Celebrating Life & Honoring Memory

Respectfully serving families for four generations

Celebrating Life & Honoring Memory

Respectfully serving families for four generations


Maria Tacconelli
July 22, 2024

Stephen G. Beck
July 12, 2024

Christina Santamala
July 18, 2024

Dolores K. Migala
July 19, 2024


We provide the highest quality care at an affordable price


We'll guide you through our trusted cremation options that can be personalized to celebrate a life lived.


Burial as your final disposition allows you to have a final resting place with options to have a personal celebration.


Planning ahead provides you peace of mind that you and your loved ones know your personal wishes.

Price a Funeral

What differentiates us from other burial, cremation and funeral providers is the fact that we do not charge a non-declinable fee to those who call on us. We are always available at no additional charge to respond to the initial request for service, examine financial settlement options, and coordinate on behalf with those providing other services. Click a location below to get started!

Events & Blog

Read our educational blog posts, and learn about upcoming events!

Message of Hope Activity

Materials Paper Scissors Pens or Markers Bandaids Draw a heart and cut it out. Think of special memories, words, symbols, phrases, things you miss, or …

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Holiday Service of Remembrance Link

Our Service of Remembrance is on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 6:30pm. To access this live stream, follow the link below. We look forward to …

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Holiday Service of Remembrance 2023

Holiday Service of Remembrance Hosted by Gardner Funeral Home Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 6:30pm Auletto Caterers 1849 Cooper St, Deptford, NJ 08096 As we …

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Our Story

Family-owned for four generations

The Gardner Funeral Home was established in 1932 by Edward C. Gardner, grandfather of Wendy L. Gardner. The second generation began with Edward C. Gardner, Jr. in 1957 when he graduated from Eckels School of Mortuary College. Edward, Jr. took over ownership in 1978. That same year, David H. Gardner joined the funeral home finishing high school. David graduated from mortuary school in 1982, and worked in the business with his father and grandfather until his death on September 1, 1983.

In January of 1984, Wendy L. Gardner became the second third generation family member to enter the funeral business when she started the Funeral Service Certificate Program at Mercer County Community College. After the sudden death of Edward C. Gardner, Jr. in October of 1992, Wendy and her husband, Jim, took over the operations of the Gardner Funeral Home. Since then, they have continued the values and traditions set forth by Wendy’s grandfather and strive to offer the highest quality care for all families.

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