Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • September 20, 2017

    "D'Esopo Staff, From the moment we first walked in, everyone make us feel that we were special... We had a difficult time saying goodbye, but it was made easier by the dignified & respectful way you dealt with every detail..."

    ....... Family
  • June 01, 2017

    "Mr. D'Esopo made this process as respectful and honorable as possible. He and his team went above and beyond in all aspects and we will forever be grateful for his professionalism and partnership..."

    Erik
  • February 21, 2017

    Katy- "From the first phone call, to the two staff members coming to our home, to the whole prep prior to the wake, mass, burial, repast you and your staff have been simply the best!"

    The ____ Family
  • February 10, 2017

    "D'Esopo Funeral Home has a long history of providing our family with respectful and worry-free services. Our trust in D'Esopo's has not wavered in over 50 years..."

    Barbara
  • February 08, 2017

    "The whole family is extremely grateful for your staff's devotion to Mom and for making this very emotional experience as stress free as possible. We were very pleased with Mom's presentation from the casket and floral arrangement to the pictures and slide show - basically all the details that were combined to give a most memorable farewell experience."

    Dom & Marsha
  • January 13, 2017

    Mike- " I wanted to thank you and your entire D'Esopo Team for everything in coordination of the funeral for my father.....I have spent many hours at funerals and your team does an absolutely first rate job... Please thank everyone for me." :

    Michael
  • Katy and D'Esopo Staff: " Thank you for accommodating all of our requests and needs.... She looked beautiful and the funeral and wake ran so smoothly thanks to all your hard work."

    Russell
  • July 31, 2016

    "Dave, You and your entire staff exemplify the perfect mix of compassion and professionalism. Everyone who attended gave D'Esopo high praises. I would certainly recommend your establishment to others."

    Len
  • July 27, 2016

    Dear George, Thank you for all that you did to make our farewell to my mom so beautiful.. You and your staff were both kind and very helpful with the myriad of necessary details.

    Judy
  • March 01, 2016

    "They provided excellent service at a fair price"

    Paul
  • February 24, 2016

    "Excellence should always be acknowledged and applauded. Courtesy, compassion and caring are what D'Esopo stands apart for - keep up the good work"

    Lois
  • February 19, 2016

    "Many businesses talk about customer service these days, but D'Esopo truly delivers it!"

    Philip
  • February 12, 2016

    "Your services were excellent and very professionally executed. The level of sensitivity form your staff impressed our family. The entire staff seemed exceptionally caring and polite...."

    Virginia
  • February 15, 2016

    "All the staff were outstanding. We were always treated with dignity and respect...."

    Cynthia
  • February 15, 2016

    "Everything was professional, yet with a very caring manner toward the family..."

    Rosalie
  • February 02, 2016

    "In a difficult, sad situation, you always made us feel like family.... I know mom was smiling....."

    Cynthia
  • December 22, 2015

    "The staff was caring and helpful. they also answered all our questions which helped with our decisions. I would highly recommend D'Esopo.."

    Shirley
  • December 21, 2015

    "Everyone was genuine and truly cared about our family...."

    Emily
  • December 12, 2015

    Dan, "....it was your kindness and caring that gave me the strength to stay the course...people can pay for excellent service, but compassion comes from within. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel toward you and your D'Esopo family."

    Kathleen
  • November 30, 2015

    "Everything was great but what stood out was the presentation of my wife. When I arrived and saw how wonderful she looked, I was clearly blown away... thank you..."

    D.D.
  • November 22, 2015

    "Lionel treated my brother and I like we had known him our entire life... thank you for making it easy on me. I would like to add that the entire staff was awesome. I know that something like this is a team effort and D'Esopo's is my team now."

    Dwight
  • September 30, 2015

    "D'Esopo's is a Family Tradition for my family. My Family has been using D'Esopo's services since 1930. They treat you as part of the family and truly make you feel that way too..."

    Marie
  • September 24, 2015

    "I felt the staff did a fantastic job during a very difficult time. How courteous and respectful the staff was to everyone. "

    Caren
  • August 10, 2015

    George- "It was a pleasure to work with you and each member of your extremely thoughtful, compassionate and most professional staff......"

    Kathleen and family
  • August 04, 2015

    "Our family has turned to D'Esopo for years - decades, actually - because of the care and compassion shown...."

    Laura
  • June 03, 2015

    "....We so appreciated all of the wonderful details which were due to your diligence and kindness...may god bless you all for your vocation to this special ministry...."

    Anonymous
  • June 03, 2015

    Dear George, "Your staff is superb!! They all go the extra mile, no matter what the need is to help the family our and they are so caring and compassionate. I can't say enough about you, your staff, and your well-run business."

    Joanne
  • May 29, 2015

    Dear George, "Please let (Dan & Mike) know how helpful they were in assisting us with my mother's funeral. Everything went seamlessly thanks to them and we really appreciated that."

    Jacqueline
  • April 29, 2015

    "Dear George, The Lord has placed you on this earth for a special reason and our family wants to express our love and gratitude for all you have done for us......Thank you for being there for us."

    Butch & Rosemary
  • April 17, 2015

    ".......thank you, you are all like family to us God Bless"

    Patricia
  • April 21, 2015

    Dear Janet & Mike, "... Thank you for your tender, professional care....you gently guided us thru (mom's) lovely services.. she was so very beautiful when we said our goodbyes"....

    Mary
  • April 21, 2015

    Dear Cris, "I am without sufficient words to thank you for everything. From the moment I saw you get out of your car that Sunday afternoon and you said to me, 'I'm not letting you do this alone", I knew it would be ok and I would be taken care of and so would my mother".....

    Carol
  • March 21, 2015

    George, Mike and Janet, ".... you kept me in your sights and on the right path... you have a chosen an difficult profession, but fulfill all of your daily tasks with such grace..."

    Judy
  • March 23, 2015

    "I just was to thank you for making a difficult situation easier on the soul. You handled each detail with grace and love. Providing a room for my grandsons to relax and giving them toys to play with so we could meet with family and friends.... my heartfelt thanks....

    Sandra
  • March 30, 2015

    Dear D'Esopo Staff, "We cannot thank you for all you did for our family....for the video tribute, rosary beads, candlelight memorial, thank you cards and the sand from Normandy Beach that was placed in our dad's hands. You are the very best at what you do, and we will always be grateful...."

    ______ Family
  • March 30, 2015

    Dear George, "Responsiveness and attention to detail are the hallmarks of a quality group of people, and you prove it over and over again...."

    Diane & Gary
  • March 17, 2015

    George and Entire Staff- "...you gave us the most precious gift of all - you gave us back our mom.... you said she would look beautiful and did she ever....it was so therapeutic to our healing....thank you from the depths of our hearts for the comfort you gave our family."

    Ellie V.
  • February 05, 2015

    "From the moment my family and I stepped through the door, we were treated with an abundance of kindness, patience, and understanding. Saying that Cristina took excellent care of us would be an understatement - she was phenomenal...every step of the way -for everything, every time".

    Christine
  • January 28, 2015

    Dear D'Esopo, "You made my uncle look like he did before he got sick...My last vision of him will help me heal I thank you with all my heart."

    Joan
  • November 19, 2014

    Jon, thank you for all you have done for me and our family. You helped make a sad day become a respectful and a pleasant celebration of my mother's life. ....the Candle Light meant a lot to me.

    Peter J.
  • November 12, 2014

    To the Entire Staff: Everyone was so kind and sensitive,. Everything was exactly what mom wanted and we can't thank you enough.

    Frank
  • November 17, 2014

    Dear George, ...The circumstances involving our family were less than optimal, yet you made our experience very calming. You made a hard day much easier to deal with. Your patience and kindness will always be remembered.

    Paul
  • August 15, 2014

    "Your kindness and support helped all of us to travel through our dad's death with more ease than we could have imagined. We truly were able to celebrate his life while we mourned his passing. Many Thanks....."

    Lucy
  • August 10, 2014

    I want to express my appreciation for the staff's assistance in making arrangements to allow for my family, friends and constituents say their final good byes. I will never forget your staff's help in these events that minimized the burden to me and my family. Please extend my gratitude to you and your staff's patience and sensitive response in our request for funeral services...

    Virginia
  • July 31, 2014

    Thank you for the Transfer of my husband's pre-arranged funeral plans..... Your wonderful service, professionalism and compassion was much appreciated. Because of that, I am truly at peace and comfortable with my choice of D'Esopo Funeral Chapel.

    Nora
  • May 23, 2014

    Thank you for everything that you did for us, the wake and funeral went extremely well due to the professionalism of yourself and staff. I will never forget the kindness shown to my family and you know I will always recommend D'Esopo when asked !

    Lizz
  • April 18, 2014

    At the end of the cemetery service, from the car, I looked back and saw George standing alone at the casket waiting no doubt for the next step to occur and I felt so reassured that mom was not alone and that every last occurrence would be overseen personally by George. Thank you.

    Anonymous
  • May 07, 2014

    Lionel.....We know Geoff holds each of you in high esteem, and we appreciated the kindness, patience, and compassion that your family gave to our family. Many, many thanks for a job well done. You're the best.

    Maura Callahan
  • April 07, 2014

    "Putting aside the reason we needed your service, best most caring customer service I have received in years. It was an absolute pleasure being a client of D'Esopo."

    Anonymous
  • "Our "family" funeral home and we would go nowhere else for these services. Even my children are comfortable at D'Esopo's...."

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  • "On behalf of my brothers and sister, I want to express my heartfelt thanks for the warmth, compassion, and respect you show both my father and his family and friends in handling the arrangements following my dad’s recent death. I was impressed with the professionalism displayed by every member of your organization and their dedication to making everything as worry-free as possible for my family. In particular, I want to thank you personally for all you did, up to and including taking Christmas Eve morning to personally care for my father’s funeral and burial. Your sensitivity to my family’s needs and wished will not soon be forgotten."

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  • "Dear Mike, Please express to all the wonderful people at D’Esopo my deep appreciation for the gentle care you all give to the bereaved. I thank for you seeing us through those first rough weeks and all for the follow up. Putting Frank on the World War II Memorial, the booklets which are so excellent, and especially the beautiful Christmas program and supper are all truly helpful and supportive and you are all to be commended. Thank you so very much."

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  • "Dear Mr. D’Esopo, My sister, brother and I wish to thank you for your kindness and patience these past few months. We so appreciate the professional and sensitive way our mother’s funeral was handled. We sincerely thank you and Karen Carney for all the time you spent gentle guiding us through the process."

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  • "I would like to thank you for your generosity and kindness shown to us during this most difficult time. You and your staff are to be commended for your professionalism and compassion."

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  • "Dear Mike, I thank you, George, and your staff – but especially you, for so much, I hardly know where to begin. Unfortunately, I’ve attended many funerals in my own family, but I’ve never seen such efficiency, elegance, and beauty as you bring to every detail of the proceedings. My father-in-law, a true perfectionist, would have admired the dignity and perfect execution of his funeral. Thank you more than we can say for that. Just as important, to me, was the way you helped us when you met with us and then guided us through the funeral. Your kindness and tact, along with your excellent advice, meant a great deal to my husband, his mother, and me."

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  • "Thank you for the wonderful way you helped my family during my mother’s funeral. Your children’s program, the coloring books, and stuffed animals were greatly appreciated."

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  • "Dear Janet and Mike, I’ve just been through one of the most difficult times of my life. Without you both, it could have been one of the most horrible. But with your guidance and support, everything was beautiful. My father suffered an undignified death. I couldn’t do anything to help that. But with you, he entered his eternal life in grace and class and dignity. I know he was happy and I know he loves his resting place. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for mom, the boys, and me."

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  • "Just a quick note to thank you for once again making a difficult time in our lives so much easier. We so appreciate you making my grandfather feel at home and letting him reminisce. You never rushed him or made him feel hurried in decision making. You have a gift for making everyone who walks through those doors feel special, as if they were your only focus. You dealt with every detail and concern we had with ease. Thank you again for all you do everyday."

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  • "Dear George, Thank you for your contribution to the WWII Memorial. What a lovely way to honor my dear sweet father. Please know just how much I appreciate the many kindnesses your staff members paid to myself and my family during this difficult time."

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  • "Dear Dan, My sincere thanks to you for all your kind help and consideration you have to me during such a sad time in my life. You did a beautiful job and everything went off well. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone who was in need of service."

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  • "Dear George, Words cannot express how much you helped my family deal with the loss of my sister. You guidance and patience while we were making the arrangements was amazing. And you even laughed at my bad jokes. My sister was truly placed in the best hands when we called you. Just getting her from the medical examiners office so quickly placed our hearts at ease. I know you treated her with dignity and kindness. Thank you for everything."

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  • "We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the wonderful care, time and dedication you provided to our mother’s funeral. During this difficult time we entrusted the details to you and you fulfilled our wished. We truly appreciate the efforts of your staff in comforting our family. Thank you once again.."

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  • "Dear Mr. D’Esopo, I wanted to personally write to you to thank you for all you’ve done on my family’s behalf. It was so reassuring to have you and you staff there every step of the way. It meant a great deal to my mother and I am grateful for it as well. You were a blessing to us at a time of crisis. It was deeply appreciated."

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  • "Dear Mike, Please accept our thanks for making a very difficult time for my family a little easier. The respect and professionalism displayed by everyone at D’Esopo’s did not go unnoticed. Thank you for your kindness."

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  • "Dear Bob, From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank you for taking care of us during the most difficult time of our lives and for patiently guiding us through our grief and sorrow. Your personal kindness, attentiveness and understanding along with great sense of professionalism will never be forgotten. We truly believe that by touching people's lives the way you do, you are fulfilling your God's calling here on earth...".

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  • "Dear Mike, Words can’t adequately express my thankfulness and appreciation for your sensitivity, kindness, and support during this difficult time. You and your staff were always where needed; it was a great source of comfort for my daughter and I to know that everything seemed so well taken care of. We were especially grateful for the warmth and personal attention you gave in taking care of us. Please accept my heartfelt thanks and gratitude."

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  • "Dear Mike and George, We would like to thank you both for making us feel at ease and giving us great confidence and comfort in your funeral home. Your kindness and helpfulness was a blessing. We greatly appreciate every detail you made to make this day run smoothly for us and our family."

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  • "Your Tribute Center deserves RAVE Reviews. It is absolutely beautiful, it was so very comfortable, and I felt as though I could live there. …. Helping with the selection of the restaurant was most appreciated as well. .. Our entire experience from the moment we entered the Tribute Center (with no sleep) was 5 star!"

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  • "Dear D’Esopo, At such a vulnerable and anguished time, Lionel’s presence was invaluable even prior to his passing, Lionel reassured us that he would take care of everything, gave us his personal cell phone number and encouraged us to call at any moment. Lionel was our “rock” as he guided us gently but efficiently through the maze of arrangements. Lionel went so far as to persuade the priest to perform the mass on his only day off after pleading our case of severe family disabilities and bad weather forecasts. Of no less importance, Lionel hugged us when we cried, nudged us when we did not want to move and even made us smile every now and again. Our experience was reminiscent of a seemingly by-gone era. A gentler time when individuals took the time to care about one another. Our grief-stricken family was treated with such compassion, dignity and respect that we felt compelled to write to you about it."

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  • Dear D’Esopo, "I would rate your funeral home beyond excellent! You were SO helpful in providing us with information regarding the church, military, cemetery, flower arrangements and even restaurants.... You truly removed many burdens from our minds."

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  • "I would never consider anyone but D'Esopo."

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  • "Lionel worked very hard to meet our needs and still work within a budget. He did a great job.. Thank you!!"

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  • "Well done! Courteous and knowledgeable expertise was very appreciated"

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  • "A wonderful place to share the loss of a loved one. The family felt the love and support of your staff and services."

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  • "I've always been impressed with your facility, services and staff. Thank you, you all did a great job. Words can't express enough how appreciative I am"

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  • "Your funeral home operates like a world class symphony-Fantastic!!"

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  • " The seamless provision of anything we needed was comforting as we attempted to honor our mom & celebrate her life." The atmosphere of the Tribute Center was very welcoming, calming - almost peaceful."

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  • "Since my mother's services, I have been to a few other family funerals held in different parts of the state and nothing can compare to how the staff and D'Esopo handles such an important time in people's lives."

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  • "The Tribute Center gave us and other families the privacy we needed at an extremely emotional period."

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  • "Comfortable setting, caring and compassionate staff, extremely well maintained grounds and viewing rooms. Staff is wonderful and puts you at ease and spends as much time as you need, not rushing you - they understand the grief the family is experiencing."

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  • "From the moment we first came to you for help you completely invested in us - 100%"

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  • "The Tribute Center is absolutely beautiful, so warm and welcoming. It was very peaceful for us to come & go there in the days we prepared for my mom's arrangements"

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  • "From our first meeting to review finances, options, etc. to the burial, the courtesy and professionalism extended to our entire family, as well as those who attended services, was simply outstanding."

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  • "You could not ask for a more courteous and professional staff to serve your family.

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  • "From the moment we arrived to the day of dad's service we were received with unbelievable openness. Everyone turned our day of loss to a day of respect."

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  • "Staff was exceptional, accommodating, well-informed and professional."

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  • My mother's appearance..... "was far beyond our expectations. My mother looked beautiful. She was concerned about her hair and she would have been ecstatic."

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  • "You provided us with excellent advice on organizing services and clearly helped us fulfill our goal of having a very fitting tribute to dad."

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