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.

Our History

Our History

The Bosak Funeral Home is a fourth-generation family-owned business. We take pride in the traditions of our ancestors. We are dedicated to delivering a personalized, compassionate, and quality funeral service with the same traditions that have been shared by our family across the generations for nearly 100 years.

The original Bosak Funeral Home was a store front opened in 1919 by Frank J. Bosak Sr. on South Pacific Street in the historical South End of Stamford. A short time later, he purchased the house and property of 641 Atlantic Street from Stanley Dejewski and transformed it into the first Bosak Funeral Home.

Over the years, we have worked hard to expand our services to provide personal attention. We have established an in-house monument division and flower shop, living tributes videos, as well as, themed wakes to celebrate the individual by commemorating their life.

The Bosak family has spearhead and collaborated with local community organizations such as Veterans Groups, Seniors Groups and Hospice Care to develop outreach programs that educate the community about funeral arrangement options, grief counseling, various insurance policy benefits and estate planning. Programs are conducted in Spanish for the Hispanic community and special Veterans presentations are available regarding Veteran's benefits. Today, the family continues to grow their outreach programs which are the cornerstone of Bosak Funeral Home's commitment to serving the community.

Our Valued Staff

  • Gerald R. Bosak Jr.

    Gerald R. Bosak Jr. Co-Owner and Funeral Director

    Gerald R. Bosak Jr. is co-owner of the Bosak Funeral Home, a 4th generation, family-owned business established in 1919 by his great-grandfather. Encouraged by his family's longstanding practice in bereavement and funeral services, his interest in Mental Health began at a young age. Jerry received his BA in Political History at Curry College with a focus in counseling, his Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College and is currently completing his MBA at the John F. Welch School of Business at Sacred Heart University. Jerry joined the Bosak Funeral Home in 2001 as a Funeral Director. With a passion for giving back, he soon after developed an outreach program to connect, educate and support local community organizations with family and preplanning guidance. Jerry co-founded the Frank J. Bosak Learning Academy, Inc. in 2001, which is a 501(c) 3 that serves to advocate, promote, and facilitate the success of literacy, self-sufficiency and integration in our multi-cultural communities.

  • Leonard W. Santora

    Leonard W. Santora Funeral Director

    Lee Santora has been an executive team member and Funeral Director with the Bosak Funeral Home since 2008. After a seventeen year career supporting and selling system software to publishing businesses nationwide, Lee continued on with his studies and graduated with academic honors and an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science, Embalming and Funeral Directing at The American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, NY. Lee is a Stamford native with lifelong roots in the community and is an active contributor to numerous organizations. He is a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, a member of the local Gravinese Mutual Aid Society and has served as both a coach for his own children’s’ sporting teams and as an executive board member for local youth sports leagues for numerous years. Mr. Santora attended Stamford Public Schools and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Communications at New England College in Henniker, NH. Lee resides in Stamford with his wife Luci and their three children; Billy, Maddie and Lucy.