History & Staff
Gendron Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc is a Family Owned and Operated full service funeral home. The Gendron Family has a long history of service to families in need of funeral and cremation services through out South West Florida. Gendron Funeral Home serves families from all faiths and customs in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa and Lakeland, Florida. Mike, Paul, and Melanie Gendron are proud to have more than 100 combined years of Funeral and Cremation Service to families in need and are there for you in your time of need. We greatly appreciate your consideration of Gendron Funeral Home for your Funeral and Cremation needs. We invite you to come in and prearrange with one of our knowledgeable and caring funeral directors today!
Our Valued Staff
Michael P. Gendron, Funeral Director
Michael comes from New England originally. After graduating from the mortuary science program from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, he returned back to New England to join his family in the funeral business. After selling the family business in 1999, he moved to Florida to continue serving people in their time of need. He has worked for several local funeral homes in the S.W. Florida area over the past several years.
Michael is a member of the Araba Shriners, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Moose Lodge, Sons of the American Legion, St. Andrew's Catholic Church and National Funeral Directors Association. he enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Michael lives in Cape Coral with his wife Melanie and son Tristan.
Paul Gendron, Funeral Director Assistant
Paul is from New England originally. He attended New England Institute of Funeral Service in Boston and graduated in 1974 after being elected Class President by his fellow students.
Paul assists our funeral home and the families we serve with over 40 years experience in the funeral industry. He is also a former firefighter with the Ludlow Fire Department.
With his funeral and public service experience, Paul is often seen around town as the funeral home's community ambassador. He is an active participant in the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Estero Chamber of Cmmerce and the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also works closely with civic organizations such as the Cameo Group, GoTo Network, Bridge Network and the BNI Business Network.
He is a former President of the local Jaycees and is currently a member of the Saint Cecilia Council of the Knights of Columbus, Loyal Order of Moose, Sons of the American Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He lives in Sarasota and enjoys golfing, boating and spending time with his family.
William “Bill” Savino, Funeral Director
At the young age of 15, Mr. Savino started his life-long career in the funeral industry. He brings over 20 years of experience to the team, He has operated several Funeral Homes and Cemeteries.
Bill is currently Licensed as a Funeral Director and embalmer in the states of Florida and New York and currently resides in South Florida with his three daughters.
Farah McCauley, Funeral Director Assistant
Farah Olivia McCauley (Hernandez) is originally from Queens, New York and found her way to SW Florida in 1992, spending the first 2 years in Miami and later transferring over to Cape Coral where she currently calls home.Farah has a background in marketing and computer science and works closely withthe SW Florida Hispanic Chamber and with the funeral home as their Hispanic liaison, helping Spanish speaking families implement their funeral arrangements.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin and children Katarina and Isabella. You can usually find Farah taking inthe sun at the beach, pool or boating in the pristine waters of SW Florida.
Tristan M. Gendron, Funeral Director Assistant
Tristan is the 3rd generation of funeral service professionals in our family. He is dedicated to providing our families we serve with extraordinary service and compassion. He attends St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Cape Coral where he is enrolled in the Religious Education Program. He also plays football for the Cape Coral Storms. Tristan enjoys golfing, traveling, fishing, and spending time at the beach with his family.
Amanda L Gendron, Funeral Director Assistant/Pre Need Counselor
Abby Morrissey, Funeral Director Assistant/Pre Need Counselor
Abby is originally from Fenton, Michigan She moved to the Sarasota area in 2003. She joined Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services in early 2015. She is currently a Pre Need Counselor and a Funeral Director Assistant. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son.
Ami McKinney, Funeral Director Assistant/Pre Need Counselor
Ami is originally from Ohio, moved to SW Florida in 2004, where she is currently living in Cape Coral. Ami has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 23 years. She is currently studying to receive her Funeral Director and Embalmers License. Ami works out of our Lehigh Acres facility. She enjoys boating, horses and spending time with her family.
Allen Kuklinski, Funeral Director
Thomas Packer, Funeral Director
Tom was born and raised in Connecticut. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Funeral Service in New York City. Tom owned and operated Packer Funeral Home in Naugatuck, Connecticut. He sold his business in 1980 and moved to Sarasota, FL. He also owned and operated Packer Funeral Home in Sarasota. He sold the business in 2015 and joined Gendron Funeral and Cremation Services. He is a member of the Incarnation Men’s Club as well as the Knights of Columbus.