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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Andrea (DiGiacomo) Wasley, CFSP

Andrea (DiGiacomo) Wasley, CFSP

Owner, Funeral Director

Andrea is a lifelong, third generation Plainville resident, and 1994 graduate of Plainville High School, during which time she began her funeral service career.  She went on to graduate from the former Briarwood College with a degree in Mortuary Science, while working alongside Jim and Jessica Bailey, and earned her Funeral Director/Embalmers license in 1997.  She is proud to be recognized as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Wasley quickly became involved in many community organizations, including the Plainville Rotary Club, where she is a former President and Paul Harris Fellow, longtime board member and Secretary of the Plainville Community Food Pantry, Treasurer of the Plainville Community Fund, and is one of the newest members of the Board of Directors for the Main Street Community Foundation.  She is a proud supporter and volunteer for many other groups including PARC, the Petit Family Foundation, the United Way of West Central Connecticut, and the Quota Club of Bristol.  A 2014 "Exceptional Woman" honoree by the Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc for her community impact, she continues to support their endeavors.

Andrea’s humanitarian work spans worldwide as an affiliate of Pure Water for the World, having traveled to Honduras where she installed water filtration systems in some of their mountainous villages.

On a more personal level, she resides in Plainville with her husband, Chris, is a proud mom to Zachary, a Linden Street School student, and dog mom to their rescue pup, Benny.  She rarely misses the early morning class at A|M Fitness, enjoys participating in obstacle course races and is a 6x Tough Mudder, has completed several half marathons, and beach or mountains, is a lover of anywhere outdoors.  She spends her down time being surrounded by family and friends as much as possible!


Paul G. Belval, CFSP

Paul G. Belval, CFSP

Funeral Director, Pre-Planning Specialist

Paul and his family have spent the majority of their lives in greater Waterbury. He is a 1983 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. Paul then moved on to culinary school, but quickly shifted his focus to funeral service management and graduated with a degree from Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. Paul began his career in funeral service in 1988 working for the Alderson, Mulville & Slater Funeral Homes. In 2011, he arrived in Plainville and began serving our community. Paul brings to Plainville Funeral Home a wealth of knowledge of the funeral profession and almost a decade of experience serving residents of Plainville and the local area.

Paul is dedicated to many local organizations including the Plainville Lions Club, the Waterbury Elks Club, and the Santa Fe Council of the Knights of Columbus. In addition, he has organized clothing drives for Acts 4 Ministries and food drives for Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries.

Paul currently resides in Waterbury and enjoys playing golf, and using his culinary skills he learned in his early days of college. His greatest joy is spending time with his two sons, Matthew & Ryan.

Paul and his family have spent the majority of their lives in greater Waterbury. He is a 1983 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. Paul then moved on to culinary school, but quickly shifted his focus to funeral service management and graduated with a degree from Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. Paul began his career in funeral service in 1988 working for the Alderson, Mulville & Slater Funeral Homes. In 2011, he arrived in Plainville and began serving our community. Paul brings to Plainville Funeral Home a wealth of knowledge of the funeral profession and almost a decade of experience serving residents of Plainville and the local area.

Paul is dedicated to many local organizations including the Plainville Lions Club, the Waterbury Elks Club, and the Santa Fe Council of the Knights of Columbus. In addition, he has organized clothing drives for Acts 4 Ministries and food drives for Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries.

Paul currently resides in Waterbury and enjoys playing golf, and using his culinary skills he learned in his early days of college. His greatest joy is spending time with his two sons, Matthew & Ryan.


Jesse Gnazzo:

Jesse Gnazzo:

Life Celebrant

Jesse has been a Plainville resident since 1975. However, his family has been a part of Plainville for more than 100 years. Jesse attended Our Lady of Mercy School in Plainville and is a 1992 graduate of St. Paul CHS. He began his work in the funeral profession in 2014. Jesse became a Certified Life Celebrant in 2018. He claims that completing Life Celebrant training was one of the most motivating, emotional, difficult and satisfying things he has ever accomplished in his life. 

Jesse has been involved in numerous community organizations including Plainville Little League, Plainville Colts Football, Rotary Club of Plainville, and the Plainville Chamber of Commerce. Jesse has also served as a Justice of the Peace, on the Board of Education and is currently a member of the Plainville Town Council.

Jesse’s son Ben attends Plainville High School. He lives with his significant other, Tammy, her daughter Cassidy and their rescue dogs, Skip, Blue and Fen. They enjoy traveling together, getting in the kitchen to cook dinner and simply watching football. Jesse also enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors, working in the yard, hiking, playing golf or just walking the dogs at Norton Park. 


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