About

The Perna, Dengler and Roberts families have provided funeral and cremation services to western New York communities for generations. With a long history of professional, compassionate care, members of each family continue to uphold a tradition of excellence in funeral service for their friends and neighbors. In fact, Constance Perna, the daughter of funeral home founder Frank Perna, oversees day-to-day operations herself.

Welcoming facilities, caring team

Foyer at Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral HomeOur brick and stone funeral home on Maple Road in Amherst is convenient for those who live in Williamsville and the surrounding communities. Our services are designed to help you through one of the more emotionally challenging stages of life. The caring funeral directors at Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home guide you through the process of honoring your loved one in a unique and personal way.

Whether you choose a simple cremation with a scattering attended by only close friends and family; a full traditional funeral with hundreds gathering for a church service; or an elaborate outdoor celebration with live music, symbolic flowers and fitting mementos, our associates handle every detail.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Modern and traditional funeral services

Standard reception venue at Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral HomePerna, Dengler, Roberts serves people of all backgrounds—respecting a range of faiths, customs, traditions and lifestyles—and offers a caring heart, and patient, compassionate direction during a difficult time. As a modern funeral provider, we are prepared to assist you with everything from writing an obituary to creating a multimedia tribute.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services. We are here for you anytime.

History

In 1955, Frank Perna opened Perna Funeral Home on Massachusetts Avenue on Buffalo’s west side. In 1963, he built a second location on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo. The Massachusetts Avenue funeral home operated until 1970, when it closed.

In 2004, Frank’s daughter, Constance Perna, and her late husband, Michael Pellegrino, opened a state-of-the-art funeral home at 1671 Maple Road in Williamsville. Frank's Hertel Avenue location and the new Maple Road funeral home both became known as Perna-Pellegrino Funeral Home.

Mergers to accommodate growth

Front Exterior at Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral HomeIn 2008, the Perna-Pellegrino funeral homes joined with Dengler and Roberts funeral home group, which had formed in 1999, when the Dengler funeral homes merged with George J. Roberts and Sons. In July of the following year, the 2 Perna-Pellegrino funeral homes were renamed Perna, Dengler, Roberts.

Today, we operate as part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers under Constance's steady guidance and expertise.

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Very professional in combination with genuine empathy for family in stressful and sad circumstances."

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June 2022

"Connie is a compassionate and caring individual. She makes you feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation"

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May 2022

"I was overwhelmed by the service and care. I can't think of anything that was missed."

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May 2022

"On behalf of my dear friend who's husband just past away I knew there was no question of where to make his funeral arrangements. A few years ago my family and I met with Kristi L. Sharkey and inquired about a Pre Plan funeral. The expertise, professionalism, respect, compassion, sensitivity, knowledge, assurance and dignity Kristi had we knew this

was the time to plan our funeral. By Pre Planning we were able to plan accordingly our wishes and allowing our family not having to go through the process at the time of the loss of a loved one and allowing the family to grieve knowing arrangements have been made prior and according to their wishes. When I contacted Kristi recently the follow up was outstanding once again. She explained everything to my friend regarding Veterans benefits, Social Security, Life Insurance policies, cremation and honored the wishes of my friend without trying to encourage or make us feel guilty by offering other arrangements that we knew our loved one didn't want. I cannot thank Kristi enough for everything she has done for my family and my dear friend with support, professionalism and dignity. I also encourage families to take the time and consider a Pre Planned Funeral with Kristi and her staff. The reassurance of a family knowing arrangements have been made according to the loved ones passing allows the family to grieve know our loved ones wishes were followed through. The best thing we can do for our family is to make these decisions and planning ahead of time for them."

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