Staff members of McManus Lorey Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.
President, Manager & Licensed Funeral Director
Charles was born and raised in Ridgewood and Glendale Queens. He attended St. Matthias Grammar School and St. John’s Prep High School. Charles went on to Farmingdale University, where he graduated in 1974 where he majored in Mortuary Science. Charles completed his residency and was licensed as a funeral director in 1975. After many years of working in funeral homes in Queens and Upstate NY, he moved to Medford in 1981 and purchased McManus-Lorey funeral Home.
Charles has been very active in the local community. Charles has served as President of the Farmingville Chamber of Commerce, Farmingville Civic Association. He has given many volunteer hours to St. Sylvester’s Parish Outreach over the years. Chares is currently a Board of Director for the Medford Chamber of Commerce.
Charles has gone on to achieve further education through Empire State College when he graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Charles also became an ordained minister and has his Master of Divinity. Charles also studied and trained to be a Reiki Master and has studied intensively A Course in Miracles. Charles was a member of the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus where he sang for many years in Carnegie Hall in NYC.
In Charles’ free time, he likes to spend time at his house in the Catskill mountains. He loves to spend time with his grandson and watch him play soccer.
Dorothy C. Pacimeo-Comodore
Vice-President & Licensed Funeral Director
Dorothy C. Pacimeo-Comodore, CFSP is a licensed Funeral Director. She graduated from the Mortuary Science curriculum at Farmingdale University in 1974. She passed her State and National Boards and completed her year Residency at Bayport Funeral Home. She became licensed in July of 1975.
Dorothy received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dowling College in May 2000. She was an inductee of the Alpha Chi Society.
She presently lives on Long Island with her husband Gregory of 15 years and has two adult children, Corinne Lorey and Christian Lorey. In March of 2014 she was blessed with her first grandchild, Conor Patrick.
Dorothy is a pioneer for women in funeral service. When she began her journey into the Mortuary Science field she was one of only six women in a class of sixty men.
She is the Vice President and co-owner of McManus-Lorey Funeral Home in Medford and former CEO and Manager of New York Atlantic Funeral Services.
Dorothy continues to enhance her professional career by attending numerous seminars, conventions and presentations with National Funeral Directors Association, New York State Funeral Directors and Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association and has achieved the title CFSP(Certified Funeral Service Practitioner.)
She has served as a community board member, a member of Nassau-Suffolk Board of Directors, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.
Dorothy is very compassionate about her profession and continues her mission to provide care and understanding to the families she serves.
She loves to garden, travel and play guitar.
Licensed Funeral Director
Michael J. Gorton, Jr., knew he wanted to be a funeral director at a young age. As a young boy he recalls running around the funeral home after his uncle and godfather, Charles Lorey, wondering what he was doing. He remembers watching hearses pull in the courtyard of Morton Funeral Home in Ridgewood, Queens after funerals.
When Michael was getting ready to choose a college, he knew he wanted to go to school that would give him the best education and put him in the best position to help people. He chose St. John’s University and enrolled in their Mortuary Science program. For four years Michael attended the Queens campus of St. John’s getting his Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Administration and minoring in Business Administration. One of the years was spent in NYC studying at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Michael graduated in the Spring of 1995 from St. John’s ready to serve those in need.
Following graduation, before Michael could become licensed in the State of New York, he had to do a one year residency in a funeral home. He chose to continue his training at the same funeral home his uncle did, Morton Funeral Home. In the early fall of 1997, Michael was licensed by the State of New York to practice funeral directing.
In February of 1998 he decided to join the family funeral home in Medford, NY and become a director under his aunt and uncle at McManus-Lorey Funeral Home. Michael has cherished his time working under his aunt and uncle, learning the ropes of a family business while giving every family the utmost care and attention that they deserve. No family is alike and Michael prides himself at working to be part of each family that trusts him and McManus-Lorey Funeral Home with the care of their loved one. Michael has always said, “I truly enjoy working with each family to honor their loved one they entrust us to care for. If I can make them feel at ease and perhaps take a burden off of their shoulders, then I have done my service to them at the worst possible time in their lives.
Michael has been involved in the Medford community for a very long time. He has served on community round tables with legislative leaders, he is a past president of Medford Chamber of Commerce.
In July of 2020, Michael was elected President of the Nassau Suffolk Funeral Directors Association. He has served on the board in various positions including Vice-President, Bylaws, Nomination, Health Facilities liaison as well as co-chairperson on the EDRS Ad Hoc Committee.
Michael is also an active member in the New York State Funeral Directors Association. In 2017, Michael was selected to be apart of the New York State Funeral Directors Association Leadership Academy. He graduated in in August of 2018. He currently is a board member with the Tribute Foundation. He is also part of the Bridge Commission and serves on the Convention and Continuing Education Committee and the Government Affairs Committee.
Michael lives in Rocky Point, with his wife, Melissa and their son, Gabe. Michael is involved in his community at home where he served as President of the North Shore Beach Association from 2015 -2019. He currently is the treasurer of NSBPOA as well as Cub Master of Cub Scout Pack 6249.
In Michael’s free time he enjoys days at the beach in Rocky Point, cooking BBQ for friends and family, relaxing in his backyard and drinking local craft beer and local wine.
Licensed Funeral Director
Christian C. Lorey, NYS Licensed Funeral Director. For most of my young life, funeral directing was never an interest of mine. I often thought about where I would fit in as a career that I would enjoy. After graduating high school in 2001, a love of cars and trucks brought me to pursue a career in the automotive industry. I attended Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, AZ shortly after high school and graduated in 2003. Started my first career as an Automotive Technician at Sunrise Toyota in Oakdale, NY. During the 5 years that I worked at Sunrise Toyota I met my wife Siobhan. In 2008 I left Toyota and made the decision to try working in the funeral industry at our family funeral home, McManus-Lorey Fuenral Home. In September of 2008 I enrolled in the Mortuary Science Program at Nassau Community College and began my journey to become a licensed Funeral Director. Graduated from Nassau Community College in 2011 and became licensed in NYS in 2013 becoming 2nd generation Licensed Funeral Director in the family. Shortly after graduating I married my wife Siobhan and soon purchased our first home in Ridge, NY. Our son Conor Patrick Lorey was born March 19, 2014. We currently reside in the neighborhood of Lake Panamoka in Ridge, NY.