Thomas A. Glynn Jr. - Owner
Thomas A. Glynn Jr. is a lifelong resident of Rockville Centre, born fourth of six children to the late Thomas Sr. and Madeline Glynn. After graduating from St. Agnes Elementary School and the Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, Tom attended St. John’s University before graduating from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service.
Tom and his beloved wife Eileen were married on June 24, 1967. Over those fifty years Tom and Eileen have been the proud parents of five children; Eileen and her husband Michael Ripa, Thomas III and his wife Claire, Madeline and the late Glenn Fitzpatrick, John and his wife Erin, and Kevin Glynn. Tom and Eileen have also been blessed by eight grandchildren; John, Michael, Jennifer, Emily, Anna, Grace, Maddie and Kiera.
Tom is a life-long parishioner of St. Agnes Cathedral where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector and where he attends Mass every morning. Tom is a fourth degree Knights of Columbus member of the Father Joseph O’Connell Council, and is a long time member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Tom is honored to serve the residents of the Village of Rockville Centre as a fifty-one year member of the Rockville Centre Fire Department, during which time he was elected Chief of the Department. He was also elected to the Rockville Centre Village Board of Trustees and as Nassau County Legislator for the Fifth Legislative District.
Tom’s greatest honor however has been in service to his community as owner and manager of the Thomas A. Glynn & Son Funeral Home in Rockville Centre, whereat Tom has been honored numerous times for his service to the families of our community. Tom also serves his neighbors as a member of the Rockville Centre Lions Club, the Rockville Centre Community Fund, and as a board member of the Rockville Centre F.O.S.S.I (Friends of Senior Services Inc.). Tom is also a member of Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association, New York State Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association. Tom is also a member of the Fourth Battalion Chiefs Association and the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs.
John J. Glynn (Funeral Director)
John is a retired Detective from the New York City Police Department. He worked most recently with the Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad and before that he was assigned to the Missing Persons Squad/Queens Medical Examiners Office. John received his degree in Mortuary Science from Nassau Community College and also holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Molloy College. He graduated from South Side High School in 1994.
John is an Ex-Captain of Reliance Hose Company 3 and 24 year member of the Rockville Centre Fire Department. John is a Fourth Degree Knight Father Joseph O'Connell Council No. 3481. He is also a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association.
John and his wife Erin (Kee) are both lifelong residents of Rockville Centre and on May 22, 2014 they welcomed their daughter Kiera Mairead. They are lifelong parishioner's of St. Agnes Cathedral.
Miguel Arias (Funeral Director)
Miguel Arias is a licensed funeral director at Thomas A. Glynn & Son funeral home. He graduated with an associate’s degree in Mortuary Science from Nassau Community College in 2009. He also has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Baruch College in Manhattan.
Miguel has served his community as a volunteer fireman and is a true believer in improving the foundations of society by building up communities and keeping them safe. Serving families and the community is at the core of Thomas A. Glynn funeral home’s value system and this is what attracted Miguel to work here. Miguel is also a big proponent in lifelong learning and serving families of all backgrounds and beliefs. His goal is to help families share with others their loved one's legacy in a personalized manner. Miguel fundamentally believes that learning from others helps him thrive in his career and is always eager to learn. Miguel is happily married and enjoys spending time with his wife, reading at the beach or park, and various physical activities such as soccer, basketball, swimming, and even got his license in skydiving. Miguel is fluent in English and Spanish.