History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Helping families honor their loved one after a loss, the Cromwell Memorial Home has changed its name to Hopewell Memorial Home & Cremation Services. The association has also been recognized formerly by Cromwell-Immordino Memorial Home.

Continuing the same rituals followed over the past 65 years, the company has been involved in providing funeral services to the New Jersey residents mainly throughout Hopewell Valley and Princeton Area. With a qualified staff and a well-known business in NJ, we are equipped with all the helpful resources that families need at times of their hardship.

From affordable cremation to full service funeral, the association deals in providing all kinds of funeral services to honor the deceased while keeping dignity, personal attention and respect for their clients. Our manager, Christopher Merlino, believes that they are doing something really auspicious for the families as it would be hard for them to cope with the calamity, all too often. 

Whether you are in immediate need or looking to pre-plan your funeral, give us a call at 609-466-3632 to consult with the professional agents.

Our Relation to Cromwell Funeral Home

The history of Cromwell Funeral Home dates almost 70 years back when John Cromwell built the building specifically to provide the town of Hopewell Borough a comfortable setting for funerals to take place as viewings and memorial services were being moved out of peoples homes and into funeral parlors.

The current owner purchased the existing property in 2013 at a distressed sale after the previous owner had defaulted on their mortgages and real estate taxes to the town. Shortly after taking possession of the property, Mr. Cohan fully renovated the neglected building and returned it to the magnificent beauty and original splendor.

"I felt a commitment to the town of Hopewell to continue the tradition that was started so many years ago by John Cromwell, to provide a great product and service at a reasonable cost to the community", explains Mr. Cohan. 

After these renovations, Mr. Cohan changed the name from Cromwell Funeral Home to Hopewell Memorial Home & Cremation.

Unlike other Funeral Homes and Cremation Service companies in the area, Hopewell Memorial Home & Cremation is reasonably prices, will never try to sell something to a family that is unnecessary, and provides open and honest communication from the very first phone call.

The caring, professional staff at Hopewell Memorial Home & Cremation is committed to providing caring, compassionate and professional service to our communities and to every family we are entrusted to serve.

Our Staff

Christopher Merlino, Hopewell Memorial Home's manager, is a renowned name and second generation Funeral Director working in the same region for more than 15 years. He deeply cares and understands the needs of the community and is ready 24/7 for helping the grievances. Christopher has been known to "treat [clients] with dignity and respect during a difficult time". With his step-by-step process for clients, it makes it simple and easy to plan your family member's final resting place.