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M. John Scanlan Funeral Home

The M. John Scanlan Funeral Home is a 1902 Dutch Colonial home, situated on three acres of beautifully manicured grounds. Our funeral home was designed for spacious and commodious reposing rooms, superbly appointed and richly carpeted, together with adjoining rooms for the privacy and convenience of immediate relatives. We offer two viewing rooms: the small chapel occupies the home’s original dining room and features a fireplace and ornate molding. The large chapel seats approximately eighty persons and includes a large greeting area, which works very nicely for fraternal order honorary tributes, wake services or funeral services. Recent upgrades to this room, which was added to the original building in 1968, include molding and lighting that ties in to the decor of the original home. The arrangements office is located near the front entrance. With its fireplace and comfortable chairs, this private suite creates a warm, home-like atmosphere for arrangement conferences. In addition, the funeral home has a children’s room with crayons, coloring books and reading material. Lastly, our selection room features more than thirty caskets from four different manufactures, in addition to a large urn display, burial clothing, vaults and other memorial items. In addition, it is important that we note that our spacious grounds provide an unusually generous amount of parking space.

Our Facility

M. John Scanlan Funeral Home
781 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, New Jersey 07444

Phone: (973) 831-1300
Fax: (973) 831-8502

Contact Us


From New York City
George Washington Bridge — follow Route 80 West to Exit 53 (RT 23 North). Follow Rt 23 North 6 traffic lights to Newark-Pompton Tpke (make sure to go 6 lights – there are 3 exits off of Rt 23 for the Newark-Pompton Tpke). At 6th light take U-turn from right hand lane and CROSS the highway (do not get on Rt. 23 South). Make the first right onto Mountain Avenue. Our driveway is the first on the right. Lincoln/Holland Tunnel — follow to Rt 3 West. Merge onto Rt. 46 West. Go 6 miles to Rt. 23 North. Follow Rt 23 North 6 traffic lights to Newark-Pompton Tpke (make sure to go 6 lights – there are 3 exits off of Rt 23 for the Newark-Pompton Tpke). At 6th light take U-turn from right hand lane and CROSS the highway (do not get on Rt. 23 South). Make the first right onto Mountain Avenue. Our driveway is the first on the right.

From the West
Take Route 80 or Route 78 to Rt 287 North. Follow Rt 287 to exit 52A. This will put you on Rt 23 South. Follow to the 3rd traffic light. Our entrance is at this third light on the right hand side. (You can also go around the corner and enter our parking lot from our rear entrance).

From the North
Take Route 287 South to exit 52A. This will put you on Rt 23 South. Follow to the 3rd traffic light. Our entrance is at this third light on the right hand side. (You can also go around the corner and enter our parking lot from our rear entrance).

From the South
Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 153B (a left hand exit). This will put you on Rt 3 West. Merge onto Rt. 46 West. Go 6 miles to Rt. 23 North. Follow Rt 23 North 6 traffic lights to Newark-Pompton Turnpike (make sure to go 6 lights – there are 3 exits off of Rt 23 for the Newark-Pompton Turnpike). At 6th light take U-turn from right hand lane and CROSS the highway (do not get on Rt. 23 South). Make the first right onto Mountain Avenue. Our driveway is the first on the right.

From NJ Transit- Bus
From New York City Port Authority, take the 194 bus to the corner of the Newark-Pompton Tpke. And Mountain Avenue in Pompton Plains. For assistance, ask the bus driver when you board the bus. Our funeral home is on the corner of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike and Mountain Avenue. For the bus schedule, click on the link below. www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0194.pdf

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