Fuller Funeral Home-Cremation Service in Naples, FL

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Meet Our Staff - Naples, FL

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 239-417-5000 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Kim M. Borselli

Kim M. Borselli

Managing Partner

Kim M. Borselli was born in New Jersey and grew up working and managing funeral homes around the state. In 2001 he and his family moved to Broward county Florida where he managed cemeteries and funeral home in Broward and Dade Counties.

In 2014 he came to Naples, Florida as managing Partner for Fuller Funeral Homes.  His three children still reside in Palm Beach county attending college. Kim is a member of the Naples Italian American Club Foundation, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Naples North Rotary Club, the Collier 100 club. Kim also is an active member of the Nightingales Nurses Tribute Society and sits on the Board of Directors of the Avow Hospice Foundation.

A member and treasurer of St. Agnes Knights of Columbus council 14202, also a member of the Color Core and fourth degree assembly # 3084.

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Michelle Callahan

Michelle Callahan

Managing Partner, East Naples Location

Michelle began her interest in the funeral profession at an early age in life. She is the 3rd generation of a long line of funeral directors and embalmers. She attended Morehead State University and Mid America College of Funeral Service earning a Bachelor Degree in Mortuary Science. Michelle was the former Co-Owner of Brashear-Callahan Funeral Home in Viper, Kentucky and has been fortunate to have managed major funeral homes in Georgia and Florida. She is the proud mother of one daughter, mother-in-law, and Nana Shell to two grandchildren. Michelle holds the honor of the title Kentucky Colonel, former member of the Dania Beach Lions Club and new resident of Naples, Florida.


Tim G. Miller

Tim G. Miller

Location Manager, East Naples

Tim is a longtime resident of Naples. He graduated from Naples High School in 1972 and later from Miami-Dade College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1975. He worked for a local family owned funeral home until 1994 when it was sold. He and his wife went to Cleveland, where he worked as a General Manager, for a large family owned business until he returned to Naples in 1994. He helped open Fuller Funeral Home in East Naples and continues to serve families as the Location Manager. He has served the funeral profession on various Boards, finance committees and as President of the National Association of Approved Morticians.

Tim is very active in Rotary and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Tim volunteers with several other local civic organizations and foundations and has served in an executive position with most. His hobbies and interests include fishing, and boating. His family is very important to him, including his wife Kay, children, Scott and Kristin, and grandchildren, Zachary, Katie and Mason.


Dannette A. Azpeitia

Dannette A. Azpeitia

Funeral Director

Dannette was born and raised in Miami, FL before moving to Naples in 2017. Dannette graduated from Southwest Senior High School and went on to attend Miami Dade College graduating with an Associate degree in Mortuary Science. She earned her Funeral Director/ Embalmer License in 2019.

Dannette brings many qualities to the families that she serves. She has an inherent work ethic, sharp organizational skills, patience, compassion and years of customer service experience. Dannette is also fluent in Spanish making all of her attributes making her a great asset to this profession.  

Being the newest Funeral Director with Fuller Funeral Home, Dannette is excited to work together with her colleagues to provide exceptional service to the families of Naples where she now calls HOME.


Jeffrey K. Tarvin CFSP

Jeffrey K. Tarvin CFSP

Funeral Director

HMC(AW) USN (Ret.)

Jeff was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved with his family to Naples, Florida in 1961. A 1976 graduate of Lely High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, where he trained as a Hospital Corpsman and Aerospace Medicine Technician. For the next 22 years, Jeff held a number of positions at various military and non-military locations worldwide: the American Embassy, London, England; Office of the Attending Physician to Congress, Washington, DC; the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (The Blue Angels); Naval Hospital, Guam; Naval Aerospace & Operational Medical Institute, Pensacola, Florida. Jeff retired from the Navy in September 1998, having attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

Following his military career, he attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where as class president and clinical laboratory assistant, he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree in 1999.

Following graduation, Jeff returned to Naples and affiliated with Hodges Funeral Chapel while completing Florida state licensure requirements. He received licensure as a Florida state funeral director and embalmer in March 2001. Recognizing growth potential, he moved to Milford, Ohio in April 2001 and received licensure as an Ohio state funeral director and embalmer in May 2002. Jeff returned home to Naples in September 2005 and affiliated with Fuller Funeral Home. He holds the professional designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), is a certified crematory operator, a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP), and a member of the Naples (downtown) Kiwanis. Jeff and his wife, Debra, have five grown children between them and reside in Naples.


Brian E. Laurent

Brian E. Laurent

Funeral Director

Brian began his career in funeral service in 1993. He is a graduate of the New England Institute in Boston and had worked in several well-established New England funeral homes. Brian moved to Marco Island and received his Florida Funeral Director/Embalmer's License and Human Crematory Operator certification. He began working at Hodges Funeral Chapel in Naples and joined Michael Fuller in establishing the Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road location in 1996.

Brian has been active in many community organizations in Boston and Naples, including Rotary International, Kiwanis, and Naples Young Professionals. He is on the Community Advisory Board with Avow Hospice and is a Third Degree Knights of Columbus and a member Cremation Association of North America and the National Funeral Directors Association. Brian currently lives in Naples and has two children, Brian Laurent, Jr. and Arianna Laurent. He is a member of the North Naples Kiwanis.


Debra J. Tarvin

Debra J. Tarvin

Administrative Assistant

Debra was born on the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and grew up in small towns in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Illinois. She moved from Chicago to Orlando, Florida in 1996 where she worked in the corporate accounting department for a day labor service. In 1999, Debra moved to Naples and affiliated with Hodges Funeral Chapel. It was there that she met her husband, Jeff.

In April 2001, Debra and Jeff moved to Milford, Ohio where they worked until returning to Naples and affiliating with Fuller Funeral Home in September 2005.

Debra has a daughter, Valarie, and 2 grandsons, Austin and Teagan, who live in Texas; two sons, Michael who lives Denver and Carmie who live in Naples; and two step-sons, Kevin and Greg.


Albert Speach

Albert Speach

Crematory Operator / Funeral Director Intern

I began my funeral service career in 1965 as an apprentice in Norfolk, VA. After one year,  I enlisted in the United States Air Force to serve our country. When I re-entered the civilian world I was employed as a sales associate with  Petroleum Equipment Company and from there moved on to sales associate for Sherwin Williams Automotive. In 1985, I was offered the opportunity to join the family business, Finity Apparel, in New York City where I eventually became COO. In 2002, we moved to Naples, FL where I immediately obtained my mortgage and real estate license. Eventually I held the position of President of the Bonita Springs/Estero Association of Realtors in 2010 and 2013. I began my position at Fuller Funeral Home in 2007. I am presently a Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice and also hold a Crematory Operator license. 


Michael F. Gordon

Michael F. Gordon

Crematory Operator



David Stallings

David Stallings

Funeral Director

David is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, ME with a B.A. in History and of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with an A.A.S. in Mortuary Science. Upon moving to Naples in 1994, he served his internship and was then engaged as a licensed Funeral Director with Johnson-Pittman Funeral Home. He then worked with Mike Fuller at Fuller Funeral Home for several years before accepting a position in Bonita Springs.

After 15 years, he is pleased to be back in Naples and serving the community he calls home. He brings 25 years of experience, as a Funeral Director, Embalmer and as a long-time resident of the community. He is looking forward to getting involved in Naples organizations focused on serving the community. David’s wife, Heather is a teacher at Calusa Park Elementary School and his daughter, Madison is a Senior at Lely High School.


Philip J. Chiappini

Philip J. Chiappini

Funeral Director

Philip J. Chiappini comes from the New England area. He was born in Framingham Massachusetts where his entire family is from. He was a 1973 graduate of Framingham South High School and he attended Massachusetts Bay Community College. Phil graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy in Boston. Graduating in 1977 he opened the Phillip J. Chiappini Funeral Home Framingham in 1979.

In 2001 he and his wife Susan moved to Naples, Florida. Philip remained in the funeral business and in 2018 he joined Fuller funeral home as our Pre-planning specialist. Phil and his wife live in North Naples and are members of St. Agnes Catholic Church.


Thomas Kleck

Thomas Kleck

Ambassador

Tom was born & raised in NW Pennsylvania. He worked as a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in that area for approximately 10 years.

Tom joined Fuller Funeral Home as a funeral assistant in 2010, after he retired from his Plastic’s machinery business in Indiana & moved to Naples. 

Tom is married to his wife Judy for 51 years & has 2 grown children & 6 grandchildren. 

He is an active member of St. Agnes Catholic Church & St.Agnes KofC.

Tom is also a CDD board supervisor & active resident in the Esplanade Golf & C. C. neighborhood.


Michael J. Queenan

Michael J. Queenan

Ambassador

Michael was born in Ealing, England and moved to New York where he lived for 18 years. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts. He spent 45 years in the retail automobile business as a sales manager and general manager. He later retired and moved to Naples, Florida. Some of his hobbies include golf, biking, and reading. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Agnes Church.


Robert Powell

Robert Powell

Ambassador

I grew up in Monett, Missouri which is a small town in the southwest part of the state. After high school graduation, I attended Missouri Southern College in Joplin, MO. After college, I moved to Tulsa, OK where I lived for nearly 30 years. That is where I met my wife, Brenda and we have been married since 1999.

I had a full time career in the men’s clothing retail industry for over 42 years. During that time, I was very fortunate to have worked for several outstanding family stores. Because I enjoy giving good customer service, I thoroughly enjoy assisting families in their most difficult time of grief at Fuller Funeral Home.  


Julie Morgan

Julie Morgan

Ambassador

I am originally from the Midwest. Funeral service has been a part of my life helping design and work in a funeral home that I was part owner. In 2008, after being a Snow Bird for several years, I decided to relocate here to the Naples area. Like most, I enjoy what the warm climate here has to offer. I am a golfer and love the beautiful courses Southwest Florida offers.


Lee Burwinkle

Lee Burwinkle

Ambassador

Lee Burwinkel has lived in Naples for thirty years. He is currently married and has one son and two grandsons living in Iowa. After fifteen years working in men’s clothing for a private company, he attended Worsham Mortuary School and became a funeral director. He retired early to care for his ill wife. He has now returned to the funeral business as an ambassador for Fuller Funeral Home.


Frank Rich

Frank Rich

Administration

Frank was born in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Naples in, 2007. “My goal was to retire in paradise, but I decided why wait for retirement, do it now”.

Frank a cosmetologist was active in the Hair Industry as a salon manager and color educator for a major hair coloring company, before moving to Naples.

While working at Fuller he also works as a Certified Nursing Assistant for a Home Health Care Company.

When not working Frank enjoys the beach, the sand and the water.  “Life is better when there is sunshine, it puts a smile on the faces of people.”


Edward Healy

Edward Healy

Ambassador

Edward Healy was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Willowick, Ohio. He worked as a machinist for 30 years before retiring to Naples, Florida in 2009 with his wife, Sandy. He started working at Fuller Funeral Home in 2016 as a Funeral Assistant. He enjoys living in Florida because of the warm weather and takes advantage of it by spending his days off at the pool.


James Frick

James Frick

Admin Assistant

Born and raised in the Suburbs of Washington DC of Maryland, from a family of 10 siblings. Majority of my professional life I have been in the Hospitality business working for the Marriott Corporation from the Head Quarters in Washington DC to their hotel chains between the Marriott and the Ritz Carlton. For a period of ten years owned and operated a furniture store in Alexandria, VA, until my move to South West Florida 12 years ago.  After living in seven different states throughout my life, I knew I would eventually would end up here in the state of Florida. 


Judy Margrey

Judy Margrey

Ambassador

Judith 'Judy' Margrey was a born and brought up in Rhode Island. She moved to Naples, Florida  24 years ago for the sunshine and relaxation and has called it home ever since.  She spent her first 18 years in Naples as a Merchandise Manager for two private country clubs in the golfing industry.  After retiring, Judy was called to Fuller Funeral Home as an Ambassador and has served in this role for the past 5 1/2 years.  "I believe it is a ministry that I have been called to do. I enjoy it very much."


Mitch Peters

Mitch Peters

Ambassador

Mitch joined the Fuller pre-need staff 1997 and then became a Fuller Ambassador for the opening of the East Naples location in 1999 following many years in the hospitality business, as entertainment director, for both Hilton and Marriott hotels. Still active in the music business, Mitch plays for many corporate and private events in the South Florida area, including services for Fuller Funeral Homes.


Stanley W. Lane

Stanley W. Lane

Ambassador

Stanley is a graduate of Drexel University earning a BS degree. He served our country in the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant. He is also the Founder of Eagles Fly for Leukemia with the Philadelphia Eagles Football team in 1973, in which they have raised over 12 million dollars for pediatric research and patient treatment.

At The Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Stanley became the Founder of the first Ronald McDonald House and Founder of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey in 1983 at Cooper Hospital in Camden New Jersey. There are now more than 365 Ronald McDonald Houses in the World today.

Stanley is a local member of the finance committee of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Naples, Florida, Member of the board of directors for Terrace Two Condo Association and Treviso Bay in Naples, Florida, and member of the insurance committee for Treviso Bay Master Homeowners Association.

He is married to Christine Lane, MSW, LCSW, father of three children, 4 grandchildren, and a proud Ambassador at Fuller Funeral Home East since January 2020.


John Lwoff Jerome

John Lwoff Jerome

Ambassador

John was born in Duvalierville, Haiti. He moved to the United States in July of 2007. He took ESL at Lely High School from 2008 – 2009. John continued his English at Lorenzo Walker from 2010 – 2011. John attended Edison Community College from 2011 – 2013.

John is fluent in English, Creole and French.

He is a member and Sunday School teacher at the Haitian Independent Church of God in Naples, Florida.

He is married and is a father of one daughter.

John works full time as a Suture Operator at Arthrex and as an Ambassador at Fuller Funeral Home East since March 2015.


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Fuller East Naples
|
4735 Tamiami Trail East
| Naples, FL 34112
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Tel: 239-417-5000
Fuller North Naples
|
1625 Pine Ridge Road
| Naples, FL 34109
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Tel: 239-592-1611
Fuller Cremation Center
|
5325 Jaeger Road
| Naples, FL 34109
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Tel: 239-592-1611

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