Licensed Funeral Directors and Staff


Staff members of Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc. are caring and experienced professional who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are utmost importance to our Licensed Funeral Directors and Staff.




Nicholas Bellich

Nicholas Bellich

Owner/Funeral Director-Supervisor

Nick is the grandson of Jimmy Alfieri, founder of Alfieri Funeral Home, making him a third generation funeral director. He knew from a young age that he wanted to be a funeral director. He attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he earned his degree, and license in 2010. He also has a business degree from Point Park University.  In 2013, following the passing of his Grandmother, Betty Alfieri, Nick took over ownership. He married the love of his life, Nicole Tudi in 2009. Nick enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 5 children, Nadia, Dominick, Alaina, Carmine and Santino.  He is a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville, where he enjoys singing in the choir. He is also a member of Masonic Lodge 765.


Rose Alfieri Castagnola

Rose Alfieri Castagnola

Funeral Director

Rose is the daughter of Alfieri Funeral Home founder Jimmy Alfieri, making her a second generation funeral director. She is a 1979 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. In her almost 40 years of experience, she has helped countless families. Not only is she a licensed funeral director, she is also an ordained minister. Her commitment to helping others extends beyond the walls of the funeral home. She delivers food to seniors in North Versailles thru Meals on Wheels. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Joe, her 3 children and 6 grandchildren


Charles Betz

Charles Betz

Funeral Assistant

Charles has worked at the funeral home for 8 years. He is retired from the GM Plant in West Mifflin. Since his retirement, he has dedicated his time to working at the funeral home. He is a life long member of Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Wall. In the summer months, when he is not working at the funeral home or church, he can be found working in his garden. In his spare time, he enjoys attending Yoga and Karate classes.


Matthew Licina

Matthew Licina

Funeral Assistant

Matt started working at the funeral home in July of 2018. He previously worked at a local grocery store for 8 years and at UPMC Presbyterian for 5. He has a long history of volunteer work, including almost 20 years at the Turtle Creek Food Bank. He enjoys spending time with family, making others laugh and attending weekly Mass at St. Jude the Apostle in Wilmerding.


Debbie “Dee” DiMatteo

Debbie “Dee” DiMatteo

Office Manager/Greeter

Debbie has been with us for four years. Debbie worked at The Focus Agency for 25 years. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work for her long time friends. She finds it an honor to help the families in their time of need. In her free time, she loves spending time with her son, daughter and two grandchildren. She also loves to cook and makes amazing meatballs.


Michele Brancato

Michele Brancato

Funeral Attendant

Michele has been with us for 2 years, but is a long time friend of the Alfieri Family. She previously worked as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Michele is married and has a 5 year old daughter. She is a member of the West Wilmerding Volunteer Fire Department with 16 years of service. She comes from a large family who she enjoys spending time with. She especially enjoys time with her nieces, 3 of whom are her Godddaughters. 


Tony Tudi

Tony Tudi

Funeral Attendant

Tony grew up in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, with Dan Marino as his neighbor. Tony played football for the Central Catholic Vikings, and Dan was the water boy. Tony retired from Giant Eagle after 40 years of service. He enjoys golfing, working around his home, and fixing anything he can get his hands on. He also enjoys time with his wife, Mary Jean O'Hanlan, his 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

Joanne Petriske

Joanne Petriske

Receptionist

Joanne works as our receptionist in the afternoons. She looks out for all of us, and likes to make sure we are well fed. She is always bringing us delicious homemade lunches. She also works part time at Banquets Unlimited. She has a son and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, including regular dinners with her brother, sister-in-law and niece. She is also an avid reader. 


Debbie Yerace

Debbie Yerace

Professional Hairdresser

Debbie is a professional hairdresser with 49 years of experience. She has been with us for many years. Not only is she a wonderful hairdresser, she is also a wonderful baker. Her other hobby is knitting. When she is not styling hair, baking or knitting, she like to spend time with her husband, Tony, son, daughter-in-law and her dog, Sugar.


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