Kenneth E. Ellis
Director - N.J. Lic. No. 3977
Ken was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in South River, NJ. He also resided in East Brunswick, Franklin Township, and Monroe Township. He currently resides in Freehold Township.
He attended St. Mary's Parochial School, and graduated from South River High School. He is a 1990 graduate of the Mercer County Community College Funeral Service Program. Ken spent 18 years working at Brunswick Memorial Home in East Brunswick, and also worked for Freeman Funeral Home in Freehold and Manalapan before coming to Mulligan Funeral Home in 2005. Ken started in July, on a part-time basis to replace Christine.
Married to Cynthia (King), who was born in Belleville and lived in Kearny, and the father of William, Laura and James, Ken is also actively involved in his parish, St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church, Freehold. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in January, 2004, by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church Johnstown, PA, and hopes to complete his studies for the priesthood.
From his early years, Ken always felt inclined towards either a career in funeral service or a vocation to the priesthood. At this stage of his life, he is fortunate to be able to do both, for the two go together hand in hand. Both are a life of service and interaction with people in all stages of their lives, old and young, ill and healthy, rich and poor. Ken's hallmark is servicing all people in the best manner possible, easing their grief and re affirming their beliefs in family, spirituality, and an appreciation in celebrating a life well lived.
Ken is a member of the Monmouth & Ocean County Funeral Directors Association, and was a member of the South River Lions Club. He also serves on the parish council of St. Paul's Church, Freehold. He is a regular blood and platelet donor, and enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and ministering to his parishioners. He likes a good book, a good joke , and good company.