In 1920, John B. Romano owned a taxi service and started supplying limousines to funeral directors. He later established J. B. Romano and Sons Funeral Home, along with his wife Concetta, at its present location in the Silver Lake area.
Continuing in his father’s footsteps, Pio A. Romano Sr. became the second generation funeral director, running the family business until his passing in 2001. During that time, he purchased the former Wilbur Funeral Home in Warren, which is now known as the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home.
The third generation began with Pio A Romano Jr., who was a cornerstone of the funeral home until his passing in 2006. During his 44 years of funeral service, he served countless families and was instrumental in preserving his family’s heritage in the Silver Lake area by serving on many local club and church boards. His brother Ron also worked in the family business for many years.
Pio A. Romano Jr.’s son, John, is the fourth generation to enter the family business. He graduated from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather did, in 1986, and worked in the family trade until moving to Florida in 2002.
Today, Romano Funeral Home is proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library.