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    • Preparation program for children
      Saturday, October 15, 2016

      Van Tassel Funeral Home offers a formal preparation program for children. This program provides information for children attending a viewing or funeral using developmentally sensitive language and expressive activities. Please contact us 973-743-1234 Read more

    • Blue Christmas Service
      Monday, December 12, 2016

      This year we will be partnering with Brookdale Reformed Church for Blue Christmas Service. Christmas can be a painful time of year for some people. It may be the 1st or 20th Christmas without a loved family member(s) due to death or the many reasons for being apart, feeling the loss of a job, or home. The constant refrains on the radio, TV, in shopping malls, and churches, about the joy of the season reminds many people of what they have lost or are missing. This anguish can make us feel alone in the midst of the celebrating and joy. Sometimes we need space and time to acknowledge our sadness; we need to know that we are not alone. We also need encouragement to live the days ahead of us. Again, this year, we are offering a ‘Blue Christmas Service’ to give people a time and space to do all of this and still be able to wait with anticipation the birth of their Savior. Read more

    • Live Nativity Story
      Friday, December 16, 2016

      Van Tassel Funeral Home will be partnering this year with Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green to present you with Live Nativity Story event. We will follow Mary and Joseph to the stable in Bethlehem to honor the birth of Jesus. The church campus (147 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003) will be transformed into the Judean hill country. There will be 3 tours followed Mary and Joseph to the stable in Bethlehem to adore the newborn king, Emmanuel, God-With-Us followed by refreshments and a “self serve” station with Christmas coloring book pages and crayons coloring activities for children provided by the church. Read more

    • 4th Annual Pet Memorial Day
      Sunday, September 10, 2017

      Always on a second Sunday of September Van Tassel Funeral Home celebrates National Pet Memorial Day. Pets are a part of our family and we want to assist you in expressing love, accepting their grief and remembering these family members in a meaningful way. Please join us to celebrate and honor our pets by painting a rock with their name that will become a permanent part of our garden. Please bring the picture of your pet. Guest speakers. Light refreshment. Read more

    • Who We Are

      We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life.

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    • Children's Grief

      We recognize that children and adolescents have special needs when it comes to understanding death and dying.

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    • Plan Ahead

      Pre-planning your funeral should be a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions.

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