No one wants to think about dying or losing a loved one. But, in other ways, you probably have thought about it, and planned for you. You've written a will, purchased life insurance, perhaps even discussed your preferences with your family. The Higgins "Home for Funerals" Pre-Need Funeral Program is simply another way to provide peace of mind - for you and your loved ones. In fact, a nationwide survey revealed that 62% of the people responding were interested in making advance funeral arrangements. And we know, from our personal experience in serving many generations of area families, that pre-planning can be the greatest gift of caring.

Pre-planning offers assurance and financial benefits. You know that your arrangements will reflect your beliefs and desires. Your survivors will be spared the anxiety of making critical decisions at a time of personal crisis. A properly set-up plan uses one's personal funds and is permitted under Medicaid or SSI guidelines. Funeral plans may be funded through the New Jersey PrePaid Trust Fund. (Link will open in a new window.)

If funeral pre-planning is something you've never thought about, you probably have a lot of questions.
What happens if I move, or if death occurs away from home?

  • How is my pre-payment protected?
  • What about my will?

The experienced directors at Higgins "Home for Funerals" can answer all of your questions and guide you through the decisions you'll need to make. They can meet with you at your convenience. Funeral pre-arranging is not difficult - it can take less than an hour to complete - and offer you a lifetime of comfort.

If you would like to get a head start on your pre-planning, or would just like to know what kind of information will be needed, go to our online pre-planning form, a safe, secure and easy way to start your pre-planning. The completed, encrypted form will be sent to our funeral directors to reference when you have time to speak with them personally regarding your pre-planning options.

Please contact us at or call (908) 756-0017 for more information.