Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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I would like to thank everyone for your expertise during this difficult time. I really appreciated the thoughtful and caring way you handled everything!


July 15, 2024

My family and I are immensely grateful for the compassionate service provided by Kanapaux Funeral Home during a difficult time. We recently entrusted them with the arrangements for both of my parents, and from the very beginning, they exceeded our expectations in every way. The staff at Kanapaux Funeral Home were not only professional but also incredibly considerate of our parents’ wishes. They ensured that my father received his Military Funeral rites with the utmost respect and attention to detail, which meant a great deal to our family. Despite these formalities, they also recognized the importance of allowing us a private viewing and personal closure to honor our parents’ passing in our own way. Throughout the entire process, from planning to the day of the services, Kanapaux Funeral Home demonstrated a level of care and sensitivity that was deeply comforting. They handled every aspect of arrangements with efficiency and empathy, making a challenging time much more manageable for us. The facilities were well-maintained and provided a peaceful environment where we could gather and reflect. The staff members were supportive and accommodating, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and according to our wishes. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kanapaux Funeral Home to anyone seeking compassionate and professional funeral services. Their dedication to honoring our loved ones’ wishes while supporting our family through a difficult period was truly exemplary, as it has been for our grandparents and great grandparents in the Rockaway, NJ area. Thank you, Kanapaux Funeral home, for your exceptional service and for helping us celebrate the lives of our beloved parents with dignity and respect.

Laura, Christie and Robert A.

July 07, 2024

The team at Whitham-Kanapaux was compassionate, thoughtful, and attended to every detail. They were trusted advisors who gave us calm and peace. Thank you for your great care.

Melissa Burnside

June 01, 2024

The memorial service was organized and presented extremely well, received many comment on the service being very well displayed, that it wasn't drawn out for hours and the atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable. Our thank yous for making it a comfortable memory. Many were impressed with the video and it being available.

Monica K.

April 18, 2024

I have known the family since 1984. They are very professional, kind and caring. Over the years we have become friends and are treated like family. I can't imaging taking my loved one anywhere else.

Janet Kelly

March 14, 2024

Melissa, Victoria and Emma were all FABULOUS. I couldn't ask for a better team to work with. I'm in awe of their attention to detail, their comfort and care for those who are dealing with the most difficult time when losing a loved one. Thank you for making it easy and painless.

Dawn Hoffman

February 09, 2024

There is no tragedy that can compare to the loss of a loved one! Bob and Melissa Kanapaux have shared their compassion and respect to exemplify professionalism once again for my family.

Thomas Trapasso

January 29, 2024

Everyone was very helpful and caring.

Ruth Bencivenga

January 26, 2024

Melissa, Emma and rest of staff were very responsive and all helpful in arrangements and day of funeral. All my expectations were met and then some more!

Jack Schumann

January 15, 2024

Was very pleased with the viewing and funeral services and the compassion shown to my family during this difficult time. Making decisions under these conditions isn't easy, but the staff was very caring and helpful. I'm glad I had an Irrevocable [New Jersey Prepaid Funeral] Trust setup in advance, when I wasn't under pressure to make decisions. Having the trust set up helped a great deal not having to make so many important decisions under pressure and deadlines.

Beverly M.

January 10, 2024

Melissa and her staff were extremely helpful, caring and showed much kindness during this emotional experience. Her compassion came out in everything she did and it was a blessing to have her during this difficult time. Melissa, thank you and your staff for everything you did for us.

Richard Sawczyn

January 03, 2024

Everyone was great and respectful and caring and I thank you very much in the planning and final services of my mom's funeral. Thank you

Denise Ericksson

October 13, 2023

I was very pleased with the arrangements. I appreciate your kindness.

Kay Alvarez

September 25, 2023

I found it very intimate and personal for a service and my loss.

Thomas D.

September 05, 2023

You made a very difficult time a little bit easier. We didn't have to concern ourselves with any detail, everything was taken care of. We were met with such compassion throughout the entire process. Thank you.

John & Gail Egan

August 17, 2023

Melissa and Bob did my parents' funerals with compassion and care. They are the family funeral home providers. Emma (their intern) was kind, compassionate and caring too!

Diane Koster

June 29, 2023

...Thankful that my Daddy had everything picked out and pre-paid so it made the hardest time of my life a little easier. Thank you to all on staff.

Kim Lattig

June 15, 2023

The services were pre-arranged. The staff was awesome in setting up the service. I want to say "Thanks!" for all their wonderful guidance.

Bruce Evans

April 20, 2023

Melissa [Swift] was extremely professional, kind and compassionate. Everything was explained thoroughly, I would highly recommend Morgan (of Netcong) Funeral Home.

Debra W.

March 24, 2023

Very pleasant experience and very professional. My mother looked beautiful and I couldn't have been more pleased!

Kathleen Genova

March 16, 2023

Melissa was great to deal with from start to finish.

Bill Nieman

February 17, 2023

There is no need to plane ahead. They were professional, caring and got everything done. I don't want to put it this way, but it was one stop shopping. They took care of the funeral to the cemetery.

Elvin Giordano

January 25, 2023

What can I say except thank you. My husband, Ted's send off was absolutely everything we could have hoped for. Your "home" mad an. unbearable situation bearable.

Kathleen O'Dowd-Allen

November 15, 2022

I have dealt with this establishment several times over the past 20+ years. I have found them to be consistently kind, caring and helpful under some difficult circumstances. I highly recommend Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home. Thank you, Melissa!

Carol S.

November 14, 2022

Melissa took such good care of us. She was on top of everything. She communicated with me all the time and answered all my questions. She helped me through this sad time with empathy and compassion.

Patrice Hennen

November 09, 2022

You made my Mom look like the angel she was. Thank you!

Jeanne T.

September 29, 2022

The services were so great and caring when a death is so unexpected. We were treated with such respect and kindness. We didn't have to plan or worry about anything since everything was taken care of. We appreciate everything Melissa and the staff of Whitham-Kanapaux did.

Alice Birney

September 22, 2022

You made it possible for me not to worry in the arrangement of my husband's funeral. You gave me excellent advice in what to do or not to do. I am very appreciative of your staff and forever grateful. Thank you.

Sara Fulton

July 21, 2022

The process was very efficient. Most of it [arrangements] was done remotely and within a couple of hours. Very professional. The funeral director was just a pleasure to deal with at a difficult time.

Kathleen Kurek

May 26, 2022

Went out of their way to get things done with excellence. They made you feel that you were important and everything mattered no matter how small or large.

Janice G.

April 14, 2022

Upon arrival at the funeral home, my daughter and I loved the warmth and open space in the home. Melissa was patient with all of our questions and explained all the services in detail. We were in such a state of loss after the loss of my husband. In hindsight, this was the perfect place for my family. Thank you.

Margarita Mercado

March 08, 2022

We had a funeral trust in place for our Mother. Having that [NJ Prepaid Funeral] Trust with Whitham-Kanapaux made the process very simple. Melissa worked with us to contain our overages and brought different options to our attention. The Kanapaux Family knew our Mom and that was very helpful. We are grateful for the service and attention to detail. Great Team and Family!

Brian A.

February 15, 2022

In this trying time it was so comforting to have such loving, caring people to guide you. Can't thank them enough!

Jane C.

February 03, 2022

As in the past, the Kanapaux family - this time Melissa, is compassionate, caring and competent in assisting my family during these difficult times. She helped us arrange for a military service in another state to honor Joe in his hometown. Everything was wonderful. Thanks.

Judy L.

February 03, 2022

My brother's death was a terrible shock. The first time I actually started to feel a little "normal" was after meeting with Melissa. I don't know Melissa well, but she helped my brother and I bury our Mom, and she helped us all bury our Dad. She actually understood what mattered to me and my brother, Tom.

Robert Kulawiec

January 21, 2022

I thought everything was handled really efficiently and well organized. Melissa made everything so easy. Would highly recommend your funeral home. Thank you so much, Debbie Beyer

Debbie Beyer

November 26, 2021

Funeral Director went above and beyond our expectations. Great attention to detail - pleasant, kind and understanding. Thank You!

Ralph & Jacki P.

November 23, 2021

It was a very emotional time for our family but Melissa was very caring and very helpful with the process. Thank you again! Sincerely, A Very Satisfied Customer

Gail N.

November 01, 2021

Chris was great to work with. Very calm and knowledgeable. Very patient. Good guy to work with.

Dorianne J.

October 13, 2021

Thank you for being so accommodating and for your attentive attention to our funeral plans for our family members. At such a difficult time, it made the process less stressful for all.

LaurieAnn I.

September 30, 2021

Melissa and family knew my Mom personally. Being out of state, I was extremely overwhelmed and all I wanted to care about was my Mom being taken care of. Melissa let me know when she [Mom] was safely in New Jersey. I could not have gotten through this without Melissa and the whole Kanapaux family.

Meghan B.

September 27, 2021

Thank you so very much for helping my family through this. We will be forever grateful for all your dedication, love and support.

Pamela P.

September 02, 2021

Caring, professional service, kept all pressure off of me.

Barbara D.

June 03, 2021

The funeral home was very knowledgeable, compassionate, organized and helpful through the complete process of the funeral. I was provided complete details needed via online, such as, choosing a casket, writing an obituary, funeral Mass schedule. The funeral staff was always available to assist during the complete experience.

Leo Y.

May 01, 2021

I highly recommend Morgan Funeral Home because the compassion and caring they show our loved ones. I'm so grateful to them for all they did for us. With that, I will also be preplanning my funeral with Morgan's.

Jessica V.

April 06, 2021

I am forever thankful for the kindness shown by all the people in Rockaway who handled my Dad's funeral arrangements. The assistance they gave to my nephew in navigating stairs etc. was so important and helpful to us all. Despite all the COVID-19 restrictions, Melissa truly made it all vanish for those hours.

Pat W.

March 01, 2021

I can't say enough how I was put at ease and comfort during the difficult time of the passing of my Mom in January 2021. Everyone from Melissa to the Staff were excellent at attending to our family needs, which is even more difficult during these COVID times. Thank you!

Lester G.

February 26, 2021

Melissa and Chris just made things so easy. Their experience and patience are so helpful during such an awkward and sad time.

Michelle B.

February 22, 2021

Everything was beyond my expectations. I had fears about things going wrong. The whole event was so beautiful and beyond perfect. I can never express my gratitude. He was my beloved and instead of loss you gave me one more perfect day with him. No pain just peace. God bless you all.

Patricia D.

February 02, 2021

As I told Chris the day of the funeral, "It was perfect!" I thank you all again.

Betty B.

December 16, 2020

We have used Morgan Funeral Home three times in the last five years. Melissa is very caring and helpful. She goes above and beyond.

Beth D.

November 10, 2020

Your caring manner and willingness to work with our family in planning everything helped so much to ease the loss of our beloved Robert. Thank you all so much.

Barbara D.

November 05, 2020

Excellent experience from start to finish. Melissa Kanapaux made a difficult time easy!! She was extremely helpful in every aspect of planning.

Pamela S.

October 09, 2020

Melissa was just terrific. I felt as if she was par of the family.

David D.

October 08, 2020

Great experience that made an awful, painful situation one I could get through with dignity and grace. Thank you.

Holly B.

October 02, 2020

Melissa and staff did a wonderful job in handling my wife, Alice M. Stevens', funeral. Thanks to Robert also.

Larry Stevens & Family

October 01, 2020

Because of the sudden death of my husband I was totally in shock, Melissa made this process so easy for me and gave wonderful suggestions. Her concern for me and my family was the best and because of the number of visitors to the wake she was able to safely accommodate everyone while protecting my family.

Patricia D.

August 18, 2020

Both my parents died within two months of each other. Everything was handled very well.

Sal S.

August 04, 2020

A special thank you to Melissa Kanapaux for being patient, caring and helpful. It made a hard time much easier.

Eugenia M.

July 30, 2020

Always a classy environment, no worries, loved one's care will be met with professionalism.

Stephen S.

July 23, 2020

Extremely understanding under the circumstances due to COVID-19. Melissa Kanapaux and staff were extremely helpful with arrangements, choices of caskets and more. Thank you so much.

Solweig V.

July 09, 2020

As this was an unexpected death of my sister, Melissa Kanapaux helped our family get through this situation. Very understanding and caring.

Pat H.

July 01, 2020

Melissa was exceptionally helpful to me in making necessary decisions over the phone [during COVID-19 pandemic]. Christopher was courteous, patient and very understanding during a critical time at the grave site.

Pastor G.

June 29, 2020

Melissa went out of her way to make the limited viewing and burial as pleasant as possible during the COVID restrictions.

Sandra McGroarty

June 15, 2020

Thank you for taking care of my Mom and letting me know what I needed to know. My Mom was in an Assisted Living in Florida but was being buried in NJ. The arrangements were a little more complicated and you made it all very comforting and less stressful.

Pamela K.

June 05, 2020

Melissa and Chris were extremely polite and professional. Their attention to our family's requests were all met. We thank them for how they assisted us.

Monta E.

June 01, 2020

Very organized, detailed and everything explained clearly.

James O.

February 24, 2020

I was treated like I was one of their family.

Robert N.

January 31, 2020

Melissa made everything easy in a difficult time. She was very kind, considerate, helpful and everything was very good! Thank you all.

Rosemary Finn

January 23, 2020

I wish I could give Morgan Funeral Home more than 5 stars! They are so compassionate and kind during worse time of our lives. We had 2 family members passed recently and they took such excellent care of them. One was a newborn to my brother and his wife and the other was my mother 12 days before Christmas.The services that Morgan Funeral home provided were over and beyond. Dealing with Melissa ease are pain in the worst time of our lives.In closing the services provided were affordable and professional.I recommend them highly!!!

Biaggio and Jessica Vaia

January 04, 2020

I would like to give Morgans Funeral Home higher than a five. Melissa the funeral director is the most caring compassionate person. She really feels your sorrow for the loss of your loved one. My mom was sick for quite a while. We had home care and hospice at the house so she could die with dignity in her own home with her loved ones at her side till the very end. I was not sure how she would look if we had to have a closed casket. Melissa spent a lot of time with us. We gave her pictures of my mom. Melissa said she would do her very best to fix her. I was all upset till we went the next day to see our mom. I was so happy Melissa and her staff fixed my mom beautiful. I called the answering the answering service with question which they were very kind. They left a message for Melissa. She called back is less than 2 minutes. Now that is caring personal customer service. Melissa is there for you at all time. It was the worst time of my life that my mother died. She was my mom and my best friend and Melissa made it very comforting. I would recommend Melissa and her staff at Morgans funeral to be your choice too. They made a sorrowful time bearable with alot of caring and real compassion for your loss.

Maria Vaia

January 03, 2020

Very professional and caring. My Mom's service was beautiful and I was at peace.

Kim M.

September 27, 2019

Death of a loved one is very emotional and stressful. Working with the Whitham-Kanapaux staff allowed some of the stress to melt away due to their caring nature and guidance through the funeral process. They stay with the family every step of the way. I would highly recommend using their services should you be in a position of handling this process for a loved one.

Peg N.

September 24, 2019

I loved the book you put together with the obit, flower pics, etc. Such a nice touch. You took good care of my Mom and I was so grateful. Thank you!

Beverly Salvatore

August 23, 2019

Excellent funeral director. Very friendly and thorough. Very pleased with arrangements.

Lee D.

August 12, 2019

I would not hesitate to recommend Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home. No one likes to talk about or "use" a Funeral home, but death is part of the reality of life. We have used W-K FH at least 3 times that I can remember. Every time we have been treated with care & kindness. This most recent time was a little complicated as our Mom passed on a cruise and she had to be transported from Miami, FL to Rockaway, NJ. I had to do nothing but give Melissa the information and she took care of everything else. She kept in contact with me on what I needed to know, but did not call unless necessary. They have a great team there and you will be treated with compassion. Again, I would not hesitate to recommend, and of course use them again when necessary.

Kathleen Medore

June 24, 2019

Melissa made every effort to make such a sad time very, very easy to deal with. She is truly a caring person.

Lorraine L.

June 01, 2019

Chris was awesome. I couldn't think clearly - my Dad just passed a few hours prior. Chris was very professional and compassionate.

Lisa B.

May 23, 2019

It was one of the hardest days of my life, planning my son's funeral. Chris was very patient, understanding and supportive while I was a complete mess! I can't say "Thank you" enough!

Patti Lane

April 16, 2019

The Kanapaux Family went above and beyond to help me through a very difficult time.

Pamela R.

March 31, 2019

Melissa is wonderful at what she does!

Marguerite S.

March 29, 2019

Melissa was excellent and really helped along the way.

Kathy C.

March 15, 2019

They made everything easy for my family. We were very satisfied with the service they provided.

Margaret M.

February 28, 2019

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