We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 401-253-7110 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
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Funeral Director/Embalmer - Managing Partner
Jeffrey W. Steadman of 10 Wapping Drive, Bristol is a Funeral Director/Embalmer and the Managing Partner of Sansone Funeral Home. Born and raised in Westerly, Rhode Island, he is the son of Norman Steadman of Westerly and the late Nancy M. (Rathbun) Steadman. Jeff has been married to Alisa J. (Lombardo) Steadman for the past 31 years and is the proud dad to Jacob, age 24. He was educated in Westerly Public Schools and is a graduate of Westerly High School Class of 1974. He was a High Honor graduate of the former New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Sciences, Embalming and Funeral Directing, which was formerly located in Kenmore Square, Boston and has been part of Mt. Ida College, Newton, Massachusetts since August 1977.
A Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in the State of Rhode Island since September 1978, Jeff has been with Sansone since July 1988, when he joined his sister and brother-in-law, the late Ann Lombardo and the late Charles T. "Chuck" Lombardo, as a funeral director. He became the Managing Partner of Sansone Funeral Home in July 1999, when Sansone became a proud member of Carriage Services of Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Sansone in 1988, Jeff was a Funeral Director/Embalmer for the Buckler-Johnston and S.R. Avery Funeral Homes of Westerly and Hope Valley from 1975, when Jeff started his apprenticeship at Buckler-Johnston, until 1979. Jeff was a Partner and Manager of the former Wynn-Steadman Funeral Home of Bowdon, Georgia from 1979-1983. He returned to Buckler-Johnston and S.R. Avery for 1983-1988.
Jeff is an active communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bristol, where he and his wife Alisa received the highest honor of the parish as Chief Marshals of the 108th Feast Celebration in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 2006. He is a former seventh grade instructor in their Religious Education Program, a former assistant Organist at the parish for many years, and a current member and volunteer of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Committee since 1988. Jeff served the Town of Bristol as the chairman of the North and East Burial Ground Commission for a number of years and served on the commission for 15 years until he retired a few years ago. He was the President of the Board of Directors for the Bristol Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen and Pantry on Hope Street in Bristol for over eight years and served on their board for 20 years, until their move to East Providence. He is a member of the Bristol County Lions Club, the Rhode Island Funeral Director Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association.
In his free time, Jeff enjoy spending time with his wife Alisa and son Jacob, as well as their two dogs, Brewster, a Bichon Friese, and Bristol, a Maltese.
Licensed Funeral Director - Embalmer
Josh is a native of Fall River, MA where he currently resides with his wife and family. The son of Portuguese immigrants Josh is fluent in Portuguese and speaks some Spanish. In 2005 Josh joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard and served with the HHB 1/101 Field Artillery in Brockton. During his time in the guard also served with the 54th Regimental Honor Guard as a certified trainer. During his time stationed at the Bourne National Cemetery Josh rendered military funeral honors to veterans of every branch. In 2010 Josh deployed to Afghanistan with HHB 1/101FA. After leaving the military Joshua spent two years as a Therapeutic Mentor for adolescent children in the Fall River and New Bedford areas.
In 2018 Josh graduated from Mount Ida College in Newton, Ma with an associate’s degree in Funeral Services. While at school Josh was a member of the Pi Sigma Eta National Fraternity of Morticians and the National Honor Society. In June of 2018 Josh passed the National Board Examination and went on to earn full licensure as a registered Funeral Director and Embalmer in October.
Director of Facility and Grounds
Andrew was born in Westerly, Rhode Island in July 1968 as the youngest of the five children of Norman Steadman and the late Nancy M. (Rathbun) Steadman. He is the younger brother of Jeff, our Managing Partner here at Sansone Funeral Home.
A graduate of St. Bernard High School in Uncasville, Connecticut, he attended Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont and Roger Williams University here in Bristol. When he is not working here at Sansone, he is the Office Manager at a psychiatry practice in Providence.
Andrew lives in the residence in our funeral home and is the proud and doting uncle to his four nephews and one niece and great nephew and great niece. He is the proud dad of Lucinda, a mixed breed dog, who he rescued.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys reading, cooking and gardening in all of the beautiful gardens of the funeral home. He spends much time planning, planting, caring for these gardens so that our families that we serve have a funeral home of great beauty during the growing season.
His other interests include Greyhound rescue; many in Bristol remember him walking his beloved greyhound, the late Elsie, around Sansone's neighborhood for many years and genealogy in his spare time .
David R. Simoes, a lifelong resident of Bristol, was the husband of late Joyce (Squatrito) Simoes. They have two beautiful daughters, Anne Marie Higgins and Patricia Anne Pires, and five grandchildren, Matthew, Brendan, Brianna, Mitchell and Ryan. David and his late wife Joyce are active parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church of Bristol, where they both are involved in many parish activities. They received the highest honor of the parish in being named Chief Marshals of the 16th of July Feast Celebration in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in 2008. David worked for Almac Supermarkets for 42 years and also worked in real estate for many years with Century 21, DeWolfe and Coldwell Banker, all in Bristol. He is very active in the Bristol Council #379 of the Knights of Columbus, Bristol, where he is the financial secretary and was a past Grand Knight and past District Deputy. He also is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus with the St. Pius X Assembly of East Providence and has been active with the Rhode Island State Council. He also has been active with the Town of Bristol where he is presently a member of the Zoning Board of Review Committee and a former member and past chairman of the Planning Board, a past Town Sergeant and a former member of the 4th of July Committee. David has been on our staff as an ambassador since 2006. David speaks fluent Portuguese to assist our families from the Portuguese community.