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James Donofrio, President / Licensed Funeral Director

Email: blairmazzarella@gmail.com
Toll Free Phone: 1 (888) 7FUNERAL
Office Phone: (718) 282-1164

Born and raised in Brooklyn and a licensed director since 1981. Experienced in all aspects of the funeral service industry. He is a board member of the St. Joseph Chapel and Columbarium and the Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn. He is also on the board of NASCK, the National Association of Cherva Kadisha for Jewish funerals, as an advisor.

Interviews with James Donofrio

Interview with Brooklyn Funeral Directors

Meet James Donofrio from Blair-Mazzarella Funeral Home as he sits down with the Brooklyn Arts Council. James shares his vast knowledge and experience in the funeral home industry and the cultural traditions preformed in todays services. 

How Does a Funeral Director Work

In this episode of Working, James Donofrio sits down with Slate's L.V. Anderson explaining how a funeral director works and how a day can vary significantly and change entirely from one single call.

Click Here to Listen to this episode of Working with guest James Donofrio