Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 201-444-7650 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Mr. David B. Feeney CFSP, CPC

Mr. David B. Feeney CFSP, CPC

Manager

Having grown up in the funeral business, I knew from an early age that compassion was, and is, the key to being with families who are in what probably is the worst time of their lives: the death of a loved one. Beginning in 1921, when my grandfather, John J. Feeney started this business, compassion was the foundation on which this business was built.

I believe that funeral director should give back to the community they live in. To help my community in any capacity is a way to say "thank you" for the faith that community members have placed in me. Being involved in community affairs brings me into frequent contact with many people I have served.

I am currently a member of the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club and the Ridgewood Stablehands and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, Ridgewood.

I learned from my father and uncle that compassion begins at the initial contact with the family and continues long after the funeral has ended. The service we extend after the funeral is one of the reasons we have received the National Funeral Directors Pursuit of Excellence Award each year since 1994 and were inducted into the National Funeral Directors Association 'Hall of Excellence' in 2006. The Hall of Excellence is a great honor. The greatest honor bestowed on us, however, is serving families in their time of need with the compassion that has been our hallmark since 1921.

Lynne Feeney

Lynne Feeney

Funeral Assistant



Norma Van Zile

Norma Van Zile

Office Manager/Certified Celebrant

Norma Van Zile joined Feeney Funeral Home in 2002 as the Office Manager. She is responsible for all administrative duties and assists both Funeral Directors in most capacities.

Norma loves people and is driven by a passion for helping others. A longtime Ridgewood resident, she is a familiar face around town. She noticed that families and friends were calmed by her presence at Feeney Funeral Home. In 2006, she became a certified Celebrant. Her role as a Celebrant has strengthened her connection with people. She enjoys sitting down with the deceased's loved ones and talking. Norma uses these moments and experiences to create meaningful celebrations of life. She portrays the deceased's journey through words, pictures, and song.

Norma is active in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. She has served as a Eucharistic Minister and Baptismal Catechist for 30 years. She is currently a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Adorer and a member of the Rosary Altar Society. Norma has an equally active recreational life. She is an avid cyclist, having participated in many rides, most notably the AIDS Ride and RAGBRAI. She is a serious bowler, walker, and RISE Fitness enthusiast.

Norma is married to Richard Van Zile and has five children, Kelly, Allison, Matthew, Laura, and Aimee, all of whom live close enough to come home for her special family dinners. She also has three grandsons, Aidan, Leopold, and Finley.

John J. House

John J. House

Funeral Assistant

I graduated William Paterson College, served in the US Navy, and married my wife Veronica in 1959. We have three adult children and seven grandchildren. I enjoyed a career in Law Enforcement in local, state, and federal agencies. I've been working at Feeney Funeral Home for the past four years as a Funeral Assistant and Ambassador, and have enjoyed the work. It's very rewarding!

Rich Van Zile

Rich Van Zile

Funeral Assistant

After a 30-year career, I recently retired from the Ridgewood Fire Department. I am also a US Army Veteran and a Certified Emergency Medical Technician. I have been married for 40 years to my wife, Norma (she was a child bride), who also works at Feeney Funeral Home. I have worked at Feeney Funeral Home as an Ambassador for the past three years, and have thoroughly enjoyed myself. It's a very rewarding position!

Rosemary Ginger Peters

Rosemary Ginger Peters

Funeral Ambassador



Billy Flynn

Billy Flynn

Funeral Assistant



Justin Berardi

Funeral Service Intern


Michele Dischler

Funeral Service Intern



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