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 2 Bernese Mountain dogs.

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 Essex with his wife.

Martin Palmieri, Esq.
Funeral Director

Marty has been proudly licensed as a funeral director since 2014, and as an attorney after passing the bars in Wisconsin and Connecticut. Born in New London and raised in Waterford, he is a 2002 graduate of The Fishers Island School. Marty went on to earn his Bachelors of Science degree from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire and his Juris Doctorate from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in Hartford. In his legal career, he specialized in veteran benefits law, working primarily on appeals to military medical disability boards and fought on behalf of injured veterans seeking relief from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Marty completed the mortuary science program at Lincoln College of New England in Southington. In his funeral service career, he has earned the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner distinction, preplanning consultant certification, crematory operations certification, and is a certified funeral celebrant. 

Marty is an aviation enthusiast and licensed pilot, and also enjoys traveling and running. Most of all, he enjoys spending wonderful moments with his lovely daughter, Gwynn.  

After spending several years serving funeral homes in Hartford County, Marty is enthusiastic about his return to the shoreline community and providing compassionate, personalized service to our families. He currently resides in East Lyme.

Brennan Joy
Funeral Assistant

Brennan has been a lifelong resident of Deep River and attended Region 4 Public Schools. Brennan went

on to study at Keene State College in New Hampshire as a dual major in Elementary Education and Geography, Outdoor Recreation and Planning. As a student in college, Brennan worked Ground Maintenance for Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River. Through this experience, Brennan grew a new-found interest in working in the Funeral Services industry.

When not at work, Brennan coaches many youth sports throughout the shoreline area. He has always found great pleasure volunteering and contributing to the community. In his free time, Brennan enjoys hiking, golfing and spending time with friends.