Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • June 19, 2017

    Dear Geri, Chris, Mike and Staff, Thank you so much for your wonderful support. You truly made a difficult time that much easier. Your professionalism, sensitivity and heartfelt feelings of our entire family will never be forgotten. Your attention to detail is beyond any expectation. You are truly blessed people. Thank you again for everything. Best regards, Karen, Debbie & Bob

    Tichio Family
  • May 30, 2017

    Dear Oliverie's, Thank you for all you have done throughout this past year. I will be forever adjusting my new life without my Richard. My youngest daughter has started therapy in the last few months and it seems to help her realize that we have new responsibilities now that Daddy is not around. We have looked at some of the transition newsletters and talked and shared memories and future plans. I just wanted to thank you for everything and know that you and your family are in my prayers. Margaret Ulis

    Ulis Family
  • March 22, 2017

    Dear Geri & Mike, I want to thank you for your wonderful service during the planning and conducting of my mom's funeral. Your support during the past year has been so thoughtful and much appreciated. Nancy Ruggeri (daughter of Lucille Bonerigo)

    Bonerigo Family
  • March 10, 2017

    Geri, Thank you again for all the generous things that you help us with whenever asked. We appreciate it very much. Sincerely, The Rosary Altar Society

    The Rosary Altar Society
  • February 17, 2017

    Dear Folks at Oliverie, Hard to believe this week will be one year since my mother, Lillian Finch died. I'm thinking back to the funeral and how smoothly and nice everything went. I also wanted to thank you for the grief magazine that you had sent to me. It was helpful. So thank you for that and for helping me last year. It will not be forgotten. Sincerely, Valerie Biundo

    Valerie Biundo
  • June 21, 2016

    Dear Geri & Mike, Thank you ever so much for inviting us on the River Lady last week. We had a wonderful time as we do every year! You guys are great!! Love, Mark & Ann Micale

    Mark & Ann Micali
  • June 07, 2016

    Dear Mrs. Oliverie, This note is to thank you very much for the gift of your "Grief Support" News letter. It has been a help to me in understanding and accepting that life goes on after my husband Dominick's passing and that the stress and emotional pain is part of the transition. I have kept them and revert to them when I need encouragement . Thank you again, your kindness in providing these most valuable and comforting thoughts and words are most appreciated. Sincerely, Elizabeth Zarrillo

    Elizabeth Zarrillo
  • January 03, 2017

    Dear Sir's, I thank you very much for your support. At first it was very hard, but the booklet was a great help. I wish to thank you for your support. Thank you, Thank you! Joseph Bianco

    Joseph Bianco
  • March 10, 2016

    Thank you to everyone at Oliverie. It's been a year since I lost my Dad. Although most of the past year has been a blur, I don't forget the kindness at Dad's services or the cards/literature that Oliverie sent throughout the past year. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. Susan Parkinson (James Walker's daughter)

    Walker
  • December 29, 2015

    Dear Geraldine Oliverie, Want to send my thanks for all your caring during this holiday season. It has been the hardest thing I have ever been through. We were together since I was 15 years old and Stan 19. The ornament is beautiful and I will keep it forever! Thanks again for me and my family. We used it with our advent wreath at Christmas before dinner. Sincerely yours, Lorraine Gola God Bless You!

    Lorraine Gola
  • December 15, 2015

    Dear Geri & Mike, I never realized that you purchased the subscription to the Transitions Newsletter until I received this letter in the mail. Thank you so much. It was comforting and informative. You're special people to go that extra step in many ways! Much appreciated. Best regards, Rosanne Guizio

    Cifelli
  • December 09, 2015

    To The Oliverie Family, Thank you for the luncheon and beautiful butterfly ornament. It brought "comfort" during a very difficult time in my life. May you all have a blessed Christmas and a most happy and healthy New Year. Sincerely, Joanne Wright

    Wright
  • December 09, 2015

    Dear Oliveries, Thank you for the luncheon memorial service you held for the families which you served. It was a delicious meal and a very memorable service. It was wonderful to hear from the survivors with such wonderful stories. The ornament is hanging on my tree as a reminder of our 49 1/2 years together. Geri----a job well done. Thank you! Delmae Bautz

    Bautz
  • December 08, 2015

    Dear Geri, Thank you so much for the beautiful memorial service, gift, and lunch today. It was heart warming to see and hear from others that I am not alone in my feelings. Sincerely, Jackie McCabe

    McCabe
  • November 12, 2015

    Dear Mrs. Oliverie & Staff, Thank you for the subscription to TRANSITIONS over this past year. It has truly been a help to read and re-read it at times. Thank you also for the help you gave me when I needed an amended death certificate to send to the Veteran's Administration. And now I thank you a third time for the invitation to your annual Holiday Remembrance Program. You were very kind in my times of need. Barbara J. Cipriano

    Cipriano
  • November 12, 2015

    Dear Michael, I've been receiving your transitions and greatly appreciate them. It's been a hard first year, but I'm strong and I made it, through family, friends, and your concern. I'm sorry I won't be able to go to the luncheon on 12-7-15. Thank you anyway. In August of this year I moved to Newton to be closer to my family, like I said you've been a very caring person and I appreciate it. Thanks again, Constance (Connie) Van Hoven

    Van Hoven
  • August 24, 2015

    Dear Geri & Staff at Oliverie, Thank you for your expertise, efficiency, and compassion in helping us to peacefully bring mom to God. Thank you for the big and small touches (the plans to the order of memorial to the food platter). God Bless, Mary Falzarano (Baratta)

    Baratta Family
  • August 11, 2015

    Dear Geri, Thank you so much for all you did to help Chris and I as we prepared for and experienced Annamay's passing. You remain special in our hearts and thoughts. Be well, Denise & Chris

    Gomber
  • April 20, 2015

    Dear Geri and Michael, I want to take the time to thank both of you and your staff for all your help in my hours of sorrow. They were very professional and courteous to me and the mourners that attended my wife, Renee Kittredge's funeral. They are a class act and I would recommend their services to anyone. (They got me when my time comes) They are the greatest. Loving Husband, Bob Kittredge

    Kittredge
  • April 16, 2015

    Dear Geri and Mike, Today brings the 1 year anniversary of our mom's death, we would like to thank you for all of your support especially through the transitions news letter. You did a beautiful job with our mom, Virginia an our dad Francis "Dutch" Werneke in 2002. Thank you for your caring ways! Virginia Havenka and the Werneke's

    Virginia Havenka
  • March 31, 2015

    Dear Oliverie, Thank you so much for the transitions letters you have sent to me during this first year of the loss of my husband. They have been greatly appreciated and helped me. Sincerely, Josephine Miles

    Josephine Miles
  • January 15, 2015

    Dear Mike, We want to thank you for making such a difficult time go so smoothly. We didn't have to worry about any details. Thank you so much for recommending Rabbi Rothstein. As you know, he was just wonderful! Thank you, again for everything! Lynn Kaplan, Pat Tiritilli and Family

    Lynn Kaplan, Pat Tiritilli and Family
  • January 05, 2015

    Thank you for all the wonderful care shown to our mother: Geraldine Brower. You came through in our hour of greatest need. God bless you all. The Browers

    Mr. & Mrs. Brower
  • March 22, 2014

    Dear Michael, Geraldine and Staff, Thank you for the gift of "Transactions." It was very helpful and so were all of you during our loss. You made things easy for us and our Aunt looked lovely. My mom passed away down here in Florida in May. I only wish you were here to handle the arrangements. Sincerely, Ben & Betty Scuderi

    DeGennaro
  • November 12, 2013

    Dear Mrs. Oliverie & Staff, Many thanks for the beautiful tribute you gave the Veterans! Everything was wonderful, the prayers, bugler, bagpiper and refreshments and the opportunity to register for the military cemetery! Thank you and God Bless you for your kindness.

    Bill & Mary Farrell
  • November 11, 2013

    This morning I attended your service honoring veterans. It was a lovely ceremony, well thought out and meaningful. Thank you.

    Joanne Waugh
  • November 12, 2013

    Dear Geraldine, Thank you so much for the subscription to Transitions. It was a real source of inspiration, comfort and direction during this difficult year. I am doing well and wanted you to know Transitions helped to get me where I am today. Thanks so much.

    Patti Bruno
  • October 26, 2013

    Just a short note to thank you for doing such a wonderful job with my husband George's funeral. You made a difficult time a little easier. Sincerely, Janet Hahne and Family

    Janet Hahne and Family
  • October 01, 2013

    To Oliverie Funeral Home, With our true appreciation for your thoughtfulness. The Agostini Family could not begin thanking you for all your support and thoughtfulness. The professionalism and kindness of the staff was wonderful. God Bless all of you for the work that you are doing. Love, The children of Gloria Agostini

    The Children of Gloria Agostini
  • September 15, 2013

    Michael & Geri, We want to thank you for the kind reception and professionalism throughout the process. Thank You for the cold cuts for our family. Mom was a very special person as you saw. Thank you the Foti Family

    Angeline Carloine Family
  • August 11, 2013

    Geraldine and Family, Thank you for the subscription to the Transition newsletter I have received during the past year. It meant a lot to me. Also I want to thank you for all the many remembrances I found so beautiful - the Christmas letter and anniversary note of John's passing and others too numerous to mention. The memorial service on December 10th was wonderful - a delicious Buffet and a precious butterfly and holder. Soul given words. I can't say enough about your wonderful consoling service; and I have relayed this to many friends. Gratefully yours, Elizabeth Moyle

    Elizabeth Moyle
  • May 17, 2013

    Dear Geri & Mike, I'd like to thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness since the passing of my husband Mike. You were wonderful in how you handled everything from beginning to end. The newsletter Transitions which you gifted me has been a big help. Although it sometimes brought me to tears, it also helped me to cope and understand a little better. Their words were very consoling and encouraging. Thank you again for all that you did. Sincerely, Frances Gonnella

    Gonnella
  • May 07, 2013

    On behalf of the family of Angela Rugnetta, we would like to express our gratitude for your compassion, help and support at a most difficult and sad time, the loss of our mother.

    Tony & Lynn Rugnetta
  • May 01, 2013

    I pray that one and all are well. Words cannot fully express how much your personal kindness & thoughtfulness to me this past year was appreciated.

    Dolores Bennes
  • April 08, 2013

    We just wanted to Thank You again. Everything was just wonderful & your staff handled all arrangements very well.

    Eugene Tobias & Karen Macanka
  • March 15, 2013

    Thank you so very much for the lovely viewing you handled for my sister Ruth. The family was very pleased with everything and we appreciate all you did for us during this difficult time. With Sincere Thanks, Nick & Julie Zielenkievicz

    Family of Ruth Kastner
  • To Oliverie Funeral Home, Our family wishes to thank you for the grief news letter. It was a great comfort to us. It's been a sad year for our family. Thank You again, Frances & Raymond Vasta

    Vasta Family
  • Dear Geraldine, I thank you with all my heart for your flawless handling of your role in my beloved late mother's funeral. You are truly gifted with outstanding talent, Geri. It was our good fortune that your services were available to me and my family. Sincerely yours, Edith Lehrer

    Minnie Cohen Family
  • Dear Geri, I don't know how to say thank you for all the kindness and compassion you showed to me and my family during our bereavement. You truly are a credit to your profession. Sincerely, Maria Macaluso

    Julia Gulardo Family
  • Dear Geri & Mike, I want to thank you for all that you did to ensure that my mother's viewing and funeral were as perfect as one could hope for during those difficult days. Fortunately, I knew what to expect with regard to your professionalism and your empathy with the way you performed your services with my dad and my aunt Lou over the past five years. It was so reassuring to know that from the time that I was notified of her death through the day of her funeral that I did not have to deal with any stress or uncertainty. While I never expected as many people to attend her viewing as did, it was comforting to know that Mike was right there helping in every way that he could. I cannot begin to tell you how many comments we received about the way she looked, especially by those who had seen her just before she died. I commented to my wife when we first arrived, that my mom would have been very pleased with her appearance and the way you both handled everything. Again, please accept my gratitude for all that you did and please know that I would highly recommend your services to anyone in your area. Sincerely, Michael P DiComo

    DiComo Family
  • Dear Geri & Mike, Just a note to thank you for your thoughtfulness & compassion during my mother's funeral. She looked so much better than I ever imagined. You made a difficult time easier.

    Janet Ochs
  • Dear Mike & Geri, Thank you for helping us through such a trying time. You two are an inspiration to you profession. We will not soon forget the caring professionalism you showed in every detail throughout this ordeal. When such a crisis occurs, one is at a loss to the proper procedures, or even the first steps to take. I am glad my mom had me make the first phone call to you. Every step of the way you were there to gently guide me through the path of least resistance. Thank You, Dr Brian P Killian

    Killian Family
  • Dear Geraldine & Michael, Thank you so much for helping us get through a very difficult time. Your caring, kindness, understanding and suggestions made it a little easier for us. Your home is so lovely that anyone would be pleased, as we were to have their relatives and friends visit to pay their last respects. My husband, Joseph Molinia, looked so nice and natural. You did a wonderful job. We were very pleased with everything you did for us, setting up the religious and fraternal services, taking care of all the arrangements up North Jersey and accompanying us to Madonna Cemetery in Fort Lee. You were very comforting at a hard time. Thanks for the video, it is a beautiful memorable keepsake. Thank you again, may God bless you for being kind, caring and professional at the same time. Love and Peace, Mary Molinia & Family

    Molinia Family
  • Dear Geri & Mike, Words are totally inadequate to express to the both of you my everlasting gratitude for the care and kindness you showered on me before and after Ed's death. Geri, you made the preplanning for his funeral as painless as it could possible be and when we were finished I was thankful that I did this before Ed died. I never believed that he could look so good after what he had been through and what he looked like when he died. As a matter of fact, I kept on commenting that he really looked like he was peacefully sleeping, and for that picture of him I shall always be grateful to you. My deepest appreciation always, Louise Skopak

    Louise Skopak
  • To the Oliverie Funeral Home, I wanted to thank you for your services regarding my mother, Susan Kimmett. I was very pleased with everything. I have to admit, it's the first funeral home I have ever been to that was so white and beautiful. I love the angels everywhere. Everyone was so nice, and my mother looked so beautiful. I thank you for making such a difficult time in my life just a little more bearable. Sincerely, Melissa Paley

    Melissa Paley
  • Dear Ms Oliverie, I am writing to you on behalf of my sister Marion Kenny. You and your staff did the arrangements for my niece Eileen Kenny. We were so pleased with all that you did. My sister has received the grief support services, and we can't tell you in words what your thoughtfullness means to us. Again, I want to thank you for your empathy. You demonstrate the good will we should all have for each other. Again my sincere thanks, Irene E Burke

    Eileen Kenny
  • Dear Geri, On behalf of the Carl H Hesse Sr family, I would like to thank you for your care and concern at the time of our bereavement. Everything was handled so professionally and in such a quiet way. You took care of all the things that we knew nothing about. Your expertise keeps popping up, the social security office said you gave them all the pertinent information. Thank you again for your thoughtfullness and care at a difficult time. Sincerely, Jean Hesse

    Hesse Family
  • Dear Geri & Mike, Thank you for the subscription to "Transitions", which I received last year. I found it very helpful at a difficult time. You certainly do run a funeral home that is thoughtful and caring. I wish you the best, God Bless you. Gratefully, Sr Madeline Kennedy

    Sr. Madeline Kennedy
  • My Dear Geri, On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank you and your husband, Mike, for the manner in which you provided all the services regarding my wife Marion's funeral. As you know, Marion lost so much weight in the last few months , that we had originally thought to have viewing for the family only, but when we saw how lovely she looked we decided to have all our friends and neighbors see her for the last time. Again, we want to thank you for all your effort and compassion toward my family and myself. Sincerely, Franklin Carlsen

    Franklin Carlsen
  • Dear Geraldine, My heartfelt thanks for all you did for my mom and family during the recent passing of my father. The funeral service at Arneytown was so beautiful. Dad would have been so proud. Thank you for the special honor guard. Your's is such a special job, you have a special gift. Sincerely, Barbara George

    Barbara George
  • Dear Geri & Mike, We just wanted to drop y'all a quick note saying thanks again for all you did behind the scenes to make John's dad's funeral as nice as it was. It was without a doubt something he would have wanted, and both of you couldn't have been more helpful in a sad and difficult time in our lives. There are so many different personalities to deal with and y'all did an excellent job of adapting to them all. Even though we had seen John's dad's health decline, I don't think we had ever prepared ourselves for this death. Perhaps you can never prepare for the death of a parent. In fact, it still seems a bit weird to me. At any rate-y'all did a wonderful job and in case you don't ever hear it-Thank You., John, Nancy, Kim & Matt Skopak

    Skopak Family
  • Dear Geri & Mike On Behalf of the Joscak Family, I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Geri, you are truly in the right vocation. Your business is run by your heart and thats almost unheard of today. We were so very pleased with all your special details. Mom looked so beautiful-it was so heartwarming to see her this way at peace again-with no suffering shown in her face. She went through alot-so this was a blessing for us. From the time we walked into make arrangements your gentle caring way helped us at this difficult time-Mike at dad's house the night mom passed away was also a comfort and a gentleman. Every detail in your funeral home was taken care of-from your kind coldcut platter, to the gently taking of dad's hand down the aisle in church and the prayers you did at the cemetery. Everything was taken care of for us. Mom & Dad always insisted that when their time came, we were to only use "Oliverie Funeral Home", now I see why. I feel God chose you Geri at a young age to be an "Angel on earth" for God, by helping so many at their most difficult time in life! Keep up the great job you do. Sincerely, Eileen Joscak Eckert

    Eileen & Ron Eckert
  • Dear Geri & Mike I want to express my deep appreciation for all you have done to make Nancy's funeral so lovely. She loved talking to you each time she came with me to do prayers. You made a very sad time in my life a little easier and you even shared in my sorrow. Thank you so much. You made her look so beautiful. You both have been so kind and gracious to me. I will always remember your help in this sorrowful time. God Bless you both, Frank

    Frank Masiello
  • Dearest Michael & Geri, Words cannot express our gratitude during a very difficult time in our lives. We could not imagine choosing a more beautiful, professional and heart warming place as Oliverie Funeral Home. Your attention to detail, your understanding and fulfilling our request and desires (making Carl look exceptional) among the many. Thank You. Just know you are in our hearts and mayGod Bless you both. Love the Despoto Family

    Despoto Family
  • Please accept my sincerest thanks for all that you & your staff have done for me. We were all grateful that you were able to make "our dad" look so good. I was thinking of having a closed casket when they took him away, but you & your staff met all my expectations, Thank You! Mary Kozma & Family

    Mary Kozma & Family
  • Dear Geri & Mike, Thank you so much for all that you did to make my grandmothers funeral beautiful. All of my family thanks you for all of your hospitality. You have a gift of remembering all the things that families forget, but what makes you so special is the little things that you did that I will always remember-especially the rose that was left on my grandmother's chair at her home.

    Capodici Family
  • Dear Michael, Geraldine & Staff, On behalf of my family I would like to express my appreciation for the fine service you provided during my beloved mother's viewing and funeral. It was the most difficult and awful time of sorrow that i have ever experienced, but your kind words and compassionate demeano helped me through my darkest hour. Thank you.

    Cynthia Huizer Bamberger
  • Dear Geri, Mike & Staff, My most heartfelt thanks to each of you. Your Beautiful preparation in getting daddy ready for his "Last Appearance" to the beautifully set-up room and the most thoughtful "bonus" of the cold cut platter. It was all so very special. Thank you to each of you.

    Jeanne Donada