D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard Wethersfield, CT 06109

Associates

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    Lionel Lessard Jr

    General Manager

    Lionel J. Lessard, Jr. is the general manager of the D'Esopo Funeral Chapels and oversees the quality of services provided to families in both locations. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of funeral service and is known for his dedication to his profession, as well as his active involvement in numerous community organizations. He has earned the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. This distinction is indicative of the completion of specified academic and professional programs that improve the standards of funeral practice. He currently resides in East Hartford with his wife, Christina.

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    Daniel McCarthy

    Manager

    Dan is a graduate of Briarwood College of Mortuary Science. He has attained the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. Dan is the Location Manager of the Wethersfield Branch and as such, oversees the general operation of all activities in that location. In his limited spare time, Dan enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing and working in his yard. He especially enjoys his time with his family and wife Janet. Dan currently lives in Southington.

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    Katy P Black

    Funeral Director

    Katy is a 2003 graduate of Briarwood College of Mortuary Science and has been licensed since 2004 and has achieved the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. Katy is a Licensed Funeral Director at the Wethersfield Branch as well as D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel. Growing up in a military family, she has lived in 4 different countries and 3 different states where she has met many people along the way. Katy is also fluent in American Sign Language. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at her family’s campsite with her husband David, daughters Zoey and Ella, father Pastor Mark Pilletere and mother Jean. She also enjoys involving herself in her community. Katy currently lives in Berlin and serves as the Vice President of Rocky Hill - Wethersfield Rotary Club.

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    David Bonola

    Funeral Director

    David Bonola is a graduate of Briarwood College of Mortuary Science. He brings a military background to his position as Funeral Director/Embalmer - having served as a Surface Warfare and Tiger Team Supervisor for the US Navy. David is still active in the Naval Reserves and is a former Security Officer at New Britain General Hospital. Dave, his wife Dina and sons Christian and Julian live in Southington. He has earned the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. This distinction is indicative of the completion of specified academic and professional programs that improve the standards of funeral practice.

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    Michael Madonna

    Funeral Director

    Michael Madonna is a graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. He worked in New York City’s oldest funeral home (est.1885) before moving to Connecticut. Michael lives in Clinton with his loving wife Mary and their three children. He is a volunteer with the NYC Medical Examiner. He is a long time parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Michael has earned the elite distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice by achieving a higher level of education in his chosen field.

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    Heather Maher

    Funeral Director

    Heather is a Licensed Funeral Director who is committed to going the extra mile in providing the best possible care to families. She is dedicated to her profession and is currently working toward achieving the distinction of CFSP - a higher level of education in her chosen field. She currently resides in Wethersfield.

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    George D'Esopo

    Consultant

    George has been a licensed funeral director for over 50 years and is a graduate of the McAlister School of Mortuary Science. An active participant in community affairs, George exemplifies the work ethic of his grandparents who started the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel in 1905. He has earned the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. This distinction is indicative of the completion of specified academic and professional programs that improve the standards of funeral practice.

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    Janet Klett

    Consultant

    Janet D'Esopo Klett, RN is a registered nurse with clinical background in geriatrics and public health. She currently serves as the Director of Community Service and Consultant for the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, assisting families with their bereavement needs. She has received local and national recognition for her work in the bereavement field. Janet is the granddaughter of the founders of the company.

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    Mike Klett

    Consultant

    Michael A. Klett, CFSP, is a licensed funeral director who graduated from the New England Institute of Mortuary Science. Mike has served on the Board of the Connecticut Funeral Directors and is active in many service organizations and community affairs. He is an associate member of the Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department. He has also earned the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. This distinction is indicative of the completion of specified academic and professional programs that improve the standards of funeral practice. Mike is married to Janet, the granddaughter of the founder of the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel.