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Chelsey Santucci

Chelsey Santucci

Owner, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Since Chelsey was in the third grade at St. Charles, he always dreamed of being a Funeral Director.  It's a passion for him, and always has been.  He loves working with people in their most difficult times.  Being able to help and make things a little easier for them.Chelsey graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1997, and went on to attend Youngstown State University.  He graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2002, and continued on to graduate in 2003 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with an Associate Degree.Chelsey along with his staff, always go the extra mile.  They are a family owned business with strong ties to our community.

Associations:

  • Member Our Lady of Mt Carmel
  • Member St Maron Church
  • Vestibule Club
  • Italian Festival Committee
  • Finance Council
  • Former Parish Council Member
  • Eucharistic Minister
  • Usher
  • President of Wolves Club Den VI
  • Former President & Member Tri County Funeral Directors Association
  • Ohio Funeral Directors Association
  • Ohio Funeral Embalmers Association
  • Knights of Columbus 3rd & 4th Degree
  • Sons of Italy Lodge 2359
  • Cornerstone Coaches
  • Arco Club
  • Johnson Club
  • Youngstown Morra League

Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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Joseph Carrier

Joseph Carrier

Funeral Director

Joe is a proud native of Youngstown's west side. He graduated from Saint Christine Elementary School 2010 and is a member of the 2014 graduating class of Ursuline High School. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University in 2018 and his Associate's Degree from The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2019. He is the son of Nancy Gelonese-Kirchner and Joseph P. Carrier Sr. and the grandson of Funeral Director and Embalmer, Eugene Gelonese, who passed away in 1978. Joe belongs to Saint Christine Parish and can be seen playing in "The Steel Street Band" around Youngstown. He is proud to join the staff at Rossi & Santucci.

Affiliations and Honors:

  • Eagle of the Cross Recipient 2014
  • 2nd Degree Knight of Columbus
  • Certified Celebrant
  • Eucharistic Minister


Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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Mary D. Rossi

Mary D. Rossi

Funeral Director

Mary Rossi has been married to Peter Rossi Jr. of Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel.  She has three children and three grandchildren.  Mary retired in 1990 after 31 years in the Warren City School district.  

Mary is a licensed Funeral Director with Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, as well as Co-Owner and Secretary at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel. Mary graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education and in Elementary Education.

Affiliations Include:  

  • Past President of Penhellenic Assoc.- 1972
  • Ohio Funeral Director Assoc.
  • Tri-Co Funeral Director Assoc.
  • National Funeral Director Assoc.
  • N.E.O. Retired Teachers Assoc.
  • Chartered Mem. Of Tri-Co Summer Enrichment Program for Handicapped Children
  • Member and Past Vice President of Mahoning
  • Valley Machine Knitters Guild
  • Mother of the Year, Warren- 1974

Mary enjoys Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Snow Skiing, and Machine Knitting. Mary's attention to detail, compassion for the families, and quality of presentation is what sets her apart.  

She feels that Mr. Santucci’s performance over the past years speaks for itself.  He is known for experience and trust.

Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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Michael A. Baca

Michael A. Baca

Contract Manager

Mike is our Contract Manager.  Mike has a BSBA Major in Accounting and Minor in Economics and Finance.  He is a Cardinal Mooney Graduate, from the Class of 1982.  

His Affiliations include:

  • Knights of Columbus Immacolata
  • Wolves Club Den VI- Treasurer
  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel- Finance Committee
  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel- Festival Treasurer
  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel- Vestibule Club Treasurer

Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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William Petruzzi

William Petruzzi

Funeral Associate

Bill has been with Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home since 2010. It is his responsibility to escort the funeral procession. He particularly enjoys working with the staff at Rossi & Santucci.

Bill is a Paralegal and studied Engineering for two years in college.

Bill feels that the attention and compassion that are shown to grieving families, is what sets Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home apart. He feels that Chelsey Santucci is by far, the best at what he does.

Affiliations include:

  • Senior Server, Our Lady of Mt Carmel
  • Usher, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Vestibule Club, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Gold League Committee Member, Our Lady of Mt Carmel
  • Hall of Fame, East High School
  • Participant, Wolves Club

Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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Donald Ronyak

Donald Ronyak

Funeral Associate

Don has been with Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home since 2012. He enjoys service to others, and feels that caring and extra attention to the needs and wishes of the family, is what makes Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home excel.

Don retired from Packard Electric in 1999, after 35 years of service.

His affiliations include:

  • Usher, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Festival Committee, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Vestibule Club, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Senior Server, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church

Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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Renee Santoro

Renee Santoro

Funeral Associate

Renee has been with Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home since 2008. She enjoys assisting family members during their difficult time. She feels delivers assuring comfort to family and friends. She enjoys being there to help in any way that she can.

Renee feels that Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home is a family oriented funeral home. She, along with the rest of the staff strive to make the process as easy as possible on the grieving family. She feels that an asset of the company is that they listen to the desires and wishes of the family, and then do their absolute best to meet those needs.

Renee was inspired to serve families in their time of need, when her own father passed away in 2007. She knew she wanted to help others get through their painful times. She feels honored and proud to be a part of Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home.

Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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David A. Palombaro

David A. Palombaro

Funeral Associate

Dave has been with Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home since 2012. He has enjoyed being retired, and loves the idea that he is able to use his retirement time, to assist families during their time of need.

He feels that Chelsey Santucci makes you feel as though you are apart of a big family, and that Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home goes the extra mile.

Affiliations include:

  • Knights of Columbus
  • 3rd Degree "274"
  • 4th Degree Assembly "826"
  • 37th Division Veterans Assoc. 
  • 4th Ward Youngstown
  • Parishioner, St. Anthony's Church

Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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Alfonso Pecchia

Alfonso Pecchia

Funeral Associate

Al has been with Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home since 2018.  He was born in Baiano, Italy and came to America in 1971.  He has a BFA from YSU (1993) and also graduated from Campbell Memorial HS.  He enjoys the close friendships between the staff and the respect they show for each other.  He feels that families should chose Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home because they take pride in giving grieving families the special care they need during their difficult times. 

His affiliations include:

  • Usher, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Festival Committee, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Spaghetti Dinner volunteer at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
  • Knights of Columbus member, Immacolata Council #15086

Telephone: 1-330-781-0652

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James DeToro

James DeToro

Funeral Associate

Jim has been with Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home since 2019. He feels that working at Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home allows him to continue to serve people in their time of need.  

Jim is a retired school teacher, coach and Athletic Director at Liberty High School where he began in 1978.  Service to others is something that he feels has always been his calling in life.  

The care and compassion of the staff at Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home is what sets them apart from other funeral homes in the valley.

Affiliations include:

  • Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist,  Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Lector, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Treasurer, Knights of Columbus Immacolata Council #15086
  • Commissioner, All American Athletic Conference
  • Adviser to the Athletic Department, Liberty HS

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