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.
President, Owner/Funeral Director
Chris lives in Quincy and began his career at a Boston area funeral home in 1992, where he built valuable experience serving a diverse and multi-cultured community at the busy, metropolitan funeral home. His passion and desire to be “of Service” to families who place their trust and confidence in us during life’s most difficult of times has led him to excel as a Funeral Director and to be respected by his peers in the industry.
A long-time Funeral Director and partner at Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, Chris eventually purchased the firm from the Hamel family upon their retirement. He looks forward to serving the many and changing needs of the community in the years ahead as owner and president of Hamel-Lydon Chapel, all while embracing the heritage created by our Hamel and Lydon family predecessors.
Vice President, Owner/Funeral Director
As co-owner and vice-president of Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts, Michelle Lydon continues a family tradition that began more than 60 years ago, providing caring, compassionate assistance to each family entrusted to our care.
A licensed funeral director, Michelle is a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences and Fitchburg State College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and an Associate’s Degree in Funeral Service. She is also a Justice of Peace who has had the privilege of officiating at more than 1,000 wedding ceremonies.
Michelle has a long history of community activism that includes spearheading the all-volunteer drives to refurbish the Collins Rest-a-While and Beechwood Knoll School playgrounds and as well as the restoration of the city’s Sailors’ Home Cemetery for Civil War veterans. In addition to serving ten years as a commissioner on the city Parks and Recreation Board, Michelle’s civic activities include serving on the Quincy Educational Fund Committee and as Treasurer of the Quincy Democratic City Committee. She is a longtime member and officer of the Quincy Lions Club, having served as the organization’s president from 2009-2010.
Glenn Davis began his career in funeral service in 1979. For many years he served families at the Mortimer Peck Funeral Home in Braintree, retiring upon the death of funeral home’s owner. He joined the Hamel-Lydon team in 2021, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him.
A graduate of the former New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston, Glenn received his funeral director and embalming license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1981. In addition, Glenn has also been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2005.
Director of Asian Services & Community Development, Certified Funeral Celebrant
A long-respected advocate for members of our Asian community, Lola Tom grew up in Boston’s Chinatown, and graduated Boston Latin School before earning her Bachelor’s degree in Asian-American Studies from UMass Boston. Lola held executive level positions in various health care industry companies where she developed many successful eldercare, healthcare and hospice programs designed to serve and enhance the lives of Asian patients and their families before starting her consulting company and joining Hamel-Lydon Chapel. Lola is active in continuing her support of the Boston Chinatown and Quincy communities, and serves on various boards in both an advisory and management capacity.
Lola leads our Asian Services program at Hamel-Lydon and brings a wealth of knowledge in traditional Chinese and Vietnamese funeral rites to the families she serves. Each family’s experience with our funeral home is custom tailored to their particular needs and traditions.
Chinese Line: (617)657-9016
Funeral Home Apprentice
Chuck Phelan, Jr. is a life-long Quincy resident and currently serves as the Ward 5 city councilor, a position he held for many years prior to becoming the Information Technology Director for the city of Quincy. After his retirement from that position he again ran and won back his Ward 5 seat on the city council.
Dedicated to the city of Quincy, Chuck has always made time to work with local residents in order to advance and improve our community. He is a member of St. Ann’s Church of Divine Mercy Parish, the Quincy Lions Club, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Quincy.
Community Church Liaison
Rose (Cristiani) Pope was born and raised in the Merrymount neighborhood of Quincy, and is a graduate of Fontbonne Academy, Milton and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Science. She is an active member of Holy Trinity Parish, Quincy, where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister and volunteers there as a Faith Formation teacher, working with middle school aged children
Rose has the distinction of serving as Church Liason and Funeral Director Assistant with Hamel-Lydon Chapel, and has been a dedicated member of our team for many years. Rose enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Andrew, and their two children Loretta and John, the latter of whom served our country as a Military Police officer in the United States Navy. She is also the proud Nonna to her first grandchild, Colton. She has long enjoyed knitting and crocheting, making many blankets over the years which she donates to US Veterans during Hamel-Lydon’s annual Christmas caroling trolly.
Roberta Black was born and raised in Quincy, and is a graduate of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. She has been with the company for many years, starting out as a Funeral Director Intern. Before long, Roberta moved into the role of Office Manager, a role she excelled at due to her excellent organizational skills and ability to build business systems. Today she operates as our Business Manager focusing on accounting, management systems and processes.
Karen (Luciani) Tufts was born and raised in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy. She is a graduate of North Quincy High School and the Katharine Gibbs School.
For many years Karen served as Member Relations Coordinator at Orchard Cove Retirement Community, Canton, before retiring in 2019. She also worked at the former Quincy City Hospital as a Volunteer Coordinator and managed the gift shop for the Quincy City Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.
Karen assists our Hamel-Lydon team with general administrative duties and as our receptionist. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and five grandsons as well as her many dear friends.
Funeral Home Apprentice