At the Stempien and Smith-Ruzzo Family of Funeral Homes, we are committed to helping each family we serve with a funeral that is consistent with their wishes and that of their loved one. We are here to help your family cope with the loss of your loved one and to plan a celebration of their life. We believe while a funeral is a sad occasion, to celebrate the life of your loved one honors them and helps a family get through this difficult time. We are here to ease the burden of planning a funeral. Whether you wish to plan a traditional funeral, a memorial service, a graveside service or a cremation service, our funeral and cremations specialists at the Stempien and Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Homes will handle every detail of the funeral with care, warmth, courtesy, and respect. For over 70 years The Stempien Funeral Home and for over 100 years the Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home has been serving families in the Meriden community. Our funeral homes serve people of all faiths with honor and dignity. We are honored to serve your family in your time of need and have developed this site to answer questions you may have. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please feel free to contact us at any time. Our family will assist you during this difficult time and create a personalized tribute to your loved one.