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MICHAEL R. DRESSLER
BERGEN COUNTY SURROGATE

In the State of New Jersey, you can prearrange and prepay for your funeral, you can acquire a cemetery plot or express where you would like your ashes to be scattered. You can appoint a person in your Last Will & Testament (such as a “Funeral Agent”) to control your funeral and the disposition of your remains, as per N.J.S.A. 45:27-22. However, if you do not appoint someone in your Last Will & Testament, statute directs that certain people or groups of people are given the authority to make the decision, in order of priority:

(1) The surviving spouse of the decedent.
(2) A majority of the surviving adult children of the decedent.
(3) The surviving parent or parents of the decedent.
(4) A majority of the brothers and sisters of the decedent.
(5) Other next of kin of the decedent according to the degree of consanguinity.
(6) If there are no known living relatives, a cemetery may rely on the written authorization of any other person acting on behalf of the decedent.

As always, we recommend that you sit down with a live professional who understands the complexities of the law and who is going to provide feedback on the intricate nature of what one might be trying to accomplish through the drafting of a Last Will & Testament before making any of these decisions. What may work for one person may not work for their friends and family members.

In most cases, when a loved one passes away without making these arrangements, those left behind will be called upon to make a wide variety of decisions and to wrap up the affairs of the dearly departed at a time when they want to do anything but think about the loss they have just suffered. At that time, the choice of funeral home becomes a very important one; they must find someone who understands the families’ needs and who is able to facilitate the peace of mind everyone involved may long to attain in paying their respects, while honoring and celebrating the life our beloved.

It is the duty of a funeral director to effortlessly manage every detail associated with your loved one’s funeral, to bridge the gap between life and the hereafter and to live day-in and day-out, so that we may pass on in peace with honor and humility. Here is a list of the funeral homes in the County of Bergen where you may find the professional assistance and guidance in your time need.

Bergen County Funeral Homes
(Listed alphabetically by municipality)

Municipality Funeral Home Telephone Address
BERGENFIELD Riewert's Memorial Home (201) 384-0700 187 S. Washington Avenue
BOGOTA Petrik Funeral Home (201) 487-3053 140 Palisade Avenue
CARLSTADT Kimak Funeral Home (201) 438-6708 425 Broad Street
CLIFFSIDE PARK A.K. Macagna Funeral (201) 945-7100 495 Anderson Avenue
CLIFFSIDE PARK McCorry Brothers Funeral Home (201) 945-1220 780 Anderson Avenue
CLOSTER Moritz Funeral Home (201) 768-4200 348 Closter Dock Road
DUMONT Frech-McKnight Funeral Home (201) 384-0013 161 Washington Avenue
ELMWOOD PARK Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home (201) 796-0060 274 Market Street
ENGLEWOOD Eternity Funeral Services (201) 568-2871 129 Engle Street
ENGLEWOOD Nesbitt Funeral Home (201) 567-6600 175 W. Englewood Avenue
FAIR LAWN Louis Suburban Chapels, Inc. (201) 791-0015 13-01 Broadway
FAIR LAWN Vander Plaat-Caggiano (201) 797-3500 13-31 Saddle River Road
FORT LEE Eden Memorial Chapels, Inc. (201) 947-3336 327 Main Street
FORT LEE Hunt-Stellato Funeral Home (201) 944-1202 1601 Palisade Avenue
FORT LEE Kim Funeral Home (201) 313-0777 1601 Palisade Avenue
FORT LEE Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors (201) 944-0100 327 Main Street
FRANKLIN LAKES Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Funeral Homes, Inc. (201) 891-4770 530 High Mountain Road
GARFIELD Aloia Funeral Home (973) 340-7077 180 Harrison Avenue
GARFIELD Kamienski Funeral Home (973) 779-1967 207 Ray Street
HACKENSACK G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Services (201) 487-1010 397 Union Street
HACKENSACK Gutterman and Musicant Funeral Directors (201) 489-3800 402 Park Street
HACKENSACK Earl I. Jones Funeral Home (201) 487-8822 305 1st Street
HACKENSACK Menorah Chapel of Bergen County (201) 489-3817 402 Park Street
HACKENSACK Wien & Wien Memorial Chapels (201) 333-8360 402 Park Street
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS Bergen Funeral Services, Inc. (800) 262-7901 232 Kipp Avenue
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS Costa Memorial Home (201) 288-0234 170 Central Avenue
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS Hennessey-Heights Funeral Home (201) 288-1362 232 Kipp Avenue
LODI Alesso Funeral Home (973) 471-4000 91 Union Street
LODI Santangelo Funeral Home (973) 779-2386 300 Main Street
LYNDHURST Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home (201) 438-4664 425 Ridge Road
LYNDHURST Nazare Memorial Home (201) 438-7272 403 Ridge Road
MAYWOOD Trinka-Faustini Funeral Service (201) 487-3050 439 Maywood Avenue
NEW MILFORD Boulevard Funeral Home & Cremation Services (201) 692-0100 1151 River Road
NORTH ARLINGTON Parow Funeral Home, Inc. (201) 201-998-7555 185 Ridge Road
NORTH BERGEN Vainieri Funeral Home (201) 868-6555 5923 Kennedy Boulevard
NORTHVALE Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home (201) 767-3050 120 Paris Avenue
OAKLAND Oakland Memorial Home (201) 337-6161 330 Ramapo Valley Road
ORADELL Basralian Funeral Home (201) 261-0222 559 Kinderkamack Road
ORADELL Volk-Leber Funeral Home (201) 261-1088 268 Kinderkamack Road
PARAMUS Schoem's Menorah Chapel (201) 843-9090 150 W. State Route 4
PARAMUS Vander Plaat Memorial Home (201) 843-3100 S-113 Fairview Avenue
PARK RIDGE Robert Spearing Funeral Home (201) 391-6666 155 Kinderkamack Road
RAMSEY Manke Memorial (973) 910-1554 109 Darlington Avenue
RAMSEY Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home (201) 327-0030 109 Darlington Avenue
RIDGEFIELD Blackley Funeral Home (201) 945-5032 809 Broad Avenue
RIDGEFIELD Central Funeral Home (201) 945-2009 809 Broad Avenue
RIDGEFIELD PARK Vorhees-Ingwersen (201) 342-2350 59 Main Street
RIDGEWOOD Feeney Funeral Home (201) 444-7650 232 Franklin Avenue
RIDGEWOOD C.C. Van Emburgh, Inc. (201) 445-0344 306 E. Ridgewood Avenue
RIVER EDGE Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home (201) 262-5050 869 Kinderkamack Road
RUTHERFORD Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home (201) 939-1050 19 Lincoln Avenue
RUTHERFORD Macagna-Diffily-Onoroto Funeral Home (201) 939-0098 41 Ames Avenue
SADDLE BROOK Kugler Community Home for Funerals (973) 478-2500 311 5th Street
TEANECK Volk-Leber Funeral Homes (201) 836-0202 789 Teaneck Road
TENAFLY Barrett Funeral Home (201) 568-8043 148 Dean Drive
WALLINGTON Kamienski Funeral Homes (973) 779-1967 106 Locust Avenue
WALLINGTON Warner-Wozniak Funeral Home (973) 779-4664 80 Midland Avenue
WESTWOOD Becker Funeral Home (201) 664-0292 219 Kinderkamack Road
WOOD RIDGE Kohler Funeral Home (201) 438-7777 280 Hackensack Street
WYCKOFF Vander Plaat Funeral Home (201) 891-3400 257 Godwin Avenue

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