Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

legacies honored
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A vision for change, the late Arthur C. DellaVecchia and his wife, Helen (Simone) wanted to provide Southington and its surrounding communities with a choice.  With other funeral homes currently established, they both envisioned an elite parlor that would provide professional and affordable service to those in need.  With that, they opened their doors on North Main Street in 1948 and continue to be Southington’s Premier Funeral Home.

For over sixty years, DellaVecchia Funeral Home has stood as a tribute to those who have come before us and labored to create this town, and we pay tribute to them and their families by offering a gracious home-like atmosphere where those memories can be shared.

With much acceptance by the Southington community, came expansion.  Since its incorporation, Wolcott residents were left celebrating their loved one’s lives in out of town funeral parlors.  That changed in 1967, when Mr. & Mrs. DellaVecchia opened the doors at 690 Woodtick Road.  Yet another expansion followed in 1987 with partnership into D’Angelo Funeral Home of Middletown, Conn.

Expansion of locations led Mr. DellaVecchia’s son, David to become licensed and help his parents with serving the communities.  Ten years later, David’s sister, Adele (DellaVecchia) Fama and her husband,  Philip joined in the day to day operations.  Following Mr. DellaVecchia’s death, both David and Adele assumed control of the facilities.

While we are not able to lessen the burden of loss, we strive to make the services we offer personalized and meaningful.  The families we serve are the ones that inform us of their requirements in terms of services and time frames; we do not take it upon ourselves to pressure the family with unwanted services and goods.  Throughout the years, we have developed a high level of sensitivity to the religious, ethnic and economic circumstances of all the families we serve.

In effort to improve all facets of service, our staff regularly attends continuing education programs and seminars.  These programs serve to keep us informed of current changes in local, state and federal rules and regulations.  We are available to answer questions regarding funerals, advanced planning, or for outside resource information.

Our contribution to the community goes far beyond the funeral service.  We know that the funeral itself is only the first step in the grieving and healing process.  In the weeks and months that follow,  we continue to serve by keeping in touch and offering resources of comfort during the difficult times, as they desire.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

The late Arthur DellaVecchia

The late Arthur DellaVecchia

Our Founder
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David Della Vecchia

David Della Vecchia

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Philip  Fama

Philip Fama

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Marc  Frigon

Marc Frigon

Manager of Wolcott Location, Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Sherri  Sciola

Sherri Sciola

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Elizabeth R.

Elizabeth R. "Liz" Barry

Office Manager
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Robert D' Angelo

Robert D' Angelo

part time receptionists
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