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.

Communities served

  • Buffalo
  • Clarence
  • Getzville
  • Tonawanda
  • Williamsville

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.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

Read more about our cremation services.

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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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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Ratings & Reviews

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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.

"Outstanding facilities with exceptional professionalism, on all levels. No disappointments."

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November 2022

"Exceptional service given to us by Perna Dengler Funeral Home. They attended to every detail and made an unbearable event more bearable. We will never forget their many kindnesses. Very professional staff."

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October 2022

"Words cannot adequately describe the empathy and professionalism the staff conveyed and conducted themselves during this very difficult time period for myself and family. The Celebration of Life Service was beautifully and respectfully done which was echo by all those who attended. Our heartfelt thanks to all."

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October 2022

"The entire staff was exceptional and made sure everything was as I wanted it."

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