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Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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During this incredibly difficult time there were so many things running through my head. I am truly grateful to the people at Borek Jennings for keeping me grounded and there professional expertise which was truly amazing through out the whole process. Thank you all David F LeBlanc & family

David F LeBlanc & Family

May 08, 2019

"I'm at a loss for words to try and fully express our gratitude to you and your staff, but I am going to try. Thank you for all you did for us. I know your probably thinking "that's our job", but I wanted to tell you that it was much more than that. During this whole process, it always felt that we were meeting with an old friend. I have been to other funeral homes and most of the people never even came close to showing the genuine concern and compassion you shared with all of us. I had family members approach me afterwards and remark how welcoming and understanding your whole staff was (especially Jeff, I had numerous people comment on how wonderful you are, even though we are a "handful" and sometimes probably shared too much :)). I can't begin to imagine how hard your job can be, but i thank you for never making it seem like we were anywhere but with family. Joe Sr. was incredibly touched by all your kindness and will always entrust his family in your hands. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and for all you do."

Heather Charette on behalf of the entire McClatchey Family

July 29, 2016

Borek Jennings Funeral Homes: Lamb Chapel (Jeffrey Lynn Eineder Jr.) smoothly and efficiently coordinated the long-distance funeral logistics required (mother died in Georgia on Monday w/burial on Thursday). Thanks, the family of Marge Vincunas Feb. 11, 2016

Bonnie LaVoie

February 16, 2016

"I just want to thank you for everything that you have done over the course of this last for myself and our family. you and your team really helped us grieve and process in a way that makes my heart feel just that much better. I honestly cannot thank you enough for everything. I didn't think I'd be strong enough to speak about my mom, but I'm so glad i did. Thank you for holding us up."

Catherine Pociask

January 20, 2016

As the weeks and months pass, we are more and more grateful that we chose you to handle the arrangements for Hayden. We couldn't be more pleased with how everything went and we constantly hear from people who attended the service about how beautiful it was. Thanks for your part in that. We will never forget your care of our family.

Smith Family

January 08, 2016

"We want to thank you and your staff for the outstanding job you did in making us feel at peace in a difficult time. Now that you are part of our family we give you and your staff a big hug."

The Family of Sarah Barr

January 01, 2016

Well, where do I begin. I want to thank you Todd, and all of your staff for the wonderful Memorial service for my sister Fran Morris. I did not expect anything less than what we got, and it was heart felt. Just like the service for my mom in 2005, the service for my brother at your place in Brooklyn in September....thank you. Our entire family and all of our friends that came, were very impressed with the Memorial. They all wanted to thank ME for everything being so beautiful, but really, I just handed it all over to you and boom, it was done. Give that "crew" of yours a big hug for me, will you? I really appreciated everything you all did to make Fran's farewell just so special.

Barb Hutchinson

November 09, 2015

I've known Todd Borek for many years and I know that God called him to this vocation of supporting those who grieve; he has a special gift. My mother died very recently and we went to Todd because I knew he'd be the best. And I was right. Not only were the finest pragmatic details taken care of completely by Borek Jennings' amazing staff, but Todd was a true God-send in our time of need. We were very blessed that they were there for us.

Jon Sussman

November 08, 2015

On 10/15/15 I attended Todd Borek's presentation at St Mary Magdalen-Brighton sponsored by the parish Befriender Ministry. It was titled "Taste the Wine of Healing." Todd explained the universal experience the first 3-10 days after the loss of a loved one-- the "Acute Loss Phase"--& why it is essential to complete that phase before healing can begin. The visual presentation was very professional & it was obvious Todd had covered this material many times. The comparisons to the universal American experience of September 11 (2001) made it easy to comprehend the stages of the Acute Loss Phase & prove they really are universal. What appealed to me the most about the presentation was how Todd's explanations of the Acute Loss Phase proved we are made for community & how essential it is to "be present" to those experiencing the loss of a loved one & to allow others to "be present" to us when experiencing the loss of a loved one. It was also interesting to realize the Acute Loss Phase happens not only in the loss of a loved one, but in any serious loss: loss of a job; loss of health; divorce, moving, etc. I thank & commend Karl Jennings & Todd Borek for studying the healing process after the loss of a loved one & for presenting a new model of care for healing to funeral directors across the US. When people face death with truth it restores the dignity of life.

Cheryl Nael

October 23, 2015

It is difficult indeed to put our thoughts into words at this time, but the kind and gentle ways our family felt as we were guided through the process of what seemed to be the most challenging time any of us had ever experienced. When we were leaving, I remember us thinking as we were driving away comforted in knowing, "finally mom is in the hands of people who will take good care of her." for that we thank everyone at Borek - Jennings, we could never put into words what that ment to us. A special thank you to Ryan and Devon for holding our Mother and her memories in the highest regard, allowing us to honor her in such a special way... Just like her. We will always feel blessed that we had your support and guidance at such a difficult time. With heartfelt thanks!! The family of Donna Reid

The Reid Family

June 04, 2015

I just want to let you know how grateful I am for the support and direction you gave our entire family in dealing with dads funeral. You were so good at explaining everything and even to my brothers children. And thought of all our needs. We are so blessed that mom and us kids had all of you to guide us. Thank you Teresa Hayes

Teresa Hayes

February 07, 2015

Couple married for 60 years dies 60 hours apart Abby Welsh, Daily Press & Argus 5:08 p.m. EST January 8, 2015 http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/howell/2015/01/07/couple-married-years-dies-hours-apart/21410617/

Matt and Marge Harper Story from the Livingston Daily

January 09, 2015

Todd, I wanted to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job with my sister, Dawn's funeral. It honored Dawn in a beautiful way....just like her. It is such a tough and sad loss and you and your staff were very helpful, kind, and patient with our family. Thank you, Patti LaButte-Waidelich

Patti LaButte-Waidelich

December 13, 2014