Funeral home is truly a business you don't think about it or appreciate the importance of it until you need it. We are not talking about your regular business but a place you need to depend on and trust, in the hardest and saddest moments of your life. This has been my first time having to deal so close with losing a loved one and I am beyond thankful for Matt's life. He is truly an angel walking on earth, and I am sure he has his place in heaven already. His attitude towards a complete stranger's weakest and saddest moment in life, is of a true loving and caring human being. My boyfriend Marcory lost his mother and best friend a couple of weeks ago and since she was his only family I was left with the very difficult task to be with him by his side making very difficult decisions I had never made before in my almost 40 years. Thank you Matt for all you do, thank you for understanding the pain and suffering and still managing to provide an excellent, exemplar service, that made us feel like we have always knew you, and you were also losing a loved one. Thanks for taking care of Linda as if she was your own mother and having her at your home with your family. A review can't thank you enough. ❤ God bless you and your family always.

Janaina Pifano
May 10, 2021

Mat Freeman at Raritan Bay Funeral Services displayed a caring, comforting and professional approach to my mother-in-law's funeral arrangements. He covered all aspects of this heartbreaking time in our lives as if it was his own family. His professional staff met all our needs with a timely and consoling manner.

Joseph A Jones
March 7, 2020

When I was on the phone asking questions I have to say from the start you put me at ease and you won me over pretty quickly out of all the funeral homes I had already spoken too.It wasn’t just about the price.It was your accommodating warm touch that won me over the phone.I knew this is exactly what my ex mother in law needed through this very difficult time.You have a special gift & personal touch that no other funeral could match or beat.

Ann Elizabeth Navarro
January 23, 2020

Thanks to Matt Freeman and his family for all that they have done in the loss of our mom, Shirley Toth. We had originally pre-planned her funeral, Matt walked us thru every detail, always gracious,caring as if she were his own relative. When she passed tragically, he was their every step of the way, and could not have been more supportive. Definitely would recommend Matt for any future needs.

Robin Morrell
November 7, 2019

Matthew Freeman is exceptional! One if the kindest most compassionate men in this profession! Unfortunately we lost our mother in the early hours and when I called Matthew at 1:30 am he was amazing! His first response was his sympathy for the situation, then offered whatever assistance we needed. He responded promptly dressed professionally tie and all at 3:00 am!!! He handled our Mother with the utmost respect and care! He has handled ever step of this process exactly the same! His facility is warm and comforting "like your home"! I highly recommend Raritan Bay Funeral Service as your first choice !

One additional thing. Unfortunately Matt has had to take care of more than my Mother in the past 2 months. His professionalism does not stop when your services are over!!! His follow up and assistance with all of the required items even after your funeral is over is attended to and delivered down to the smallest detail. Matthew Handled both services exactly the same way!!! Thank you from our whole hearts! We are extremely grateful !!!

Patricia Terlitz
August 1, 2019

When we got the news that our family member entered heaven before his time, Matthew and his family were there for us. From the midnight calls to the insurance companies, they went above and beyond to make this as meaningful for us as possible. Losing a family member or friend is never easy. Weather it's expected or unexpected. We all handle our grief in different ways. We are forever grateful for all of the calls (since we are hours away) and e-mails to provide such great service to us. They were willing to work with us for everything. Nothing was planned, everything was last minute. Matt put his heart and soul into everything. He was there every time we needed him, weather it was a crazy question, or repeated question, he always had the answer. So Thank you for everything. You and your family will forever be apart of our hearts.
With Love,
Family and Friends of Andrew Tasnady

Stephanie Williams
July 15, 2019

When you get the news that a family member passed away completely unexpectedly, it's shocking. It's even worse when no one lives in the same state and you have to rely on phone calls to start the funeral arrangement process. Raritan Bay Funeral Service was amazing. Matthew attentively listened to our needs and was completely authentic. The funeral home was a comfortable setting and Matthew's knowledge and expertise made the whole process easy and understandable. The whole family is extremely grateful for their services and we highly recommend them.

Karen Thomas
July 1, 2019

I have absolutely no words to describe the pain of losing a child, however, Raritan Bay Funeral Service helped me get through every single minute of this process. From the deep condolences to taking care of my child like it was their own to having everything down to a science making my baby boys services absolutely impeccable no one ever wants to see a death of a loved one but I will tell you this, if you ever ever go through what we did this is the only place for your loved one to be. I cannot thank Matt Freeman and his family the owners of this funeral parlor enough no words will ever describe just please know if you ever need anything please this is where you would want your love one to be. Once again Matt I have no words you were simply amazing amazing and I can't thank you enough. I love you all.

Donna Giovinozzo
June 14, 2019

No Death is easy... Especially when tragedy strikes, leaving a 28 year old taken far too soon!!!

When our Father passed away we used Raritan Bay Funeral Service! The facility is like being home, its comforting and cozy!

Matt and his Father were and are amazing! Their compassion, patience and gentleness are second to none!

Matt goes above and beyond to make every segment of this process a seamless transition!

Our family feels extremely blessed to have Matt and Raritan Bay as our Funeral
home of choice. We highly recommend everyone to use Raritan Bay Funeral Service!

Thank you from the bottom to the top of our hearts for taking such outstanding care of DAVID MUNDY!

One final
Sayrewood's Florist. Simply amazing! The compassion and quality of handling the arrangements and our family was a blessing!! The flowers and plants exceptional!

June 6, 2019

As we all can agree going through a loss is never an easy process. When we first met Matthew, he was inviting and understanding of everything. Planning for a funeral is not something we ought to want to experience but with the help and service here, the final step in my fathers life brought us closure and peace. Arrangements they do through Sayrewoods came out beautifully. From the beginning to the end of the funeral we were guided and given time to cherish the life of our loved ones. Thank you.

Alan Lee
May 20, 2019

This pasted week we had an unexpected death within my family. I was referred to Matt and it was the biggest blessing. Throughout this difficult time he came to our home to set up all arrangements, he answered all question that we had for him and provided us with resources to honor my uncle and self-care needs. He is very passionate about the service that he provides and was extremely compassionate about the circumstances of our personal situation. One thing that I really enjoyed about Matt's services is he offered a slideshow of photos that we had our family collect and he put together a slideshow that was viewed at the memorial service and for my aunt to keep. I could not say thank you enough to him!

Brianna K
May 10, 2019

I have nothing but kind words to say about Raritan Bay Funeral Service and the manager Matthew Freeman. Every aspect of my mothers wake was handled with the upmost professionalism and respect. Matthew was kind and courteous and was open to the small personalized requests that we had for the wake. It’s obvious that he genuinely cares about your family and guests. My mothers appearance was natural, beautiful and not over done. The layout of the parlor is perfect to have a quiet remembrance and to pay your respects and if your guests want to congregate and reminisce, the adjacent lounge area is warm and comfortable. During a difficult time like this it’s nice to know that a well knowledged professional will take care of what needs to be done so that you can take care of your family when they need you most. If the unfortunate opportunity ever came up where I would need his services again I would not hesitate go there again.

Shawn Sauer
January 9, 2019

Matt you are amazing. We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our heart for you kindness, patience and compassion for my family during this difficult times. Julie would’ve been proud and you took care of her so delicately. We can’t express enough how grateful we are to you. Thank you so much for always answering the phone and making sure everything was everything and going above and beyond to helping us with all the arrangements. Hands down the best funeral home. Sorry we had to meet like this but your one of a kind. Blessings to you and yours. Till we meet again but not too soon... Rip Sissy 🦋We love you and miss you dearly... Kaleena

Julie’s Family
April 30, 2018

I cannot even begin to thank you enough for everything that you helped us with and did for us when my wife passed away. We would never have been able to do it without your help. You were so considerate of our feelings and emotions at that time. You also went above and beyond what you were required to do. The entire family expresses their gratitude. I don’t believe anything went unchecked and it was all very beautiful. Again, Thank you so much for your kindness.
~ Ali & kids

Urooj Ali
February 26, 2018

First and foremost, Matt, our Funeral Director, is a caring person and that comes through in every instance of contact we had. Our close friend had died suddenly and we had to take care of the arrangements. When discussing costs, he answered any and every question we had with honesty and candor. Each item was explained and the cost was reasonable and sensible. We had called other funeral homes and compared to others, Matt was patient and up front, with no hidden or inflated charges. He met with us several times, from dealing with paperwork, to the family seeing the deceased for the last time, to delivery the ashes from the cremation. Matt took care of our beloved friend with kindness, compassion and respect. I can't say enough how helpful Matt was by making a difficult, emotional process less painful. His service was excellent throughout. He followed through with calls but was never intrusive or rushed us. We highly recommend Raritan Bay Funeral Service and even though we look forward to the time in Revelation 21:3,4 where God promises "he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning not outcry nor pain be anymore," we would use their services again.

Pat Sant'Angelo
July 21, 2017

I would highly recommend this Funeral Home to anyone that just had a loss, they are very respectful and caring they treat the family with so much kindness. I lost my mom and wasn't really in a talking mood but as soon as I started talking to them it was like talking to angles. They were so sweet, thank you for everything you guys have done.

kristina elmore
May 10, 2017

Matt was great, we discussed pricing, he sent me a proposal. A few days later my father passed I called him at 5:45 a.m. he answered his phone met us at the hospital at 10:30 signed all the papers picked up the ashes 4 days later couldn't ask for better service. Would highly recommend, stuck to his price too didn't try to get more from us.

jim firestine
March 24, 2017

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