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Prout Funeral Home

Verona, NJ

370 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
(973) 239-2060
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Founded in 1924, we are a family-owned funeral home offering a full suite of funeral, cremation, and celebrant services including green funerals and natural burials. Embracing both tradition and innovation, we believe in celebrating the individual spirit and pledge to honor your loved one and family with dignity, respect, and personal attention to every detail.

We are proud of our deep roots in the Verona community and strive to grow with the families we serve. In 2005 we installed 150 solar panels to power our funeral home and help the environment. Even more, it helps reduce our overhead, which in turn allows us to maintain lower service costs and offer greater value to our client families. Come see how we’ve made the sun work for you!

The Prout Difference

There is a Difference

A DIFFERENCE IN SERVICE, a difference in personalities, a difference in facilities, and certainly a difference between a family owned funeral home and a corporately owned funeral home.

Our family has been operating Prout Funeral Home since 1924. We understand the differences and traditions of the various ethnic and religious communities that make up our wonderful mosaic of neighbors in North Jersey. Whether traditional burial, cremation, entombment or a greener service meets your family’s needs, you can count on us to help you create a funeral service that tells the story of a life.
We respect your right to choose a funeral according to your desires or family customs.

Funeral Director Robert Prout with his hybrid car in front of the family’s solar powered funeral home.

We are also deeply committed to pursuing environmental sustainability. Our funeral home has been solar-powered since the third generation, Bob Prout, had 150 solar panels installed on the roof and the parking lot fence. We view it as our responsibility as a good neighbor and consider it an honor to continue educating others about the importance of energy conservation and pursuing long-term sustainability.

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. At the most difficult time of your life you deserve professionalism, care and concern – nothing less.

Indeed, the Prout Family is the difference you can count on.

In the News

We stay up on all the trends and developments in the field of solar power, sustainability and greener funerals.

Below, you will find some of the articles that we have written or were featured in, as well as tours or presentations that we gave.

Our Story

For nearly a century, family-owned Prout Funeral Home has been serving our neighbors in North Jersey during some of life’s most difficult moments.

Our History

Prout Funeral Home - Our Story

Our story begins with Mike and Mae Prout. Originally a carpenter in Montclair, NJ, Mike put himself through the highly regarded “Renouard School for Embalmers” and earned his funeral director’s license in both New York and New Jersey in 1924. Initially, he worked out of the couple’s home until moving to the center of Verona to open one of the area’s first full-service funeral homes.
Mike & Mae continued to work side by side until 1970, when their eldest son, Frank and his wife, Jeanne assumed ownership of the firm. They continued to grow the business and in 1974 started construction on an addition that would double the size of the funeral home to include larger viewing rooms and office space.
The Prout legacy continues today under the guidance of third generation Bob Prout, his wife Meg, and fourth generation Steven and Julia. With an emphasis on innovation and technology the firm has added extensive audio-visual capabilities to enhance services and a solar installation, which helps to contain overhead. We even offer a Tesla Destination Charger for guests at wakes and funerals.

Our Contributions

We continue to be pioneers in funeral service innovation. We are known as leaders in our area for small business sustainability, with our cost-effective, solar-powered funeral home and solar educational tours. Mr. Prout is a nationally recognized speaker on integrating greener practices into the funeral business, natural burials and greener funerals.

Our Character

With deep roots in the community and an eye always on the future, we embrace both traditional values and diversity. Our commitment to being a good neighbor drives us to offer the families we serve the highest levels of excellence and compassion. Whether you are at your moment of need, or you would like to preplan a service, trust us to help you plan a final farewell that is meaningful, personal, and dignified.

Horse-drawn carriage hearse in front of the funeral home on Bloomfield Avenue in Verona.

Founder, Mike Prout, in front of his hearse.