Who We Are and What We Believe
The Memorial Society of Northeast New Jersey is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization whose mission is to help people become educated funeral consumers.
Planning a funeral at the last minute is extremely stressful and usually much more
expensive than expected or warranted.
Today, a so–called traditional funeral can cost well in excess of $10,000, but the
Memorial Society can help a family reduce those costs dramatically and still express their love for a deceased member without breaking the bank.
We believe everyone, whether as a member of the Society or not,
is entitled to know all rights and options when planning a funeral.
We believe that – through education – people can make the best–informed choices about end–of–life services consistent with their values, life style, and financial circumstances.
We believe funeral services should be simple, dignified, and affordable.
We believe in pre–planning of funeral arrangements that do not require any pre-payment.
We believe families can make better end–of–life decisions when everyone involved is consulted.
We believe our members are best served by cooperating with a locally–owned funeral home with high ethical standards and reasonable pricing for only those services the members want.