History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Since our founding in 1909, the Molloy Family has been providing personal remembrance services to area families at their time of need. Founded by Marshall Molloy in Hartford, the Molloy Funeral Home quickly established a reputation for professional service and compassion that has endured through the century. To this day, we have remained an independent locally owned, family operated service. Licensed Funeral Director William R. Randy Molloy represents the third generation of the Molloy family's commitment to their community. Molloy Funeral Home is dedicated to ensuring families of all faiths, traditions, and backgrounds are able to remember their loved ones in a way that is tasteful and comforting to them. We at Molloy Funeral Home believe that our responsibility to our families starts before the loss of a loved one, and does not end with the remembrance service. That is why we offer pre-arrangement planning to enable families to plan ahead to ease such a burden. The loss of a family member, friend, or loved one is one of the most tragic experiences of life. With over 100 years of experience, Molloy Funeral Home stands ready to serve their community when they need it most.
Our Valued Staff
Chris Molloy, Funeral Director
William C. “Chris” Molloy, is a fourth generation funeral director. He was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut by his parents Randy and Eileen Molloy, alongside his sister Jennifer. He attended Braeburn Elementary, Sedgwick Middle School and Northwest Catholic High School. Chris obtained his Bachelors of Arts from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire before moving to Boston, Massachusetts. Upon his return to West Hartford, he began working with his family and co-workers upholding a long tradition of care and compassion for his clients and the community he lives and works in. Chris and his wife, Gina Molloy, are raising their two children in West Hartford.
Jesse Gomes (CFSP), Funeral Director
Jesse Gomes has been with Molloy Funeral Home since 2008. He was born, raised and resides in West Hartford and is a communicant of the Church of St. Helena. He was educated in the public schools graduating from Conard High School in 2003. He continued his education at Central Connecticut State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomolecular Sciences in 2008 and a Master’s Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and Physiology in 2009. Jesse started working at Molloy Funeral Home as a Funeral Director's Assistant and decided to go back to school and earn a degree in Mortuary Sciences from Lincoln College of New England in 2013. He served his internship and apprenticeship at Molloy Funeral Home and is now on the staff as a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2014. In addition to the funeral home, Jesse is the Assistant Director of the Human Anatomy Laboratories and Anatomical Gifts at the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, an Associate Professor at Lincoln College of New England in the department of Mortuary Science and helps at his family's local gas and service station. He is a member of both the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association and has recently obtained his CFSP certification. Jesse is an accomplished organist, enjoys collecting cars, traveling and spending time at his family's lake house enjoying the weather and water.
Randy Molloy (CFSP), Funeral Director
William R. Molloy, CFSP. A graduate of Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, Randy earned his Bachelor Degree from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Drafted in 1969 he served as an Infantry Platoon Leader with the 82nd Airborne Division. He joined the staff at the funeral home in 1973. Randy is involved actively with the CT Funeral Directors Association, and currently serves on the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association. As part of his commitment to service, he also hold certification from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practitioners. Commitment and care to those he serves, his community, profession and family are the focus of his life. Randy served on the Cemetery Board in West Hartford, the Parish Council of his church and taught CCD, also coaching soccer and softball in town leagues. He and his wife Eileen live in West Hartford where he helped raise his family and now spoils his grandchildren.
Shauna Molloy (CFSP), Funeral Director
Shauna Molloy was raised in Newington and currently resides in West Hartford. She graduated from Newington High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in business. She graduated from Briarwood College with a degree in Mortuary Science and joined the funeral home in 1994. She continued her education and earned a MBA degree from the University of Hartford. She is a communicant of the Church of St. Timothy and has been an active member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, having served as President and Spokesperson. Shauna completed additional credits to receive the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP). With a group effort of many, the funeral home has received several national awards for Pursuit of Excellence and UCONN’s Family Business Program.
Tricia Teich, Adminstrator
Patricia Molloy Teich, “Tricia”, administrative assistant, has been in the “family business” most of her life. She started at a young age picking up flower petals and washing cars for $.25. She worked part time while raising her family, and has been full-time in her current position since 1999. Tricia graduated from Northwest Catholic High School and Central Connecticut State College and worked for LIMRA and The Hartford Life Insurance Company before returning to the funeral home. She and her husband, Mark, live in West Hartford with their dog and enjoy frequent visits from their children and their families.