Our Staff

Once you request the services of Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we will immediately put our experienced cremation professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

Feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Tom GallagherTom Gallagher - Owner and Licensed Funeral Director

Tom Gallagher of Nutmeg Cremation Services in Fairfield County. Tom is a lifelong resident of the Stamford community. His education includes being a graduate of Stamford Catholic High School and Salve Regina University. Like most children of funeral directors, the cardinal rule in his family was to secure an alternative college degree prior to considering entering the family profession. Soon after graduation, Tom’s passion to help others continued to grow and, subsequently he enrolled in embalming school at American Academy McCalister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City.

Tom opted to obtain his apprentiship at George T Davis Funeral Home in New Rochelle, NY. After serving his apprentiship and working several years as a New York funeral director, Tom felt it was time to return to Connecticut, obtain his Embalmer’s License through the State of Connecticut and begin to serve the community in which he lived. He met and married his wife, Adela and, together, remained in the city, in which Tom grew up. Two children later, Tom and Adela have made the commitment to help their community. Tom’s love for the community service extends beyond the funeral business. He also believes in giving back by joining various organizations that are meaningful to him. His involvements include being a member and past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the General Philip Sheridan Division; a member and past president of the Stamford Old Timers; a member and past president of the State Street Debating Society; a first degree Knight of Columbus, Council 41; a member of the Umbrella Club of Stamford; and a volunteer with No One Dies Alone (NODA), to name a few. During his personal time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and golfing.


Adela Gallagher - Administrative Assistant

Adela was born in Ceska Lipa, Czech Republic, where she earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a buyer for Delphi Packard in Czech Republic. Her love for travel brought her to the States where she cared for children as an Au Pair. She met Tom Gallagher and they were later married in Weston, CT. After being married, Adela established "The Fairfield County Womans Newspaper", of which she was publisher and ran the day to day operation.

Adela is responsible for a variety of administrative duties for the cremation society. Along with those duties, she is caring for their two children.