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DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home
119 Union Ave.
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
732-657-7868     Read Obituaries Pre-Need

Testimonials

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“Dear Sherry & Lisa, We can never be able to express our gratitude to you both. The loss of my dad was and still is a difficult time for us. Without your guidance, I never would have been able to make any sense of this. Again, Thank you and may God Bless you both!”

“Dear Sherry, As odd as it may, I would like to say Thank you. You made a difficult situation, a relaxed & easy experience. You have a true gift. Thank you for taking the time to help me and sharing your gift with me.”

“Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for us during this tragic time. We will be forever grateful.”

“Thank you, Sherry and Lisa for all your help this week in arranging for our Aunt Anne’s final journey. You anticipated our every need helping us through these difficult first days. The room was peaceful and meticulous and your quiet presence was comforting. We can’t thank you enough.”

“Sherry, Lisa & Staff, Words alone cannot thank you enough for all your kindness & compassion. You made a most difficult time very easy. The service was perfect. Everyone complimented how beautiful you had everything set up. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

“Sherry & Lisa, Thanks for your thoughtfulness and kindness with my brother’s memorial. My family and I really appreciated it.”

“Sherry, Our family wants to thank you for helping us with our loss, making the services as pleasant as possible. Thank you.”

“Sherry & Lisa, Thank you so very much for your kindness and help through this difficult time. May God Bless you both.”

“Hi Sherry, Thank you again for all you and the staff at DeGraff did for mom’s funeral on Friday. Your attention to detail made everything so perfect and smooth. We were very pleased with how the day went. It was definitely fitting and a tribute to her.”

“Dear Sherry & Lisa, Thank you for all that you have done in regard to my fathers memorial service and interment. I so appreciate your kindness and compassion right from the first morning we met as you walked my mother through this difficult process. Your honesty and integrity in dealing with our family will not be forgotten. When the need arises we will reach out to you again.”

“Dear Sherry, May God bless & keep you! Always in my heart. Thank you for the kindness and support you gave our family. A giant hug to you and Lisa for all you do! It was perfect!”

” Hi Sherry, First and foremost, my deepest appreciation goes out to you and Lisa for your compassion, concern and friendship with my dad over the years. I so appreciate all that you’ve done for my family, and particularly for my late brother and father. Thanks so much.”

“Dear Sherry, I want to thank you for making my sons feel very comfortable with you, what you had to say and the funeral home itself. They did not even need to discuss whether they wanted to go with you, but only the details of what and how. You eased their stress and made this very difficult time for us a little easier to bear. You were always available to us for anything. Everything was displayed very well and we felt comfortable; and yes, you did a great job with their dad. Thanks again to you and your staff.”

“Sherry, Thank you for all you have done. Words can not express how grateful we are. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

“Sherry & Lisa, You ladies are unbelievably nice and gracious. Thank you for taking care of our funeral arrangements. It was a pleasure doing business with you. Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness.”

“Sherry & Lisa, We can’t thank you enough for taking care of both mom & dad for our family. Both times we were at your funeral home went beautifully because your special care for the smallest of details. I guess when you help take care of someone’s parents in death you really do become family. With thanks and love.”

“Sherry & Staff, Thank you again for the kindness and professionalism you showed my family and me at such a trying time. Bob would have been very happy with the send off he received in part due to your expertise and co-operation with our wishes.”

“To DeGraff Funeral Home, I want to thank you two for the wonderful service and help you gave to us on behalf of  William’s departure. You made his “Farewell” a pleasant one. Thank you again.”

“Dear Sherry & Lisa, From our first dealings with you both back in January, to his passing & funeral in September, your kindness, compassion, caring & concern brought us all so much comfort. You made us feel safe and sure in all the decisions which had to be made – never pressuring or pushing us, allowing us time in helping us to make choices. Your strong sense of ethics were unmatched. You truly had our best interest and the care of my husbands final tribute in mind. The myriad details, both seen & unseen that you tended to were incredible – From making the arrangements at Doyle Cemetery, to choosing the casket – giving us those incredible memorial cards which featured boots & cowboy themes and western scenes – To the artistically & esthetically beautiful arrangements of all of the photos, his boots, hats & Calvary flags – The care with which you handled all these things was simply put _ Amazing! The music – everything was perfect. There was no detail too small – no request too difficult for you to handle with care and understanding. The presentation & keeping of the online condolences, flower cards – the care you used in packing up his things. I can’t… We can’t thank you enough. There is not one thing that was left undone – things we never even thought about. You treated us all so warmly & with such compassion. There is no way I could ever tell you the depth of my gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May you all be blessed.”

“Sherry, Thank you  for a “perfect” burial ceremony and blessing. Everything was exactly as you said it would be, “perfect”. Thank you again.”

“Sherry,  As downhearted as I was at my mother’s passing, and still am, you took great care and compassion in her appearance. My heart and soul will be with you always. God is watching over you. Thank you so  much.”

“Dear Sherry & Lisa, I will never forget the graciousness which you so thoughtfully gave to my mother. Thank you so much.”

“Dear Sherry, Thanks to you and Lisa for your professional service and your personal attention. Thank you again.”

“Dear Sherry, Just wanted to let you know how very much your thoughtfulness was appreciated. Words could never express our gratefulness to you. Thank you for all you did to help us through this difficult time.

“Dear Sherry & DeGraff Family,  A little note to say  thank you so much. We can’t thank you enough for your endless compassion, professionalism and efficiency during the time of our most grievous time. You helped so much to get us through our days of terrible sadness. Warmest regards.

“Sherry & Lisa, Thank you so much for all your patience and kindness over the last year. I really appreciate all your time spent on the phone, making copies and helping me get everything in order. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.”

“Sherry & Lisa, Thank you for your kindness and understanding at this time of much sadness for all of us. We will always remember. God Bless.”

“Sherry, My Dad was the greatest in the world. Thank you for helping us honor him.”

“Sherry, Words can’t say enough, how helpful your family was. Chuck knew why he wanted to be in Lakehurst and now we do too. Thank you.”

“Sherry, Thank you so much for the friendship you showed us. It made us feel a little better. Thank you.”

“Sherry & Lisa, We  want to thank you for your kind assistance with arrangements for my husband’s service. Everyone thought the service was nice and suited my husband.”

“Sherry, Thank you so much for your fine courtesy and kindness.”

“Sherry, I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me. I was so anxious, not knowing what to expect, but you made everything flow so smoothly. You really made a very difficult time easier. Thank you again.”

“Sherry & Lisa, Thank you so much for all your care & kindness. You both went far beyond with everything. Thanks again.”

“Dear Sherry & Wanda, I thank you so much for all your help during these rough times I went through. Thank you for being there for my family. We deeply needed you Sherry. God bless you.”

“Dearest Sherry, Thank you so very much for all the kindness and compassion shown to Bob and myself. You are truly a true professional in your field and put Bob at ease during his time of grief. Many thanks for truly being you. I shall never forget.”

“Sherry, Thank you for everything! You’re very good at what you do. Again, thanks for everything at this sad, sad time.”

“Sherry, Thank you for your kindness, caring and compassion. I will always be grateful for your heartfelt warmth in my time of need.”

“Sherry, Thank you for all the kindness, sincerity and care, all with the utmost professionalism you have given to my sister and myself and our family during this most difficult time of mom’s passing. Thank you.”

“Dear Sherry & Lisa, Love you both! Thanks for all the help and compassion. You really did make a difficult task a lot easier. I’ll continue my recommendation of you.”

“Sherry and Lisa, Thank you both for the compassion, guidance & professionalism extended from the DeGraff’s. Very grateful & comforting knowing this process would be handled with ease & comfort. The memorial went very well, a tribute befitting Jim succinctly. Thanks again for all that DeGraff’s exemplify, it showed in handling our Jim’s moment.”

“Thank you again for everything you did for both my aunt and my uncle. My family and I truly appreciate the caring, compassion and conversation while making the arrangements. It made the situation much easier to handle.”

“Dearest Sherry, Thank you for the comfort you have given me at my wife’s funeral. You were a pleasure to talk to and deal with in the time of my loss. Your kindness to my family & friends was overwhelming. You are a loving & caring woman for others. May God bless you and I will keep you in my prayers for the good and kind work you do for others. Peace be with you and your family.”

“Dear Sherry, Thank you so much for handling my mother’s final arrangements. You kept me promptly informed of what was happening and your kindness made a difficult time easier to handle. Thank you.”

“Dear Sherry, On behalf of our Dad we want to thank you for helping him on his final journey. By you making it so easy for us, you were fulfilling a promise to him. Thank you for being the special person you are and for being so kind to our Dad.”

“Hi Sherry. Just wanted to thank you again for your assistance and wonderful care for my grandfather. I cannot thank you enough for making such a difficult matter so easy to manage. I can clearly see why my grandfather (a very selective individual) chose you for this important service. Stay well and thank you again.”

“Thank you so much for all your help during one of the saddest times in my life! You made everything so less stressful on me! Thank you isn’t enough. And please thank your sister. That day you both sat patiently and let us vent! It really helped. I adore you both. God Bless you.

“I want to tell you there are no words I can express for what you have done for my Aunt. She always spoke highly of you. I want to thank you so much. I will always think of you. God Bless you at all times. Thank you again.

“I can’t thank you enough for all your help and guidance. I know we just met, but I can tell you are a wonderful and trusting person. Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us get through what seemed to be such an awkward situation.”

“I want to thank you for your guidance and patience in helping us finalize our prearrangements. It’s such a relief to have that off our mind, not to mention the incredibly fun time we had while doing so. Thanks again.”

“On behalf of my entire family, I wish to thank you and your staff for a job well done. Thanks again.”

” Thank you for all your assistance. It is great to know that when the time does come for our mother, we have 90% of the work complete. We can spend time truly celebrating her life with no worries of her death. Thank you for taking care of Dad also. It made my brother smile and my sister tear in true joy. So, thanks twice!!!.”

“Thank you for your professionalism and we really liked your personality, which made us feel comfortable during a difficult time.”

“Again, we would like to extend our thanks. Johnny was a beloved friend and his passing was very hard on the staff. We sincerely appreciate your helping us give him such a dignified and wonderful sendoff. You all went above and beyond and we truly thank you.”

” I want to thank you again & again for all you did for me. I really appreciate it. I never expected it. Thank you so much.”

“Thanks for a great job with my step-father. You made a tough situation easy & painless. My mom and I are very pleased with your great service.”

“I wanted to take a minute to send you a personal note to let you know how very happy we were in choosing your funeral home. We will never be able to thank you enough for your kindness, guidance, advice and especially your patience. All five of us have received numerous phone calls to say how beautifully everything was done. I have also sent a note to the priest but thank you also for arranging the service to be preformed by him. Again, thank you for getting us through an unhappy time & arranging a service I’m sure my mom would have been proud of.”

“The support you gave helped to make this difficult time easier to bear. Thank you for your understanding and sympathy.”

“Thanks for all your kindness and caring ways during my mom’s passing. It was so nice to know that there was someone there for me to lean on.”

“Sherry, you were great. We could not have asked for anything better. You’re in our prayers.”

“We are most grateful to you personally for the wonderful, caring and very informative services you gave to our family in our time of need. If it were not for you, we would never have known about the Veteran’s Cemetery nor the chapel service available there. We are truly happy to have Jack at peace in such a beautiful, open, green airy place where we can visit. Thank you for all the special things you did to make things easier and more comfortable – the “short cuts” you suggested – the money saving ideas you gave us – just everything. You are to be commended!. Again – from a most appreciative family – Thank you.”

“I wish to thank you on behalf of my family for the beautiful way you handled my mom’s interment. Everything ran so smoothly. Without your help we would have been lost. Thank you so much.”

“On behalf of my entire family, I would like to thank you again for all your assistance with arrangements for my late father. Your genuine compassion and concern along with your thoughtful attention to detail was a great benefit to us as we worked through a difficult time. With your assistance we were able to bid farewell to my father in a manner that was simple yet dignified and consistent with his wishes. Again, thank you for your invaluable support.”

“My sons and I want to thank you for letting us see Dave one more time and how wonderful you made him look. You really helped make this easier.”

“On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank you for the excellent job you did in helping us to bury my sister. Without your competence and consideration it would have been virtually impossible from this distance. You were so kind and understanding. Thank you so much.”

“Thank you so much. You made a very difficult time in our lives a lot easier. Your kindness, generosity & compassion won’t be forgotten.”

“Thank you for your guidance, assistance and professionalism throughout our family’s distress and for the way you handled my dad’s arrangements and for the courtesies you extended to our family and friends.”

“This card is a pen & ink sketch scene from Henry’s favorite fishing hole. It’s depth of beauty & peace is a measure of your kindness and comfort to me during the most sorrowful time in my life. Thank you so very much.”

“We would like to thank all those connected with DeGraff  Lakehurst Funeral Home for their courtesy and kindness in handling all the arrangements.”

“We would just like to thank you again for all of your thoughtfulness, kindness, consideration and most of all your compassion in our time of sorrow. Because of you Sherry, our darkest day was made a little brighter because of your caring gestures. Thank you again.”

“My grateful thanks to you and your family. You were so sincere in my time of need. Your honesty is beyond exceptional. It’s a pleasure to have you in my time of grief. You were respectful with my husbands remains and that meant everything to me. I would recommend your funeral home to anyone. Job well done.”

“My appreciation is boundless for the effort and support you have put fourth on behalf of my father in his time of need and the needs of the entire family. May God bless you and return your love and caring 100 fold!! You are a gift to the world. Thanks.”

“Words can say so little when someone has done so much, but I thank you with all my heart.”

“Thank you so much for kindness upon the passing of my dad. Even when you took care of  my mom in 2005, you were the epitome of grace. You and your “home” made everything flow so easily. We all agree you are not the typical “director” – you are just to warm, pleasant and helpful. Thank you Sherry.”

“Thank you so much for your help and honesty.  There is not enough of us out there.  God Bless you.”

“Thank you for being so helpful and caring of my beloved husband.”

“Thank you so much for all your help at our difficult time.  Your kindness, caring and professionalism went along way toward easing our burden somewhat.  You helped coordinate everything nicely.  The best to you and yours.”

“Thank you for taking time to talk with my mom.  You helped her through her sorrow.  I certainly appreciate your kindness.”

“Many thanks for your services.  Very professional.  I’m positive he’s at rest.”

“To say thank you is not enough but there is no other words to express my appreciation for your services provided to the family of my brother.  Your personal touch made it easier to deal with his passing.”


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