D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard Wethersfield, CT

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

    Daniel 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. Dan currently lives in Southington.

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    Kathryn P Black

    Funeral Director

    Kathryn is a 2003 graduate of Briarwood College of Mortuary Science and has been licensed since 2004. Katy has achieved the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and is a funeral director at the Wethersfield Branch as well as D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel. Growing up in a military family, Katy has lived in 4 different countries and 3 different states, meeting many people along the way. She is fluent in American Sign Language. Katy enjoys spending her spare time at her family’s campsite with her husband, daughters and parents. She also enjoys being involved 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 and embalmer, having served as a surface warfare and Tiger Team supervisor for the U.S. Navy. David is still active in the Naval Reserves and is a former security officer at New Britain General Hospital. 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. Dave lives with his wife and sons in Southington.

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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 has earned the elite distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by achieving a higher level of education in his chosen field through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is a volunteer with the New York City Medical Examiner and a long time parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Michael lives in Clinton with his loving wife and their three children.

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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 Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, 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.