Whigham Funeral Home
580 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

Ph: 973-622-6872
Fx: 973-733-9885

March 23, 2020

Greetings to All:


Please be Advised due to the unfortunate COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, Whigham Funeral Home will be following the Executive Order No. 107 issued by Governor Phil Murphy, on Saturday March 21, 2020, which states that all Funeral Services (Social Gathering) in the State of New Jersey be cancelled effective Immediately.


For over 70 years it has been our Honor to serve the families of Newark and the surrounding communities. During these challenging times we ask for your understanding as we have been given directives by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to adhere to. Until further notice, we are only available telephonically at (973)-622-6872 where we can be reached 24/7 to assist you and your family coordinate the final disposition of your loved one within the guidelines set by local government. 


In order to curtail community-spread and provide for adequate social distancing, all residents have been ordered to remain in their residences and not gather publicly. Therefore, all public funeral gatherings, viewings or ceremonies will NOT be conducted in any funeral home, place of worship, cemetery or crematory until further notice. Only 2 immediate family members will be permitted to privately identify, and witness the final disposition (if the individual cemetery or crematory permits).


We encourage everyone to follow Governor Phil Murphy's request for the safety of yourself, your family, your neighbors and the surrounding communities. We thank you in advance for your understanding, support and prayers as we work to do our part to stop the spread of this worldwide pandemic.



Carolyn M Whigham & Staff