Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Homes, Inc.


Carnie P. Bragg, Jr.
Manager, NJ Lic No. 2708

As a funeral director, I provide comfort to family and friends of the deceased, arrange details and handle the logistics of funeral and cremation services. Through personal interviews with the deceasedís family, I guide them toward the most meaningful funeral or cremation service.

After these choices are made, I help arrange the clergy members or other person who will officiate the service. With the familyís assistance, I establish the service location, date, and time of the visitation and viewing ceremonies, memorial services and cemetery committal services. Depending on the service choice, I will arrange for a hearse to transport the deceased from the funeral home or mortuary to the final resting place.

I also prepare obituary notices and place them in desired newspapers, arrange for pallbearers and clergy, and schedule the opening and closing of the grave with the cemetery.

My goal is to carry out all of these responsibilities with discretion and compassion in order to serve the families in my community.

Mary Cox-Ruffin
Director, NJ Lic. No. 3224

Mary Cox -Ruffin is a life-long resident of Paterson, New Jersey. Mary attended the local schools and graduated from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. She received a Mortuary Science degree from McAllister School of Embalming, New York, New York.

Since 1995, she has been with Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Homes, Inc. Mary formerly managed the Park Avenue Memorial Funeral Home of Paterson, New Jersey and the Cheek Funeral Homes of Paterson and Hackensack, New Jersey.

Mary is a member of the Madison Avenue Christian Reformed Church of Paterson, New Jersey. She also belongs to the Passaic County Funeral Directors' Association and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors' Association.

Eleanor J. Rudolph
Director, NJ Lic. No. 4517

Eleanor earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in 1984 and graduated from Mercer County Community College Funeral Service Program in 2002.

Eleanor completed her internship with Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Home and is currently employed part-time as a Funeral Director.

She is a New Jersey licensee for one year and limited licensee in Pennsylvania. Eleanor is a member of the New Jersey State Funeral Director Association and Middlesex and Somerset County Funeral Directors Association.

Takiya S. Moses

Takiya is a resident of Paterson, NJ. Takiya graduated from Berdan Institute in Totowa, NJ and is a licensed X-ray technician and Certified Dental Assistant. After four years of working as a dental assistant, she realized that the mortuary profession was the career path she wanted to pursue.

Takiya is presently a student at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia. In her spare time, she is an Urban Youth Counselor for the Paterson Board of Education. Her motto is "Strive for it, Be the best at it, and You will succeed at it".


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