It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Our Experienced Staff
Each of the staff members at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. and Crematory is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.
When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.
Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
|MICHAEL K. GARDINER, SR.|
Michael K. Gardiner, president of the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home and licensed funeral director, began his career in 1970 as an apprentice at the Arehart Funeral Home in LaPlata, Maryland. In 1972, after graduating from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Michael returned to Maryland to work at the W.C. Mattingley Funeral Home. He worked there for 16 years as a licensed Maryland state funeral director, embalmer, and general manager, until he purchased the funeral home in 1988. Michael received his certification as a funeral service practitioner in 1990, became a licensed Maryland state life insurance agent in 2001, and received his certification as a preplanning consultant in 2003.
Michael is past president and member of the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, past president and life member of the Third District Optimist Club, past chairman of the St. Mary's County Ethics Commission and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Michael is also past chairman and former board member for the St. Mary's County Emergency Medical Service Advisory Council, a member, and a former board member of Hospice of St. Mary's. Michael participates in a number of professional associations as well, such as the National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes (serving on the board of directors 2003 - 2007), Maryland State Funeral Directors Association (serving on the board of directors 1995 - 1999), Funeral Ethics Association, and the Cremation Association of North America.