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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.

  • January 02, 2014

    Dear Jaime, I want to personally thank you and your staff at Connell Funeral Home for helping our family through this difficult time with the passing of my mother. Being an only child, it was overwhelming to understand what must be done to properly plan a funeral. Not only did you provide that support but you did it in a professional, sincere, and courteous manner. Your help with the arrangements regarding paperwork, cosmetology, flowers, video memory, and the service itself exceeded all of my expectations. I will never forget what you told me over the phone when I informed you of my mother's passing. You said that you wanted to get her into your care as quickly as possible and from that moment I understood that my mother would have the best of care in preparation for her funeral. Thank you again for everything that both you and Scott provided our family for my mother during a very difficult time.

    Steve & Wanda Tolnai
  • September 23, 2013

    Dear Jamie, I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you and the staff at Connell Funeral Home did in arranging the viewing and the funeral and graveside services for my mother-in-law, Shirley De Vries. Everyone was also very pleased with the preparation and presentation of her body. As my father-in-law, Ekke, said afterwards, "Jim, it looks like we made the right decision." Throughout the process you and your staff were very helpful, caring, and genuinely concerned with the needs and desires of the family. I especially appreciated the behind the scenes work you did in contacting people such as Prudential. This helped make the difficult time much easier to bear. At the church funeral, I was very impressed and touched with the words you spoke prior to the candle lighting ceremony, and in how you delivered them. As an indication of how satisfied we were with your services, my wife and I agreed that when we die, one decision that won't have to be made is which funeral home to use. Again, thank you for all that you did!

    Jim Rowland
  • December 06, 2013

    Dear Jamie, Thank you so much for the assistance you and the Connell Funeral Home Staff provided with our Dad's arrangements. The kindness and compassion you showed us means a great deal and will not be forgotten. Thank you again!

    The Zavar Family
  • July 25, 2013

    To Owen Connell and the Connell Funeral Home Staff, I wanted to take this opportunity for my family to thank you for everything! You made a very tough situation into an easy going process. You took everything my father wanted and made it into something 100 X's better. Your funeral home truly cares about the families it serves and for that we can't thank you enough! My family has been using your funeral home services for multiple family members and it's obvious why. Thank you again for everything. My father would've been thrilled to see how everything worked out!

    Joe Luther & Family
  • June 22, 2013

    Owen & the Staff at Connell Funeral Home, Thank you so very much for all that you did for us in arranging Rich's dad's funeral. I knew we were in good hands the moment we walked into the funeral home. You took time to get to know Dad, listening to our stories and offering gentle suggestions. You were compassionate, completely professional, and offered sincere sympathy. You will always hold a special spot in our hearts and prayers. Thank you again to all of you!

    Jane & Rich Rohrbach
  • May 14, 2013

    Jamie, John, and all who assisted at Mom's services, You all did a truly wonderful job and we cannot thank you enough! Our utmost thanks!!

    Patti Mika, Sharon Yandrisovitz, Diane Brown & Families
  • May 12, 2013

    Dear Connell Family and employees, I'm certain I speak for my brothers Phil & Jon, and for Marge, too, in expressing our sincere gratitude for all the heartfelt and seamless arrangements for Charles Hrichak. Your kindness, experience, sensitivity and guidance during such sorrow and a great loss to many was very deeply appreciated. I have received many compliments on the DVD link I sent to other family and friends. Thank you so much again for your professionalism and kindness in honor of my father.

    Maryann Hrichak
  • March 07, 2013

    Dear Connell Family, Dave and I would like to sincerely thank you for your compassionate, caring handling of Dad's funeral arrangements. Your personal touches and extra efforts on his behalf will never be forgotten by myself or our family. They made a very difficult transition in our life easier to bear and left us with very good memories to reflect on, rather than the difficult memories of his final days. My father was a very special and loved man who will be remembered very fondly by all of us. Again, I cannot thank you enough for helping us to create a lasting happy and positive memory of him in our mind.

    Ida Vasily and David Vasily, M.D.
  • May 18, 2013

    Dear Jamie, I just want to thank you for all you did for our family. You and your staff were wonderful. You were so easy to talk with, helping us with all the arrangements - you made things easy for us at such a difficult time. My mother looked great - 70! instead of 88 and in such poor health. It made me especially happy that we had an open casket. To see her look so strong - as she had been over the last 12 years! And, I appreciate you allowing me to help you before she left her home. I'd been there helping her, and it made me feel good to be able to help her till she left the home she loved. Thank you!

    Diane Orner
  • February 28, 2013

    Dear Pat & Staff, Thank you so very much for your kind, professional and loving handling of my mother's funeral. Everything was done with dignity, compassion and grace and I've heard nothing but wonderful things...from how "stunning" my mom looked to the beautiful flowers that you ordered for my family. The extra little details of having my mom's dress dry cleaned and laminating her obituary were so very much appreciated. Please be sure to specially thank Scott ( and your cosmetology person) for their remarkable skills in making my mother's last "public appearance" one that she would have been extremely pleased with. God bless you all for the difficult job you do for families every day, You have touched my heart by your kindness.

    Annette & Larry Kilpatrick
  • July 22, 2013

    I lost my beloved mother who was also my best friend. Without the wonderful people at CONNELL, I would never have been able to arrange for her services and burial. There aren't any words strong enough or meaningful enough to thank Owen, Nancy, Susan, John and each of the others - I can't name everyone- at Connell for their assistance, support and help during the absolute worst time in my and my family's lives. THANK YOU.

    Cindy Nickles
  • July 24, 2012

    Thank you, Jamie for your professionalism, caring, compassion and support. You made me and my family feel a sense of relief and comfort during our time of bereavement. You and your staff are Top Notch! Continue to do what you are doing and you will be blessed beyond measure.

    Calvina Hargrove
  • May 08, 2012

    To the wonderful staff at Connell Funeral Home, Many thanks for a job well done. Your professionalism and courtesy is top-notch. Everything was beautiful!

    Mr. & Mrs. Brett Blizniak
  • October 18, 2012

    Dear Matt, Thank you for all you did for our family at a time of sorrow. You made the time of healing easier for all of us. I could not have asked for two better people than you and Johnny D. to work with us. You two are great. Thanks again!

    Jim, Johanna, Elaine & Family
  • July 05, 2012

    To the Connell Family, Thank you for the memorial tribute of a tree seedling to be planted in memory of my brother Donald DeBellis. Our family extends their appreciation of your kindness and thoughtfulness you so generously showed.

    Deacon Charlie DeBellis & Family
  • October 18, 2012

    Dear Pat & Gene, I wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff for being so kind and helpful during a most difficult time. I truly appreciate everything you've done to make things not so hard.

    Lisa Morano
  • February 18, 2012

    Owen, I just wanted to thank you for all you did for my mother's funeral. Everything was beautiful and I know she is at peace. Your family is kept in our prayers also for all your good work and deeds. Thank you again!

    Deb Bakos & Family
  • June 25, 2012

    Dear Connell's, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the handling, comfort & compassion given to our family in my father's recent death & funeral. Dad would have been most thankful and gracious as we were. Again, my sincere thanks and appreciation.

    Joe & Marie Donaher
  • January 27, 2012

    The family of Nick Walchonski would like to extend our most sincere thanks for the sympathy and kindness shown to us during our recent loss - a special thank you to the staff of Connell Funeral Home! May the Lord Bless and Keep you in His care because of the comfort and kindness you gave to our family!

    Wife, Children & Grandchildren
  • March 03, 2012

    Thank you for your beautiful work and for making our mom look so beautiful at her services! Words alone can't express our gratitude and appreciation for all you have done for us. Thank you so very much and God bless you all!

    The Family of Margaret R. Hines
  • November 21, 2011

    We just wanted to thank you so much for taking such good care of my father and the arrangement of his final services. Everything was coordinated perfectly and you were so thorough and thoughtful to include all of our requests during those two emotional days. I now understand why my father insisted on using Connell for his final arrangements.

    Andrea Janicki and Bob and Tim Carpency
  • January 12, 2012

    On behalf of our extended family I just have to thank you for all you did for our family following mom's death. Every need was anticipated, every question answered, and every request acknowledged - all with patience and compassion. We are just so very grateful. Everything was just so perfect and beautifully done. You were always there to lead us. (Mom loved it, I'm very sure!) You are very good at what you do, and it was a pleasure to meet and work with you. Again, thank you!

    Pat & Charles Prince
  • September 06, 2005

    Thank you so much for everything you did to make my mother's funeral and viewing beautiful. We have had many compliments on how classy and personal her services were. We truly appreciate everything you did. We loved the Corvette caravan to the grave site - what a great idea! You are very good at what you do. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    The Gredlics Family
  • November 02, 2010

    Just wanted to say thank you for the way you handled my Dad's funeral. Everything went smoothly - and eveyone enjoyed the "Candle" ceremony - it was very touching. Thanks!

    Tom & Brigitte Yencho, Martha Yencho
  • July 06, 2011

    I would like to thank you for making a difficult time go easier on our family. Your services were wonderful. Your compassion was much appreciated. We would definitely refer your funeral home to others. Again, I can't say enough about your services!!

    Jill Haines
  • June 03, 2011

    I truly appreciate the overwhelming care of my mom. Your staff was so attentive to the family's needs. Her make-up & hair were perfect, as was every aspect of the services. Your attention to all the details was gentle, dignified and respectful. These are the hallmarks of the Connell Family.

    Ann Marie Gonsalves
  • June 28, 2011

    You all were fantastic during the entire funeral process for my mother - professional and efficient, understanding and supportive, always available and caring. I'm so glad Mom chose you as a partner for her final arrangements. I thank you from my heart for all you did.

    Karen Kushner
  • October 01, 2011

    Thank you so much for everything you did to make one of the wost times of our lives a little more bearable.We truly appreciate your kindness and compassion. Irene will be dearly missed by so many who knew and loved her. Thank you for making her look beautiful and as much like herself as possible. Your expertise and professionalism is much appreciated and will always be remembered.

    The Family of Irene Gaspar
  • January 04, 2010

    Simply put, words cannot express the amout of gratitude and appreciation Carl and myself have for you and your business. You were all so very thoughtful and compassionate during my uncle Leslie's funeral. Not only for the funeral, but the whole process from the second you got the phone call that he had passed away. I personally can't think of ANY reason why I would even consider another funeral home. My family has dealt with you since '69, so that just goes to show how far your dedication and respect for the passing of people and their families go.

    Carl & Michelle Hughes
  • December 21, 2007

    We greatly appreciate all you did in making the services for our father so special. Thank you for planting a tree as a memorial to our father through the Living Memorial Program. His spirit and love will live in our hearts forever and thanks to you, his memory is also making the earth a better place. Thank you for everything.

    The Banks Family
  • May 25, 2010

    On behalf of my family I would like to thank you for the outstanding job that you performed. Your sensitivity and attention to detail allowed us to celebrate my father's life. Everything went so smoothly and with great care. With great appreciation,

    Marilyn Albarelli
  • June 21, 2010

    We want to thank all the wonderful people at Connell Funeral Home for the beautiful arrangements for our loved one's funeral. All the concern and attention to every detail made the honoring of our loved one so much easier. It was a dificult time for all of us and you made a sad time go by smoothly, so we could concentrate on welcoming friends and family, both grieving and celebrating John's wonderful life of 87 years. Thank you from our hearts.

    Arlene Beginnes and Family
  • January 25, 2010

    You all did so much to carry out all our husband's and father's wishes - from the service that really was a celebration of his life to his final service at Holy Saviour Cemetery. From the military service with the flags on the car and the Marine decal, to the 21 gun salute and the bugler who played taps and the Marine Hymn; You took care of so many details that we would have had to do...but you took care of it all.The stone you helped us get through the military has been installed and is more then what we could have hoped for. Plus, the certificate from the President has arrived and is a wonderful thing for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to have. If a family ever needs a reason to use your services, they can be assured that you make a hard time so much easier, and you give their loved one so much dignity. You all show so much understanding to families. We thank you so much, and God bless all of you.

    Shirley M., Dan, Linda D. & Families
  • February 24, 2012

    Thank you for your helpfulness and compassion while planning our dad's / husband's funeral and for making such a difficult day most comforting for us. Our loved one looked very peaceful and every detail was perfectly executed. We greatly appreciate all you have done.

    Dolores Kerecz, Gary & Dorothy Midash