Tarn Granucci grew up in Wallingford, the son of Harold and Sara Lou Granucci. His family heritage in Wallingford goes back to 1890 when his great-grandfather moved here. Tarn grew up as a Unitarian which provided him with a wide and balanced perspective on all views and faiths, religious or non-religious. He also grew up in the family furniture business and took it over in 1979. In that business, Tarn connected with many families in the community and serviced them in their homes. He has served on the boards of many local organizations as well. Those would include: Rotary Club of Wallingford, Wallingford Family YMCA, Better Business Bureau, United Way, Meriden-Wallingford Hospital, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, Wallingford Public Library, Mayor's Council for Substance Abuse, Hubcap Co-working Space, and others.
Tarn has a degree in Transpersonal Psychology, he is the author of Legendary Locals of Wallingford, he is the first Poet Laureate of Wallingford, and he is the Editor of Wallingford Magazine.
Tarn is an InSight Certified Celebrant which means he has been trained and certified as a Funeral Celebrant by InSight to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. A Funeral Celebrant serves by providing a funeral service, memorial service, or tribute that is personalized and individualized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased after consultation with the family and loved ones and coordination with the funeral home.
Tarn is proud and honored to have the opportunity to be in this important role and to serve those in need at such a difficult time. He selects and presents poems (some written by him for the family), other writings, music, song and family memories to enrich the services and reflect the nature of the person who has passed.