COVID-19 Update

We as a community find ourselves in an ever-changing situation in response to the current world pandemic known as COVID-19.  With that in mind, the Ely Funeral Home and its staff will do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our families and the families we serve.
     As per the state of New Jersey, effective 9 p.m. last night (Saturday, March 21, 2020) all funeral homes are operating under newly issued Executive Order #107.  “In order to curtail community-spread and provide for adequate social distancing, all residents are ordered to remain in their residences and not gather publicly. All public funeral gatherings, viewings or ceremonies therefore cannot be conducted in any funeral home, place of worship, cemetery or crematory until further notice. Only immediate family will be permitted to privately identify, participate in a non-public viewing and/or abbreviated service and witness the final disposition (if the individual cemetery or crematory permits).”
     There are no final disposition method restrictions in place at this time. Burial, cremation, entombment, and donation are all permissible. Loved ones cannot be stored or held for future memorialization because as of right now there is no timeline for when restrictions will be lifted.  Again, removal, preparation and disposition will take place in the most timely and efficient manner possible with all public memorial events, ceremonies and services postponed until this order is lifted.

     Funeral home staff will continue to operate under this order and next-of-kin, those not subject to quarantine, may make arrangements either via video conferencing, telephone, email or at the funeral home if no other options are available.
     The Ely Funeral Home has spent more than 129 years in service to our community.  This will not change.  We will strive to easy any burdens these restrictions create and adapt to continue offering creative and meaningful ways to honor your loved ones until a time when we will all come together again.  While some things seem to change by the hour, the Ely Funeral Home and our staff will continue to provide dedicated and compassionate service.
     If you have any questions about how we can create meaningful celebrations for your family in these times, please call and speak with one of our dedicated funeral directors at (732) 918-6650. 

We thank you for your understanding,

Michael J. Ely

                                  Thoughtful service since 1891...

                                                            Celebrating 129 years of compassion and service

The staff members of Ely Funeral Home will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.

To the families we serve,

     For four generations our family has been committed to excellence in serving those in need.  We are deeply mindful of the confidence placed in us by the families we serve and it is our desire to walk with you through a very difficult time.  Our expert staff will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony that will honor the life and memory of your loved one.   

- The Ely Family

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When you call on us during your time of need we will serve you with compassion and dignity. Your expression of specific needs and desires for the funeral service of your loved one allows us to memorialize the life lived in a personal and meaningful way. Our funeral home can offer unique opportunities for families to create healing moments after a loss. The Ely Funeral Home has been serving the Jersey Shore community for more than 125 years and our goal is to continue providing thoughtful service for many years to come.

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