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Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Hennessey Heights Funeral Home & Cremation Service has a rich history in the community dating back many years. Richard "Dick" Nimmo started his own funeral service in 1962 in Hasbrouck Heights (Madison Ave & Boulevard) and in 1980, Scott Nimmo joined his father in funeral service.  After years of hard work and dedication to funeral service, Scott acquired the Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home in 2006.  Soon after, the name was changed to Hennessey Heights Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

In 2012, Scott's nephew Matthew Connors, life long resident of Hasbrouck Heights, joined the family business.  Two families that have grown up in the community have the understanding of providing compassionate care and exceptional service to families in their time of need.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.Together, we make this place amazing.

Matthew Connors

Matthew Connors

Owner & Licensed Funeral Director, N.J. Lic. No. 4985

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