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233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ, 07734
Phone: (732) 787-1177
Fax: (732)495-7373
Manager- Alicia Kedz- Sarin
NJ. LIC No.4062

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What Families Are Saying

Almost every day, we receive thank you notes and cards from the families we’ve served. Each of these heartfelt messages means more to us than we can express here, because it affirms the fact that we are doing what we set out to do when we opened the doors of Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals: help families celebrate, honor, and memorialize a loved one with compassionate attentive care, and thorough professionalism. Take some time to read their words – and learn that, every day, we exceed expectations.

Sept, 2003

To Cathy, John and Mark,
Thank you so very much for everything you did for our family. No words can explain how appreciated you all are in our time of sorrow.
Thank you love, The Cook, Schwarz, Bracken and Muller Families

Sept, 2003
I just wanted to let you know that we did appreciate everything you did for us. Thanks again.
Chastity, Christina, and Debbie Drescher

Jan, 2004
Dear Cathy,
A note to thank you for a beautiful job done by you and your staff, like your dear mother you made a terrible time seem easier to handle with all you help and great service. It will never be forgotten and may I say again, your mother would be very proud of you.
Michael Donaldson and the family of Mary Kirkpatrick

Feb, 2004
Hi Cathy,
Every business woman has to have a teddy bear on her desk, to remind her of the child inside her. Thank you, for the extras and for taking care of my family especially my children. Thank you again from one mother to another.
Love, Kathy Currier

Community Support Card of Thanks
Dear Catherine,
Thank you for your support of the 2004 Keansburg High School Year Book. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will help to make the yearbook a success.
Sincerely, KHS Yearbook Staff

July, 2004
Dear Cathy and Chris,
Thank you for all that you have done for our family, during our time of sorrow.
Love, Jayne Weingarten niece of Angelina Pesce

Oct, 2004
To the J. Ryan home for funerals,
Mark, thank you so much for the beautiful grave side service. I know mom was pleased, you made it very easy for us to say goodbye. God be with you thank you again for your concern and kindness.
Beverly Jacques and family of Eleanor Ross

Nov, 2004
Catherine and Staff,
Thank you so much for all your help for my dad Thomas Downes.
Donna Aull and Family


March, 2005
the warmest thanks to you for caring.
Sincerely Dave and Jacqueline Scott brother of Muriel Mc Allister

March, 2005
Hi Cathy,
Just want to say thanks, you are a pro. Your mother would be very proud I will take a skip down when the weather gets really nice to say hello and take a good look at all your good work. Also to see that little beauty who must be getting a lot bigger by now. Take care
Stella Zawacki Family of Veronica Ayala

Dear Cathy,
Just a few words to say thank you for the wonderful way you handled my daughter’s funeral, Christine Stratton, you did a beautiful job. We were so pleased. Your kindness will always be remembered. May God always keep you safe.
Walt and Joan Cleuenger

Dec, 2005
On behalf of my mom and family thank you very much for everything you have done for us, and giving us some comfort.
Love Dorothy, Bob, Kathy, Harry, Stephanie, Adrienne and Fil

Dear Catherine,
Thank you, thank you for a wonderful job all the way around. Like I always say people like you make us old ones feel super. So again thank you take care and God bless.
Helene and Family

Cathy and Staff,
Many thanks for your kind ways.
Lozito and Palmer Families

Jan, 2006
Dear Cathy,
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help in taking care of the arrangements for my mother. We were very pleased with the way things turned out. Best of luck with your business.
Sincerely, Margaret C

Feb, 2006
Cathy and All,
You made the worst time of our lives a little easier. The miracle you performed on my baby will never be   forgotten. Thank you for allowing people to see him once more.
The family of Doctor B. Heuer

Dear Cathy,
from the bottom of our hearts we thank you for everything. It is our pleasure to have met you. Thank you. Peggy, Joe and the Alfonso Family

Feb, 2006

Cathy, Brian, and the Beveridges,
Thank you for all of your time and patience during this difficult time in our lives. We are extremely grateful for your professionalism in caring out our fathers final wishes. All of your kindness made this difficult time much easier.
Colleen, Matt and Debbie Kennedy and the entire Kennedy Family

July, 2006
Cathy and Staff,
Thank you very much for all that you did to help us in our time of need.
Russell and Marybeth Cowell family of Harry Cowell

Aug, 2006
To Cathy,
Thank you so much for all the little extras, the phone calls, the advice, and the heads up you actually helped to make some unbearable times almost bearable. We will never forget your thoughtfulness.
Gloria and Susan Family of Dottie Evans

Aug, 2006
to all at Jacqueline Ryan funeral home,
just a little thank you for all the great work you and your staff did to make my tough time okay. I do deeply appreciate everything you did, your kindness, your understanding from deep in my heart.
Thank you Susan Dressler and Family- Family of Dottie Evans

Newspaper Card of Thanks
the family of Julia “Doll” Kelaher would like to thank all of our family and friends for their overwhelming love and support. Our spiritual gratitude to Fr. Dan Cahill, Fr. Joy Chacko, and Fr. Nilo Apura from St. Ann’s Church, and Catherine Ryan and Staff from the Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals for making this difficult time a little easier.
Lucille and Tom Quirk

Feb, 2007
Thank You for all you do. You will always be in our thoughts during this holiday season.

Thanks The McNamara and Hoff Families

March, 2007
Thank you for all your help and support during our sorrowful time. We know that it is your job, but the personal touches and help show that you care.
The family of George Cardinale

March, 2007
To Cathy, Bill and Kathy,
The memorial service was really beautiful. It was done with some much care, for all of us who lost loved ones during the year. The candle is very pretty and a great remeberance of my Raymond, thanks again warm regards Agatha- family of Raymond Robinson

July, 2007
Dear Cathy,
Thank you for the beautiful flowers and tremendous kindness for my father.
Jon Schultheis and family

Oct, 2007
Dear Cathy,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking care of my husband Robert and my family.
Love you, love you Dorothy- family of Robert Malone

Nov, 2007
Dear Cathy,
From the bottom of my heart, what can I say, but thank you for the personal touch, from the time you came and got dad until the time we said goodbye to him. You and your personality and kindness helped me and my family, get through a very difficult time. Thank you for everything you have done.
Love Kathy, mom, Harry, Steph, Rich, Deed, Fil, and Nevada “woof”

Jan, 2008
Cathy and Kathy,
Ladies, thank you for all you did for us, I know we were not the easiest group to deal with. Again thank you for your time and great work.
Joy Schaffner and family- The family of M. Jane Prinzo

March, 2008
Dear Cathy and all,
Thank you for all that you have done to make my mother’s final arrangements and parting as easy for our family as possible. You did a wonderful job and we thank you very much.
Joe Douglas and Elinor Martin family of Ellen Gervasio

March, 2008
Dear Cathy and Staff,
This card is way over due, and since Grace’s one year anniversary is right around the corner you guys have been thought of often. Thank you so much for all that you did. Thank you for making a hard process so easy. I really could not have asked for more! Closure is right around the corner. Grace’s stone should be in for her anniversary in April. Thank you so very much, you are always in our thoughts.
The Markey Family

Facebook Posting April, 2008

R.I.P. Dad, know that I did all that I could. I miss you always and I will see you soon enough as life is short. Thank you all every phone call, hand shake, hug and kiss it meant the world. Speical thanks to Cathy Ryan and her Staff, Bill and Kathy for an awesome job!
Bill Hyer- Family of Bill Nole

May, 2008
Cathy and Staff,
We just wanted to thank you for helping the way you did. In making arrangements for your Aunt Helen, it was very much appreciated.
Kenny and Liz Ganz- Family of Helen Chichester

William J. Cousin- past director of Ryan Funeral Home
Aug, 2008
Dear Cathy,
Thank you for everything. The Ediable fruit basket, the plant, and just being there during this difficult time. Bill enjoyed going to work every day, having his coffee and chatting with everyone. You gave him something to get up in morning for and he enjoy going to work with you.
The Cousin Family

Oct, 2008
To the family at Jacqueline M. Ryan Funeral Home,
Thank you for all your help and understanding through a difficult time. We are very thankful.
Love the family of Edward Ferrari

June, 2009
To Cathy,
Thank you for all you did for us.
Dotty Smith and family

Community Support

Dear Kathy and Cathy,
Thanking for sharing your time and talents with Beauty and the beast and at our Allegro recitals. Please know how truly grateful we are and how much we appreciate you efforts and TLC.
Sue and Janet- Allegro Dance

Aug, 2009
To Cathy, Kathy and the Staff at Ryan’s,
What can I say you understood like no one else! I would love to stay in touch, but I’m done giving you business, ha ha! At least not for a very, very, very, very long time from now! Thank you for all you did to make my brother’s services perfection.
Rachel, Trevor, and Nicky Family of Anthony Di Grigorio

June, 2010

Dear Cathy,
I was just finishing up my thank you notes and I realized I hadn’t thanked you and your staff. I don’t have the right words to express how you helped me and my sisters through a very sad and emotional time. Thank you again
Roberta Waugh family of Frances Berckman

Community Support
Dear Cathy,
Thank you for your continued support of the Keansburg High School Yearbook. It is greatly appreciated and we are proud to have you sponsor this time – honored tradition. Our students are fortunate to have your support. Best of luck in your new florist endeavor.
Sincerely, Karen Politte and KHS yearbook staff.

Catherine Ryan and Staff,
Thank you for making a hard time easy. You did so much to help me and my family when we needed it. Thanks again.
Anna Mae Donald and family

July, 2010
Dear Cathy,
Thank you for making the hardest time of my life a little easier to get through. I will always remember you compassion and thoughtfulness. Please accept these small tokens to make me feel like I put a little pleasure in your life. Please also thank Jimmy for his fine work and thoughtful giving.
Dot and Ron Smith- family of Michael Smith

Sept, 2010
Thank you for the care you gave us.
Bill and Jackie Hanus- family of William J. Hanus

March, 2011
Cathy and family,
Thank you for everything.
The loving family of George E. Kauffmann

March, 20011
Good Morning Cathy and Staff,
In May of 2010 we had our first meeting and exactly one years later on May 25, 2011 Carolyn passed away. I was hoping and praying we had more time together. She no longer needs to suffer; our Lord called for her to join her mom and Tom early. The Reidy wants to take the opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You entire staff did an excellent job! There are no words I can express or write to tell you how grateful we are for what you all did for us. It was 3 weeks ago Carolyn passed away I miss her very dearly where has the time gone. Again thank you.
The family of Carolyn Frank

Apr, 2011
You’re the best, thank you for being such a great friend. Thank you for all your help and kindness shown to us always.
Love your biggest fan Michael Donaldson. Family of Claude Kirkpatrick

Aug, 2011
Morning Madam,
First and foremost thank you for your total support with my sister Carolyn’s preparations. We are all very proud for what you have done for us. Again thank you
Michael Reidy- Carolyn Frank family

Aug, 2011
To the staff of Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals,

Cathy and Kathy, thank you very much for all your help and support for mom’s memorial service. It was done very professionally. The flowers were outstanding and beautiful. We Appreciate all the help and understanding you showed. Again thank you
The family of Louise M. Johnson- Pat and Frank

Community Support

Aug, 2011
Thank you dearly for you donation and sponsorship towards the Miss New Jersey USA Pageant. I will be sure to inform you if I place! It is much appreciated.
Sincerely, Tiffany Szeles

Oct, 2011
The Ryan Family,
Just a note to say thanks for the great job done by all at my father, George Preston’s wake. It was greatly appreciated by all!
Sincerely Patricia Preston-Romero and Family

Dec, 2011
Just wanted to thank you for all the help you gave us during our difficult time. You are very kind and thoughtful. Also the memorial was beautiful and helpful. You’re a special kind of person.
Ries Family

Dec, 2011
Good morning, I wanted to take this time to thank you very much for thinking about my sister Carolyn Frank. Your thoughtfulness of the candle setting was wonderful and appreciated. I also appreciate you giving my brother Timothy and his wife Angie items to take home. Again your support was very healing.
Michael Reidy

Apr, 2012
Dear Cathy,
Love from thankful hearts.
Joe Ward and Family- family of Patricia Ward

June, 2012
To Cathy and everyone at Ryan’s,
We appreciate everything you did for us.
The Sookdeo Family

Community Support
Dear Sponsor, on behalf of the family of George E. Kauffmann and the Borough of Keansburg, we wish to thank you for your generous donation to the George E. Kauffmann Memorial Pier Swim. Your kind contributuion helped make the pier swim a successful event. This year you gift will be designated to the Keansburg Historical Society and the Bayshore Senior Day Center. Mr. Kauffmann “George” would have been very pleased that so many people support the charities that meant so much to him. With great appreciation, the George E. Kauffmann Swim Committee

Aug, 2012
Cathy, Thank you so very much for all your guidance and for your thoughtfulness and professional caring ways during a very difficult time. Everything was absolutely beautiful.
Sincerely, Dennis O’Keefe

Oct, 2012
Cathy, just a note to thank you and your staff for making a very difficult time in my life a little easier.
Sincere thanks, Eilien Gubelman


Facebook Posting Dec, 2012

To Cathy Ryan at Jacqueline Ryan funeral home, you went above and beyond to ease my families pain. Your kindness, compassion, and support will never be forgotten. I wouldn’t have been able to do it myself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for giving me the courage and strength to get throught this tragedy. I will never forget all that you did. I would also like to thank Kathy Britt for all the extra work that you did for us and manage to comfort us with a smile.
Barbara Cumiskey Rongo family of Tamara Rongo-Moe

Feb, 2013
Dear Cathy, Last year, I contacted you to see if you could give me an address, you diligently worked on this task until you located him. I should call you Decetive Ryan. I can not express my deep appreciatition for what you did. It took months, but we were able to get all the paperwork completed which really helped my aunt. This was only accomplished because of your willingness to help a stranger. Thank you so much and may God Bless you.
Sincerely, Debbie Friedstrom

Feb, 2013
Dear Cathy, if I written a thank you to you before now, just consider this as additional words of appreciation for the way you handled my husband’s arrangements and final resting place at Clover Leaf memorial Park. I have been so busy since last month taking care of all the details of probate, paperwork and changing names on all the many things that need to be addressed. The ceremony at the cemetery went off without a hitch and Deacon Marty was prefect- not long winded and he read a elogy I had prepaided exactly with the right accents and tone. The Marines who presented the flag and played taps were as always perfect and right on with every moved they made. What a great final send off they gave to a brother Marine, they make me proud knowing the Pete was one of their group. Once I get my head screwed back on straight again I can think of the future for me, and rest assured, when it is my time, my kids will be knocking at your door once more for your usual happy demeanor: your always smiling face, and your total professionalism helping them say goodbye to me. Sincerely, Diane Smith

Feb, 2013
Cathy, thank you for your support, compassion, and coordination of events during this time. We appreciate your attitude and services. The Agar Family

Apr, 2013
Dear Cathy, thank you for everything you did to make Sandy’s funeral a little bit bearable, esceptailly all your help with with grand- pop and grand ma Battaglia
Vincent Montella and Battaglia Families

Apr, 2013
Cathy, Kathy and Alicia, we want to thank you for your help during this very sad time in our livies. You were so kind and thoughtful. Sincerely, Ed and Ruth Kennedy

June, 2013
Newspaper Card of Thanks
To Cathy Ryan and her staff at Ryan's Funeral Home for putting up with us when we weren't always ready to leave and reminding us to just breathe. Especially for giving us that personal touch we wouldn't have received anywhere else. 
The William K. Parker Sr. Family



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(732) 787-1177 233 Carr Ave Keansburg, NJ 07734 (732) 787-1177 Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals Inc.
233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Fax: (732)495-7373
(732) 787-1177 Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals Inc.
233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Fax: (732)495-7373
(732) 787-1177 Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals Inc.
233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Fax: (732)495-7373
(732) 787-1177 Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals Inc.
233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Fax: (732)495-7373