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

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


William (“Bill”) Van Doorn, 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020 at The Atrium Health Center in Jersey City. Born in Holland, he immigrated to the United States as a young man, and became a longtime resident of Hoboken NJ.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of seventy years, Elaine (nee Kearse). Bill was also loved and cared for by good friends, Louise Taglieri and Fran Zampella and their respective families for many years. Bill was a proud Army veteran (Air Force Division) during WWII.  As a tribute of love for his country, Bill was also a member of the Spirit of 76, marching in numerous parades throughout the state of NJ carrying his beloved American Flag for many years.

Due to present health restrictions, a Catholic Blessing will take place at Holy Cross Mausoleum where he will be entombed on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  Relatives and friends will be invited to share in the celebration of the Eucharist at the memorial mass at Our Lady of Grace Church to be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.


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Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

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.

We continue to receive updated information from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control, and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association to ensure that the information provided is current.

To inquire about more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.