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

Front Exterior 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

Reception Room 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

In 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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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

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.

"Outstanding service! I would highly recommend their services to family, friends and the general public."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer

September 2021

"Our mom had the foresight to pre-plan most of the arrangements, which made it easier to deal with when the time came. Parking was plentiful, the building and viewing rooms were beautiful. Planning the death notice, cards, viewing, pictures, presentation, flowers, wake, Mass, graveside service and funeral lunch were all seamless. My mom looked beautiful and natural. No questions were out of bounds. Especially liked : that, even though we didn't take advantage of it, there was a nice big room in the funeral home to gather and eat. 2. The viewing room was comfortable for family, friends, and prayers by a large group from Rosary and Altar Society. 3. The personalized touches with the state of the art picture/ video presentation. 4. A lovely nook with a personalized candle and one for memory cards. 5. It was coordinated very well at the church and graveside service. The priest was well-versed and punctual and the music was uplifting and emotional. 6. Return of pictures and a copy of the video and death certificates were ready from the graveside service. All in all, I would definitely recommend this place to others and thank them for their special TLC."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2021

"Pre-planning was very helpful."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial Customer

August 2021

"Kristi was wonderful and made it very easy to make our arrangements for our father's services."

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July 2021

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