At my mother's wake I noticed there was no kneeler in front of her coffin. Two of my friends noticed it as well. I addressed my concern with the 3 funeral employees. I asked why there was no kneeler, and since I thought it may have been tied to a covid mandate, I mentioned that the CDC reversed its mandates last week. The gentleman who responded said yes, but each business owner can regulate his own business. None of the 3 employees offered to bring out a kneeler. I honestly don't understand why there was a concern about a kneeler considering the people at the wake were hugging, kissing, shaking hands, and were within inches of each other at times. There was no mask mandate at Slattery. There was no social distancing mandate at Slattery. No one checked vaccine status at Slattery. How could anyone at a kneeler receive or transmit any kind of infection kneeling versus if they were standing? I am a church going Catholic ... and have been my entire life. My mother was also a life-time church going Catholic ... until she was no longer physically able to. I felt it was anti-Catholic to withhold a kneeler. They knew her Mass was at a Catholic church. And they had a crucifix on the wall behind her casket. After none of the employees made a move to get a kneeler, or asked me to wait while they got a kneeler, I told them I was very disappointed. It was disrespectful in my opinion, and anti-Catholic as well. And why bring stress into an already stressful situation? - (D. Evans)
I was not aware that a Funeral Director would side with one member of the family and believe the lies spoken against the rest of the siblings. He is friends with that member and never gave the rest of the siblings the opportunity to hear our side and be included in my father’s funeral arrangements.
When I called the funeral home to inquire about my father’s remains and to see if the Medical Examiner accepted the case, I spoke to Debbie and she lied about the examiner not accepting his case. She was rude as well. We( my siblings and I) never received a call from the Funeral Director or Debbie so we could be included in the funeral arrangements. The funeral director, Kevin Comeau, was suppose to call one of my sisters and inform her about my dads ashes but sided with the other sibling.
We are so disgusted with this funeral home director. No compassion or empathy was given to us. He picked sides without knowing the whole story and chose to listen to the lies spoken about us.
He should of remained neutral and not picked sides and should have brought us all in so we can grieve together and be included in such a painful process.
Makes me wonder if other funeral home directors behave the same way. So disappointed and disgusted with this place. Be aware! - (E. Padro)
This company refused or had the decently to pick up my sisters (Roxannes Horbatuck) body even after I said her son (Brandan) was out of the country (Serbia) and might not be able to get back into the country for 15-25 days. As a result she has been left at the morgue for over 13 days now and counting. They refuse to let me make the funeral arrangements because they were worried about her (Roxannes) life insurance policy’s. I was told I had no say what so ever because her son would be in charge of the insurance money. Per N.J. Code § 10:90-8.3 - Funeral and burial contracts Because her son was not here I could make her arrangements.
Tuttle Funeral Home is a disgusting, disgraceful, heartless, greedy, and callus company, who actions are unforgivable. - (Matilda McClusky)
My family and I would like to say a big heartfelt thanks to Johnson Funeral Home. You truly made a big difference during such a difficult time. There is nothing we can suggest for improvement, we cannot thank you enough for the support your entire staff provided. My family was overwhelmed by the compassion shown to us during such a very sad time. It was appreciated very much. God bless you and your family. - (Tereka Wilson)