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


I'll never forget your support and kindness during our recent broke our hearts. The slide show was amazing. Our family can't thank you enough.

May 25, 2023

Thank you for caring for our father and our family. We appreciate all the kindness you and your staff showed us.

May 18, 2023

Thank you for all your help and guidance during this difficult time. We really appreciate all you have done and continue to do.

January 3, 2023

My family and I would like to thank you for your professionalism and assistance you and your staff provided during our difficult times. Thank you again.

July 8, 2022

Dear Steve, Our entire family would like to say thank you for the beautiful and organized funeral service your entire staff did for our mother. Our mother looked absolutely beautiful. You were able to nicely fix up her sparse hair. Her skin looked smooth and had a nice, pinkish color to it. She looked so peaceful. The enlarged picture was a very pleasant surprise. We are so grateful to you. You helped make a challenging task more manageable with the manner in which you helped us through each phase of the selections: song choices, readings, prayer card series & poems, flowers, choice of casket, restaurant choice, etc. I will highly recommend your funeral home to whomever may ask me for a recommendation. Thank you again and bless you for all your patience with a grieving family.

May 18, 2022

Thank you so much for your assistance, guidance, and support for my mother's wake, funeral and internment. You are truly a godsend.

February 19, 2022

Thank you for your support through the final rest of my mom. Your professionalism and kindness were appreciated more than you know during this difficult time.

January 26, 2022

Thank you for always answering the call by supporting our club events! Your funeral home is always there year after year. Your support of our community is deeply appreciated by all of us.

June 5, 2021

Thank you for all your help, kindness, and everything you did for our mom and entire family. It is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

June 5, 2021

We wanted to thank you for all of your help during the stressful days of our dad's passing. Thank you for setting up our many photos and keeping them safe. The military honors at both the funeral home and cemetery were incredible, and tears were in my eyes when taps were played. I know our dad would have been very proud. Thank you again for all of your help.

May 24, 2021

On behalf of our family, we wanted to extend our true appreciation for all your attention, kindness, and exceptional service with regards to our loved one. You made this most difficult time a more bearable experience. Many thanks.

March 22, 2021

On behalf of all our family members, I thank all of the staff at Naugatuck Valley Memorial Funeral Home. All of you did an outstanding job! Your attention to every detail is appreciated. My beloved son, David looked so handsome in death as he did while he was full of life. Thank you for all that you did. I will definitely recommend your services to other family and friends. :)

Maria Teixeira
March 3, 2021

I just want thank you for everything- you have been here so many times assisting my family through this and its always been handled with dignity and such class. Thank you again.

November 9, 2020

Thank you for all you did for us. I appreciate all your help in getting everything done for our family during our loss in difficult times. My husband looked absolutely terrific-the way I will always remember him. Your kindness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

October 24, 2020

Thank you so much for your compassion, time and attention to detail throughout this whole process. You are a true professional. We are grateful to have you guiding us in preparing for our Dad for his final arrangements and resting place.

June 26, 2020

As always, you and your staff handled my husband's services wonderfully. We can't thank you all enough for your kindness and love.

December 2, 2019

This is to express my gratitude for the kindness shown to myself and my family at such a difficult time. I realize your position can be very difficult, yet the tone you set is not lost on those who grieve. Every time I have attended or been a part of a service at your funeral home, I have felt your gentle warmth, compassion and generosity. The effort in preparing the DVD for the service has not gone unnoticed, and our family is appreciative for the beautiful arrangement of photos. You and your team have always given to me and my family the highest level of concern in our time of need. Thank you for the important contribution you provide to us and our community.

August 8, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for guiding us through the arrangements for our loved one's funeral. All aspects of the wake and funeral went smoothly. Everything was just as he would have wanted. Thank you again.

August 2, 2019

On behalf of my family, we want to thank you for all you did for our parent's funeral services. We appreciate the behind the scenes work you did that we weren’t privy to that helped the event occur without drama.

May 29, 2019

Thank you for the beautiful services for my father, and especially for the kindness, compassion, and all of the help given to our family during our recent loss.

April 11, 2019

I can't thank you enough for taking care of every detail of the funeral from start to finish. You made the whole process worry-free. The day of the funeral was flawless. I feel blessed to have had you as our funeral director. I will always recommend you to other families who may need a funeral home.

March 1, 2019

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
February 4, 2019

Thank you for making my mother's memorial beautiful, and for your patience with our family, and especially for your attention to detail.

July 1, 2018

We just wanted to thank you for everything you did for our family. It will always be appreciated!

-Mike & Sue

June 7, 2018

On behalf of the family of Gerard J. Rouillard I would like to thank the entire staff of Naugatuck Valley Memorial for the wonderful and caring service given to us for our father. Everyone was so accommodating.

Kevin Rouillard
April 30, 2018

Dear Steve and staff-My family and I would like to say "thank you" for the outstanding service and compassion shown to us during the recent loss of our dad. We will always remember this.

February 3, 2018

Our family is extremely pleased with the wonderful service Steve Zembruski and his staff provided us upon the death of my mother. They took care of all kinds of details for us, from notifying Social Security to corresponding with attorneys who are assisting us, to making sure her obituary was correctly displayed in several newspapers. We were particularly grateful for the portrait that was produced from a photo we provided. It was beautiful and enhanced our memorial service. At all times, Steve was more than helpful and made us feel at ease. Thank you very much!!

John Kotchian
August 21, 2016

Our family was very pleased with the experience we had working with the Steven Zembruski and the entire staff at Naugatuck Valley Memorial. They helped us in 2008 when buried my mother-in-law, Tillie Kortis and most recently, when we lost my father-in-law Stephen Kortis. Our family recommends their services to anyone at this time of need.

Dennis Desrochers
October 9, 2015

Words cannot express how much we appreciate the incomparable professionalism, genuine warmth and sensitivity you extended to our family following our beloved father's passing. Steve shepherded us through every step with patience, much appreciated advice and a respect for our family's every wish and need. At a time when we were at our most emotional, vulnerable and perhaps demanding, our entire family was so grateful to have had him as a resource and in charge of all of our Dad's arrangements.

Debra Brody McLaughlin
June 3, 2015

Thank you Steve and your wonderful team! You went above and well beyond to help my family and I celebrate my father's life. You handled every detail with extreme care, compassion, and excellence. Your support in one of the most difficult times in our lives meant so much to all of us. As a Pastor I have worked with many funeral homes over the years and I am so pleased that we choose the services of Steve Zembruski and the Naugatuck Valley Memorial Funeral Home to care for our family!

Pastor Karen Yuschak
May 21, 2015

Bob is an old friend I will never forget. I didn't know he passed. My thoughts & prayers are with him always. Elva Levanti

Elva (Ellie) Levanti
February 20, 2015

My family and I thank you for all you have done, for your emotional support, and attention to all that needed to be done. God Bless.

May 30, 2014

Thank you for your help prior to and during my mother's funeral. You made a very difficult time more bearable. I appreciate your professionalism and compassion. Thank you.

May 5, 2013

Just a note to say thank you for your assistance during my wife's funeral. You helped to make a very difficult situation much easier to deal with. The funeral was simple, yet elegant, just like she wanted.

September 25, 2012

Thank you so much for the care, concern, and dignity you showed our uncle on his final day. Your organization went above and beyond. Everything you did for him was exemplary.

September 20, 2012

Thank you very much for your professionalism and guidance in helping us to give our mother a nice funeral. We were very happy with the services that you provided.

September 7, 2012

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing such a wonderful service for my mom. It couldn't have been any better and everyone commented on how professional and sincere everything was handled.

August 1, 2012

I cannot express how much my family appreciates your amazing service. The entire assistance you provided was so kind and compassionate. You made us feel special and helped us through one of the saddest experiences of our lives. Every detail was covered. You went out of your way to making my dad's service perfect. The DVD, the flowers, anything I asked for... you made it happen. We will always be grateful to you. I hope not to have to see you too soon... but when the time comes, my family will be back. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will always remember your kindness.

May 5, 2012

We received many compliments from family and friends regarding your compassionate and professional services for our father. We truly appreciate everything you have done for us.

March 28, 2012

Sincere gratitude to you and your staff for guiding us through a difficult time in planning mom's funeral. We have received many compliments on all aspects of her services. Your thoughtfulness and dignity throughout were much appreciated. It was a fitting tribute to a great lady.

October 5, 2011

Our entire family wishes to thank you for the excellent care you took of us and the professionalism you showed in managing the funeral of our mother. From the very minute we drove up to the door, you were waiting to help us. Everything went so smoothly. I'll always remember your attentiveness during this difficult period.

August 4, 2011

On behalf of my dad and siblings, I would like to thank you for the care you gave us during our greatest time of need. We appreciated all of your extra special care and attention to even the smallest of details. May God bless you and your family.

February 25, 2011

I want to thank you so much for the kindness and professionalism you showed at the "celebration of life" for my mom. It helped to make a difficult day much more tolerable. I thought the Mass and funeral service was beautiful and memorable, and you helped to make it so.

October 18, 2010

Thank you for all the help you gave me and my family during this difficult time. Everything was very comforting and respectful. I trusted you all and I did not worry.

August 5, 2010

With deep appreciation for consummate professionalism and overwhelming compassion during my sister's passing. Thank you for the extreme attention to detail you showed throughout the entire process, starting with our first meeting right through the funeral and post funeral requests. Your funeral home became our home; just the way you opened up the whole place to use as we saw fit, which helped the grieving feel easier.

July 26, 2010

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