Bartolomeo & Perotto Blog Posts

Rejuvenation

Spring is a gratifying time of year. It promises the beginning of warmer weather, new life and rejuvenation. With refreshed energy and a sense of possibility, Spring offers hope for restoration in ...
By Andrea Ruggieri
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Debbie Valle, Funeral Assistant, Flower Runner & Grandmother

We are blessed by the extended team we have working here at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home. Our outer ring staff are an invaluable mainstay and frankly many of them may be just as recognizab...
By Andrea Ruggieri
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Bob Scarciotta, Funeral Assistant & Driver

Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home employs many different people for many different jobs that are not only vital to the success of our business, but more so for serving our families to the best ...
By Andrea Ruggieri
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Staff Spotlight: Rocky Perotto, Therapy Dog - A Furry, Gentle Soul

It was a sunny June day in 2015 when Mike Perotto, President of Bartolomeo & Perotto showed up to our daily morning meeting with a jubilant, blonde fluffball of fur at his side announcing that ...
By Andrea Ruggieri
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Art of Balance with Grief

“The need of mourning requires us to embrace the pain of our loss—is something we naturally don’t want to do.  It is easier to avoid, repress, or deny the pain of grief than it is to confront ...
By Andrea Piccone
Thursday, December 28, 2017

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Carina DiFrancesco, Funeral Director with a Twist

Funeral Director: spunky, colorful, vibrant…  funny? Is this possible? Yes! Carina DiFrancesco carries a sense of humor that will send you rolling off your chair with laughter!  She joine...
By Andrea Ruggieri
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Child's Grief

Grief is complicated, messy, confusing, and painful. It is hard enough for us to understand grief within ourselves. It is often even more difficult to know how to support children through their gri...
By Carla Tanguay
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Previous Posts

Dave Perotto, Horticulturalist & Funeral Director

Funeral Director and Vice President of Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Inc., Dave Perotto, “The younger, better looking brother…” I recall this quippy one-liner on the day I met Dave with hi...

STAFF SPOTLIGHT - Jim LiVecchi, Maintenance Director - Coach, Teacher, Dad

My history goes way back with the Perotto family, as far back as grammar school. Because of this, the funeral home was on my radar for as long as I can remember and I’ve always respected all that g...

Viewing the Deceased

The tradition of a wake The rituals and ceremonies surrounding death serve important functions. Since the beginning of human history, we have marked death with a vast variety of rituals and ceremo...

Bartolomeo & Perotto Examines Going “Green” In the Funeral Industry

While “going green” has been part of the American mainstream for at least the past three decades, the idea of “going green” as part and parcel of the funeral business has only recently begun to mak...

Hospice - The Anticipation of Grief

Death is not always sudden. When a loved one has a serious or terminal illness, it can seem like you are watching them fade away right before your eyes. An extended illness often provides loved one...

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Joe Capuano, Funeral Director - Small, but Mighty

Before we dive deep into the history of Joe Capuano, here’s a little “Joe Trivia:”  Why the photo banner showcasing skateboarding? Many years ago, Joe decided at his daughter’s birthday party ...

Death of a Statesman (Part II)—U.S. State Funeral Honorees

As noted in our May 24, 2017 blog - Death of a Statesman - Honoring Our Esteemed Leaders: In Death, “state funerals” are held in just about every country in the world. Such events serve to honor de...