Chesterfield, Va.

Have you or another OGR member you know been recognized for your work? Email Communications Director Evan Hoffmeyer with the information. We love sharing good news about our members!

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