Funeral and cremation

McCracken Funeral Home


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At McCracken Funeral Home in Union Township, New Jersey, we have served families in Union, Hillside, Elizabeth and the surrounding Union County community since 1950.













Interested in learning more? Call us at 908-686-4700 to request a custom quote.


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Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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Personalized funeral services

All of our funeral and cremation services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and at McCracken Funeral Home we are committed to helping you with compassionate, professional and personal service.

We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. When you choose McCracken Funeral 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 cemetery service providers.

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At McCracken Funeral 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.

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It is our privilege to serve the Union community. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our services.


McCracken Funeral Home was founded in August 1950 by William "Bill" McCracken. He was a well-liked individual who cared for the families he served in Union, New Jersey, and the surrounding towns. As an avid golfer, Bill brought the unique look of a golf course to the surrounding landscape of the funeral home.

In 1965, Bill added to the funeral home by purchasing the building and property next door, allowing him to add 2 additional visitation rooms. Bill sold the business in 1986 to his partners, Reed Hagelin and Patrick Growney. Reed and Patrick, along with their families, operated the business as a partnership until Reed became the sole proprietor in 1993.

In 1998, McCracken Funeral Home joined the Dignity Memorial network.


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