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 6 children, Nadia, Dominick, Alaina, Carmine, Santino and Vincenzo.  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. Matt designs and prints our prayer cards. He also manages our website, online store and Facebook page. 


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.


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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