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Cindy Spittel

Memorial Designer, Artist & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Cindy@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Newton Office: 617-244-2013

A lifelong Newton resident, Cindy was president of Newton Memorial Art from 1989 until the company merged with Quincy Memorials in 2021. Cindy attained degrees in psychology and art from Lasell College, and began her career in all aspects of the funeral industry before growing her own company as a memorialist. She takes great pride in designing her own artwork and creating lasting memorials for the loved ones of her clients. 

For several years running, Cindy has been the recipient of the Pinnacle Award from Rock of Ages in Barre, VT for her commitment to and success in the industry. Today, she works part time as a proud employee of Quincy Memorials. Cindy loves training the new generation of memorialists while still designing memorials from mausoleums to markers.

Charlie Spittel

Sandblaster & Memorial Artisan

E-Mail: Charlie@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Waltham Office: 781-889-5800

Born and raised in Medfield, MA, Charlie obtained his degree in Business from St. Francis College before entering the construction and hospitality industries. After he married Cindy in 1985, they built their dream business together at Newton Memorial Art, where Charlie was the treasurer of the business as well as a memorialist. He apprenticed for years under the best memorialists in the industry, and has carved and installed countless memorials for the company. Charlie is proud to have had a hand in the training and development of the next generation of memorialists.

Ann Bartel

Administrative Assistant

E-Mail: Annb@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Newton Office: 617-244-2013

Grace Taverna

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Grace@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Newton Office: 617-244-2013

Grace Taverna joined the Newton Memorial Art family in Spring of 2022. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston, class of 2015. Being a first generation daughter of Italian American Immigrants, as well as a born and raised native of the Boston Metro Area, she is a passionate advocate for community building and support. Understanding the significance of blending one’s cultural heritage and history with contemporary sensibility when adding to this historic landscape, she hopes to bring our families comfort in the cathartic process of memorializing their loved ones for future generations.

Jen DeLucia

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Jen@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Newton Office: 617-244-2013

Jen joined Newton Memorial Art in the summer of 2022 after a 20 year career in the restaurant industry. Born and raised in Wilmington, Jen still resides there with her husband and three kids. Jen has built her career on customer service and helping others. She is a past member of the Rotary Club in Burlington. Jen enjoys her time spent in the summer in Maine and New Hampshire, and coaching her daughter’s basketball team in the winter. 

Jose Pena

Memorial Consultant & Customer Representative

E-Mail: Jose@NewtonMemorialArt.com

Waltham Office: 781-899-5800 x401

Jose has been working for Newton Memorial Art full-time since September 2022. He works in the Waltham location as a Memorial Specialist. He attended Massbay Community College, where he studied Principles of Management & Small Business Management. He has 20+ years of Customer Service and is fluent in Spanish. He’s happily married to his wife Angela of 19 yrs and has two daughters, Julisa & Jayleen.