Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved Ones.


Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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I was in search of a funeral home in the Essex County area for the funeral services for my beloved father that passed away. My family and I visited four of them, including Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home in Bloomfield, NJ. I can say right from the get go, Levandoski-Grillo set it self apart from the others, because it was different. As soon as you walk in, you get a sense of a welcoming homely feeling, atmosphere, due to the decor, the bright clear lighting, the colorful carpeting, the cleanliness of the place and they are reasonably priced. And also, the personal attention you receive from its owner/ Funeral Director Nick Grillo. Nick is a straight shooter, accommodating, empathetic, detailed oriented, a true professional that obviously knows his craft well. His staff is also very professional and they possess late model vehicles. To Nick, Thank you very much for a job well done with my father's funeral services from beginning to end. My family and I are very satisfied with how everything turned out. I would highly recommend Levandoski- Grillo Funeral home to anyone for their funeral services.

Carlos Pimentel

November 28, 2021

I truly appreciate the support we got in the cremation of my mother in law. Nick always was in communication with us and informed us of everything. Very professional and he made process so much easier for us. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone who has lost a loved one. Thank you again Nick and staff for your services.

Marjurie Flores

August 25, 2021

I entrusted my Mom’s funeral (Betty Scudese) with Levandoski- Grillo . Nicky knew exactly what my mom wanted so that made my choices easy. The songs she happened to pick happened to also be one of my very favorites “Hear I Am Lord”. There was not one hitch. Everything went according to plan to the tee. Burying a loved one can be a very daunting experience but Nicky made the experience heartfelt with dignity and compassion. If you want your loved one to have as Nicky would call it “The Send Off” handled with kindness, dignity and respect for both the deceased and family then Nick Grillo is you man that I I would highly recommend.

Diane Zuccato

June 16, 2021

Nick was a reliable person to work with. He remained professional and calming during the entire process. My family and I were very fortunate to have Nick assist us during a difficult time.

Filomena Delguercio

June 09, 2021

Nick was very professional and couldn’t of made us feel any more comfortable through the whole process. I was expecting it to be like a business dealing and it is supposed to be, but Nick made it feel like he was actually a family member. Because of Nick we are able to have a great lasting memory for our loved one.

Dom A.

May 26, 2021


Marie Josee Adou

May 05, 2021

I reached out to Levandoski-Grillo funeral home after suffering a tremendous loss. Nick the owner was so kind and thoughtful and went above and beyond for me. Sometimes all you need is a little guidance and kindness to get through such a difficult time and that is exactly what I received and more. I am forever grateful and recommend this wonderful place to everyone.

Daniella Crosta

April 07, 2021

We had a wonderful experience with the Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home. Nick was incredibly kind, compassionate and professional. Every detail was taken care of for our family during a very difficult time. I would highly recommend this funeral home. They are the gold standard.

Sue Goldberg

March 17, 2021

Nick was amazing with the entire process when my uncle passed away. I highly recommend them.

Daniela Viviana

February 24, 2021

From the moment my Mother in Law passed Levandoski-Grillo has been top notch. This being the first time we had to plan a memorial we had lots of questions. The owner Nick was always returning our calls and giving advice. He really set our minds at ease. The service was well done. The funeral home was more than accommodating. Even when my wife wanted to move a piece of furniture, Nick was awesome. I would also like to mention Chet who was working the service with us was a total professional. He was there the whole time and made sure it went off without a hitch. Even at the end when it was over he came up to me and told me take our time. There is no rush. I Highly recommend Levandoski-Grillo. For such a difficult time they made us as comfortable as possible. Thanks Nick and Staff

Larry O.

February 04, 2021

Thanks, Nick, for your attention and empathy for me and my family in this moment of pain. God bless you.

Xiomara Duran

January 06, 2021

Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home made a devastating situation tolerable by going above and beyond during a terrible loss at the peak of the Covid crisis. From our first interaction, Nick Grillo was compassionate and caring and put me at ease. I was confident through the process that my loved one would be handled with the utmost care and dignity. If you have a loved one and want only the best- this is the place. Highly recommend!

Maria Saidi

October 07, 2020

Our family lost a brother/ uncle to Covid earlier this year and we needed a cremation facility right away for the services. Grillo's team were amazing and so helpful. They were kind and were able to accommodate All our requests right away. Thank-you for your compassion during our difficult time.

Saumita Lepre

September 08, 2020

Nick Grillo at Levandoski funeral home is truly one of a kind. During the Loss of a family member he guided us all the way to the end. He was a call away and answered any questions no matter what time of the day it was. He showed us compassion, understanding, and was very professional. Im very happy we chose Levandoski and forever grateful for his geniune way during our heartfelt time. THANK YOU NICK!!!

Yesenia Aponte

July 04, 2020

Wonderful experience! Highly recommend. Nick was there every step of the way. Thank you. 😊

Laurie Venezia

June 29, 2020

It was a comfort to have my Dad in the hands of Nicholas Grillo, he was very professional and just did an amazing job all together. My Dad looked really good, just as if he were sleeping. Thank you for being so wonderful!! I was put at ease!

Gemna Gillen

June 14, 2020

My mom and brother passed away May 2020. The first thought was to contact Nick. He was so kind and helpful from the time I called about services to the time I picked up the death certificates. He was professional and kind. Have your loved ones in their care you will be happy with their services.

Malini Bascom

June 11, 2020

I don't know where to begin... I'm so thankful to Nick and his team for everything - actually handling everything - in order to memorialize my Lola and give our family the closure we needed. From the very first phone call they swept in, coordinated every detail and never let any of my questions or requests go unanswered... AND in the middle a pandemic! This is absolutely a testament to their dedication to their work and the families - they are true friends to the Filipino community. God Bless you, Nick!

Elaine Shivers-Cacanindin

June 06, 2020

I have known Nick for a long time & he is an outstanding person, he has always been there for me & my family. My Mom passed away 2 years ago & when I called him he went out of his way to be there for us as soon as possible which was 1 hour, Mom looked beautiful & peaceful, he went above & beyond . Recently as Covid 19 went into effect my husband passed away unexpectedly not from Covid 19, I called Nickie late at night he answered right away , he made the most awful time of my life a lot easier. No funeral homes in south Jersey we’re doing any funeral arrangements, he offered to have a private service at his Funeral Home in Bloomfield & it was the most easy peaceful social distancing service I could have asked for . He will be there for me & my family to help us plan a memorial, he is beyond one of the best people out there & he truly cares about you & your loved ones & will go out of his way to help you.

Mary Anne Rea

June 04, 2020

Nick was thoughtful and comforting throughout the entire planning process. His professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail made a difficult time just a bit easier for me and my family. Thank you Nick - my gratitude is infinite for all that you did for my mom.

Kris Simionidis

June 04, 2020

Nick and the entire Levandoski Grillo staff are wonderful. They showed the upmost care, compassion, understanding, and professionalism. Very honest, and accommodating. I cannot express how much I appreciated them during this difficult time. Do not second guess your decision to have your loved ones in their care.

Stephen Galvin

April 16, 2020

Losing a family member is very difficult. Nick at Levandoski was extremely helpful and comforting to my family while we tried to sort through everything that needed to be done in the midst of our grief. I recommend their services and my family is very thankful for their support. Nick explained everything and it was a seamless process. Thank you to Nick and the team and Levandoski-Grillo for helping my family during this most difficult time.

Diahann Ferreyra

February 28, 2020

So pleased with the beautiful funeral that was provided by Nick and his staff. My Mom looked peaceful and at rest after a very long illness. Nick took care of all the details with a high degree of professionalism and genuine caring.. I would recommend Levandoski-Grillo without hesitation.

Joan Macmullen

February 28, 2020

Nick was born to support people through the most difficult times. He is kind, supportive and understanding; qualities needed when helping a family with final arrangements for their loved ones. He not only provided the highest quality of service, he came to our home to help us figure out how to move forward. In your time of need this is the funeral home you can trust with your loved ones.

Lillian Rivera

February 06, 2020

The Grillo Funeral Home displayed exceptional service to me and my family during my fathers passing. It was a very painful time for me and they made the process extremely smooth and easy. Thank you Grillo Funeral Home.

John Lyden

January 17, 2020

I lost my mother relatively early, and the responsibility for her affairs fell solely on me. Nick walked me through the entire process and became my sole point of contact, giving me hope that I can make it through this experience. I feel like he had my best interest in mind and I didn't feel pressured to spend or do anything I wasn't comfortable with.

Alex Wawroski

January 06, 2020

My family said goodbye to my Babci, my grandmother, after a long fight with illness at the end of September. On behalf of my family I want to say thank you to Levandoski-Grillo funeral home. They took amazing care of the arrangements and made every step of a difficult process as easy as possible for us. They went out of their way to ensure her last wishes were met and to help my family in every way they could. The owners are incredibly kind, caring and professional.

Alyssa Bajek

December 11, 2019

Thank you Nick for the superb treatment to my family and myself. Your kind heart made this these difficult times run smooth. Even after everything was about to end, you took the time to comfort us. We will for ever be thankful to you and are glad we chose your funeral home.

Juana Siliezar

December 03, 2019

Mr. Grillo is absolutely great. He was very caring and kind throughout all the arrangements. He answered all questions at any time. Everything done perfectly. Nick, my family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Anissa Valle

December 02, 2019

My brother sadly passed away 2 weeks ago and we used Levandoski- Grillo Funeral Home in Bloomfield, NJ. Nick Grillo, The Director was amazing from the beginning. His expertise and honesty were comforting. He explained in detail everything and was more than willing to answer any question that we had. The premises are extremely well kept and the funeral home is adorned with beautiful navy and cream decor all throughout. I have a huge family that had to travel from all over including Puerto Rico, and the funeral home was able to comfortably accommodate everyone.

Almarie Ransome

November 21, 2019

Nicholas Grillo and the Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home treated us like family while planning my mother's service. The care and time Nick took to help in every way, with every small detail was nothing short of spectacular. Nick is a true artist and I am beyond thankful that I had him with me and my family to help us through this difficult time. I would urge ANYONE to use Nicholas Grillo and the Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home. Nick, I will be forever grateful for all you did for us! You will always have a special place in my heart and I will always keep you in my prayers!

Anne Ventola

October 23, 2019

Nick Grillo treated us like family upon our first meeting. He took care of my moms cremation and hand delivered her urn to our home that’s over an hour drive from Bloomfield, NJ. We are grateful for Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home and highly recommend them. Thanks Nick!

Jose Gonzalez

May 31, 2019

Thank you to Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home for being so comforting and helpful in my families time of need, my father( Angel Suarez) was placed on hospice and we knew it would be a quick departure there after once he was sent home, I called the funeral late one evening and Nick called me right away from our first conversation I knew this was where I was going to have my Fathers funeral, after informing Nick that my dad was in his last days and that I did not have too much time with him, Nick took charge he called the cementaries for me, sent me to a local florist that took amazing care of me after I mentioned Nick's name , he maintained in contact with me throughout my weakest moment . My dad passed away a few days later and I called Nick immediately they came respectfully and in such a caring way to pick up my dad and transport him to the funeral home. I was so satisfied with how handsome my dad looked in his casket they groomed him beautifully and he simply looked like he was peacefully sleeping, Nick you are truly an angel, you and everyone at the funeral home were so kind and attentive and definitely made my family and I feel like family, Five stars are not enough stars to give you and rate your funeral home for all that you do.... Thank you for being there in most sad and stressful time Thank you from the bottom of my heart..

Lorraine Cadena

May 13, 2019

Nick Grillo is so very helpful and professional. He was able to guide us in planning a wonderful memorial service for our father. He is very prompt in returning phone calls and assisting in any way we needed. The staff who assists him are very helpful as well. I highly recommend Levandowski and Grillo for such a difficult time in life.

Colette Day

May 07, 2019

My family and I are very thankful for the all of their hard work. They made our mother look beautiful and all of our duties stress free. Highly recommended!

Valerie Tauriello

March 12, 2019

My mother passed and we immediately called Nick to handle the arrangements. From the minute he picked up the phone to answer our call, Nick guided us every step of the way. His caring and compassionate way of making certain everything was the way my mom would have wanted it put us all at ease. His communication through the entire process was so helpful to my dad, who was now without his life partner. We cannot thank him enough for the way he treated us during this most difficult time.

David Murawinski

March 12, 2019

We lost our father rather unexpectedly and had a very difficult time handling everything. Nicky was amazing and made all of the arrangements for my sister and I. He was able to comfort us and take a burden off of our shoulders that neither of us were prepared for. My father looked as handsome as he did in life and was given a farewell that I know he would have been proud of. Nicky was there for my family during the most difficult time in our lives and we will always be grateful for that.

Dana Roman

March 12, 2019

Nick was very helpful, professional and provided assistance throughout a difficult time.

John Conti

March 05, 2019

Levandoski - Grillo Funeral Home & Cremation Service was absolutely amazing and did a beautiful job for my father’s funeral. I lost my Dad so unexpectedly and although it was such a difficult time in my life, Nick Grillo handled every detail with such care and ease. Nick was extraordinary and provided exceptional customer service. Not to mention, the funeral home is so beautiful and has such a positive, airy, and uplifting atmosphere. Most funeral homes are so gloomy and dark but they weren’t at all. Plus, their attention to detail is impeccable! There were mints, water, tissues for our guests and soft music playing in the background. Even the prayers cards were laminated with my father’s Police Department emblem on them (as he was retired detective). Most people don’t realize it but these small gestures made the expierence that much easier on my family. They even invested in Police Department Magnets for the hearse to pay honor for his services as an officer. I was so impressed with everything they have done for my family that I will forever be thankful to Nick Grillo and Levandoski Grillo Funeral Home. Please don’t hesitate to consider them for your loved ones too. I highly recommend them!!

Dez Jesenia

January 28, 2019

Nick Grillo was a consistent, reassuring presence after the untimely passing of my brother. The Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home provided comfort, compassion and assisted us with all of our needs. They genuinely cared. Nick Grillo, we will forever be grateful for all you did to assist the entire family. We trusted you to guide, advise and assist us during a time of great vulnerability. Your thoughtful manner and integrity are a credit to your profession. Thank you.

Anissa Egar-Smith

January 19, 2019

Nick, I cannot begin to thank you enough for everything that you helped us with and did for us when my mom passed away. This was my first experience with death in my immediate family and you walked me through the process as smooth as possible. You were always prompt in answering my calls/texts. You answer all my questions and provided additional answers that I would have never thought of. Nick you went above and beyond all my expectations. You guided me from the beginning to the end. The entire Aponte family expresses their gratitude. Again, thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism.

Elisa M. Aponte

December 27, 2018

Mr. Levandoski & Mr. Grillo, Thank You!!! On behalf of Alice J. Lewis & myself, Frank Chirichello & her friends.

Alice J. Lewis

December 23, 2015

Dear Nick, We cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our mother's service so beautiful. Some how, during a very difficult time, you did everything to help us when we needed it most. Sincerely, Bob Michalek & Ann Marie Saporito

Sofia Michalek

December 17, 2015

When my father passed away in April 2015, I was stricken with grief, but also knew memorial and funeral services had to be planned. As an only child, and my mother now an elderly widow, the responsibilities seemed insurmountable along with the grief of losing my father. I knew Nick from living in Jersey City for 15 years, but as my father had gotten sick in the last 2 years of his life, I had moved to Central NJ to assist with my parents needs. I decided to call Nick to point me in the right direction. What Nick did was completely unexpected and wonderful. I expected him to recommend a colleague or simply say he was not familiar with the area. Instead, Nick offered to take on all responsibilities for the memorial and funeral arrangements. He understood the grief and overwhelming feeling one has when a loved one passes. He took on all responsibilities and offered fantastic references for other services such as flowers and contact information for others in the area for various small things. Nick drove to the Central NJ area 3 straight days making everything as smooth as possible. The funeral home Nick used in my area handled everything flawlessly at Nick’s direction. Nick was available at every step of every arrangement, making everything as easy as possible on my family. Most people don’t realize how much effort goes into arrangements when a loved one passes, and Nick understands this. He takes as much planning for arrangements out of your hands because he knows you are grieving first and foremost. From the written obituary to the final mass and burial service, I knew everything was in the hands of a professional. To say he was accommodating would be the understatement of the year. Thank you so much Nick for taking care of endless things while my family was left to concentrate on the loss of a dear loved one and not have to worry about endless arrangements. Nick went above and beyond all my expectations, and not just because I’ve known him previously. This is Nick’s profession and he is surely a professional at it. Even if you don’t live around the block, Nick will take care of your needs (within reason). Thank you so much! The Mandracchia Family

Michael Mandracchia

June 17, 2015

In my family, as in many others, the send-off of a departed family member has always been a matter of great importance, to be carried out with the utmost of care, respectful of ethnic and religious traditions as well as the wishes of the deceased. The survivors who are responsible to make funeral arrangements must do so under difficult circumstances, often dealing with time and budgetary constraints, at what is often an emotional time upon the loss of a loved one. At such a time, the assistance provided by a competent, compassionate, talented, professional funeral director, is invaluable. For almost 100 years, generations of my family have enjoyed the benefit of such assistance provided by funeral directors at the same neighborhood funeral home in Downtown Jersey City. My generation is fortunate that when our turn came to assume this responsibility to honor our deceased, we found that Nicholas Grillo was from the same mold as his predecessors at our ancestors' neighborhood funeral home. Nick's warm and engaging, yet sympathetic, style is comforting at a time when comfort and support are needed most from the perspective of the survivors. At the same time, Nick's attention to detail and his extensive knowledge regarding every aspect of funeral arranging, from the selection of a casket and other merchandise, to the order of religious services, facilitates decision-making and alleviates much of the stress associated with what would otherwise be a monumental task, allowing the survivors, confident in Nick's abilities, to focus less on the details of the arrangements, and more on their own personal tributes to honor the deceased and on their interactions with other grieving family members and loved ones. Nick has also assisted me with pre-arranging and pre-paying the funeral of a family member, a process that Nick executed flawlessly. Finally, Nick's artistic abilities and creative talents, from decoration and set-up of the funeral home for visitation, to his beautiful and well-written obituaries produced from just a few details provided to him about the life of the deceased, continue to amaze me and my family. Nicholas Grillo is the one person in this world who absolutely, positively, must survive me. I would not entrust the direction of my own funeral to anyone else.

Anthony Colasurdo, Esq.

January 09, 2015

I would like to personally thank Mr. Nick Grillo for his kindness to me and my family at a time when I lost my husband. When I phoned him to tell him that my husband had passed away he came to the hospital in a matter of a few minutes to offer his condolences. When we met to make arrangements I wrote down a few items and Nick put them into a beautiful obituary. My husband was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, I know that they usually provide you with a flag, but Nick went that extra step that I knew nothing about, he had the Army at my husband's Funeral Mass and a real person playing taps on the bugle, it was so heart warming, because my husband loved his time in the service. He also he gave me my husband's obituary laminated on a piece of wood, for my family to treasure for times to come and a beautiful cherry Flag Case. He was so gracious and heartfelt to us, that words cannot express my feelings for his sense of empathy to families in their time of grief. I know when my life comes to an end I know that Nick will do the same for me and my children to comfort them. Thank you Mr. Nick Grillo.

Rosemarie Silvestri

October 15, 2014

When I lost my mom we had her cremated and much of my large family selected some keepsakes for her ashes. I often tell people about the cremation jewelry I have for my mom. One day a woman asked how sure can you be that your moms ashes are in there. I replied because Nick is not only a family friend for years but an honest caring loving man who made an extremely difficult time bearable. We have nothing but 100% trust in all he does. Thank you again Nick for making my moms funeral so memorable.

Donna Crosson Greco

October 01, 2014



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