Walker Brothers Blog Posts

Grief & Loneliness

Someone you deeply love recently passed away. The many preparations you tirelessly, but lovingly brought together for the funeral service, are now over. Maybe you lost your husband or wife of 50 ye...
By Andrea Piccone, MS
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Losing a Loved One to Addiction; The Stigma of Society and a Path to Healing

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a difficult and painful process that takes time and coping skills to begin healing. Adding the element of loss by drug addiction complicates grief to survivors w...
By Andrea Piccone, MS
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dealing with Grief & Sharing of Stories

It is within the first year following the death of a loved one (sometimes longer) that we are often stuck on the last images of them. Whether it be the vision as they passed on or at the funeral se...
By Andrea Piccone
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Curtis Birthwright -Teacher, Coach, Funeral Assistant/Driver, with a Side of Greeter

And a big side of smiles… Curtis hands them out in healthy portions at a time when you may need some warmth. He takes his job as Greeter with great pride. Curtis admits, “I have been told that my s...
By Andrea Ruggieri
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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

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

Previous Posts

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...

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...

STAFF SPOTLIGHT – Cathy Clark, Administrative Assistant & Lover of Big Families

To be honest, when I answered the employment post I was not aware it was a position working at a funeral home.  After a wonderful interview with Paul Perotto I felt very comfortable and at eas...

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...