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.

P. Samuel Fulginiti
Owner/Funeral Director

Sam was born and raised in Central Massachusetts; he formally began his career in funeral service in 1979. Prior to 1979, as a student in High School, Sam proudly worked at the local Funeral Home mostly keeping the parking lot clear of snow in the winters and the lawn mowed in summers.  It was then that Sam developed his desire to become a Funeral Director.  Sam attended Suffolk University in Boston, then graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Boston and received his funeral directors license in 1981. He went on to work and manage funeral homes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York City, before purchasing Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home along with his wife Lori in 2005.

Sam is a parishioner of St. John's Church in Old Saybrook as well as a member of the NFDA, National Funeral Directors Association, and the CFDA, Connecticut Funeral Directors Association.  He gladly serves as the President of the Old Saybrook Rotary, and is an active member of the Clinton Country Club. He is very humbled to be the steward and fourth independent family owner of the funeral home since 1894 and honored to serve the residents of the river and shoreline regions. Sam and his wife Lori live in Old Saybrook with their daughter, and Bernese Mountain dog.

Lori Fulginiti
Owner/Director of Administrations

In November 2005, Lori along with her husband Sam purchased the Robinson Wright & Weymer Funeral  Home. Prior to relocating to Old Saybrook, CT, for the opportunity to work in partnership with her  husband in a family owned business, Lori lived with her husband and daughter in Westchester County  NY. Instead of following a career path based on her degree in Social Welfare, Lori spent most of her  profession in the Financial Services industry. She split her positions between Consumer Banking and  Human Resources. She left the Financial Services industry as Regional Vice President for a new career in  the Alcohol beverage industry as Global Director of Organizational Development. Lori's years of  experience  in banking, strategic planning, service, and human resources armed her with the skills  necessary for her role today as Director of Administrations.

When not at work, Lori finds enjoyment in getting involved in the community, spending time with her family, and working out at the gym. Recently she has served as a Corporate Board Member of Life-Skills, Inc., a non-profit Corporation providing service to individuals with developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities throughout Massachusetts and parts of Connecticut.

Jordan A. Welles, CFSP
Funeral Director

Jordan is a life long resident of Old Lyme and attended Old Lyme Schools. He is a 1978 graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. He has been a licensed Funeral Director in Connecticut since 1980 and has been privileged to serve families from both the Shoreline and Lower Connecticut River Valley communities for over twenty years. As a member of Academy of Professional Funeral Practice he has been a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner since 2005.

He was certified as a Crematory Operator by the Cremation Association of North America in 2006. He is a member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He is a communicant of Christ the King Church in Old Lyme, President of the Old Lyme Cemetery Association, and a member of Essex Rotary Club. Jordan returned to his true vocation in January of 2009 joining the firm following ten years as the Business Development Manager of one of the largest burial vault and cremation providers in New England. He resides in Old Lyme with his wife.

Thomas W. Smith
Funeral Director

Thomas Smith has been a resident of Essex, Connecticut since his family moved here in 2000. Prior to his beginning in funeral service, Thomas attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey where he studied organ performance for two years before he felt called toward becoming a funeral director. Thomas graduated from Lincoln College of New England in 2015 with a degree in Mortuary Applied Sciences, and served his apprenticeship at Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home before he became fully licensed in 2016. After becoming licensed in 2016, Thomas went to work for Carriage Funeral Service Providers, and SCI, Service Corporation International, both corporately owned Funeral Homes. Thomas rejoined Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home early 2019, where this family owned and operated Funeral Home had a strong dedication and focus to meeting the needs of families through delivering their core values that aligned with Thomas’s standards of professional care and personal concern for bereaved families. Thomas could not be more privileged to be a funeral director in his hometown, and is honored to be serving his neighbors, and those in surrounding communities.  

In his free time, Thomas can either be visited at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centerbrook or Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in Killingworth, where he serves as an organist. A passionate car enthusiast, Thomas is more commonly seen exercising his yellow speedster, a 1915 Model T Ford.

Christopher B. Weymouth
Funeral Assistant

Chris was born and raised in Yarmouth, Maine and later moved to New Jersey in his teens.  After graduating High School, Chris joined the Navy just as his father did before him. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1998, Chris completed many missions including Operation Desert Strike in the Arabian Gulf and one in the Atlantic Ocean which helped deter terrorism during the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996.  After finishing his tour of duty in Groton, CT in 2000, Chris continued his career at Electric Boat maintaining and servicing U. S. Navy submarines until 2009. 

Chris has actively participated in the community as a Cub Scout leader and basketball and soccer coach for his son's team, in addition he is an active member of the Middlesex College Veteran's Club, and the American Legion Post 61, Deep River. Chris and his family are also members of St. Joseph's Church in Chester.  Chris is currently in school working to become a fully licensed Funeral Director.  Having some previous experience in funeral service and cremation procedures, Chris takes great detail and pride in his work.  Chris lives in Deep River with his wife, Vanessa and son, Colin.