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Yves R. Poirier

Co-Owner & Branch Manager

E-Mail: Yves@QuincyMemorials.com

Abington Office: 781-337-9314

Yves Poirier has owned and operated Quincy Memorials, Inc. for 40 years. Born in Canada and raised in Barre, Vermont, home of some of the most highly proclaimed granite businesses in the US. He manages and operates all aspects of the business from our Abington, MA location.

Jeffrey M. Poirier

CEO/President & Co-Owner

E-Mail: Jeff@QuincyMemorials.com 

Quincy Office: 617-471-0250 x105

Jeffrey Poirier has been working for the company full-time since June 2005. He started part-time, on and off, growing up learning the business as he grew older. He also stayed connected throughout college where he graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a BBA in Business Management in May 2004.  

He resides in Hanover, MA with his wife and 2 children. He is a past Ambassador of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of the Quincy Business Council, and past President of the Quincy Lions Club.  He is also the current President of the Ward 4 Neighborhood Association in Quincy.  He is currently on the Parks and Recreation Committee in Hanover, MA.  

Bryan J. Poirier

Vice President, Co-Owner, & General Manager

E-Mail: Bryan@QuincyMemorials.com

Quincy Office: 617-471-0250 x104

Bryan has worked for Quincy Memorials part-time since he was a child. Being the oldest of three brothers, he was the first son of Yves Poirier to introduce himself into the family business. He graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Management,Ethics and Social Responsibility. He has now been working full-time for the family business since December 2007.

He is a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Plymouth and current District Trustee and Board Member to MBNA (Monument Builders of North America).  He with his wife, Michelle and 2 children, Gracie and Avery, reside in Abington, MA. Before coming on full-time, he worked for Information Resources Inc. as a Data Analyst supporting the Ocean Spray Marketing and Sales department.

Matthew Andrews

Director of Operations

E-Mail: Matthew@QuincyMemorials.com

Quincy Office: 617-471-0250 x103

Matthew has been with the QMI team since January of 2020. He brings a wealth of experience from his ten years at Fedex Office (formerly Kinko’s), where he managed the Coolidge Corner location for five years. After ten years in the corporate world, Matthew learned how to manage a small business from two independent contractors. He was introduced to the world of construction and masonry, and worked at a local masonry supply company for a number of years. When it was time to move on, he approached Jeff and Bryan about bringing his skills to work for them; and the rest, as they say, is history.

He has been learning the business and assisting with the management of the main office in Quincy, while connecting with local funeral homes and cemeteries to bolster his knowledge of the memorialization process. While focused on operations, his empathy and compassion allow him to facilitate the realization of clients’ visions of meaningful, long-lasting memorials that stand the test of time.

Cynthia Savoia

Memorial Consultant & Bookkeeper

E-Mail: Cynthia@QuincyMemorials.com

Quincy Office: 617-471-0250 x110

Cynthia has been the Bookkeeper here at Quincy Memorials since January 2022.  She received her BSBA with a concentration in Accounting from Suffolk University and a Masters of Science in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.  She likes to spend her free time with family and friends, especially her 2 nephews.

Jamie McGregor

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Jamie@QuincyMemorials.com

Quincy Office: 617-471-0250 x112

Jamie joined the Quincy Memorials team as a full time Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative in August of 2022. While she now resides in Foxboro (go Patriots!), she was raised in Weymouth and is proud to be from the South Shore. After graduating from Boston College, she spent two and a half years as a Specialist at the Chestnut Hill Apple Store, followed by over five years at Grand Circle Corporation in Boston as a travel advisor specializing in airfare. 

Jamie’s greatest passion has always been customer service and helping others. She is grateful to enter an industry that provides the opportunity to assist families going through one of life’s most difficult times, and aims to make the process of memorializing loved ones as simple as possible. Jamie is the resident Bronze memorial specialist at our Quincy location, and is interested in learning as much as she can about all aspects of the industry. 

Melanie D. Krauss

Memorial Designer & Drafting Specialist

E-Mail: Melanie@QuincyMemorials.com

Abington Office: 781-337-9314 x100

Melanie came to work at Quincy Memorials in June of 2021. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a BA in crafts in 2010, concentrating in metalsmithing. She went on to graduate from Bristol Community College with a certificate in business management in 2021. Melanie has used her artistic skills and business experience to build our drafting department from the ground up. Her specialty is the creation of custom artwork for our clients to be laser etched onto their monument. 

Melanie grew up on Martha’s Vineyard and spent her summers at the beach. However, with an October birthday, her favorite season is fall (especially in New England) and her favorite holiday is Halloween. She has a deep love for all animals, especially her cats, Finnegan and Krueger, and her cockatiel Figgy. In her spare time, Melanie teaches metalsmithing classes, and enjoys concerts, fundraising for animal healthcare, and spending time with her friends and family.

Greg Yelsey

Cemetery Service Department Manager

E-Mail: Greg@QuincyMemorials.com

Abington Office: 781-337-9314 x106

Greg has been working for Quincy Memorials since 2011. Starting part time doing landscaping and traveling to cemeteries to clean headstones, he has slowly worked his way up within the company and now manages the cemetery engraving department. He resides in Rockland with his wife Julia.

Robert LaBrecque

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Robert@QuincyMemorials.com

Abington Office: 781-337-9314 x301

Robert started at Quincy Memorials in the fall of 2022. Bringing with him years of communication, marketing and sales experience. Skills that are essential to the success of each customer’s experience. He enjoys music, listening and playing with friends. Growing up in this area, he enjoys all that Massachusetts and New England have to offer.

Matt Warner

Granite Fabrication & Monument Setter

Matt was born in Abington and has known the Poirier family for most of his life. Although he just started full time, he has been doing odds and ends for the company for well over 20 years. He has a background in fitness, and holds a degree in Exercise Science. A long career in the fitness industry has prepared him for the physicality of this new venture. Currently he oversees the setting department and installs monuments and whatever else may need to be done. 

From an early age, Matt has had a fascination with the paranormal, horror and all things that go bump in the night. Unexplained incidents growing up led him to further explore these things, and he has been seeking answers, as well as fun, for over 20 years. He started Warner Paranormal Explorers in 2019 with his daughter, and has traveled the world looking for ghosts. As a taphophile, being able to be in cemeteries every day as a profession is a dream come true.

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Ann Hefner

Kingston Office Manager & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Ann@QuincyMemorials.com

Kingston Office: 781-585-5906 x200

Ann began working with Quincy Memorials in January of 1998 assisting families in designing their monuments to memorialize their loved ones. Ann came to Quincy Memorials after grieving the loss of her son – as Ann will tell you she had no idea this work would become her life’s passion.  Ann is committed to both Quincy Memorials and all the families she has met and guided through the process of choosing their monuments for the past 25 years.

Ann has worn many hats prior to Quincy Memorials to raise and support her 4 children. Among these being: Social Worker, working for the State of Massachusetts, Real Estate Agent, School Bus Driver, along with owning and operating her own small businesses. 

Jessica Zingg

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Jessica@QuincyMemorials.com

Kingston Office: 781-585-5906 x101

Kimberly Derosier

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative Kingston Office: 781-585-5906 x101

E-Mail: Kimberly@QuincyMemorials.com

Kingston Office: 781-585-5906 x102

Kimberly is a full-time Customer Relations and Order Processing Manager here at Quincy Memorials. Kim grew up on a small farm in Michigan, but spent many of her childhood summers here in Massachusetts. She relocated to Massachusetts after college.

She has 20 years experience collectively, in retail and corporate banking. She spent over eight years in Human Services supporting adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in both a Day Habilitation setting and as an Assistant Program Manager of a residential group home.

Kim is a proud wife and mother of two children. She has a passion for cooking, gardening, traveling, music and enjoying nature in every form. She is also an avid animal lover.

Cindy Spittel

Memorial Designer, Artist & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Cindy@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Newton Office: 617-244-2013

A lifelong Newton resident, Cindy was president of Newton Memorial Art from 1989 until the company merged with Quincy Memorials in 2021. Cindy attained degrees in psychology and art from Lasell College, and began her career in all aspects of the funeral industry before growing her own company as a memorialist. She takes great pride in designing her own artwork and creating lasting memorials for the loved ones of her clients. 

For several years running, Cindy has been the recipient of the Pinnacle Award from Rock of Ages in Barre, VT for her commitment to and success in the industry. Today, she works part time as a proud employee of Quincy Memorials. Cindy loves training the new generation of memorialists while still designing memorials from mausoleums to markers.

Charlie Spittel

Sandblaster & Memorial Artisan

E-Mail: Charlie@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Waltham Office: 781-889-5800

Born and raised in Medfield, MA, Charlie obtained his degree in Business from St. Francis College before entering the construction and hospitality industries. After he married Cindy in 1985, they built their dream business together at Newton Memorial Art, where Charlie was the treasurer of the business as well as a memorialist. He apprenticed for years under the best memorialists in the industry, and has carved and installed countless memorials for the company. Charlie is proud to have had a hand in the training and development of the next generation of memorialists.

Ann Bartel

Administrative Assistant

E-Mail: Annb@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Newton Office: 617-244-2013

Grace Taverna

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Grace@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Newton Office: 617-244-2013

Grace Taverna joined the Newton Memorial Art family in Spring of 2022. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston, class of 2015. Being a first generation daughter of Italian American Immigrants, as well as a born and raised native of the Boston Metro Area, she is a passionate advocate for community building and support. Understanding the significance of blending one’s cultural heritage and history with contemporary sensibility when adding to this historic landscape, she hopes to bring our families comfort in the cathartic process of memorializing their loved ones for future generations.

Jen DeLucia

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Jen@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Newton Office: 617-244-2013

Jen joined Newton Memorial Art in the summer of 2022 after a 20 year career in the restaurant industry. Born and raised in Wilmington, Jen still resides there with her husband and three kids. Jen has built her career on customer service and helping others. She is a past member of the Rotary Club in Burlington. Jen enjoys her time spent in the summer in Maine and New Hampshire, and coaching her daughter’s basketball team in the winter. 

Jose Pena

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Jose@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Waltham Office: 781-899-5800 x401

Jose has been working for Newton Memorial Art full-time since September 2022. He works in the Waltham location as a Memorial Specialist. He attended Massbay Community College, where he studied Principles of Management & Small Business Management. He has 20+ years of Customer Service and is fluent in Spanish. He’s happily married to his wife Angela of 19 yrs and has two daughters, Julisa & Jayleen.