Staff

ANTHONY P. AMIGONE, SR.

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  • Chairman of the Board
  • Licensed Funeral Director
  • Born in Buffalo, NY

Mr. Amigone is a native Buffalonian and a resident of Buffalo. He is married to Marjorie Parmalee. He is the father of Mary Amigone-Jennings of Dallas, Texas; Anthony P., Jr.; Vincent J.; and Danielle Amigone Howard of Atlanta, Georgia.

He received his education from the University of Buffalo (Business), the Simmons Institute in Syracuse (Mortuary), Kensington and Canisius High School, and St. Lawrence Grammar School.

Amigone is a licensed Funeral Director in New York State since 1953 and Pennsylvania since 1976.

Mr. Amigone served in the United States Army and a graduate of Army Leadership School at Fort Lee, VA. Served in the far east during the time of the Korean Conflict. He was with the United States Army Graves Registration Unit which was in charge of the return of the Korean War dead. While in Japan, he was employed by the Mitsubishi Chemical Company serving as a Public Relations representative and taught colloquial English to their managers. While with Mitsubishi, he had the privilege of being received by the Emperor of Japan

In 1955, Mr. Amigone played an important role in bringing American ideas and knowledge of modern-day embalming and funeral service to the city of Hong Kong where he was associated with Paul Chang, the President of the International Funeral Parlors of Hong Kong and Singapore.

A major highlight in Mr. Amigone's life was in 1958 when he was privileged to be received in the first non-cleric private audience with the late Pope John XXII, having arrived in Rome on the first 707 Pan-American jet plane to land in Rome.

In May of 1987, Mr. Amigone was the Dinner Chairman of the 50 Year Anniversary of the opening of Kensington High School. This event was the largest sit-down dinner of its kind in the history of the city of Buffalo, with over 3,800 in attendance. On July 20, 1987, Mayor James Griffin presented Mr. Amigone with the Buffaloian of the Year Award for dedication and service to the Buffalo community.

Mr. Amigone is past-President of the Associations and Organizations listed below, along with his membership in local Clubs and Associations.

Professional Associations
  • President of the National Association of Approved Morticians - 1968 to 1971.
  • President of the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association - 1971 to 1972.
  • President of the New York State Funeral Directors Association - 1976 to 1979.
  • District Governor of the National Funeral Directors Association - 1978 to 1980.
  • Member of the International Order of the Golden Rule.
Local Organizations
  • Former President of the St. Lawrence and St. Gerard's Holy Name Society.
  • Former Member of the City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Board.
  • Former Member of the Clarence Rotary.
  • Member of the Buffalo Rotary.
  • Former President of the Greater Buffalo Advertising Club.
  • Member of the Knights of Columbus - 4th Degree
  • Member of the following Chambers of Commerce: Buffalo, Clarence, Kenmore, Tonawanda, Cheektowaga, Amherst.
  • Former member of the Operating Board of Directors for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Park Country Club and The Buffalo Launch Club
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of Chase Manhattan Bank.
  • Member of the Buffalo Club, Cherry Hill Club and the Canoe Club

VINCENT J. AMIGONE, SR.

  • Chief Executive Officer of Amigone Funeral Home
  • Funeral Director
  • License Crematory Operator
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
Education:
  • Williamsville South High School
  • State University of New York at Canton
Biography:
  • Licensed in 1983
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 1983
  • Resides in Amherst
  • Wife Cheri
  • Daughters Kristen and Caitlin
  • Son, Vincent, Jr.
Memberships:
  • Parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Church
  • Past president of the Clarence Rotary
  • Member of Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association
  • Order of the Golden Rule
  • Past President of National Association of Approved Morticians
  • Greater Buffalo Advertisement Club
  • Kensington Harlem Business Association
  • Member of Brookfield Country Club
  • Past Coach of Youth Travel Hockey, Buffalo Saints, Buffalo Regals, and Amherst Knights
  • Member of Preferred Funeral Directors International
  • Playing hockey, golf, boating
  • Chairs on several golf fundraising events

ANTHONY P. AMIGONE JR.

  • President
  • Licensed Funeral Director
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
  • Licensed Funeral Director - 1987.
  • President of funeral home - 2004.
  • Vice President of funeral home - 1991.
  • Williamsville South High School - 1978.
  • Canisius College 1982.
  • New England Institute (mortuary science) - Summa Cum Laude - 1986.
  • Member of Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Buffalo Rotary.
  • Member of Country Club of Buffalo.
  • Member of Cherry Hill Country Club.
  • Advisory Board Member of The Brothers of Mercy.
  • Hobbies include golf, skiing, hockey and aviation.

GERALD E. GENTILE

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
Education:
  • Bishop Turner High School
  • D'Youville College of Buffalo, NY
  • Simmons School of Mortuary Science
Biography:
  • Licensed in 1977
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 1976
  • Resides in Williamsville, NY
  • Daughter Kristen (James Krustapentus)
  • Son Nicholas
  • Granddaughter Emily, Claire, Grandson: Will
  • Parishioner of St. Gregory the Great (Williamsville), St. Aloysius Gonzaga (Cheektowaga), Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish (Niagara Falls)
Memberships:
  • First Vice President of Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association
  • Niagara County Funeral Directors Group
  • Cemetery and Crematory Association of WNY
  • Past President of Pine Avenue Business Association
  • Niagara Council #247 of Knights of Columbus
  • Recording Secretary of Cristoforo Colombo Society Niagara Falls, NY
  • Delegate to the Federation of the Italian American Societies of WNY
  • Rotary Club of Kenmore since 1981
  • Niagara Beautification Commission
  • Development Advisory Council of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
  • St. Aloysius Holy Name Society
  • Divine Child Guild
  • Enjoys bocce, gardening and traveling

EDWARD T. McGREW, JR.

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
Education:
  • Williamsville South High School
  • Simmons School of Mortuary Science
  • Licensed in 1970
  • With Amigone Funeral Home for 38 years
  • Resides in Amherst, NY
  • Sisters: Gail Turvey, Debbie Roskopf, Darlene Huss
  • Member of Zion Lutheran Church
  • Member of Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association
  • Amherst Police Club
  • Getzville Business Association
  • Fellowship Lodge 1175 F & AM
  • Elks Lodge 1942
  • WNY Volunteer Fire Association
  • Amherst Fire Council (Life Member)
  • Clarence-Newstead Fire Police Association
  • Moose Lodge 1605 Lancaster, NY
  • New York State Fire Police Association
  • New York State Volunteer Fire Association (Life Member)
  • Sons of the American Legion AJ Jurek Post Squadron 1672
  • Valley of Buffalo Consistory
  • Ismailia Temple
  • Animal Control Officer Association
  • Judges & Police Conference

CAMILLO A. PAOLINI

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  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
Education:
  • Cleveland Hill High School
  • University of Buffalo
  • Simmons College of Embalming & Mortuary Science
Biography:
  • Licensed in 1960
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 1966
  • Wife Jacqueline
  • Daughter Andrea Paolini Bello
  • Son Carmen A. Paolini
  • 6 grandchildren
Memberships:
  • Parishioner of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
  • Member of Erie-Niagara Funeral Directors Association
  • Niagara County Funeral Directors Group
  • Cemetery Association of WNY

DENNIS E. GOSPODARSKI

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Columbus, Mississippi
Education
  • Emerson High School
  • One year at Hilbert College
  • Military Schooling
  • Simmons School of Mortuary Science
  • Licensed in 1990
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 1990
  • Resides in Lockport, NY
  • Son Robert
  • Daughter Chelse
  • Member of Erie-Niagara Funeral Directors Association
  • 10 years of military service
  • Enjoys gardening, sports, traveling with my family.

CHARLENE VILLA

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
Education:
  • City Honors High School
  • State University of New York at Canton
  • Licensed in 1986
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 1995
  • Resides in Grand Island, NY
Family:
  • Russell S. Villa III, Husband
  • Gabrielle Wood, Daughter
  • Kristin Charlene, granddaughter
Memberships:
  • Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association and Niagara County Funeral Directors Association

ANTHONY J. SPANO

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
Education:
  • Licensed in 1999
  • St. Gregory the Great Parochial School
  • Attended Williamsville East High School
  • Simmons Institute of Funeral Service
  • Started at Amigone Funeral Home, Inc. in 1998
  • Residence- Lancaster, NY
  • Children - Anthony Jack & Aviana Grace
  • Member of St. Gabriel's Church, Elma, NY and St. Gregory the Great R.C. Church, Williamsville, NY
Local Organizations
  • Past president of Holy Name Society
  • Member of Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association
Hobbies
  • Horses
  • Hockey
  • Golf

SCOTT T. VENDETTA

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Medina, NY
  • Raised in Gasport, NY
Biography:
  • Royalton-Hartland Central High school 1990
  • Niagara County Community College 1992 & 2004
  • Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science 2004
  • Licensed Funeral Director since 2006
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 2005
  • Residence - Town of  Tonawanda, NY
  • Wife - Sandy
  • Children -Brittany Vendetta, Austin Vendetta, Katherine Vendetta, Darren (Madelyn) Tinkham, Chris (Gretchen) Tinkham & Andrew Tinkham
  • Grandson - Samuel, Natalie, Carter & Mason
  • Dog - Thor, Gauge & Phoenix
Local Organizations
  • Erie-Niagara Funeral Directors Association.New York State Patriot
  • Guard -  Region 1 "Standing for those, who stood for us"
Hobbies
  • Hunting, Camping, Motorcycle riding, Fishing, Golfing and Watching Baseball, Football and Hockey.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure" 

JOSEPH K. QUINN, SR.

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  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Lackawanna, NY
Biography:
  • Baker-Victory High School Class of 1961
  • Gannon College (Erie Pa) College
  • Simmons School of Embalming & Mortuary Science Class of 1965
  • Residency with Amigone FH 1966-1967
  • Licensed Funeral Director in NYS in 1966 & Florida in 1993
  • Wife ­ Carolyn
  • Three Children & Three Step ­ Children
  • Six grandchildren
  • Residence- Orchard Park, NY & Sarasota, FL
  • Established Joseph K. Quinn Funeral Home, Inc. in 1968
  • Second Location in Orchard Park in 1984

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  • Business Manager of Greco Funeral Home 1975-1978
  • Licensed manager of Greco Funeral Home 1979-present
  • Licensed Funeral Director
  • Buffalo Public School Junior High Math Teacher 1969-1975
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
Education:
  • Canisius High School
  • Niagara University
  • Simmons School of Mortuary Science
Biography:
  • Licensed in 1979
  • Resides in Williamsville
  • Wife Tracy
Memberships:
  • Parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua
  • Member and Past President of Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association
  • Lifetime member of Knights of Columbus
  • Member of Benevolent Order of ELKS
  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association

BONNIE B. BEDFORD

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Lockport, NY
Biography:
  • Akron Highschool
  • SUNY Canton College
  • Licensed Funeral Director since 2001
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 2007
  • Resides in Lockport
  • Currently Engaged
  • Has two dogs, Casper and Anubis
Local Organizations
  • Erie-Niagara Funeral Directors Association
Hobbies
  • Biking
  • Hiking 

TODD M. SARGENT

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Lockport, NY
Biography:
  • Lockport Highschool
  • Simmons Institute
  • Licensed Funeral Director for 9 years
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 2006
  • Resides in Lockport
  • Has one dog, Midnight
  • Attends St. John the Baptist RC Church
Local Organizations
  • Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association
  • National Funeral Directors Association
Hobbies
  • Playing Golf

MEGGAN A. MALIK

  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Buffalo, NY
Education:
  • Holland Central High School Class of 2003
  • Thiel College, Greenville PA, Class of 2006, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
  • Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science, Class of 2008, Associates Degree in Funeral Service
Biography:
  • Residency with Amigone Funeral Home (2008-2009)
  • Licensed in 2010
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 2008
  • Resides in West Seneca, NY
Local Organizations
  • Member of Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of Upstate Women's Soccer League
Hobbies
  • Enjoys playing sports

ROBERT A. CARTER

ROBERT A. CARTER
  • Funeral Director
  • Born in Rochester, NY
Education:
  • John Marshall High High School
  • Community College of the U.S. Airforce
  • Simmons Institute of Funeral Services
  • Licensed Funeral Director since 2013
Biography:
  • With Amigone Funeral Home since 2015
  • Resides in Williamsville, NY
Family:
  • Sons Brandon Carter
  • Dogs Bentley
Memberships:
  • Actively serving in the U.S. Airforce Reserves
  • Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association and Niagara County Funeral Directors.
  • VFW Post 416 Williamsville, NY
Hobbies
  • Bowling, Football and spending time with family and friends