Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Ellen F. McLaughlin (nee Gray), 79, of Dumont, died unexpectedly on December 26, 2019. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Vincent (2019). Survived by sisters-in-law, Chris McLaughlin, Maureen McLaughlin, Kathleen Dowling and Sheila Tracey, sixteen cherished nieces and nephews, and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

Ellen was born and raised in New York City to Ellen (nee Cooke) and Frank B. Gray, and was an assistant corporate secretary for International Paper, New York City, retiring in 1996. She was very active in Dumont, and a member of the Dumont Senior Citizens and the Dumont Swim Club.

Funeral Mass Saturday, December 28th, 10 AM, St. Catharine of Alexandria Parish, 523 Western Highway S, Blauvelt, NY. Interment Rockland Cemetery, 201 Kings Highway, Sparkill, NY. Visiting Friday, December 27th, 3-7 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont.


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Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

We continue to receive updated information from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control, and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association to ensure that the information provided is current.

To acquire more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.