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At LaMonica Memorial Home in Livingston, New Jersey, we have proudly served Livingston, Bloomfield and Essex County families with compassion and care since November 29, 1959, when R. Samuel and Josephine Z. LaMonica opened our doors.


A caring funeral home

We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and at LaMonica Memorial Home, we are committed to helping you with compassionate, professional and personal service. Our team creates singular funeral and memorial services that celebrate a person's passions and personality. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service or an imaginative celebration of life event, we promise to honor your wishes and needs.

We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. When you choose LaMonica Memorial Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

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At LaMonica Memorial Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Contact us

Conveniently located at 145 East Mount Pleasant Ave. off Interstate 280, our funeral home is near several churches and synagogues and is approximately 30 minutes away from Newark Penn Station and Newark Liberty International Airport. We invite you visit us to meet our friendly team and tour our beautiful funeral home facility.

Please call us us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.


LaMonica Memorial Home was established by R. Samuel and Josephine Z. LaMonica on November 29, 1959 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The LaMonicas offered a sense of trust and comfort to all families they served throughout the years. In 1984, their daughter, Josette, joined the funeral home operation.

The LaMonica family built a reputation of service and generosity within the Bloomfield community. R. Samuel and Josephine were active members of numerous social and civic organizations and received countless awards for their efforts and dedication. Their never-ending generosity made them pillars of the community. Together, they built a legacy of comfort and friendship to all who came to know them.

Growing with the Community

Over the years, the LaMonica family saw a need to grow their facility and enlarged the funeral home to accommodate more families efficiently. Additional parking was added, as well. While thriving as a family-owned business, the LaMonicas felt the community would benefit from joining the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. In 1997, LaMonica Memorial Home became a member of the Dignity Memorial network. In 1997, the passing of R. Samuel LaMonica was a loss for the entire community. His legacy remains with his family, and the team at LaMonica Memorial Home continues to provide the level of service that has become synonymous with the LaMonica family’s heritage.

In 2005, LaMonica Memorial Home opened an additional location in Livingston to better serve the large population that moved from the Bloomfield community. Later that same year, the businesses were consolidated into 1 and the Bloomfield location was closed. The Livingston location shares facilities with the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home, but operates as a separate entity.

An enduring legacy

As the manager of the funeral home, Josette continued to provide the compassionate service her family instilled in her with the help of her mother, Jo, who had remained a driving force behind the reputation of the LaMonica Memorial Home until her passing in 2011.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 973-992-5581 to request a custom quote.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Josette La Monica is an unparalleled funeral director. Her expertise and sensitivity to the family's needs are only two of the reasons we return to her every time we have lost a beloved member of our family."

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December 2020

"If you have a loved one who is approaching the end, I highly recommend that you plan in advance. We went in and met and planned my services once we had to place her in hospice. It took the pressure and fear out of the planning. There is so much that needs to be done and never expected it all. LaMonica made the steps easier to swallow and guided us on all that needed to be decided. I highly recommend the preplanning when possible."

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October 2020

"Josette is so personable that you forget that you are stressed out. She doesn't rush you, you are treated like family. We have known her and her mom and dad for over fifty years and we see the same caring service that we have come to expect. We are a large family yet she knows all of us by name and this creates a comfort zone for us. We highly recommend Dignity in Livingston."

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October 2020

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