My family and I would like to thank you for my sister Mallory's Service. It was so much more than we ever expected. The kindness from you and your staff is by for the most appreciated. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A family, that wishes to remain anonymous to respect their son's privacy, asked that we share these thoughts on their recent experience with Maher Funeral Home. We are honored and humbled to do so:
"More and more families have members with special needs. Managing your own grief as a parent is compounded by making sure your child's needs are met.
My son is on the Autism spectrum.
Your funeral home was a wonderful place for my son to say goodbye to his loved one. He could go into the viewing room as he was comfortable then go back to the separate family room to spend time with his cousins.
He used the bedroom for quiet time- the environment was soothing for him. He was able to mourn with his family without special accommodations.
I know that other Funeral homes would not have been able to provide this, as their facilities are set up differently.
My son was also comforted that he was able to meet you (Phil) and your Uncle (Robert), interact with you and confirm you were the ones that were taking care of his loved one before burial- this was important to him.
Thank you for giving us this gift."
Dealing with a death of a loved one is hard. You are emotionally drained and physically exhausted and now you have to make arrangements to say goodbye to your beloved in a way that honors them but also is financially reasonable.
It was 23 years ago that Phil was just starting out in the business when my mother passed and Phil provided wonderful emotional support and McGannns funeral home provided the personal touch that is needed during this time of mourning. But in 23 years the business of death has changed, it has become a commodity business ran by corporations.
I am so grateful that Phil and his family decided to open up Maher Funeral Home. They provide an individualized service and hold your hand (literally at times) to help you through this process. It is not a business but a calling and you can feel it in every detail of the funeral home.
Thank you Phil and Uncle Bob in supporting our family and providing my father with the send off he deserved. You have provided a wonderful setting to comfort one another and say goodbye.
Phil I would like to thank you and your entire staff at the Maher Funeral Services for the excellence care that was given to our family. Clara services were above and beyond my family expectations. I would like to commend you and all that were involved in making our sister Clara services so beautiful. I love that the funeral home was light and airy and even though it was a sad occasion we felt happy and at peace when I entered to view Clara. Phil I felt like we were the only clients that you had because of the constant emails and phone call that I got everyday regarding the arrangement for our sister Clara.
I am happy that we entrusted the care of our sister Clara into the care of Maher Funeral Services.
Patricia Jones, Eddie Jones and Tangya Jones-Cervantes
I cannot thank Phil Maher enough for handling the arrangements for my sister's cremation. He took our difficult and chaotic situation and gave my family and I peace of mind and assurance. I even got a personal phone call from Phil letting me know that everything was taken care of. What a wonderful company and man. Thank you Phil Maher for your kindness and help
Phil and Uncle Bob were awesome (owners operators) Their attention to detail was top notch...I don't think anyone could have done a better job. The layout of their facility is quite conducive to what we needed for our situation..The whole Vibe they have going on made us comfortable and able to give our friends and family and my Dad a very Dignified Service.......They made our wishes for this Parting of my Father memorable in a really passionate manner....I Have Nothing But Praise For Everyone at Maher Funeral Home THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP PHIL AND UNCLE BOB Kenny Wrzesinski P.S. I totally recommend using their services and facility in your time of sorrow !!! The VIBE here will be appreciated
While this Holiday season is going to be one of the most difficult for me, I cannot imagine what it would have been like had I not had the Maher family back in May when I lost my son. Phil and his entire family took care of everything for me and in the most compassionate and professional manner anyone could expect. I want to thank Phil, Uncle Bob and everyone else at Maher Funeral Home for everything they did for me but more importantly for everything they did for Matt. You guys are a real blessing and it felt like family was taking care of Matt. Thank you.
October 13, 2016 is the one anniversary of our beloved Betty Rivas. The news of her passing came unexpected, we were devastated and had no idea what the next steps would be. After calling various funeral homes in the area, it felt like business transactions across the board. Then we found Maher, they were a true blessing to our family during a difficult time. Philip and staff are amazing, we felt comfortable and had piece of mind throughout the planning process. They delivered excellent service, affordable options and a gorgeous setting. I could not have done it without them. Thank you Maher Family
It was the most pleasant and welcoming experience I have ever had. My friends father passed away and was laid out there the family could not stop talking about how wonderful and welcoming their experience was as well. They were so grateful for the hassle free experience and the warmth and compassion they experienced in their bereavement
Could never say enough about the outstanding service. Very compassionate and helpful. Extremely clean, everything professionally handled making our loss feel in good hands from start to finish. Would highly recommend this beautiful funeral home. Well done Phil and Uncle Bob.
Our family met Phil Maher on May 5th, 2016, the day after my dear daughter passed away. Phil was favorably recommend to us by the family of a former teacher of his. The inside of Maher Funeral Home had an open, light and airy feel with an understated elegance and sophistication that was truly uplifting. During our time of need, Phil touched our hearts like family and cared for us like a dear friend. We were comforted by his compassion and sensed that he was following a much deeper calling that went beyond just fulfilling his funeral director responsibilities. We felt that Phil and the uplifting atmosphere at the funeral home had made our dear Bridget's spirit feel safe, well cared for and at peace. Our family will forever feel greatful to him and his staff.-Mary Fagan
When a middle aged parent dies unexpectedly the last thing you want to do is talk business. Phillip Maher was contacted late on a Sunday night through a friend of an employee and immediately called us to talk arrangements and meet with us the next morning. Not only did he beat the pricing of other funeral homes but was very comforting to my siblings and I in our time of need.
The services were the most professional I've seen and there was so much room. There were 2 huge kitchens and a comfortable room where we were able to take turns watching our young children that were there all day.
Thank you to Phillip ad Robert for your immediate attention and compassionate care and for all of the details like the picture cd, the care of our flowers and posters and making sure everything was perfect. I hope not to lose another loved one any time soon but would definitely give you our business again.
By my request, Phil reached out to me through a family friend regarding the death of my mother. I am very glad he did. Phil was very accommodating and really went the extra mile to make sure my family had everything we needed during our very difficult time. The funeral home is very clean and modern. I cannot tell you how many people complimented us on the place and said that this is the nicest funeral home they've ever been to. The services went off flawlessly and I think my mom would have been proud.
The Mahers went above and beyond their services and I am forever grateful that we chose them. I would definitely recommend them.
Thank you to all of the Mahers and Joan for helping us.
Would like to give big praise and a thank you to Phillip A. Maher at Maher Funeral Home. I had a patient who was a homeless veteran who had no family or anyone to arrange burial. He was a combat Vietnam Veteran. He would of been sent to the morgue and I'm sorry no one should be sent there, especially a Veteran. Phil agreed to give this man a proper soldier burial, that he deserved. Phil you are a true godsend & there's a special place in Heaven for ppl like you. Thank you again. Please remember Maher Funeral Home for your loved ones, they are truly a class act!! God bless our Veterans & the ones who stand by them & give them the respect they deserve.
My brother passed away at 42 years old on 1-23-16 and I called Phil Maher right away. He was great from the moment I called, to picking my brother up, to the very end of his services. Maher Funeral Home is the most beautiful, comfortable funeral home I have ever been in. My brother looked wonderful, they really did a fantastic job with him and with everything else we asked or needed. I couldn't be happier to spend the last 2 days grieving for my brother on the hardest days of my life knowing he was well taken care of and I know in my heart that my big brother was smiling down on me and my family! Cudos to u, Phil Maher and Maher Funeral Home!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
We just wanted to extend a great big thank you from the entire Alonzo-Rivera family to the Maher Funeral Home. We will never be able to thank you enough for the help you gave us in our time of need. We know our father would have been so honored to be waked at such a beautiful facility. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Words cannot express the gratitude for the way you took care of my father in law Leo Cuthbert. From the moment we came into your office you had been so professional, caring and you took care of absolutely everything for us. We can never thank you enough for being so supportive through the most difficult time for our family. You and your staff are amazing. I wish you great success.
Dear Phil - Words cannot fully express how thankful and grateful I am for all that you did to help us honor Steve's memory. The kindness, respect, undivided personal attention and professional services you provided far exceeded expectations and are a true testament of your values and dedication. You went above and beyond to meet every want and need. This, along with the sincere warmth you always extended and the comfortable surroundings truly helped make a very difficult time easier. Our community is very fortunate to have you among its business owners. I wish you great success and will highly recommend your services without hesitation. Thank you so very much for all that you did to give us such a wonderful memory and tribute to Steve - Karen Charleston
Dear Phil, I wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you from the Morfoot family on your hard work and exceptional service in taking care of the final preparations for our mom, Sue. Your kindness and sincerity in a time of need is a gift. We wish you enormous success with your new location. Thank you.
Thank you for going the extra mile. My Mother could not talking about your kindness during this challenging time. The service was beyond everyone's expectations and a memory that will live forever. I am so glad to have you help us. Wishing you the very best. Advocate for life, Ron Olson.
Dear Phil, my family would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful funeral you provided for my Dad. To day that you went above and beyond is an understatement. Without question we will highly recommend your services to family and friends.-Mary,Candace and Gina Coglianese.
Phil, on behalf of the parish community if St. George parish, thank you for your recent ad in our parish directory and we appreciate your support. Scott Schultz.
Phil, we just wanted to say thank you very much for being such a support to our family while grieving the loss of our Dad. We couldn't have got through this arduous journey without you. Many Thanks. Erin Senese and Sara McGann.
Dear Phil, Thank you so very much for your professionalism, kindness and thoughtfulness throughuout the past week with my dad's wake and funeral. It turned out to be such a wonderful tribute. We are so grateful that you made such a difficult situation seamless. Thanks so much. The Phillips Family.
Phil, words can never express the gratitude my family has for you. A few years ago you cared for our sister with dignity and respect. More recently you have provided that same care to our dad. You prepared everything for us. You helped us make choices when we were indecisive and you managed to cover every detail. It takes an extraordinary person to do what you do and I believe there is a special place in heaven for you.
Phil, I just wanted to thank you again for the superb services you provided for my Mom's wake and funeral. My sisters and I appreciate everything you did to make her ceremony so nice.
Mr Maher....Thanks again for all your help. Pastor Krogh was excellent...the services at the funeral home and at the cemetery were beautiful and he was able to weave their "story" into everything quite well...we were very pleased with everything. We thanked Pastor that day but please pass along our gratitude again when you see him. Our little Lucy had a beautiful day ..complete with precisely timed raindrops (tears from heaven).
Phil, thank you for all your effort and assistance with our families wishes. We all appreciate your time and guidance. Sincerely, The Dolan Family.
Phil, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for your kindness and for making such a difficult journey a little easier.