Nothing is greater or more humbling than being recognized by your peers. Rebello Funeral Home has been nationally recognized on six different occasions by the National Funeral Directors Association and was the first funeral home in Rhode Island to be recognized as a “NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award” recipient. After earning the “Recognition of Excellence” award and later the “Eagle Award of Excellence” in the Pursuit of Excellence program by the NFDA on three separate occasions, Rebello Funeral Home earned their highest recognition as a “Golden Eagle Award of Excellence” funeral home provider.
Rebello Funeral Home later received the “Pursuit of Excellence Emeritus Award” from the National Funeral Directors Association in honor of the unique programming, outstanding accomplishments in funeral service and innovative achievements in the fields of professional, educational and community service that have become the hallmarks of the Rebello Funeral Home.
Kenneth A.R. Hughes
Ken has been a Licensed Funeral Director at the Rebello Funeral Home since 2006. He is a graduate of Geneva College and of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and has been active in funeral service since 1984. He is a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and of the National Funeral Directors Association.
A western Pennsylvania native, Ken remembers that it was attending a funeral when he was not quite five years old that began his interest in funeral service. He remarks, “Growing up on a small farm, I was raised with a sense of community with my aunts and uncles living on parcels on that farm. We celebrated all of life’s events together, but most importantly we gathered to mourn as a group when someone close to us died. I learned at a very young age that healing began when we stopped our lives to give thanks for the person we were burying and to remember how our own lives had been touched or even changed by them. It was and still is that simple…we need to gather together when someone we love dies.”
Elizabeth (DaPonte) Januskiewicz
Elizabeth became a Licensed Funeral Director at the Rebello Funeral Home in 1997 after a long and caring career as a registered nurse. She is a graduate of the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. Liz is a member and past president of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, a member of the New England Organ Bank Professional Funeral Service Advisory Council, a member of the Portuguese American Women’s Association, and was recognized nationally when she earned the NFDA’s Outstanding Professional Woman’s Award.
Elizabeth is also a communicant, Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Providence.
She and her husband, Paul, are parents of two adult daughters, Elizabeth and Kristina, and adore their twin grandchildren, Knox and Nicole. When not busy with her family, Liz fills her time as an accomplished marathon runner, Century Bike Rider and a kayak enthusiast.
Daniel A. Serina
Active in funeral Service since 1982, Daniel has had the opportunity to work in three different states, He earned his Associate of Science Degree from the New England Institute of Applied Arts in Sciences in 1991.
In 2003 Daniel was recognized by then, Governor Donald Carcieri for his efforts in assisting the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s office during the Station Night Club Fire in West Warwick R.I., where 100 people perished.
Daniel joined the Rebello Funeral Home in 2011, In addition to his funeral directing and embalming responsibilities, Daniel is a Certified Crematory Operator for the East Bay Crematory, the on- site crematory of the Rebello Funeral Home.
Active in many community organizations, Daniel continues to further his professional skills through education.