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Branch. If you have any pictures or information about Haunted
Mansion workers, past or present, please email
us. We would love to include the information on our site.
The names of many of the employees
in these pictures are unknown to us, so if
you know someone's name in a picture, please email us. Also, if you
notice a name misspelled, please send us a correction.
Aaron (formally Sam Perlmutter)
Nicknames: The Machine &
|Sam worked at the following
Six Flags Great Adventure, Haunted Castle,
Jackson, NJ - Actor (79-80)
Doorway to Hell Seaside Pier, NJ - Actor
The Haunted Mansion Long Branch, NJ - Actor
Gyro's World of Terror: San Fernando Valley, CA
- Actor (97)
Bob (& Dave's) Spooky House: San Fernando
Valley, CA - DIRECTOR (98-99)
Bob's Spooky House: San Fernando Valley, CA -
|Vinnie J. Borelli
||Vinnie worked at the mansion for a
couple years in the early 80s. He can be seen in the middle
of this group picture. Unfortunately,
he passed away on April 20th, 2005. Below is his obituary
from the April 22nd Asbury Park Press.
VINCENT J. BORELLI, 53, of OCEAN TOWNSHIP, died
Wednesday, April 20, at St. Barnabas Hospice & Palliative Care
Center, Long Branch, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born
in Hoboken, he lived in Long Branch before moving to Ocean
Township 18 years ago. Mr. Borelli had a B.A. from Montclair State
University and an M.A. from Hunter College of the City University
of New York. He has a supervision certificate from Monmouth
University. Mr. Borelli appeared in numerous theatrical
productions. He was in his 33rd year of teaching in the Long
Branch Public Schools as a speech and theater educator. His
present role was Head Teacher for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Mr. Borelli was voted "Best Director" at the Bucks
County Playhouse 21 times. He coached his students to the
following achievements; 27 district champions and 17 state
champions in forensics and speech. His students also were named
speech and forensic state team champions in 1984, 1990 and 1996.
Mr. Borelli was the winner of the "Outstanding Teacher of
Speech and Theatre Award" in 1998 by the Speech and Theatre
Association of New Jersey, and earned the "Teacher of the
Year" in 1988 and 2000 representing Long Branch High School
and the Long Branch Public School's as "District Teacher of
the Year." He was also the winner of the Speech and Theatre's
"Distinguished Achievement Award" in 1990. The NAACP
honored Mr. Borelli in 1993 with the "NAACP Freedom
Award." The Long Branch High School Student Council voted him
the "Educator of the Year" in 1989 and 1996. He and Mrs.
Angela Mangione-Borelli were voted "Man and Woman of the
Year" in 1998 by the Figli di Colombo Society, Long Branch
for their service in education. He was voted the "Outstanding
Teacher of the Speech Arts" by the New Jersey Forensic League
in 1999. In May 2000, he won his fourth Governor's Award in Arts
Education as the "Outstanding Educator of the Year" by
the Very Special Arts Education of the Year in 2002. He was
awarded the Monmouth County Arts Educator of the Year in 2003. Put
all awards aside, his treasurers are his wife Angela and daughters
Annamaria and Antonia.
||Pat was co-owner, and then owner, of the Long Branch
Pier and Haunted Mansion.
He still lives in the Long Branch area and works developing
D. (a.k.a. Barragonis Wreap)
||Tony was the mansion's "blacksmith" building axes and other assorted weapons from 86 to 87 (13 in
all). He also sculpted some gargoyle and devil heads that
were installed on the Hellmouth set only a week before the
fire. Tony's day job is a licensed plumber for a school
district in central N.J., but he still builds props for Zachary Malice
and Co. (www.zmalice.com) and for the Chiller Theater Expo in East
Rutherford N.J. twice a year.
||Lil was the manager at the Haunted
Mansion from 1979 until the end of the 1985 season. She
still lives in the Long Branch area and was the Director of
Operations for the Garden State Arts Center before it became the
PNC Bank Arts Center She currently works for the New
Jersey Turnpike and also works in the entertainment industry
organizing and working on concerts.
||James was both an actor and technician at the
Haunted Mansion. Unfortunately, he passed away in January of
2004 at the age of 40. Several former mansion workers
attended his service at the Stone Pony, and former mansion manager Lil
Grauman offered a eulogy.
||Mark was an actor at the
haunted mansion during the 80's. Unfortunately, he passed
away on February 24th at the age of 41. Below is his
obituary that appeared in the local newspaper.
MARK TIMOTHY MCAVOY, 41, of TINTON
FALLS, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, Feb. 24. Mark
was a 1981 graduate of Ocean Township High School, where he
wrestled and played on the football team. He attended St. Leo's
University and he graduated in 1985 with a business degree. Mark
began his career in retail management, which led to his most
recent position as vice president of sales and marketing at
J&B Incorporated. Mark will always be remembered for his gift
of laughter and his great smile. Born and raised in Arlington
Heights, Ill., he lived in Wayside for 25 years before moving to
Tinton Falls six years ago. Surviving are his loving parents,
Joseph and Barbara Mayo McAvoy of Nokomis, Fla.; his dear brother,
David of Wall, and a host of loving relatives and friends.
||Mary worked at the mansion as an
actor from 1983 until 1986. She was known as Scary Mary or
Mary Mc. She ended up becoming a drug/alcohol counselor for
adolescents in Fairfax County, VA, where she met and married her
husband Mike who is a Lt. Col. in the Air Force. They live in
Hampton Roads and are moving to Shaw AFB in SC when Mike gets his
||Roj worked at the mansion as an actor, makeup
artist, and security guard. He started at the mansion
at the beginning of its second season and left at the end of
the 1978 season. He donated a substantial inventory of
professional costumes and props to the Mansion's wardrobe
department which were still in daily use when he left.
||Debbie worked at the mansion from
1982 until the place burned down. She played the part of
Lizzie Borden many times and even dated Larry Wolf for 7
years. She currently lives in Sacramento, California.
Vollo (Kathy Karp)
||Kathy, a.k.a. lil weasel, worked at
the mansion from 1980 until 1982. She can be seen
working the front door of the mansion in the horror movie
documentary, "The Horror of it All." She now lives
in Brick, NJ and works as a medical assistant.
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