Mather and Pitts Insurance, Inc.
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Who We Are

Timothy S. Csere, Managing Director

It’s been a wonderful experience to be on the agency side of this business and take care of the insurance needs for local homeowners, non-profits and business owners for the past 25 years. I take great pride in doing my best to be certain you are properly covered in case the worst happens and ultimately for some it does. I’ve told clients many times that “claims” are why you have insurance and let’s go forward, work to get your claim resolved and have you back doing what you do best sooner than later.

Prior to becoming an independent agent I worked in various positions for a small, local mutual insurance company called “Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co.” MMA was founded in 1836 and truly believed in local representation, local service and provided extraordinary claims service. This was a wonderful company to start a career with.

Mather and Pitts has been in business since 1845 and we have seen insurance carriers come and go. We have tried to stay the course representing local, regional and national insurance carriers that offer competitive pricing, state of the art coverage and a competitive premium. In 2015 we merged with Optisure Risk Partners, a newly created Top 100 ranked U.S Insurance Broker. Optisure currently employs 60+ talented insurance professionals throughout the Northeast and Florida who average 20+ years in the business with varied insurance product skills. This group’s insight, creativity, integrity and penchant for excellence will make a real difference in the quality and effectiveness of the insurance solutions you may seek.

As an agency the MPI team believes in giving back to the community and we sponsor numerous civic and non-profit organizations, events and causes. As an individual, I believe the same. I currently serve on our town’s Economic Development Commission, Water Task Force Commission and am a past member of Board of Finance and Park & Rec Dep. I’m Past President and 25 year member of our Local Lions Club and a member of our Democratic Town Committee. It does take a village.

I’m more convinced than ever that you purchase insurance from us, an Independent Insurance Agency, because we work on your behalf beyond the time of sale- when you have a claim, coverage issue or question, just a what if? Our goal is to make sure you continue to receive prompt, professional service here at MPI that clients back in 1854 received. Maybe a tad faster today with cellphones and email.

My supporting cast includes my wife, Karen, and my daughters Molly and Kara. Our dog Colby. We are long-time residents of East Hampton, CT. Our family, along with MPI, thank you for your continued support.

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Denise Bailey, Commercial Lines Account Manager

I have been working in the insurance industry for the past 15 years and received my property casualty license in 2002.  I have enjoyed helping people with their insurance needs over the years and providing prompt exceptional service.  My focus is primarily on business insurance and my position within the Mather & Pitts family is Commercial Lines Account Manager.  I currently travel between both the East Hampton and Essex offices.  I joined this wonderful team in 2017 and cannot wait to create new long-lasting relationships with all of the clients.


When I’m not in the office, you can find me spending time with my family.  My two children Bryce and Alexis are very active and keep my husband and I quite busy!  Most evenings and weekends are filled with soccer, basketball, baseball or karate depending on the season.  I also enjoy helping out with my daughter’s Daisy troop and the East Hampton PTO.  Our favorite vacation spot is Cape Cod, and we look forward to a trip back there every year. 

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Tammie K. Dunbar, Account Manager

I grew up in Essex, just down the road from Mather & Pitts.  I moved to Vermont in 1988, and found myself back in Connecticut in 2011.  I am happy to return to the shoreline and for the opportunity to join this agency in 2017.  My insurance career started in 1985, and I enjoy the challenge of Commercial Lines and the diversity of Personal Lines. 

I graduated from Valley Regional High School, then went on to receive my Associates Degree in Office Management at the Community College of Vermont. 

On the weekends, you can find me laughing with family and friends around the fire pit or relaxing with a good book.  

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Paul Uricchio, CISR, CIC

I joined Mather & Pitts in March of 2000 and work mainly out of our Essex office. My primary responsibility is to sell personal lines of insurance, but I’m also involved in selling commercial package policies as well as life and health policies. I especially enjoy insuring antique cars and antique homes.

I take pride in the fact that we work very hard at our agency to do things the right way and not the easy way. Because of that, many of our clients and their children have trusted us with their insurance for many years.

I really enjoy helping people understand the sometimes confusing issues surrounding insurance and the importance of being adequately covered. I look forward to a long relationship with the companies we represent and more importantly with the people we insure.

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Cathy J. Saltus, CISR

I have been handling the insurance needs of individuals and business owners for quite some time now. One of my main goals is to inform consumers about the insurance products they are purchasing.

Let’s face it, the subject of insurance is dry and can be a bit boring and confusing! But, by educating our customers, we help them to be better able to make informed decisions about their coverages.

My primary responsibility here at Mather & Pitts is to manage the satellite office which is located in East Hampton. This is where you can find me meeting with customers, taking insurance payments, making policy changes, calming an insured down after a claim, and doing pretty much any other thing that has to do with what a true insurance agent is expected to do!

We are a growing, progressive insurance agency with old fashioned values and we still enjoy meeting people face-to-face!

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Bernadette Riccio, CISR

I am happy to have returned to MPI in 2013 after a short-term assignment in late 2011 and early 2012. I am back working as a commerical lines CSR, a position I have filled at other agencies throughout my career going back to the beginning in 1982 after an initial brief stint as a personal lines CSR. I do enjoy customer service work and feel most satisfied when I know I have helped someone through an otherwise difficult situation. My husband and I enjoy spending time together at the beach, hiking or, our favorite, our annual trips to Disney World.

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Patty Solovei, CISR

My main goal is to give the utmost attention to the ‘behind the scene’ details that help make our office run smoothly. Hopefully, you’ll soon be contacting me for all of your insurance needs.

My husband and I are thoroughly enjoying our two sons, Ryan and Jacob. They keep us pretty busy, but when we have spare time, we enjoy camping and being with our families.

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