David Farley

David@FarleyFuneralHome.com

David graduated in the Class of 1966 from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He is a third generation Licensed Funeral Director and is President/Owner of Venice Memorial Gardens.

His civic and professional involvement has included positions with church boards, Past President of Florida Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Cremation Association of North America, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Florida Medical Examiner's Commission, Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Hospice of Southwest Florida, Past President and Board Member of Funeral Services, Inc., and the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. He served a total of 13 years as an elected City Councilman for the City of Venice.

Joanne Farley

Joanne@FarleyFuneralHome.com

Joanne graduated from Florida State University in 1965 with a B.S. in Nursing. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse and Owner of Venice Memorial Gardens.

Her civic and professional involvement has included positions with church boards at Grace United Methodist Church, YMCA, Youth Group Advisor, Florida Trail Association, Appalachian Trail Association, WWII Memorial, Patriot's Park Freedom Walk, St. Mark's Pre-School, Harvard Medical School Nurses Health Study, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Michelle Farley Williams

Michelle@FarleyFuneralHome.com

Michelle is a lifelong resident of Venice and graduated from Gupton-Jones Mortuary College with an A.S. in Mortuary Science. Michelle grew up in the funeral profession as the daughter of David and Joanne Farley. She is a fourth generation Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and Owner of Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory.

Her civic and professional involvement has included positions with church boards, The Loveland Center, Kiwanis, and the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce.

John Williams

John@FarleyFuneralHome.com

John graduated from Troy University with a B.S. in Accounting and St. Petersburg College with an A.S. in Mortuary Science. Advanced education in the funeral, cremation and cemetery profession includes a diploma from the ICCFA University in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, Certified Public Accountant, and Owner of Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory.

His civic and professional involvement has included positions with church boards, Salvation Army Advisory Board, United Way Allocations Panel, All Faiths Food Bank, City of Venice Planning Commission, South County YMCA, Past President of the Florida Funeral Directors Association, and the Florida Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Association. Professional memberships also include both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tanya E. Scotece

Tanya@FarleyFuneralHome.com

Tanya graduated from Briarwood College with an A.S. in Mortuary Science, earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida and a M.S. in Criminal Forensics with a concentration in medicolegal death investigation from Florida Gulf Coast University. Tanya also received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Adult Education with research in funeral service from the University of South Florida in December 2015. 

She has been an active member of the Business Network International (BNI) Success in Numbers - FL Southwestern Chapter for over 10 years, she is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Human Resource (HR) Manager, Certified Funeral Celebrant and a Certified Funeral Service Professional (CFSP).

Bruce C. Kingsbury

Bruce@FarleyFuneralHome.com

Bruce graduated from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Business Administration and from St. Petersburg College with an A.S. in Mortuary Science. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, and Certified Funeral Celebrant.

His civic and professional involvement has included board positions with the Kiwanis Club of Venice, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.

James Eric Swope

Eric@FarleyFuneralHome.com

Eric is a Sarasota County native and graduate of Riverview High School. He began his career in funeral service as a teenager. Upon graduation from high school, he enrolled and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service with an A.S. in Mortuary Science. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and Certified Crematory Operator.

His civic involvement includes membership in the First Church of God South Venice and Past President and current member of the Sunrise Rotary Club.

Michelle Erhart

MErhart@FarleyFuneralHome.com

Michelle is a Florida native. She studied Psychology at Stetson University for two years and graduated from St. Petersburg College with an A.S. in Mortuary Science. She is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, and a Certified Funeral Celebrant.

Michelle is an active volunteer for Joey's Gift, a not for profit respite care organization. She is also active in the Venice Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chair of the Venice Area Young Professionals Communications Committee.

Tabitha Garcia

Tabitha@FarleyFuneralHome.com

Tabitha is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a B.S. in Health Services and a minor in Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management.  She spent seven years as a New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technician before pursuing her dream career as a Funeral Director.  She graduated from the Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 2012, and relocated to Florida in 2013.  Tabitha is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and Certified Crematory Operator.

Tabitha is a member of the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) task force and loves spending time with her four pups. 

Coral Gonzalez

Coral@VeniceMemorialGardens.com

Coral graduated from college in 1992 with a B.A. in Business Management. Coral is a Licensed Family Service Representative with Venice Memorial Gardens and Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory. She has extensive experience in helping families with their funeral and cemetery arrangements and is also fluent in Spanish.

Her civic and professional involvement includes active membership in Calvary Chapel Church, as well as past membership in various chambers of commerce.

Catherine Jeffers

Cathy@FarleyFuneralHome.com

Cathy attended the University of Rhode Island and is a licensed Pre-Need Sales Agent and an Aftercare Family Services Representative, helping families plan ahead to protect their loved ones and giving grief support to those families previously served.  Cathy is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance Advisor with over 28 years experience in the Health Insurance field.

Cathy has served on the Board of Directors of Westerly Community Credit Union and presented insurance related topics for Lorman Educational Services.


Joseph Spilotro

Joseph@VeniceMemorialGardens.com

Joseph graduated from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with honors in 1987 with a degree in Hospitality.  Joseph is a Family Service Representative with Venice Memorial Gardens and Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory and holds both Life Insurance and Annuities Licenses.

He has nearly 30 years of extensive customer service experience, is fluent in Spanish as well and is ready to serve families with their funeral and cemetery arrangement needs.

Noble Sines

Noble@FarleyFuneralHomes.com

Noble graduated from Brigham Young University in 2017 with a B.A in Business Management.  Noble is a licensed Pre-Need Sales Agent and an Aftercare Family Services Representative.  He helps families put intentional plans in place to help their loved ones begin healing at the time of a loss.

His civic involvement includes being an active membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he previously served a 2-year mission in Lima, Peru.  Noble is also an Eagle Scout and holds a leadership position in the Boy Scouts of America and is also fluent in Spanish.