Over 40 years Funeral Directing experience
20 years on the North Shore
Registered Funeral Director
NZ Certificate of Embalming
25 years Organist and Music Director
at St Joseph’s Church, Takapuna
Past teacher at St Joseph's, Rosmini College Takapuna
and Stella Maris School Silverdale.
As a Registered Funeral Director with a NZ Certificate of Embalming, I have over 40 years of experience in funeral directing, of which 20 years were on the North Shore. We established Elliotts Funerals in Tauranga, before I eventually returned to live on the North Shore,
where I took up the roles of Funeral Director at Dils Funerals and H Morris Funerals, kick-starting my career in Auckland funeral services.
"The part I play as a funeral director is very flexible, as some families want us to take care of all the small details,
while others are very hands on. I enjoy the diverse types of people that I meet and enjoy being of assistance in helping families create a great farewell service."
Outside of work I have interests in soprano saxophone, gardening and restoring a 1933 Reo vintage car.
As a North Shore resident for the past 40 years, I have 25 years of experience as the organist and Music Director at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Takapuna. I began my music playing at St Vincent de Paul’s Church in Milford at a young age, encouraged my father Joseph Bergin, who also proudly partook in our Church’s musical service. I guess you could say music runs in our family.
I have also spent time teaching at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Rosmini College and Stella Maris School in Silverdale, before dedicating my time to becoming a full time lady funeral director in our family business.
“Working alongside the Parish Priests and with families in planning the liturgy and music for funerals and being able to fulfil special music requests, has always given me great satisfaction.
I find that my position as a lady funeral director, which allows me to work with families at a most vulnerable time, is a very special and rewarding one. I look forward to sharing many ideas to help make your loved one's service beautiful and memorable.”
My interests include music, walking, quilting and spending time with my family, including my five children and granddaughter.