Staff

Staff members of Buranich Funeral Home, Inc. are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Sam and Ann Good

 

Samuel Jr. and Ann Buranich
President/Owners

Sam is a 1966 graduate of SUNY Delhi where he received an asociate degree in business marketing and a 1968 graduate of Parsons College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. Also a graduate of Simmons School of Mortuary Science, he is a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association as well as the New York State Association of County Coroners and Medical Examiners. Sam was previously employed by GTE Sylvania for 15 years as Supervisor of office services. His civic involvement includes the Syracuse Men’s Garden Club and Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce. He is also a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus and St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. Ann has assisted in serving the families of Camillus for over 40 years. A former third-grade teacher in the Marcellus Central School District for 10 years, she was a 1968 graduate of The College of Saint Rose in Albany and received her master's degree in elementary education from SUNY Cortland in 1972. Active in the community, she is a member of the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce and a communicant of St. Joseph's Church where she is also a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Ann and her husband, Sam, have two children and four grandchildren.



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Samuel Buranich III Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Pre-Planning Consultant

A second-generation funeral director, Sam joined the family business as a licensed funeral director upon completion of his A.A.S degree in funeral service from SUNY Canton. He is a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce and a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. Sam enjoys spending time with his wife, Carla, and their two children.

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Matthew Vincentini Licensed Funeral Director, Certified Preplanning Consultant, Certified Celebrant

Matthew is a graduate of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service where he received an A.O.S degree in Funeral Service Arts and Science and was the recipient of the Embalming, Business Management Disciplines and Mark B. Wightman Memorial Scholarship Awards. In 2016, Matthew graduated from SUNY Canton where he received a bachelor of technology degree in funeral service with highest honors and was the recipient of the Heritage and Spirit of Success Awards. Matthew is a current member of the Solvay Tigers A.C., the Tyrol Club of Solvay, the New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Solvay Fire Department. He has three children and is an active member in the Word of Life Assembly of God in Baldwinsville.

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Jason Ryder Licensed Funeral Director, Certified Preplanning Consultant, Certified Celebrant

Jason graduated with an A.A.S degree in funeral service from SUNY Canton in 1997. He began his funeral service career with the Maurer Funeral Home, serving the communites of Liverpool, Baldwinsville, and the surrounding areas.  In May of 2018, Jason again graduated from SUNY Canton where he received a bachelor of technology degree in funeral service administration.    He is a member of the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce, the New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.  

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Gino Lustrinelli Licensed Funeral Director, Certified Celebrant

Gino graduated from West Genesee High School in 2015 and was a member of the National Honor Society. In 2017, he graduated from Hudson Valley Community College where he received his A.A.S degree in mortuary science and funeral service. Gino is a member of the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce, the New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and a communicant of Holy Family Church in Fairmount. Gino enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Corinne Roberts Office Assistant, Notary Public

Corinne graduated from West Genesee High School in 2012 and received her associate degree in criminal justice from OCC in 2014. She began working at the funeral home in 2016. Her position allows her to work alongside the funeral directors, handle all office functions and assist with accounts receivable. Corinne resides in Liverpool and enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.

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Dominick "Donnie" Perretta Funeral Assistant

Donnie began assisting families in 2007. A Canastota native, he graduated from Canastota High School and graduated with an associate degree in mechanical technology from Morrisville College. He utilized his skills and talent at General Electric in field programs and then Oneida United as a toolmaker. Donnie is currently employed with the Canastota School District and also a member of the Town of Lenox Planning Board. In his spare time, he enjoys picking for antique tools with his life partner, Donna.

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Mark A. Zoanetti Funeral Assistant

Mark graduated from Solvay High School and Onondaga Community College, and has A.A.S degrees in both Fire Protection Technology and Emergency Management.  An Air Force veteran, Mark retired after 30 years with the Syracuse Fire Department.  He was able to attain the rank of deputy chief of fire and his responsibility included chief of special operation and was also responsible as City-wide commander of emergencies that occurred within the city of Syracuse. Mark is a board of director for the Tyrol Club of Solvay and life member of the Solvay Fire Department. He and his wife, Marie, have two daughters and are active parishioners of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church in Solvay.

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Barry Copeland Funeral Assistant

Prior to coming to Buranich Funeral Home, Barry served as public school administrator and principal for 21 years, assistant professor of education at Syracuse University, and intercollegiate basketball coach. Barry and his wife, Mary Jo, along with their four children, reside in Camillus and enjoy being active members in their local community.

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Larry Claps Funeral Assistant

Larry is a lifetime resident of Camillus, having graduated from West Genesee High School in 1985. He is a United States Air Force veteran, having served in combat in the Persian Gulf War, Southwest Asia. During his 30-year career as a police officer in Onondaga County, Larry obtained the rank of Detective Sergeant, specializing in Major Crime and Crime Scene Investigation. He is a former commander of the Onondaga County Major Felony Unit and held the position of Vice President of the New York State Union of Police Association as well as being a lead instructor at the Central New York Police Academy. Larry is also a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Camillus and is married with three children. Larry enjoys cooking, watching time classic films and spending time with his family.

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Christopher Borell Funeral Assistant

Chris graduated from Solvay High School in 1964. He retired after nearly 40 years with National Grid as a consumer representative. Chris is a member of the Tyrol Club of Solvay and the Solvay Tigers A.C. He and his wife, Michele, have three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, cooking, fine dining and is an avid golfer and harness racing enthusiast.

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Terry Braren Funeral Assistant

Terry graduated from Ilion in 1965. He retired from Rite Aid after working 40 years in retail holding various positions as an assistant store manager, store manager and district manager with Family Bargain Center, Fays, Eckerd and Rite Aid as well as the assistant to the president of Paper Cutter. Terry has one son and two granddaughters. He enjoys walking his two dogs, strength training, HIIT and reading. 

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Carla Buranich Hairdresser

Carla has been a licensed hairstylist since 2003 and started working at the Buranich Funeral Home in 2008. She currently works at Salon Allure. She is a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. Carla enjoys spending her time with her husband Sam, and their two children.

Samuel Buranich III

Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Pre-Planning Consultant
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A second-generation funeral director, Sam joined the family business as a licensed funeral director upon completion of his A.A.S degree in funeral service from SUNY Canton. He is a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce and a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. Sam enjoys spending time with his wife, Carla, and their two children.

Matthew Vincentini

Licensed Funeral Director, Certified Preplanning Consultant, Certified Celebrant
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Matthew is a graduate of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service where he received an A.O.S degree in Funeral Service Arts and Science and was the recipient of the Embalming, Business Management Disciplines and Mark B. Wightman Memorial Scholarship Awards. In 2016, Matthew graduated from SUNY Canton where he received a bachelor of technology degree in funeral service with highest honors and was the recipient of the Heritage and Spirit of Success Awards. Matthew is a current member of the Solvay Tigers A.C., the Tyrol Club of Solvay, the New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Solvay Fire Department. He has three children and is an active member in the Word of Life Assembly of God in Baldwinsville.

Jason Ryder

Licensed Funeral Director, Certified Preplanning Consultant, Certified Celebrant
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Jason graduated with an A.A.S degree in funeral service from SUNY Canton in 1997. He began his funeral service career with the Maurer Funeral Home, serving the communites of Liverpool, Baldwinsville, and the surrounding areas.  In May of 2018, Jason again graduated from SUNY Canton where he received a bachelor of technology degree in funeral service administration.    He is a member of the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce, the New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.  

Gino Lustrinelli

Licensed Funeral Director, Certified Celebrant
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Gino graduated from West Genesee High School in 2015 and was a member of the National Honor Society. In 2017, he graduated from Hudson Valley Community College where he received his A.A.S degree in mortuary science and funeral service. Gino is a member of the Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce, the New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and a communicant of Holy Family Church in Fairmount. Gino enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Corinne Roberts

Office Assistant, Notary Public
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Corinne graduated from West Genesee High School in 2012 and received her associate degree in criminal justice from OCC in 2014. She began working at the funeral home in 2016. Her position allows her to work alongside the funeral directors, handle all office functions and assist with accounts receivable. Corinne resides in Liverpool and enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Dominick "Donnie" Perretta

Funeral Assistant
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Donnie began assisting families in 2007. A Canastota native, he graduated from Canastota High School and graduated with an associate degree in mechanical technology from Morrisville College. He utilized his skills and talent at General Electric in field programs and then Oneida United as a toolmaker. Donnie is currently employed with the Canastota School District and also a member of the Town of Lenox Planning Board. In his spare time, he enjoys picking for antique tools with his life partner, Donna.

Mark A. Zoanetti

Funeral Assistant
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Mark graduated from Solvay High School and Onondaga Community College, and has A.A.S degrees in both Fire Protection Technology and Emergency Management.  An Air Force veteran, Mark retired after 30 years with the Syracuse Fire Department.  He was able to attain the rank of deputy chief of fire and his responsibility included chief of special operation and was also responsible as City-wide commander of emergencies that occurred within the city of Syracuse. Mark is a board of director for the Tyrol Club of Solvay and life member of the Solvay Fire Department. He and his wife, Marie, have two daughters and are active parishioners of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church in Solvay.

Barry Copeland

Funeral Assistant
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Prior to coming to Buranich Funeral Home, Barry served as public school administrator and principal for 21 years, assistant professor of education at Syracuse University, and intercollegiate basketball coach. Barry and his wife, Mary Jo, along with their four children, reside in Camillus and enjoy being active members in their local community.

Larry Claps

Funeral Assistant
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Larry is a lifetime resident of Camillus, having graduated from West Genesee High School in 1985. He is a United States Air Force veteran, having served in combat in the Persian Gulf War, Southwest Asia. During his 30-year career as a police officer in Onondaga County, Larry obtained the rank of Detective Sergeant, specializing in Major Crime and Crime Scene Investigation. He is a former commander of the Onondaga County Major Felony Unit and held the position of Vice President of the New York State Union of Police Association as well as being a lead instructor at the Central New York Police Academy. Larry is also a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Camillus and is married with three children. Larry enjoys cooking, watching time classic films and spending time with his family.

Christopher Borell

Funeral Assistant
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Chris graduated from Solvay High School in 1964. He retired after nearly 40 years with National Grid as a consumer representative. Chris is a member of the Tyrol Club of Solvay and the Solvay Tigers A.C. He and his wife, Michele, have three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, cooking, fine dining and is an avid golfer and harness racing enthusiast.

Terry Braren

Funeral Assistant
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Terry graduated from Ilion in 1965. He retired from Rite Aid after working 40 years in retail holding various positions as an assistant store manager, store manager and district manager with Family Bargain Center, Fays, Eckerd and Rite Aid as well as the assistant to the president of Paper Cutter. Terry has one son and two granddaughters. He enjoys walking his two dogs, strength training, HIIT and reading. 

Carla Buranich

Hairdresser
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Carla has been a licensed hairstylist since 2003 and started working at the Buranich Funeral Home in 2008. She currently works at Salon Allure. She is a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. Carla enjoys spending her time with her husband Sam, and their two children.