John Stanley Zaleski

Licensed Funeral Director

Email: john@wakeleememorial.com
Office: (203) 734-1490
Fax: (203) 735-4467

A lifelong resident of Shelton, husband, father and step-father, John is a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic Grammar School, Shelton, CT; Notre Dame High School of West Haven, CT; and of Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY. Working in funeral service over 30 years, he possesses expert experience in all facets of funeral service and has earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

In 2005, John served as the 116th President of the CT Funeral Directors Association and remains active on many committees.  He serves as a Professional Consultant and Advisory Council Member of the New England Organ Bank and was awarded with special recognition in 2008.

He is a member of St. Joseph Church, Shelton and sits on the Alumni Steering Committee; Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ansonia; Committee Member, Boy Scouts of America - Troop 27, Shelton, as well as being a member of the Advisory Board of the Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus; Connecticut Funeral Directors Association; and the National Funeral Directors Association.

John is a member of the Seymour Lions Club, where he was nominated as the 2010 Lion of the Year.  He is also a member of The White Hills Eagle Radio Control Club where he enjoys flying his radio control airplane.  In recognition of his service to the community and outstanding professional reputation, John was invited into the Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan Ambassador Program served as an Ambassador for the Derby Branch. 


Mildred "Milly" Lynn Zaleski

Office Administrator

Email: milly@wakeleememorial.com
Office: (203) 734-1490
Fax: (203) 735-4467


Milly grew up in Monroe and graduated from Masuk High School,  She resides in Shelton with her husband, John, and three children.  Milly joined Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home in 2013 after working several years at The Hartford Insurance Company.  She is a Notary Public for the State of Connecticut and a parisioner of St. Joseph Church of Shelton.  For many years, Milly volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader and as a member of the Shelton High School Marching Gaels Parents Association.  In her free time,  she enjoys gardening, the beach, cooking, crocheting, reading,  but most of all  spending time with her family.