Bartolomeo & Perotto Blog Posts

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

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Norm Gerhard, Funeral Assistant & Scoutmaster

Norm!  In true Cheers fashion we exuberantly call his name as Norm Gerhard strolls in the funeral home door. Yes, we do have our fun at the funeral home where appropriate! Norm is one of our ...
By Andrea Ruggieri
Thursday, June 14, 2018

John Harnischfeger, Funeral Assistant, Driver & Powerlifter

The stories behind the people that come to work at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home are quite intriguing. Really! There are some fascinating stories. Who knew we would have a State and Nationa...
By Andrea Ruggieri
Wednesday, May 9, 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

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

Previous Posts

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...