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About Us


About Us

Potter Funeral Home has been a cornerstone of Willimantic for over one hundred years. During that time the public has seen several different faces carry out its long-standing tradition of exceptional family service. The staff is led by Glenn and Tiffany Blumenstein and Brian Romanowski, who have continued the time-honored traditions of caring. The staff members at Potter Funeral Home are committed to providing your family with the finest services and products available. They are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. 

We encourage you to call us with any questions or situations with which you feel we may be able to help you. As our motto says, "The name you know, the care you deserve."

Our Staff

Led by Glenn Blumenstein & Brian Romanowski, the family at Potter Funeral Home is here to care for you, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. The staff is chosen not just for their ability and their skills, but for their dedication and drive to care for our neighbors in their time of need.

Glenn Blumenstein

Co-Owner and CEO

When Glenn started out in the retail business, he quickly realized that not only did he have an almost instinctual understanding of what “customer service” meant to the entire organization, but that he also had a keen sense for operations, and how an entire organization contributed to the full customer experience. While researching a possible entry into rabbinical school, Glenn happened upon the NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association), and it changed the course of his life. He knew instantly that he could take his passion for the customer experience and his strong desire to ease people’s grief and suffering…and help lead a revolution in the funeral business. With almost twenty years of experience in bereavement industry, Glenn & his partner (and wife) Tiffany, are ready to help people plan tributes for their loved ones that are based on what they see as the ideal memorial, not one that’s based on predefined processes that have been around for decades.

Tiffany Blumenstein

Chief Financial Officer

Tiffany spent her early career with the U.S. Military, working in civil affairs as a primary liaison between the U.S. and localities across Europe and the Middle East. Working with local governments on rebuilding and redeveloping infrastructure for war-torn areas in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq, Tiffany honed her skills in operations, logistics and civil engineering. She brought those skills with her when she entered the corporate world and was able to bring the unique experiences from her military career into the commercial sector. After meeting Glenn and learning of his passion for the funeral industry, she realized quickly that they both shared a common vision for easing people’s grief. And unlike many in the industry, she doesn’t look backwards to what has been done, she’s looking forward, toward the future and to what is possible. “Dedicated service seems to be lost with many larger corporations that are slow to change…I know we can do it better!”

Christopher Gromko

Managing Funeral Director

Chris first found his passion for helping others when, at a young age, he began working at a funeral home operated by his close friend’s family.  A graduate of Briarwood College in Southington, he’s been a licensed funeral director since 1995. Chris’s diligence and detail-orientation serve his families in making bereavement as stress-free as possible. He is a stalwart guide for our newer funeral director, while maintaining a cheerfulness that is key to helping families deal with this stressful time in their life. Chris grew up in Norwich and lives with his wife, Sue, children, Emma and Andrew, and dog Zeb, in Canterbury.

Amber Ditomasso

Preneed Funeral Director, All Locations

Amber has a diverse professional background in the funeral industry. She is a licensed funeral director as well as a licensed life insurance producer. In addition, Amber is a certified Preplanning Consultant through the NFDA. Amber is actively involved with funeral planning seminars and health fairs seeking to raise awareness of the importance of pre-planning. Additional important aspects of Amber's professional career revolve around collaborating with funeral homes, attorneys, conservators, and elder care facility directors to facilitate asset protection, commonly for Title 19 qualification. Amber lives in Sturbridge, MA with her husband and two daughters. In her down time, she enjoys hiking and traveling.

Brittany Stuessel

Funeral Director

After receiving two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and mortuary science, Brittany started her career in funeral industry where she’s spent the last 5 years.  First working with funeral homes in Maryland and Ohio…we couldn’t be happier that she chose to come to Connecticut 3 years ago with her husband Kory, and their 3 cats Savannah, Frankie, and Daisy.  

Ann Negron

Funeral Administrator

Ann has been a part of the local community for 47 years.  There’s nothing she loves more than using her background in teaching and social work, to help assist families in their time of grief.  When not assisting those in need of our services, Ann is an avid reader who loves to travel, write poetry, and make jewelry.

Karen Harper

Corporate Administrator

Karen joined the staff after 24+ years working for a Substance Abuse/Halfway House that worked with residents from the Department of Corrections. She is a Connecticut native, who proudly served in the US Air Force from 1978-1983.  Karen’s conscientious manner and passion for helping others in need, provides the foundation for our seamless day-to-day operation. When she is not working, Karen enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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