History

Failla Memorial Home has been professionally meeting the needs of the bereaved for many years. Established in 1947, on the corner of 5th Street and Madison in Hoboken by its founder Silvio J. Failla. In 1952, three buildings were purchased by Mr.Failla, 533 Willow Avenue, 529 Willow Avenue, and 263 6th Street which now house the Failla Memorial Home.

Silvio J. Failla held a degree in chemistry from Columbia University and was very proud of his accomplishment as a Pharmacist. He later attended the New York School of Mortuary Science and The John Marshall School of Law. Mr. Failla had been Executive Director of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association for more than 20 years.

Failla Memorial Home is presently owned and managed by John McKnight Jr. a licensed Funeral Director for more than 40 years. He proudly acquired the funeral home in January of 1997. His Son, David John McKnight, joined the firm in 2006, as a second generation licensed Funeral Director for the first time in its history. Both Father and Son diligently strive to satisfy the needs of the bereaved families they serve in Hoboken and the surrounding Communities. In September of 2011, the McKnight Family also acquired The Frech Funeral Home in Dumont New Jersey, now branching out to the families of Bergen County.