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Al Banfield
Owner/Funeral Director - FD 1267

I have been at Garden Chapel for over 27 years. I live in the community and have historical roots to this area. I became a Funeral Director especially here at Garden Chapel because of the personal care given to all families and I learned from the best our former Manager Richard Noftsger who instilled in me to give all families the dedicated service and care.

It is our job as funeral directors to guide each family through the process of caring for their loved one. We do this by taking the burden of arranging the services away from the family so that they do not have to worry.

It is truly a great feeling when families, under such emotion from losing a loved one, say to the Funeral Director "Thank You for making this so easy"

I am a member of the So.SF YMI #32 (Treasurer), Treasurer of So.SF PAL Boosters, So.SF IACC, So.SF ICF Branch 9, Elk's Lodge BPOE 2091, Host Lion of So.SF, Disabled Vietnam Veterans, SSG (Retired) US Army, Purple Heart Society, So.SF Host Lions, Old Timer of San Francisco, Owner of Garden Chapel, Inc.,

Tel: 1-650-583-2510

Email: chapel885@sbcglobal.net


Victoria Avegalio
Funeral Counselor

I am at my seventeenth year mark here at the “Beautiful Garden Chapel”. What keeps me here is the family atmosphere of this environment and knowing that in some ways, I do make a difference in assisting families in their time of need. There is no greater satisfaction than knowing that I assisted in helping a family feel less burdened and more at ease, during a most difficult time in their life, for which I am grateful to be entrusted with such an honor.

Tel: 1-650-583-2510


Annette Taamu
Funeral Counselor

I have been a part of the Garden Chapel family for over 12 years now. Over the years I've learned so much not only about the business and service that we provide to our community but about myself. Being able to connect with families during such an emotionally difficult time and help guide and comfort them through this inevitable process is a heartfelt experience. Being able to and knowing that I can help ease such a heavy burden, even just the slightest bit is a humbling feeling. My time at Garden Chapel has allowed me to meet so many wonderful families and share in the lives of their loved ones who we honor and those are memories and experiences that last a lifetime.

Tel: 1-650-583-2510


Raul Balcarcel
Funeral Counselor

It is of enormous personal satisfaction to me that, at Garden Chapel, the emphasis is on families. I have worked as a Funeral Counselor for the past four years and I know that the pain of losing a loved one is a tremendous burden on a family. At times like this I like to think of myself primarily as a counselor. I feel it is my personal responsibility to guide families away from hurting and toward healing.

I am especially proud of our efforts to reach out to members of the community who may not have the means for adequate services. We proudly welcome people of all faiths, all cultures and all walks of life. In keeping with this philosophy, I am happy to say that I speak fluent Spanish and ¡bienvenidos a Garden Chapel!

Tel: 1-650-583-2510

We are a member of:
California Funeral
Directors Association

Elks Lodge
Elks Lodge

Italian Catholic Federation

Lions Club
American Legion

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