Charles F. Mealey, Jr.
Charles F. Mealey, Jr. has been the president of Mealey Funeral Homes and Crematory since 1995, when his father retired. He has worked at the company since he was old enough to cut grass. Like his father and grandfather before him, he graduated from Salesianum School in 1977. He went on to graduate from the University of Delaware in 1981 and graduated cum laude from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1983. He holds a Funeral Director’s License in both Delaware and Maryland. Chick has been on the Salesianum Alumni Board since 1988 and continues to dedicate much of his time to alumni events, fundraising, and the Annual Sports Banquet. Along with his charity work for Salesianum, Chick has volunteered for Catholic Youth Sports for many years, most recently helping to plan their 25th Annual CYO Golf Tournament. Continuing the tradition set by his father and grandfather, Chick continues to do charity work for the Little Sisters of the Poor, founding and managing their Annual Golf Tournament for over 10 years. Although he grew up in St. Ann’s Parish, he has been a parishioner at St. John the Beloved Church since the 1990s, where is a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council. Chick resides in Pike Creek area with his wife, Lucy, and three children.
Lori Mealey Glandon
Lori Mealey Glandon joined the staff at Mealey Funeral Homes in 1993 to manage the business office. As Chick's sister, she is often the first point of contact at the funeral home. After 25 years of working at the funeral home, she can answer almost any question that you throw at her. She is a graduate of St. Mark’s High School and the University of Delaware. In her free time, Lori enjoys cooking and entertaining. Her spare time revolves around her husband, Todd, and her two sons. They reside in Wilmington in the Cooper Farms area.
Rachel Mealey joined the Mealey Funeral Home Staff in 2016. Although she only recently joined the staff, Rachel often jokes that she feels as though she has been working at the funeral home for her entire life. Since she was a young, you could find Rachel decorating Christmas trees or being babysat by various Mealey Funeral Home employees. Rachel graduated from Padua Academy in 2012 and magna cum laude from St. Joseph’s University in 2016. She is currently enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to obtain her Funeral Director’s License. Like her father, Rachel dedicates her free time to charity work for the Little Sisters of the Poor. Most recently, alongside her mother and staff bereavement counselor, Rachel started a support group at her home parish of St. John the Beloved Church. Rachel resides in the Pike Creek area, near the rest of her family.
Zachary Garrett joined the staff in 2017. A nephew of Chick and Lori, and Rachel’s first cousin, Zach was eager to join his family at the funeral home. Originally from Wilmington, DE, Zach spent the majority of his younger years living in Florida, before recently moving back home to Delaware. You will often see Zach assisting his uncle at funeral services.
Bruno Casale joined the Mealey Funeral Homes team in 2010. He is one of the former owners of the Gerardo’s Pizza restaurants in Wilmington. As Chick’s brother-in-law, he joined the funeral home staff as a Funeral Assistant. You will see him assisting at funeral services, but his primary responsibility is the smooth running of the crematory. He has a wife, Lisa, and two sons and a daughter and resides in Landenberg, PA.
Edward W.and Mary Lally
Edward “Eddie” and Mary “Tunie” Lally are true family members. Eddie has been working for the funeral home since the 1960's and is married to a third generation Mealey, Mary “Tunie” (Lacy) Lally. Ed worked for the funeral home for more than 20 years and is presently semi-retired. Tunie, however, has recently taken the job as the receptionist at our Limestone Road facility and tends to the Memory Store. They have three children and four beloved grandchildren.
Laura Hannagan joined Mealey’s in 2017 as Assistant Office Manager. She can be found doing any number of things during the day, but mainly she supports Lori with the growing day-to-day office needs. Laura spends time outside of Mealey’s singing and playing the piano for her church, St. John the Beloved, and maintains and active private piano studio as well. She and her husband, Charlie, live with their adorable toddler, Eleanor, in the Pike Creek Valley.
Dr. Regina Giannone-Tyler Ed.D., joined the Mealey Funeral Homes team in 2002 as the Bereavement Counselor and Community Liaison. She earned her graduate degree in Psychology and Theology from Neumann College in 1990 and completed her doctorate degree in higher education at Wilmington University. Regina has over 27 years of experience in aftercare and bereavement services and specializes in helping families cope with loss and grief. In addition to working at Mealey Funeral Homes, Regina has experience supervising local hospices’ bereavement departments and is a full-time employee in admissions at Wilmington University, where she has been teaching courses in Psychology since 1999. Regina can often be found doing public speaking, in-service training, and supplying educational material for professional, educational and volunteer groups. Mother of two adult daughters, Regina resides in Wilmington with her husband, George and enjoys her three beloved grandchildren.