Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

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 203-372-3587 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Michael F. Redgate

Michael F. Redgate

Funeral Director

Michael is a graduate of Fairfield Preparatory School Class of 1987, earned a B.B.A. from Loyola College in 1991, and graduated from the American Academy - McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. He has been a Trumbull resident and member of the Rotary Club of Trumbull since 1994, serving as President from 2002-2003. He has been a member of the Fairfield Beach Club for over 20 years and is the President of the Trumbull Pisces Swimming Association. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Lakewood Trumbull YMCA and volunteers with the Kennedy Center and the Thomas Merton Center. Michael and his wife Sue have three children, Annika and Bowen, who are students at Trumbull High School, and Keira, who attends Middlebrook School.

Email: wecare@redgatehennessy.com


Gary R. Sedelnik

Gary R. Sedelnik

Funeral Director

A 1968 graduate of Central High School, Gary began his career in 1969 with the Robert E. Hennessy Funeral Home in Bridgeport after receiving his degree from the American Academy - McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. He and his wife Jeanne Oleynik Sedelnik have been Trumbull residents since 1978 and are the parents of two children, Philip and Sarah.

Email: wecare@redgatehennessy.com


Jeremy Redgate

Jeremy Redgate

Funeral Director

Raised in Fairfield, Jeremy is a graduate of Our Lady of the Assumption School Class of 1990 and Fairfield High School Class of 1994. Carrying on the tradition of his family, Jeremy joined the funeral home as a licensed funeral director in 2002 after receiving his degree from Briarwood College.

Email: wecare@redgatehennessy.com


Leo J. Redgate Jr.

Leo J. Redgate Jr.

Retired Funeral Director

A Bridgeport native, Leo graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1961. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, he has been serving families at Redgate - Hennessy for over 40 years. Leo and his wife Una Foley Redgate are longtime Fairfield residents and have five children, Patrice, Leo, Michael, Christopher, and Jeremy, and eight grandchildren. Leo retired in 2004.

Email: wecare@redgatehennessy.com


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