Owner, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3869
R.J. "Bud" Damiano graduated in 1986 from the New England Institute of Applied Art & Science in Boston, Massachusetts, he received his Practitioner of Mortuary Science License in 1987. In January 2001 he assumed the position of manager, continuing the direction and management of the funeral home into the third generation. Buddy is a member of the Monmouth and Ocean County Funeral Directors Association, (MOFDA), New Jersey State Funeral Director's Association, National Funeral Director's Association (NFDA) and the Associated Funeral Director's International. Also active in the community, he is presently a volunteer Firefighter for the City of Long Branch and West Long Branch Fire Departments, and is the Assistant Coordinator for the West Long Branch Office of Emergency Management. He is an active member of the Amerigo Vespucci Society, Long Branch and the Italian American Club of Ocean. In November 2007, Buddy was recognized by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as the recipient of their "Spirit of Hospice Award", On April 30, 2011 Buddy was recognized as "Fireman of the Year" by the Long Branch Elks, Lodge 742.