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Testimonials

Testimonials

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Dear Bill and Iovanne Funeral Home Staff, On behalf of the entire Montano family, we are so grateful for all your attention to detail, support, love and amazing service this past week. Our mom looked so beautiful and our hearts are filled with joy knowing you cared so much. Thank you for making this difficult and sad time a lot easier. We appreciate you, always!

Stephen Montano

April 21, 2021

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult but knowing mom was in the hands of Iovanne Funeral Home made planning for her services seamless. There are no words to express how much we appreciate Cliff’s assistance. His professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile set our mind’s at ease during this trying time. Thank you!

JoAnne Bliss, Linda Sink

April 11, 2021

I can't thank Bill, Cliff and the rest of the Iovanne "Family" for the entire process of my dad's wake, funeral mass, and burial of his ashes. Everything was done in such a kind, caring and compassionate way, yet it was also very organized. The large number of guests was very efficiently managed. All of our needs were met before, during and after my dad's services. All of my emails (and believe me, there were many!!) were answered in a very timely manner. I never felt like I was an inconvenience, and in fact, I felt as though we were treated as if we were family. My dad had been sick for several months and lost a good portion of his body weight. When we had the initial viewing, he looked just as he did when he was in his prime!! It was so comforting to see my dad look like himself!! I can';t thank Bill Iovanne and the staff at the Funeral Home enough for the amazing compassion they showed throughout what was an otherwise extremely difficult time for my family. Thank you!! Susan Gill

Susan Gill

March 22, 2021

Dear Bill, All our family is thanking you so very much for the beautiful services. You did an outstanding job on Pete. He looked so wonderful and handsome as usual. Thank you again for all your work and help.

Barbara Gill

March 17, 2021

Bill and Angie, Words cannot express our deepest gratitude for your compassion, empathy, and attention to detail you showed me and our family with my Mom's funeral arrangements, especially the beautiful mass at St. Michael's Church and send off down Wooster Street. My Mom looked so beautiful that day compared to when I saw her in the ICU unit at St. Rachael's Hospital. I am forever grateful you allowed my family to have the closure they need on that day because you made her look so beautiful. Your professionalism, compassion, and wonderful staff made this very difficult day a wonderful tribute to my Mom's legacy. We are forever grateful and very appreciative for your fabulous services. Love, Norma Jean, Kess, Mary Ann, the Bailey and Richmond Bunch ♥ ❤ ❤❤❤

Norma Jean Richmond (Bailey)

February 03, 2021

Words can not truly express the heartfelt thanks to Bill, Cliff and Lisa for the exceptional care they gave us at a time of our deepest sorrow. Losing our beloved Mom was unexpected and left us at an emotional loss. Our dear friend Bill treated us like family. He grieved with us allowing each of us to share our feelings and memories and without realizing it in the midst of our emotion and grief together with him we planned meticulously a service to honor our loved one. Bill and staff engage you with compassion and respect turning the gravity of death into moments of clarity and beauty allowing you to plan and feel blessed by your decisions and turn your tears to footsteps on the next part of the journey. From start to finish Bill and team wrap their caring arms around you and bring you peace. We love and thank them for all that hey have done for us. God Bless always!

Andrea Delvecchio

December 06, 2020

The loss of a parent at any age is imaginable. Words cannot adequately express the type of care provided by Iovanne Funeral Home. When I lost my mom in September, I was worried and concerned about having an open casket for viewing. Cliff completely heard my concerns and reassured that I would be able to make that decision either way in the morning of the calling hours. When I saw my mom that morning, I was struck by how peaceful and beautiful she looked. I cannot thank everyone at Iovanne Funeral Home enough for all of the attention and care during the preplanning and during the funeral. Their compassion and care is evidently in everything that the do.

Lisa Rebeschi

November 23, 2020

When it comes to professional funeral services our family had the good fortune to work with the Iovanne team. Several years ago our family completed a pre-paid funeral contract with Billy Iovanne which served as a financially prudent item to complete as my mom grew older. The recent passing of our beloved mother was cared for with dignity and grace by the Iovanne team from mom's removal from our home to her final resting place at St. Lawrence Cemetery. No item was left undone by the Iovanne team and our family was confident in knowing that Billy had our interests always at heart during a difficult time. There certainly is a reason Iovanne's have been in the funeral service for decades; Integrity, honesty, and compassion.

Bill Turner

September 02, 2020

Words simply cannot express our gratitude for everything you did to make my husbands funeral such a warm and comforting uplifting experience. At a time of our great sorrow, the helpfulness Mr. Bill Iovanne extended to me was most appreciated and will never be forgotten. To this day you continue to be there while I’m still grieving through this difficult time. From just a question to talking your their. I cannot day enough how pleased we were that everything was kept honoring all my husbands wishes. Simplicity and genuine compassion. On behalf of my entire family, we especially want to extend our thanks and gratitude for taking care of everything with your wonderful staff. You made my husbands final journey home more peaceful and we will forever be thankful to you. You consistently took care of every detail and concern for us. I’ll forever be grateful to you for arranging for me to see my husband for as long as I needed to a few days before his services. When I first looked at my husband he looked beautiful and at peace. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and from our family for all your phenomenal care and concern. Sincerely, Mrs. Carolyn A. Bradley & Family

Carolyn Ann Bradley & Family

March 14, 2020

Want to thank Billy and his staff for all the Love and Support you showed us during my Dad's Funeral. Grateful for your honor and respect for my father. Knowing that my Dad was being cared by Iovanne's was a true blessing.

Giovanni "John" Mastroianni

February 22, 2020

Bill: On behalf of my sons and myself, I would like to thank you and your staff for the caring and compassionate attention you gave to the services for their mother and my wife, Barbara. Your family has taken care of us through three generations and has always shown us great care and professionalism. Your extra kindness to my sons is greatly appreciated. God bless you and your family for generations to come.

Roy Olson

January 29, 2020

Billy: On behalf on myself and my bothers, we cannot thank you enough for all you did for our family at the recent passing of our mother. From planning the funeral through the cemetery service everything was handled by yourself and your staff with the utmost, care, consideration, attention to detail and professionalism. You made a very difficult time easier for all of us.

Anthony Santacroce

January 13, 2020

Dear Iovanne Funeral Home, When I was caring for my husband, there was no time to think of a funeral home. So a friend recommended you. At our age of course we had been to funerals where we experienced polite, formal performance. Then I met Cliff, Angie, Bill and everyone. To old souls like my family, we recognized sincerity, compassion and caring which is not seen in other homes. Eyes tell the truth and cannot be faked. At the gravest time of my life, I was blessed to find all of you. There is no thank you big enough to express the special people you are – but let me try. On behalf of me and my family, thank you for who you are, what you do for people and your genuine sincerity. God Shower Blessings on You Always.

Elaine Cioffi

December 26, 2019

Dearest Billy & Family, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your family for all the love & support you gave my entire family in dealing with my mom’s funeral. She looked beautiful! (she was smiling) God bless all of you! With sincere gratitude, Carol Mormile & Family

Carol Mormile

Billy, Please know from the bottom of my heart you made a tragic situation for my parents and Mike so much more bearable. I can never thank you enough. Debbie

Debbie Glennon

Dear Bill & Staff, We would like to thank you for all the assistance, support and kindness in preparing the arrangements for the calling hours, funeral mass and burial of our beloved mother, Antoinette Capelli. We are beyond pleased with the effort and professionalism that the Iovanne family and staff extended to us during this difficult time. Again, we would like to extend our gratitude and sincerest thank you. Sincerely, Tom & Linda Cretella & the family of Antoinette Capelli

Linda Cretella

Dear Cliff, My family and I would like to thank you and your staff on the beautiful way you treated my daughter’s funeral. I look forward to seeing you in the future to do business with you. Fondly, Carmel Apuzzo

Carmel Apuzzo

Dear Bill & Angie, How can we ever repay you for the amazing help you were during John’s funeral. You made everything so easy. We didn’t have to worry about anything. We can’t get over how you two were there for us every second. We couldn’t have been more pleased and grateful for your attention to every detail. You have always been great friends and I’m sure John would have been humbled by his send off. You and Angie were so attentive to everyone’s needs. Angie made sure that I was okay and that I was given water to drink constantly. Everyone should be able to have the Iovanne’s to help them navigate this difficult time. We love you both and hope that we can always continue our friendship. May God Bless you always. Love, Ellen & Family

Ellen Aversa

Dear Angie & Bill, Thank you for all your help & caring during the preparation for Cesare’s funeral. Your understanding ways and smiling faces helped make a very difficult time in our lives a little easier to bear. Your kindness and thoughtfulness were so appreciated and will never be forgotten. With love & thanks, Marie, Michele & Marc Romano

Marie Romano

Bill, We don’t quite know how to thank you for taking such a difficult sensitive time and making it so much easier for us all. Everyone, “old school” and “new” was thrilled with how it went – our aunt and uncle, and each of us. You were gracious, tactful and I know my mom would have been pleased – she had great love and respect for your family. Our sincere thanks, Reyna, Bobby & Dorina- "Consumate Professional" Thank you so much, Dorina

Dorina DeFilippo

Bill, We all can’t thank you enough for everything you and your family did for our mom’s service. Our dad, Hal, is so grateful too and you made us feel so comfortable, respected and humbly thankful. We feel like you were part of our family for so many years! Our dad always talked about you so much and we see why now…there surely is a place for you in heaven! Will all our love & thanks always, Ray, Donna & Denise

Donna Stanley

Dear Billy, There are no words to express our gratitude for all you did for us during “GiGi’s” preparations. It was so much more than a business transaction! You made it personal and family based for us-as if we were planning one of our many family get-togethers. You kept us informed, which in turn, kept us calm and helped us to deal with our sorrow with dignity. Your kindness and concern was always apparent to us and is deeply appreciated. Gratefully, Carol, Anna Lynn, Stephen, Tony & Donna The Families of GiGi Galardi

Anna Lynn Wheeler

Dear Cliff, There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude to you! The support, kindness and friendship you shared with us during the passing of our Mom and Grandmother will never be forgotten. At such a difficult time – with so many decisions to make – your compassion and professionalism was outstanding. You are a wonderful person and on behalf of my entire family – Tara, Bill, Olivia, and Bill, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Fondly, Carmel

Carmel Lepore

Bill, Thank you for taking care of the funeral services for Bette’s funeral. I especially want to thank you for making her look so real and at rest! Marc

Marc Vincent

Dear Cliff, This is a long overdue thank you! We can not begin to thank you enough for everything you did to uphold Sarah and her mom during their incredibly difficult loss. I was moved to tears by your ready and prompt generosity. You went above and beyond, and made literally the impossible possible. I trust and hope that our Good Lord will bless you a hundred fold for your goodness to us. Cliff, it's people like you that give us hope that there is indeed still goodness in this world. Thank you for all your kindness and be assured of our deep gratitude and prayers for you! In Christ Our Life, Sr. Monica Marie & All The Sisters of Life

Sr. Monica Marie & All the Sisters of Life

Billy, I can’t thank you enough for your kind and compassionate care to all of us following the death of our father. Everything was seamless from my first call to you until me paying the final bill. I can’t speak highly enough about all of your staff as well. Everyone we dealt with treated us with compassion and kindness. My father deserved an amazing send off and you helped us to do that. God Bless, Donna Minichino Moeller

Donna Minichino Moeller

Mr. Lynch, Just writing to thank you for the awesome job done by you and Iovanne in the hour and time of our grief. My mother I am sure is smiling in heaven. Thank you again for being there for us. God Bless, The Velazquez Family

The Velazquez Family

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