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Our Team

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Our employees are like family. In this difficult time, let our family help yours. Learn more about who we are and what we do in the bios below.

Anthony LaPolla

Anthony LaPolla

Office Manager

Anthony is currently the Office Manager at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home. Born and raised in Utica, NY, Anthony is the son of Mark and Anita (Geary) LaPolla. As a Utica City School graduate with the Class of 2008, he continued his education at Utica College of Syracuse University, obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies-Human Behavior in 2012. Anthony began working in the funeral business at the age of 16, quickly discovering that this profession is his calling. He is currently pursuing his NYS Funeral Directors License through the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, graduating in June 2018.

On October 15, 2016, he married Stephanie DeGrace at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica. Anthony enjoys giving back to his community. He currently serves on the Utica City School District Board of Education, holds a Board of Director position for The Abraham House, The ARC Oneida-Lewis Chapter, and Utica Dollars for Scholars; is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Council and The Knights of St. John, #385; serves on the ARC CollegeWorks Advisory Committee and The Genesis Group Education Committee. Anthony and Stephanie currently reside in Utica and will continue to support the families we serve.



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