“Lisa: I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done. The care and compassion with which you’ve handled everything has been outstanding. I know my Dad would be proud to be resting among other vets. His service meant everything to him.”
Pat O'Keefe, Sparta, NJ
“Just as the Bible says Jesus wept at the death of his friend Lazarus, Jesus and the friends and family of Marcell (Junior) Montalbano again wept as we watched the burial ceremony of our longtime friend Marcell (Junior) Montalbano in the new NNJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery. What an eloquent and wonderful ceremony, from the playing of Taps to the Honor Guards folding the American Flag draped on Marcell's coffin and presenting it to his widow. Thank you, Lisaann Permunian, cemetery administrator, for the great job and service you are doing and for taking care of our veterans in this cemetery with such dignity, honor, and respect. Most of all, thank you, John Harrington, for your vision, your commitment, and your service in bringing this veterans' cemetery here in Northern New Jersey to fruition! We thank you for your service to our country and your services to our veterans. Thank you, John Harrigan, for having that great vision for that cemetery and the commitment to seeing the construction to fruition. It is a beautiful place for the final resting of Junior's earthly body. But do not weep, for Junior is not there. “One short sleep past, we wake eternally, and death shall be no more...””
– Jessi P., Vernon, NJ
“Thank you Lisa, truly from the bottom of my heart. Finding a "home" for my dad has been quite a journey over the past 11 years. The NNJVMC is perfect!! I’m so happy and honored to have him there. You have made this process so easy for me and always had an answer no matter how many questions I bugged you with. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to seeing the cemetery evolve into the vision it was intended to be.”
– K.K., Branchville, NJ
“Thank you so much for yesterday's ceremony. It was so very memorable and meaningful to all of us. The Marines left before I had a chance to thank them, so if you are able to contact them or provide me a contact for them, I would love to be able to say thank you and thank them for their service - to us yesterday and to their country.
I would also like to thank John for all he has done and is doing for the Veterans. I did thank him yesterday, but he deserves so much credit for all he is doing as well as you and all the others who are supporting the Veterans and who have made this cemetery possible.
When my husband died, the only Veteran cemeteries were in Goshen, NY and South New Jersey, so this is truly a blessing for us.”
– K.P.S., Newton, NJ
“I just wanted you to know you were a blessing, helping me with putting my husband to rest. There were many calls back & forth. Thank you for your kindness and patience.”
– D.E., Hamburg, NJ
“Heartfelt Thanks to John & Lisa for the most touching and beautiful burial ceremony you both arranged for my husband. You have given my family and I such a comforting memory. Thank you so very much.”
– D.H., Sparta, NJ