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Confessor Rodriguez Jr

Confessor Rodriguez Jr

Funeral Director Embalmer/Owner

Confessor Rodriguez Jr. is excited to announce the  opening of DANBURY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME  & CREMATION SERVICES, LLC “A Life celebration facility”, "your premier alternative to costly funerals", to the Greater Danbury area. Confessor has over 30 years of experience in the funeral industry and has been listening to the concerns of grieving families, and is pleased to offer an answer to what customers have been asking for. 

Welcome to the new premier alternative to costly funerals, welcome to “A Life Celebration Facility”.   Located at 117 South Street in Danbury, this premier state of the art facility is equipped with all the latest technology servicing the families of Danbury and the surrounding areas. Confessor understands the demand for value, professionalism, technology, and flexible planning to ease the emotional and financial stress of families, so they may enjoy the life celebration of their loved one. As the cost of living continues to increase, Confessor focuses on the need to keep the costs of funeral arrangements to a minimum without sacrificing service. 

DANBURY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME  & CREMATION SERVICES, LLC offers Life Celebrations, Memorial services, Burials,Cremations and Traditional funerals at his state of art facility. Confessor’s dream of opening this facility comes from listening to many families over the years. “I want to offer an opportunity to families to celebrate their loved ones life with the highest level of service and dignity at the best value.”  Confessor and his staff speak fluent English and Spanish which allows him to stand out from other funeral providers. DANBURY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME  & CREMATION SERVICES, LLC will coordinate all service arrangements including, flowers, transportation, after service gatherings, burial and cremation. Experience the change from a traditional funeral home to a Life Celebration facility.  Many families have lost a loved one and understand the emotional and financial stress associated with funeral arrangements. My promise is to alleviate the families stress throughout the funeral process

  


Telephone: 1-203-616-5128

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Kristen Storms

Kristen Storms

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Manager

Kristen grew up in Clifton Park, NY graduating from Shenendehowa High School in 2008 and received her associates degree in Mortuary Science from Hudson Valley Community College, where she was on the presidents list.

Kristen has been a licensed funeral director since 2012 comforting families during one of the most difficult times in their life. She is currently dually licensed in  New York and Connecticut. 

Kristen is happily married to her husband Edward and currently lives in New Fairfield, CT. She can often be spotted playing with her rescued animals, her dog Bella and her cat Max. 

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Brenda Rodriguez

Brenda Rodriguez

Part Time Office Administrator / Receptionist

Brenda Rodriguez is a part-time Office Administrator/Receptionist. She was introduced to the funeral industry when she met Confessor, over 25 years.  Ever since, Brenda has been supporting Confessor's profession and continues to support Confessor's dream of opening a "Life celebration facility". 

She graduated from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus, with a Bachelors Degree of Art, in Secretarial Sciences.  She is fully bilingual (English and Spanish). Brenda worked for 10 years at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) where she provided excellent customer service.  She also provided Spanish translation and interpretation services for the Sales Department where she demonstrated excellence as an interpreter in verbal and written translations. Brenda also worked as a Bilingual Paraprofessional (Kindergarten) at King Street Elementary School in Danbury.  She used her bilingual skills (English/Spanish) to facilitate the communication among teachers and parents to promote the education development for students with limited English proficiency.   

Brenda is an asset to Danbury Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services as she brings her strong customer service and bilingual skillsIn her spare time, Brenda enjoys spending time with her spouse, Confessor, her two sons and the newest addition to the family, their dog Melo.

Telephone: 1-203-616-5128


Sahara Farrugio

Sahara Farrugio

Pre Need Consultant

Sahara Farrugio came to the East Coast in 2014 to start a career in the funeral industry. Soon after becoming a funeral director, she felt a burden to dig deeper into her role in this industry and became a certified funeral celebrant.  This special training allowed Sahara the opportunity to become an expert at composing and performing ceremonies as well as the ability to host services that would reflect the wishes and values of loved ones and families.  Further into her career, she became an Advanced Planning Specialist, which combined her love of the funeral industry and experience as a funeral director with the ability to help men and woman at all ages and stages of life work through the process of preplanning for funeral services.

In all of her roles in the funeral industry, Sahara has had the privilege of working with individuals and families in many areas of Fairfield County.  She travels throughout the area to help present educational programs on the benefits of preplanning and is an expert on Title 19/Medicaid as it relates to funeral planning.  Her interactions with families extend from working with them before their time of need all the way through sitting down with spouses and family members after a loved one has passed. 

Topics surrounding the death care industry are rarely discussed and often feared. This is an area about which Sahara is extremely passionate. She has made it her mission to take the mystery and fear so often associated with end-of-life issues and make it an approachable and safe subject. She is part of public forums such as a Death Café where community members are able to come together to explore the topic of death in a safe and inclusive environment. She is also a proud board member of the Connecticut Green Burial Ground.  Sahara’s participation with this board has helped her state move closer to offering more environmentally friendly burial options as well as giving individuals a voice and safe way to approach the idea of death.  

 “Breaking down old beliefs and growing out of the death-denying mindset is essential to living a healthy and full life. Let's have a conversation and let go of any fear involved with passing on. Together we can create a meaningful service that will encourage, inspire, protect & alleviate!”

 ~ Sahara Farrugio

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Rachael Elie

Resident Funeral Director

Rachael joined the Danbury Memorial family in April 2023. A livelong Connecticut resident, she graduated from Goodwin University mortuary science program in 2023 and is currently working on becoming a CT Licensed Funeral Director. An avid enjoyer of art of all kinds, Rachael can be found sketching, listening to music, or planning a movie night with her friends.

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