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Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home in St. Clair Shores & Sterling Heights, MI

Meet Our Staff - St. Clair Shores & Sterling Heights, MI

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 586-777-0557 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Paul R. Calcaterra

Paul R. Calcaterra

President

Paul was born and raised in Detroit. After graduating high school, he attended Michigan State and Wayne State University, receiving his Mortuary Science Degree. He is a second generation funeral director raised in a family dedicated to funeral business. He is a member of San Francesco & St. John Vianni Parish. His many memberships include Past President of Americans of Italian Origin, Past President of San Francesco Orphans Club and Bowling League, and Past President of Italian American Chamber of Commerce. Paul and his wife Suzan now reside in Shelby Township. Their children include Paul M., Bonnie, David, Christine, Kim and Kelly. He is a proud Papa to his grandchildren.

Telephone: 1-586-977-7300

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Rick L. Garofola

Rick L. Garofola

Managing Partner / Licensed Funeral Director

Rick was born and raised in East Detroit (Eastpointe). After graduating from Walsh College with a Bachelors in Finance, Rick attended Wayne State University to pursue his Mortuary Science degree. He proceeded to graduate as Valedictorian of his class in 1987.  He has dedicated over thirty years to helping families in their time of need. Rick is an active member of the Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus with his Third and Fourth degree. Rick resides with his wife, Lisa, and their two daughters, Kristie and Gina

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Joseph Richard Tabbi

Joseph Richard Tabbi

Funeral Director-Pastor

Joe was born in Detroit and raised in St. Clair Shores. He started his career with Bagnasco Funeral Home in 1962 and was an owner from 1983 until 1995.  Joe graduated from the Wayne State University Department of Mortuary Science. He also attended Burien School of Bible and Lake Charles Bible Seminary and received his Doctorate of Theology. Joe is now the Pastor of the Family Life Community Church in South Lyon, which is a member of the Michigan District of the Assemblies of God. He is a Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the Sarasota Academy of Counselors. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and is a Life Member of D.A.V., the American Legion, the V.F.W. and the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 154. He is involved in many activities in the St. Clair Shores Metro East Area. He is a Life Member of the Shorewood Kiwanis and the recipient of the Hixson Award. Joe is also affiliated with the Detroit Tigers organization. Joe and his wife Joann are the parents of daughter Gina Marie and son Richard. He is the proud grandfather of Angelina, Christopher, Adriana Marie and Valentina.


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Rebecca Peters

Rebecca Peters

Funeral Director

Rebecca was raised in Warren. After high school she attended Wayne State University, receiving her Mortuary Science degree in 2009. After over 10 years of helping families in the Detroit area she joined Bagnasco & Calcaterra in 2022. In addition to working as a funeral director, Rebecca is an instructor in Restorative Arts and Embalming courses in the Wayne State University College of Mortuary Science. 

Telephone: 1-586-977-7300

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Melissa Boomer

Melissa Boomer

Funeral Director

Melissa was born and raised in southeast Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University in 2020 during the height of the pandemic and served as the class vice president. Melissa is the proud mother of 2 young men, Zachery Zajac and Owen Zajac. She has lived in St. Clair Shores, Michigan and Laguna Niguel, California. Melissa had numerous years of experience in community service and event planning before obtaining her Bachelor Degree of Mortuary Science. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys traveling, volunteering, boating on Lake St. Clair and reading. She is also a proud member of the St. Clair Shores Optimist Club. She has worked in the funeral industry since 2016.

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Brian Carl Moler

Brian Carl Moler

Accounting Administrator / Directors Assistant

Brian was born in Grosse Pointe Woods and raised in Detroit and Harper Woods. He graduated from Bishop Gallagher High School in 1987. He then attended Macomb Community College. He started working in the funeral business in December 1988. Brian currently handles most of the accounting functions of our funeral homes in addition to being well versed in just about everything else that we do!  Brian is a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Brian and his wife Janet now reside in Metamora, MI. Their children include Kayla, Tyler, Shelby and Zachary.

Telephone: 1-586-977-7300

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Amanda LePage

Amanda LePage

Office Manager


Amanda was born in Detroit and raised in Roseville, Michigan. She attended Roseville High School and graduated with the class of 2000. She then went on to college and obtained her Associates Degree in Applied Science. She graduated in 2007 with honors. Amanda began working in the funeral business in 2014. She is very detail oriented and takes pride in serving our families. She currently resides in Fraser, with her husband Marcus and their two boys Ethan and Caleb.

Telephone: 1-586-977-7300

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Dyan Scanlan

Dyan Scanlan

Administrative Assistant

Dyan was born in Rochester Hills and grew up in Roseville. She graduated from Oakland University in 2020 with a Bachelors of Sociology and began attending Wayne State’s Mortuary Science program shortly after and is set to graduate in 2023.  Dyan is a member of the Eastpointe Rotary club. Dyan currently resides in Clinton Township with her husband Will, their children and their many, many pets.

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Emily Merritt

Emily Merritt

Office Assistant

Emily was born in Detroit and raised in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 2021 and is currently Attending Macomb Community College and pursuing a degree in Mortuary Science. She currently resides in Harrison Township with her family.

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Mike Covatch

Mike Covatch

Funeral Assistant



Bill Cucinello

Bill Cucinello

Funeral Assistant



Lou Fischione

Lou Fischione

Funeral Assistant



Ron Garofolo

Ron Garofolo

Funeral Assistant



Bob Koch

Bob Koch

Funeral Assistant



Richard Koscielski

Richard Koscielski

Funeral Assistant



Caroline Livi

Caroline Livi

Funeral Assistant



Manny Moceri

Manny Moceri

Funeral Assistant



Jim Salassa

Jim Salassa

Funeral Assistant



Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider

Funeral Assistant



Donna Zacharius

Donna Zacharius

Funeral Assistant



Donald J. Kulaszewski

Donald J. Kulaszewski

Licensed Funeral Director



Bob Reige

Bob Reige

Preneed Counselor / Funeral Assistant


Telephone: 1-586-746-4209

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Vince Carver

Vince Carver

Funeral Assistant



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St. Clair Shores Location
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25800 Harper Avenue
| St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
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Tel: 586-777-0557
Sterling Heights Location
|
13650 East 15 Mile Road
| Sterling Heights, MI 48312
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Tel: 586-977-7300

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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