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Our Family Caring For Yours

Dedicated & Caring Staff

Our employees will go the extra mile

Dave Perotto, Andrea Ruggieri and Heather Henderson

When you lose someone special to you, adding the burden of planning a funeral can feel overwhelming. Bartolomeo & Perotto is built on a strong foundation of customer service. Our employees will go the extra mile to make this process as easy as possible during a challenging time. 

We often get asked “How do you do what you do?” Taking some of the onus off the grieving has it’s rewards. It is our honor to care for your loved one, and help celebrate a life well-lived.

Get to Know Our Team

Phil Perotto

Philip P. Perotto

Funeral Director since 1966 - Retired

As the nephew of the founders, George & Frances Bartolomeo, Phil was immersed in funeral care early on.

Michael Perotto

Michael P. Perotto

President, Funeral Director since 1988

Mike attended Canton College for Mortuary Science. After completing his residency he earned his funeral director’s license.

David Perotto

David L. Perotto

Vice President, Funeral Director since 1994

After graduating from high school at the Aquinas Institute, Dave earned a horticulture degree from Cornell University. 

William Padulo

William F. Padulo

Director of Operations & Personnel, Funeral Director since 1995

Bill attended the Aquinas Institute, class of ’85. From there he studied at SUNY Canton College in Canton, NY.

Joseph P Capuano

Joseph P. Capuano

Funeral Director since 1978

Joe is a native Rochesterian. After high school he studied at Monroe Community College, following with a degree from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service.

Keith H. Lawton

Keith H. Lawton

Funeral Director since 1996

Keith comes to us from Syracuse, NY. He graduated from the Simmons Institute of Funeral Services. After spending most of his life in the Syracuse area, working there for 20+ years, he decided to make the move to Rochester and join the Bartolomeo & Perotto family in July 2020.

Lyle J. Sasso

Funeral Director since 2001

Lyle comes from a tiny island in the Caribbean named Anguilla. At the age of 17, he left its sunny shores and turquoise water to attend the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. He completed his Mortuary Science degree in 2000.

Christopher M. Lawrence

Funeral Director since 1989

Chris is a 1988 Canton College graduate where he earned a degree in Mortuary Science. After his residency, he received his NYS Funeral Director’s license and has been active in funeral care for over 30 years.

Andrea Ruggieri

Andrea Ruggieri

Marketing-Communications Specialist, Pre-Planning Coordinator  

Though originally a Syracuse native, Andrea has called Rochester “home” for over 25 years. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design at Oswego State College, and years of Marketing experiences under her belt.

Heather Henderson

Heather Henderson

Accounting, Business Administration

Heather is an only child, born in Rochester. Soon after she was born, her family moved to Guntersville, Alabama where she spent her growing up years. She graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

Christine Perrin

Administrative Assistant

Christine grew up the youngest of three in her family. Her older brother and sister eventually bestowed the title “Aunt” bringing endless days of fun with her nieces and nephews.

Stacy Morse

Stacy Morse

Administrative Operations Manager

Stacy has been a great addition to the team at Bartolomeo & Perotto since 2018. She was born in Albion but raised in Greece, NY. She graduated from Greece Athena High School in 1994.

Jim LiVecchi

Jim LiVecchi

Building Manager

Jim has a long history with the Perottos, dating back to grammar school with Michael and David. Because of this, the funeral home was always on his radar.

Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas

Funeral Assistant

Larry retired in 2004, after 30 years at the Veterans Administration Rochester Outreach Clinic where he worked as a mental health therapist and a vocational rehabilitation therapist.



Therapy Dog, Available upon request.

It was a sunny June day in 2015. Our morning staff meeting at the funeral home was in for a surprise. Owner, Michael Perotto showed up with a jubilant, blonde fluffball of fur at his side. He announced that his new puppy would be a part of our team.

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