Committed to families in the communities we have been serving since 1936.


Naugatuck Valley Memorial Funeral Home is a family owned funeral and cremation service provider; proudly serving the communities of Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Middlebury, Prospect, Oxford, and the Greater Waterbury area with care and compassion for over seventy five years. Our purpose is to ensure that the service we provide for your family and friends, will be helpful and exceed your expectations. We take pride in our professionalism and high standards, which the families we serve have come to expect.

Pictured from left to right,

Directors, Steven P. Zembruski, John S. Zembruski, Sr.,and Joseph A. Zembruski

Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home was recently honored with a special award from the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association for over 75 years of operation and service to the community.

The purpose of our web site is to provide an introduction to our business and answer some of the most frequently asked questions. It will offer both insight and aid in getting the most out of planning for a funeral. We offer educational information to help you better understand your many funeral options and list local area resources to assist your family and friends before, during, and after the service. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you, tour our facility, personally answer your questions, and address your concerns. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

What our Families Say

February 24, 2018-I want to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to you for your ministry to me and my family during the recent loss of my mother and dear friend, Florence Stauffer. Your eminent empathy, concern and accommodation to our needs and desires (coffee at the wake!) which you so graciously extended to us was amazing. The video was carefully put together and well depicted our fond memories of 'mom'. The wake, service, and burial were all well organized and memorable. It takes a very special person, like you, along with a committed team to be able to do the work you do. I really appreciated your 'presence' and support during this sad time. It is evident that God 'called' you into this vital 'ministry'. Thank you so very much on behalf of my family. I leave you with this Scripture I stated during the eulogy... 'He (God) has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. To find satisfaction in our toil is a gift from God.' (Ecclesiastes 3:11-13) With warm appreciation, Patricia Stauffer

Patricia Stauffer

Featured Services

Liturgical Planning

A planning guide with appropriate scripture readings and musical selections to create a meaningful Mass of Christian Burial service.

Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

The Zembruski name continues to entertain listeners after 79 years on WATR with a new host.

Nathaniel Zembruski may be the youngest Polka host ever!  Enjoy the tunes and personality.

We are a member of:

Connecticut Funeral Directors Association

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