324 New Jersey Avenue Absecon, NJ

A Funeral Home That Cares

About Parsels Funeral Home

Parsels Funeral Home is dedicated to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends dealing with loss and grief. Our funeral director, Steven Matis, will be alongside you and your family every step of this journey. Located in Absecon, NJ, and serving Atlantic County, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you in your time of need.

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Our History

For over a century, Parsels Funeral Home has been serving compassionate services to the Atlantic County Community. Our first location was in Pleasantville, NJ, and remained in operation until 1982. In 1960, we opened our Absecon, NJ, location. Except for a brief period, our funeral home has been family-owned and operated, and the Matis family currently runs it.

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Over the past several decades, Jack Lowenstein, a former owner, spent many years serving the community as the local funeral director. In the late 1980s, Lowenstein sold the funeral home to a small corporation located in New Jersey. As time continued, a large, national corporation took over Parsels Funeral Home in the late 1990s. It remained corporately owned until 2005, when H. Laurence Scott III and his wife, Susan, bought the home from the corporation, bringing it back to its family-owned and operated roots.

‘Larry’ and Sue Scott, although owning Parsels Funeral Home since 2005, have been involved with the home since 1989, when Larry took over the management and day-to day operations, working alongside Jack until his retirement in the early 2000s. In August 2010, Larry and Sue Scott retired and proudly sold the home to their daughter and son-in-law, Heather L. and Steven Matis. The Matis family currently owns and operates Parsels Funeral Home.

Throughout the years, we strive to be an integral part of the Absecon, NJ, and Atlantic County communities by supporting and participating in community events when possible. Heather and Steven Matis look forward to continuing the tradition of providing funeral services with dignity and respect to our local community for years to come.

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Meet Our Staff

Steven Matis

Funeral Director/Manager, N.J. Lic. No. 4129

I began my career in funeral service in 1987, working part-time for several funeral homes in the surrounding communities where I grew up in northern New Jersey. I continued working in various capacities during my college career, including in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I attended mortuary school. I am a 1993 graduate of The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. I became a licensed funeral director in 1994. I began his career in Ocean County, working and managing funeral homes in Toms River, Lakewood, and Manahawkin. In 2005, my wife, Heather, and I moved to Galloway Township while working in Ocean County. In 2010, we continued family ownership of Parsels Funeral Home by purchasing the funeral home from Heather’s parents.

As residents of Absecon, we enjoy living and participating in the community events our community and surrounding communities have to offer. As well, he and his family are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Absecon.

Currently, I am a member of :

  • The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association
  • The National Funeral Director Association
  • The Rotary Club of Absecon and Galloway Township
  • Lion’s Club of Absecon
  • The 9/11 Memorial Committee of Absecon

Through the funeral home, I am honored to be a member of:

  • Absecon Business and Commercial Development
  • Third-degree knight with the Knight of Columbus, Council 6342, Absecon

I began my career in funeral service in 1987, working part-time for several funeral homes in the surrounding communities where I grew up in northern New Jersey. I continued working in various capacities during my college career, including in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I attended mortuary school. I am a 1993 graduate of The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. I became a licensed funeral director in 1994. I began his career in Ocean County, working and managing funeral homes in Toms River, Lakewood, and Manahawkin. In 2005, my wife, Heather, and I moved to Galloway Township while working in Ocean County. In 2010, we continued family ownership of Parsels Funeral Home by purchasing the funeral home from Heather’s parents.

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As residents of Absecon, we enjoy living and participating in the community events our community and surrounding communities have to offer. As well, he and his family are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Absecon.

Currently, I am a member of :

  • The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association
  • The National Funeral Director Association
  • The Rotary Club of Absecon and Galloway Township
  • Lion’s Club of Absecon
  • The 9/11 Memorial Committee of Absecon

Through the funeral home, I am honored to be a member of:

  • Absecon Business and Commercial Development
  • Third-degree knight with the Knight of Columbus, Council 6342, Absecon

Heather L. Matis

Office Manager

I have grown up in the funeral business as my father, Larry Scott, was a long-time funeral director and previous owner at Parsels Funeral Home. I began working with Parsels in 1998 and primarily handled administrative duties. In 2001, I had an opportunity to transfer to a position within the company which owned Parsels. I worked and handled accounts receivable for all New Jersey funeral homes owned by the company and handled numerous special projects, primarily in New Jersey and New York. In 2004, I left the funeral industry and began working in the financial sector, again in administrative positions and eventually earning positions as assistant to financial advisors. I continued in the financial industry until 2012, when I joined Steven, my husband, working in the day-to-day operations of Parsels Funeral Home. I enjoy working with families in a supportive role, assisting them in making each funeral a personalized and lasting memory for each family we serve.

In my free time, I am involved with community groups that provide information to the public about senior living and the resources available to our community as a whole. I also enjoy volunteering at my daughter’s school, Assumption Regional Catholic School, on several fund-raising projects. I spend numerous hours with my daughter, Alexandra, as she competes on a local dance team. This includes being present for dance practices and competitions, fund-raising, costume preparation, and supporting all the dancers on Alexandra’s team.

Heather is not a licensed funeral director and is not qualified to make arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.

I have grown up in the funeral business as my father, Larry Scott, was a long-time funeral director and previous owner at Parsels Funeral Home. I began working with Parsels in 1998 and primarily handled administrative duties. In 2001, I had an opportunity to transfer to a position within the company which owned Parsels. I worked and handled accounts receivable for all New Jersey funeral homes owned by the company and handled numerous special projects, primarily in New Jersey and New York. In 2004, I left the funeral industry and began working in the financial sector, again in administrative positions and eventually earning positions as assistant to financial advisors. I continued in the financial industry until 2012, when I joined Steven, my husband, working in the day-to-day operations of Parsels Funeral Home. I enjoy working with families in a supportive role, assisting them in making each funeral a personalized and lasting memory for each family we serve.

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In my free time, I am involved with community groups that provide information to the public about senior living and the resources available to our community as a whole. I also enjoy volunteering at my daughter’s school, Assumption Regional Catholic School, on several fund-raising projects. I spend numerous hours with my daughter, Alexandra, as she competes on a local dance team. This includes being present for dance practices and competitions, fund-raising, costume preparation, and supporting all the dancers on Alexandra’s team.

Heather is not a licensed funeral director and is not qualified to make arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.

Maria (Mia) MacDonald

Assistant

I have been working with Parsels Funeral Home since 2014. I grew up in Absecon and attended Holy Spirit High School, and graduated from there in 1992. I obtained my Medical Assistant Certification from Atlantic County Vocational School in 1995 and later an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Atlantic Cape Community College in 2003. My previous employment includes working for the State of Maine as an investigator for the Board of Licensure in Medicine and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as a Death Investigator.

After returning to my hometown of Absecon, I enjoy spending time at the beach more than ever. My free time is spent with family and friends.

Maria is not a licensed funeral director and is not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.

I have been working with Parsels Funeral Home since 2014. I grew up in Absecon and attended Holy Spirit High School, and graduated from there in 1992. I obtained my Medical Assistant Certification from Atlantic County Vocational School in 1995 and later an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Atlantic Cape Community College in 2003. My previous employment includes working for the State of Maine as an investigator for the Board of Licensure in Medicine and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as a Death Investigator.

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After returning to my hometown of Absecon, I enjoy spending time at the beach more than ever. My free time is spent with family and friends.

Maria is not a licensed funeral director and is not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.

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Parsels Funeral Home, Absecon, NJ

Parsels Funeral Home
324 New Jersey Avenue
Absecon, NJ, 08201

Get In Touch

Phone: 609-641-0071
Fax: 609-645-2795
Email: parselsfh@yahoo.com
Business Hours:
Monday- Friday: 8 AM-5 PM

Available 24 hours a day