Testimonials

Your impression of the quality and value of our services is very important to us. We respectfully ask for your assistance in evaluating the services we provided, as this will enable us to provide the best possible care to others who turn to us in their time of need.


Shelby


Laurin


I know we've texted and talked but there still aren't enough words to thank you for the kindness you have extended to me and Heather. Your compassion and help has made an absolutely horrible situation just a little more bearable. Your gift of kindness is a blessing on Earth. My heart smiles when I wasn't sure it would.”

Debbie Gondy
January 8, 2017


I want to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for assisting in the funeral services for Edgar. The way in which you organized and executed was amazing and was definitely in keeping with the mission here at St. John of God.”

Bro. Thomas Osorio
December 5, 2017


With all our heart we thank you for your graciousness, kindness and above and beyond patience with us during one of the hardest times of our lives. Your very presence of calm and how you corresponded with us was so very comforting and encouraging to my sister and myself. We will be forever grateful and never forget all you put up with us and our crazy family!”

The Ambrico Family


Thank you for helping make an unbearable situation a little easier. Your compassion and thoughtfulness is truly appreciated.”

The McLaughlin Family


Thank you all so much for the kindness you showed to me and my son during the most difficult time of his life. I think of you all often. I drive by daily and thank God for all you do for people. You've touched my heart and I will never forget.”

The Joyce Family


During the heartbreaking event of my brother's funeral, I was left with the comfort of knowing that the funeral was perfectly handled by your funeral director, Jennifer. I could not have asked for a more perfect funeral. Jennifer did an outstanding job preparing and conducting the service. Most companies have good employees, some companies have outstanding employees. You, sir, have exceptional employees. My sincere thanks to your staff and to Jennifer.”

Lynn Johnson


Dear Friends at McGuinness - Woodbury, My family and I would like to thank you for the beautiful funeral service held for our beloved father Bill Packer on 4/21 - 4/22. We would especially like to thank and recognize Jen Mangan for her professionalism but more importantly her warm and caring personality. From the moment Mom and I met with her we felt she was the right person to guide us through this emotional journey and she did not let us down. We also thank Mike and Daryl for coming out on Easter morning to tend to Dad in such a respectful manner, to Walt for driving us to the cemetery while listening to our stories and joining in on the much needed laughter and to the rest of the McGuinness staff for treating our family, guests and our "fireman family" so graciously. You made a very difficult time in our lives a little easier and for that we are eternally grateful. Stacey Wright and the Packer Family”

Stacey Wright
April 26, 2017


There are not enough gracious words in any and all languages to express our gratitude for what you did for us. The honor ride to NY and the long awaited reunion with my mother was the best possible send off my father could have ever imagined. You, sir, are an amazing man that also quelled the rift between my sisters and me long enough to see the beauty in all things. You are a gentleman amongst the noblest of gentlemen.”

The Stahl Family
May 5, 2016


McGuinness One Word: EXCELLENCE! For past and present family services would like to express my since gratitude and appreciation for the extra attention and care by the entire staff given during the handling and services regarding the passing of my father, Raymond Solem, Sr. The burial on Armed Forces Day, your Military Hearse and Army Honor Detail with the unfolding, folding and flag presentation. Then the playing of the taps truly will leave a lasting impact on the whole family and everyone there. What a Great Ceremony! My thanks to the Army Personnel for a job well done.

One of the McGuinness employees in particular did a wonderful job by going above and beyond what would be expected in order to help the family during this difficult time. I would like to recognize Jennifer Mangan (Jennifer Lucky 13) for her professionalism and patience with the family. She made this whole process a whole lot easier and she has my sincere thanks for what she has done for all of us. ”

Raymond Solem, Jr.
July 17, 2014


Although it took awhile for me to be able to sit down and write this, I wanted to thank you for making Jim's service truly a celebration of his life. Thank you again for making it a remembrance of the good times we had and bringing some comfort and peace to a sad occasion. Sincerely,”

Debbie Ball


McGuinness and Staff, Our Family would like to thank you for caring for our mom, Camille, at the time of her death. The preparation and arranging was wonderful. We could not have asked for a more dignified and respectful service. Thank you especially for all of your kindness and compassion. You made a most difficult time a little easier. Your professionalism, was second to none. Sincerely,”

The Modarelli and Judge Families

Vicki


My wife and I, and our family, want to extend our gratitude for the professional and caring manor that your staff had shown at this difficult time. I can't express how pleased we were with the memorial setting that you prepared for Richard and everything carrying through to the final internment at the cemetery. In closing, Elaine and I could not have asked more of the staff in all the services that they performed.”

Bill & Elaine Stapleton
December 21, 2017


I'm writing you to say thank you for everything you and your staff did to help make last week's service for my grandmother so lovely. Your facility is beautiful and you and your staff were helpful, professional and accommodating. And thank you especially for all you did to comfort and guide my family though the process and through the day. We are so grateful.”

Sundi Culbertson


I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate all you did for me and my family during a very sad and difficult time from the very beginning of the process to the final moments at the grave site, your kindness and patience made the celebration of my Mom's life more than I could possibly imagine. I truly felt that you were there for us every step of the way. The home was so warm and welcoming, and your attention to every detail was amazing. Even things we didn't know we needed just seemed to appear at the right moment. It will remain a beautiful memory and I shall be forever grateful.”

Joan Culbertson


“A thank you card is only a small token of our gratitude for the services you recently provided for our mother. Her last few months were difficult, but when we walked into that viewing room it was like a weight had been lifted. She looked beautiful and peaceful!! We couldn't have asked for more. The extra touches, like the word search puzzles, were so special! Losing a loved one is never easy, but your care and kindness made the journey for Mom complete. Thank you all!!”

The Rathbone Family


I want to thank you for making something so hard and awful with the passing of Dennis, into something so beautiful and easy. From the moment we met you, we knew we met a friend. You helped us with everything, took your time and were so nice doing it. We actually had laughs and were calm talking about his death. No one in this world could have been nicer. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Jenn. You are an extremely great asset to the funeral home.”

The Tallman Family


I wanted to let you know that you are the FIRST Funeral Home in our region to run a blood drive and now you have a proven track record of success! On behalf of the American Red Cross, please accept my thanks and congratulations on a very successful blood drive on December 2, 2014. A.s you know, we had 19 people register to donate and actually collected 17 donations. Since every donation can help up to 3 people, your blood donors saved the lives of over 50 people!! Think about it, the blood that was donated at your drive was transfused within 48 hours to cancer patients, accident victims, premature babies and others with life-threatening conditions. You were literally the lifeline to area hospital patients who desperately needed a transfusion to keep them alive. I really appreciated the level of involvement, creativity and dedication that you showed to make this drive successful. I was so honored to meet Michael’s wife and it truly was a moment I will never forget. It must have been so hard for her but at the same time, she felt that she was continuing his legacy of giving blood. Thanks again and I hope to hear from you soon! Rosanne Marks Manager, Business Development American Red Cross”

American Red Cross


Finding the words to thank you for all you've done has been difficult, but one thing is for sure... Dad/"Pop" had to be smiling down from heaven. Everything was perfect. You couldn't have been more patient, given better advice or been more consoling. From Dad/Pop's beautifully written obituary, through the folding of the flag at Holy Cross, Steph and I would not have changed a thing. Dad knew and you did too that you would get us through one of the hardest tasks that we would ever have to perform. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone on staff who played a role in making Dad/Pop's last goodbye one that would made him proud and one that made Steph and I so thankful for all of you. Warmly, Rita ”

Rita & Steph Lewis
February 26, 2014


On behalf of the Roberts family, Tom and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the genuine care and concern you have shown us. This, as you know has been just awful, and you and the staff made it bearable. I for one felt happy and comfortable. All my friends remarked what a beautiful service it was. As funerals go we would say it was "PERFECTO" !! Everything you did was just great and made our hearts happy. :-) All the extras you picked up on are greatly appreciated - Good to know you - Fondly, ”

Patti and Tom


As I sit back and think of all the people I have met in my line of business. I never would have dreamed that I would ever need to use them in the near future. But on March 10, 2007 that dream ended. I lost my husband, my lover and most important my best friend. For three months the man that I knew slowly disappeared. I needed a miracle and the miracle was McGuinness Funeral Horne. I have never met a more compassionate group of people. They made my sorrow theirs. From the first phone call to the last time I saw him they were my Angels. I want to thank you and may God bless you all. But I want to especially say thank you to a special man who did all he could and more. Thank you Randy, you are one of a kind.”

Loretta Clark