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My sister Lynn Blake Bodensky had passed away suddenly and her neighbors had highly recommended calling Van Tassel Funeral Home for their services. I was not disappointed. Izabela sets a platinum bar for assistance with making the final arrangements. Showing sympathy, compassion and efficiency down to the last detail, my brother-in-law and even my son have high praise for Izabela and Patrick. We did not have to worry about anything as they handled everything. The place has an old world charm and eloquence that includes cleanliness and beauty. We will recommend this establishment to everyone and remember the professionalism exhibited. JabJanice Blake April 10, 2022
I'm proud to say how thankful I am for Izabel's kindness to my family and our community. She is an empathetic soul that is filled with so much compassion for those in need. She also normalizes the process of one passing on and grieving. She also became a voice and supporter for the historical part of our communityMargaret Anne Waxmonsky Ohanian February 08, 2021
Izabela is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. From the moment we made the phone call to the minute I came in to pick up the ashes, she was very kind and polite.Marien Ronan August 01, 2020
Izabela is the most amazing director my family and I have encountered. My mother passed away a few days ago and Izabela was so caring and professional with the process. She made sure my mother's hair and nails were done, picked out a beautiful dress for her and even put a flag up that represented where my mother was from. The whole service was beautiful and my family commented on how nice the funeral home and the setup was. I'm so thankful my family and I were able to have this funeral home host the service for my mother and especially to Izabela for taking such good care of my mother and for her professionalism.Eileen Francis June 01, 2020
I received a beautiful card for Christmas. When I opened it and saw the ornament with my moms pic and letter from heaven I cried. Ok sobbed. It was such a beautiful thing that meant so much to me and my daughter. I can't thank you enough Izabela Van Tassel. You have been with us since the day my mom passed and I am so thankful for you. You have gone above and beyond to help us and I can never thank you enough for that. Words will never let you know how much you mean to usEileen Brown Hansen December 12, 2017
The best funeral home I have been to. I recently lost my daughter on September 29,2016. I used Van Tassel because Izabela did such a wonderful job with my mother in laws service I didn't want anyone else taking care of my daughter. The service was beautiful and I'm sure my daughter would have approved. She had a grieve counselor there for my younger children and nieces and nephews. Who does that? Who goes the extra mile like that? She also walked around making sure there was plenty of tissues and the guest were okay. I have been to many services but this one got a gold star. Izabela was very caring she knew how much my daughter SEVILLE meant to us, her death came as a surprise. It wasn't about the money it was about giving the family a spiritual meaning. That she did and beyond. I highly recommend Van Tassels the atmosphere was warm and it felt like home. The service was fit for a princess and that my daughter was. Izabela' s compassion didn't end after the service , but she sent me my first Christmas in Heaven poem and my daughters picture on a tree ornament. That meant so much to me. It was such a touching gesture will never forget. Again Thank you Izabela.Sonya Pierce-Royster May 26, 2017
You are awesome at what you do!Vickie Valvano September 15, 2016
I'm so happy we were referred to you for our brothers final farewell. Thank you for being so attentive and caring.Nancy DeRogatis Dubuque September 25, 2016
Izabela, My family and I wanted to thank both you and the people who work at your funeral home for all of the help and guidance that they gave both my family and me. Your assistance, in particular, was just outstanding in terms of attention to detail, professionalism, along with your ability to be flexible when my family and I needed it. My wife and I were struck by how well everything went with the wake, funeral at the church, visit to the cemetery and luncheon afterwards. Your guidance and suggestions made a most difficult time easier to manage. My mom, in particular, to use her words, said that dad’s entire funeral was “dignified”. As mentioned, please don’t hesitate to have anyone contact me should they want my whole hearted endorsement...........thanks for all you and your group did for both my family and me. Joe RahoJoe Raho February 08, 2016
A beautiful facility. Ms. Izabela Van Tassel and her staff give attention to every detail and are very caring, considerate and respectful of the wishes of the family. They consider the entire scope of the family and friends needs. I highly recommend Van Tassel Funeral Home.Lois Moffat October 13, 2015
Thank you Izabela Van Tassel! Your compassion for your families is truly heart warming. Thank you for all you have personally done for my family when my Dad went to be with God. May God bless you abundantly, Izabela Van Tassel, for all you do for others.Lexi Taylor March 18, 2015
Van Tassel Funeral Home with Izabela Van Tassel as a Funeral Director give an outstanding service to all and looks after deceased family's with so much care and dedication. Izabela is one of the most caring people you will ever meet, in your time of distress at loosing a loved one Izabela is the funeral director you need to look after your loved one and the entire family.Marion Douglass May 03, 2014
Words cannot express how grateful we are to you and your staff for your assistance with Maria Salvador's funeral last week. It was a week filled with emotion and pain, but the atmosphere was beautiful and we will never forget your kindness.Salvador Family May 06, 2014
Our family would like to thank you for Going Home Celebration for our beloved mother. Your personal touch and caring made this day very special for us. You will always be in our prayers. Izabela God Bless you and your family.Karen Puchalik August 07, 2014
Van tassel Funeral Home with Izabela as a Funeral Director give an outstanding service to our family and especially to my father. She is very dedicated and passionate about her job. Izabela is one of the most caring people you will ever meet. In the time of distress at losing a loved one Izabela is the funeral director you need. She took care of everything for my family with details. No matter when you call, she always answers the phone. Her dedication to serve others is amazing. My beloved father last road was very beautiful thanks to Izabela and her staff. Thank youAgnieszka Nasindrowicz February 27, 2022
My family used van tassel funeral home in Bloomfield for the burial of my grandfather in October. This was the first passing that our family experienced and I cannot thank Izabela enough for the amazing service that she provided. She was compassionate, kind, and professional from start to finish. Izabela handled everything with sensitivity and ease that was needed when dealing with the difficult area of death. My family felt very comforted on the days when they had to make decisions and review documents, select caskets, and everything else. Which was a very difficult task for my family. We never felt rushed, prodded, or treated like it was a business. All the logistical items were clear, and she took the time to explain everything in detail. She definitely took our feelings and emotions into consideration and that was very much appreciated! Van tassel Funeral home showed great respect and care throughout this entire process. No hoops to jump through, or multiple calls to make. I highly highly highly recommend her especially for your loved one, you will not regret it!! Thank you Izabela for all the extra touches that made such a difference during this difficult time. We were not expecting anything but we are so happy that we received the small touches. If you are left saying goodbye to a loved one, don’t hesitate stopping by van tassel funeral home! I cannot express it enough.Elizabeth Davila February 13, 2022
I'm writing this review with an extremely heavy heart. 5 days ago my family lost a very special person. After one year battle with cancer my wonderful father died. My all family lives in Poland, only my in USA. I could not go to funeral, but I decided that her final resting place and service must signify the appreciation I had of him in a way that only Isabela Van Tassel could've provided. This is message to all people who can't go to funeral outside the country, is always a way to do this here, but I recommended- you need a good person to help you. Izabela helped me a lot. Although it was a very difficult time for me, Van Tassel Funeral provided me with the comfort and peace of mind I desperately needed. Thank you so much to everyone who made my Father transition into eternal peace dignified and admirable.Ewa Wojcik August 01, 2019
We'd like to thank everyone who came to pay their respects and say goodbye to our dear and loving friend Daniel Lesniewski. We would also like to thank Izabela Van Tassel and the Van Tassel Funeral Home for their help and professionalism during this difficult time. May Daniel Lesniewski rest in peace and may God comfort the hearts of his family and loved ones.Aneta Sasinowska January 03, 2018
Izabela is an amazing funeral director. She came highly recommended by a friend and she didn't disappoint. Izabela thought of many details that I never would have considered and she took care of everything. This was just what I needed during my time of grief, shock, and confusion. I was so grateful for Izabela's accessibility. Whenever I called her to check on the smallest detail, she answered her phone. I am deeply grateful to Izabela and Van Tassel Funeral Home. Thank you.Maria Sweeney November 17, 2017
So happy I have prepared my arrangements. It takes a large burden off of my loved ones. You truly are the best!!!!Cathy Eriksen October 03, 2016
I'm so glad my family was referred to you for my Dad final farewell. Thank you for a wonderful serviceBarbara Alex September 24, 2016
Izabela – It is with deep gratitude that I say thank you for all the empathetic and compassionate care that you showed to our whole family in dealing with our Dads' funeral. You covered every detail so that we could focus our time on the exceptional man that Dad was and spend the time with family and friends in honoring his memory. Our family has had a long history with Van Tassel and it is a great comfort to see the exceptional care and compassion continue today at a time which is so important to us all. A sincere thank you for everything you have done for us.Mike Raho February 09, 2016
Dear Izabela, we cannot tell you how appreciative we are of your guidance, suggestions and support during our difficult time of Ma's passing. You made everything so easy for us. The service was all we wanted and we are sure our mother was smiling down at us. Thank you. Susan, Dong and the rest of the Tran Family.Tran Family January 11, 2016
Clean, spotless, austere, elegant setting for ushering in a departed soul into it's final resting place. heaven's doorway to a final resting place led by a very classy owner and a statue of a very dear Francis.Frank Penotti August 29, 2015
Just wanted to take this opportunity to say a nice word about Izabela Van Tassel of Van Tassel funeral home in Bloomfield NJ. Her family is new to Bloomfield but the compassion and dedication that she shows to her community makes that hard to believe. I first had the pleasure of meeting her when I attended a funeral service of a new business associate. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was not extravagant, but the gift she made for the family shows how passionate she is about making loved ones left behind feel special during their grieving process. We're so honored to have met you and I'm looking forward to continuing our relationship.Sharita Morgan November 14, 2014
Izabela Thank you for creating a wonderful picture tapestry for my friend's Memorial Service. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated.Olivia September 11, 2014
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart fro the love, kindness, compassion and genuine concern fro me and my family. The day my Dad went to be with God was one of the toughest challenges I had to face in my entire life and you took care of everything with genuine love. You gently took our hands gave us hugs that will be etched in our hearts forever. Your gentle guidance gave us so much peace. may the good Lord bless you abundantly. You have a beautiful heart.Susan Strack March 30, 2013
Izabela, I thank you so much for you professionalism and courtesy in directing my brother’s funeral. It was nothing short of “smooth”.Dan September 11, 2014