Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Edward A. Bruns 1937 - 2022
After returning from service in the United States Air Force, Mr. Bruns devoted his entire career to funeral service. It is his code of ethics that laid the foundation for Flinch & Bruns. Edward's legacy remains the cornerstone of the funeral home.
John F. Ferrante
Funeral Director - Principal
John F. Ferrante and his wife Deborah reside in Lynbrook and are the proud parents of Jenna and Matthew. The children are graduates of the Lynbrook school system. The Ferrantes are parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Church. John is a graduate of Chaminade High School and the State University of New York at Farmingdale, where he earned his degree in Mortuary Science. He has over thirty years experience in funeral service as a Licensed Funeral Director and Pre-Planning expert. John has served on the Architectural Review Board for the Village of Lynbrook, currently serving as the Chairman. He is also a past officer and active member of St. Mary's Knight of Columbus #2228 in Lynbrook, having also received the honor of the Fourth Degree. Along with Michael Grant, John has received 'Business Person of the Year' honors from the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, a Patriotism award from the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, as well as the Rotary International 'Service Above Self' recognition by the Lynbrook-East Rockaway Rotary Club. John has also been recognized by the Lynbrook Community Chest for community dedication and commitment. John actively participates in funeral service continuing education and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the New York State Funeral Directors Association, and the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association.
Michael J. Grant
Funeral Director - Principal
Michael J. Grant was raised in Mineola and graduated from Mineola High School Class of 1984. He attended St. John's University graduating with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Michael attended and graduated from the State University of New York at Farmingdale with an Associates Degree in Applied Science -Major Mortuary Science. He has over thirty years of experience in funeral service as a Licensed Funeral Director. Michael and his wife Elena reside in Malverne and are the proud parents of Michael Jr. and Isabelle. The Grant family are active parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church and School in Malverne. The twins attended the school. Michael is currently President of Our Lady of Lourdes School and of the Men's Club of Our Lady of Lourdes. He is currently a member and has previously served as Board Member for the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Past Officer and Memorial Service Chairman of the New York ELKS Lodge #1 in Lynbrook. Michael also actively participates in funeral service continuing education, and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the New York State Funeral Directors Association, and the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association.
Brian W. Grant
Brian has thirty years experience as a Licensed Funeral Director. He is a lifelong Long Island resident and has been with the firm since 2000. He is a member of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association and actively participates in continuing education. Brian's expertise extends to all facets of funeral service including pre-arrangements.
Carl H. Lengel
Carl is a lifelong resident of Lynbrook and Past Chief of the Lynbrook Fire Department. He is a member of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association and actively participates in funeral service continuing education. Carl's role is integral to the funeral home.
John J. Priest
John is a lifelong resident of Long island and Past Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department. He is a member of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association and actively participates in funeral service continuing education. John brings experience and compassion to the families we serve.
Anthony A. Ciancioso
Senior Family Attendant
Anthony, our Senior Family Attendant, has been with firm since 2003. He is a lifelong resident of Long Island, born and raised in Valley Stream. Anthony assists families from the time of the funeral arrangements, through visitation and the funeral service. His compassion is a welcomed source of comfort to our families.
Stacey A. Bruns
Stacey A. Bruns is the daughter of the late Edward A. Bruns and the late Patricia H. Bruns and was born and raised in Malverne. Having grown up in a family of funeral service tradition, Stacey is very knowledgeable in all aspects of funeral service. She serves as the funeral home office manager, monument design specialist and community and business liaison.
Matthew J. Ferrante
Matthew is the son of John F. Ferrante. He is a resident of Lynbrook, graduate of Lynbrook High School and Muhlenberg College. Matt is an analyst for the Northwell Health System and also serves as a Family Attendant, Funeral Director Assistant, and Pallbearer at the funeral home.
Jenna N. Ferrante
Jenna is the daughter of John F. Ferrante. She is a Lynbrook resident and graduate of Lynbrook High School, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and St. John's University. She is a Physician Assistant for the Northwell Health System. She serves as a Family Attendant and Funeral Director Assistant at the funeral home.
Michael J. Grant Jr.
Michael is the son of Michael J. Grant Sr. He is a Malverne resident and graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School and Scranton University. Michael is an Occupational Therapist for the Northwell Health System. He also serves as a Family Attendant, Funeral Director Assistant and Pallbearer at the funeral home.
Meryl is a Malverne resident and active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Malverne serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Meryl is an important part of the funeral home serving as a Family Attendant. Her sensitivity is a source of comfort to our families.
Bruce is a lifelong Lynbrook resident with deep-rooted connections to the community. His connection with Flinch & Bruns began in high school where the bonds of family friendships and his commitment to our business operations played an important role. After pursuing a successful career in banking technology, Bruce has rejoined our staff in his retirement years. Along with his hands-on experience and hometown dedication to the Flinch & Bruns Team, his commitment to his lineage in Lynbrook make him a welcome addition to our organization. Bruce is an active member of St. John-Incarnation Lutheran Church.