Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Elaine Mary VanDoorn (nee Kearse), passed away peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Atrium Health Center in Jersey City. Born in Jersey City to William and Evelyn (nee Hynes) Kearse on November 7, 1927. She began her professional life as a young woman, working well over fifty years for the NY Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. Elaine was married to William Van Doorn on October 7, 1950. They enjoyed traveling and especially many trips to Atlantic City.  Elaine was predeceased by her loving husband six weeks ago, her parents and two brothers, Jerome and William Kearse. Elaine was so loved by her dear friends, Louise Taglieri and Fran Zampella and their respective families for many years.

Due to the present health restrictions, a Catholic Blessing will take place at Holy Cross Mausoleum where she will be privately entombed with Bill on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  The Funeral Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace RC Church, Hoboken at a later time.


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In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

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