Planning a Funeral

DECISIONS to consider when planning a funeral. Learn More

Funeral Costs

SELECTIONS of services that coincide with funeral planning and the costs affiliated with each. Learn More

New Jersey
Prepaid Funeral
Trust Fund™

Information on prepaying for a funeral with New Jersey’s largest funeral trust. Learn More


Helping you understand preplanning during the Medicaid process. Learn More

Ways to Finance

SOLUTIONS for funeral funding, including SSI/Medicaid, public assistance programs, veterans and more. Learn More

A life. A funeral. A choice.

The death of a family member or friend is among the most stressful events in our lives. It is a time for dealing with emotions, coping with loss, and picking up the pieces. It is also a time for a number of decisions. There are some practical decisions that need to be made in a certain time frame. Other decisions can be personalized selections designed to honor a life and reflect upon the impact it had on others. The first thing to remember is you have a choice.

This website has been categorized into five sections to help guide you through the process of funeral planning. Decisions focuses on the options available for caring for the body. Reflections outlines the choices you have to memorialize the individual. Selections helps you navigate the merchandise, services and pricing affiliated with a funeral. Solutions presents general information on the financial elements of funeral planning. The last section is all about Preplanning.

No life is exactly the same. Why should a funeral be any different?


New Jersey's prefunding vehicle of choice.


  • Preplan your funeral with confidence.

    Preplan your funeral with confidence.

    For more than 30 years, the New Jersey Prepaid Funeral Trust Fund has provided a secure, hassle-free way to handle funeral prearrangements.

    Contact your local funeral home today to discuss your preplanning options.

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  • Considering funeral service as a career?

    Considering funeral service as a career?

    Whether you are headed off to college or beginning a second career, funeral service can provide lasting and rewarding employment in what many consider a stable industry.

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    New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation
  • Youth & Funerals

    Youth & Funerals

    The Funeral Service Foundation created this video in collaboration with funeral service professionals and grief and bereavement experts committed to helping families and caregivers understand the role funerals and memorializaton play in the lives of youth.

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