Far More than a Pharmacy
by Cate Murway

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The late Arnold E. Norman, proprietor of Normans and Company, once owned the 416 Mill Street property that is now the very welcome Mill Street Pharmacy. Pharmacist David Byron Cunningham [double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’] at one time filled prescriptions for Mr. Norman while he was employed at the Super Fresh Food Markets Incorporated Pharmacy on Commerce Circle in Bristol.  Dave and his wife, Sheri Lynn [Fragassi], who met when they were just 15 years old at a Knights of Columbus dance while in High School, officially opened on December 11, 2006 and the “Welcome” flowers, plants and baskets still adorn the counters.

Stop in to meet the highly-trained and skilled healthcare professionals who graciously perform various roles to ensure optimal health outcomes for their customers. Their refreshing attitude reflects their dedication to meet the changing needs of the health profession and their perceptible continued pursuit of excellence.

Dave, Morrisville Boro Middle School/H.S. ’88, was president of his junior and senior class and is a graduate of the selective admissions Long Island University: Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health in Brooklyn, NY (formerly the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy) founded in 1886. Dave’s work ethic and commitment to impeccable accuracy is respected and realized by his many followers. Diane Patterson, Bristol Township Committee woman, was ecstatic when they “reopened the store after closing” to help her with her prescriptions. “Dave takes care of us. My people will be transferring their business to him. He is the man!” Rather than simply dispensing medication, this pharmacist is recognized for his cognitive and people skills.

President of the Student Council Sheri,  Harry S. Truman H.S.‘89/ Temple University ’94, taught English at the Bristol Township school for one year and was more recently the Waste Management, Inc. Technical Service Manager. Her parents, Conrad Vincent and Lorraine May Fragassi, have lived in the same home in Levittown for 38 years.  Sheri’s mom attests to the fact that “Sheri’s room was always organized, everything had its place; it took her 3 weeks just to move into her college dorm. She has always been a giving person, energetic and happy-go-lucky”. Mr. and Mrs. Fragassi are “very excited to see them achieve their goals and dreams!”

Dave’s pharmacy career started with a teenage employment position at Burns Pharmacy & Health Care Center in Morrisville, part of the photo shoot for the 2002 Mel Gibson film “Signs”, about a farm family finding mysterious crop circles in their fields. His mentors and partners, Robert [Bob] Schreiber, R.Ph. a pharmacist for over 35 years, is “personable, likeable and kind” and Charles [Chuck] Lebegern, R.Ph. of Heritage Pharmacy in Newtown has “a great way about him”. Many patrons agree that Dave has learned his skillful lessons well.  Mrs. Janis Theresa Barbagallo of Cedar Street has transferred her mother’s, Mrs. Mary D’Emidio’s prescriptions to Mill Street Pharmacy. “There is an advantage to a ‘small school’” [using an analogy]. Dave took care of us in just 10 minutes and for less money! He is accurate and gave us personal attention. Their success is 2-fold: they deliver and they give great customer service!” Their entire family will be doing business with the Cunninghams!

The Fairless Hills residents searched Buckingham and Philadelphia but they chose Mill Street for their business because they were familiar with the Borough and they appreciate its small town ambiance. They are the proud parents of three young daughters, Brielle Lorraine, Caitlyn Grace and Monica Ellen. Family and relationships are truly important. Dave’s wedding band, a “Fede” or "Faith” ring is "The Claddagh" a symbol of Love, Friendship and loyalty. Worn on the left hand the crown turned outward shows all, your heart is truly spoken for.

Dave and Sheri offer “Personalized Care for You and Your Health”. They have provided a personal consultation area to listen to and understand their customer’s needs. Mill Street Pharmacy is dedicated to presenting a comprehensive “family care package” with vitamins, herbs, supplements, diabetic candies, batteries, contact lenses, light bulbs, cosmetics and hair care products, stationery supplies, delivery service, a fax & copy center with stamps, street parking & additional parking behind the building. As an added service, Anise oil, the delicate flavoring commonly used in baking the traditional Italian waffle pizzelle cookie, is in stock! Fun and innovative gifting items, including stuffed animals and picture frames are on their way for Valentine’s Day. Have a nylon monogrammed “carry/tote” bag personalized with a custom embroidered design for your favorite valentine for just $17.00. A full selection of tastefully selected “formal to fun” holiday and birthday greeting cards completes your “one stop shopping needs”!

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Coupons are accepted.  Most Insurance Plans accepted. Delivery Service provided.
Visa/MasterCard/Discover accepted.
Crutches and wheelchairs available for rental or purchase.

Mill Street Pharmacy
46 Mill Street
phone: 215.788.88RX
fax: 215.788.8890
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm

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Pharmacist David Byron and Sheri Lynn Cunningham
customer Diane Patterson