About Our Home and Family

Family has been the heart of our service and our success from the very beginning. Founded in 1912 by Maurillio D’Agostino as D’Agostino Funeral Home, the business set its roots down in Hoboken. In 1928 Maurillio’s son-in-law, Eric Lawton, earned his license and the Home became D’Agostino and Son. By 1948-49, Eric Lawton successfully moved the business to its current location following Maurilio’s retirement in 1941. Before Eric’s retirement in 1969, the Home became The Lawton-Turso Funeral Home honoring the growing family.

Subsequently, Eric’s son, Eric Lawton, Jr. took over managing the Home and caring for families in need. Under Eric Jr.’s leadership with his son John Eric Lawton, the home expanded to include its current space and two parking lots. Recent years have seen more improvements and redesigns to accommodate guests, including large viewing screens around the Home. Since his father’s passing this year, John upholds the tradition of service as his children continue their studies to take their place in the business.

Adapting to the growth and development within Hoboken, the Home still relies on the principles that set it apart from others.

Commitment to Caring

The passing of a loved one can strain families, both emotionally and their resources. Our family works hard explaining and facilitating the process in an empathetic manner. We provide comfort to families and peace of mind that there will not be any surprises in your arrangements.

Honoring Life

Each family has their own life story and celebrates the life of their loved one in their own way. Our mission is to provide a comforting setting to honor a life lived and observe the customs, faith,  and traditions that are unique to each family.