Born and raised in Glendale, Queens. I transplanted to Long Island in February 1998 to work in the family business, McManus-Lorey Funeral Home in Medford. I was no stranger to Long Island or the East end as our family has summer homes in Baiting Hollow. As a kid growing up, I always wanted to live on Long Island. In November 2002, I met my the woman who would one day be my wife, Melissa. In August of 2005 we found our first home in beautiful Rocky Point. When we first found Rocky Point we fell in love with it immediately.
In September 2008 we were married at Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck in the middle of tropical storms Hanna and Ike. It was a wedding we will never forget.
In July 2010 we welcomed our first child, a son, Gabriel into the world.
When I am not being a dad or a husband or a funeral director, you will find me as President of the Medford Chamber of Commerce. A position I have held since January 2010.
Another passion I have is wine. Wine is my hobby that I have taken to the next level. I have a blog, undertakingwine.com, where I blog about my doings in wine country.
I love to cook, interact via social media on facebook and twitter. I love spending time with my family and friends. Love to travel and relax on a warm sunny beach.
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