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History

Carnie P. Bragg Sr., graduated from the Renouard Training School for Embalmers of New York City, New York. In 1937, Carnie P. Bragg, Sr., along with his wife, Eunice, co-founded Bragg Funeral Home in Passaic, New Jersey. Mr. Bragg's exceptional level of service dealing with families earned him a reputation of a kind, caring and compassionate professional in the funeral industry. Due to the growth and success of the Passaic facility, in 1945, the second facility was opened to service the Paterson community. In 1945, Mrs. Bragg graduated from the Renouard Training School for Embalmers of New York City and they opened the Bragg Funeral Home in Paterson, New Jersey. Carnie and Eunice moved to Paterson along with their two children, Constance and Carnie, Jr. Constance attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and in later years became the Office Manager. Carnie, Jr. attended and graduated from Fisk University in 1961 and from McAllister School of Embalming in New York City in 1962. He was licensed in 1963 and has been the Senior Director since 1972.

On August 4, 1972, Mr. Bragg, past president of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association was scheduled to attend its convention in New Orleans, Louisiana when he was tragically killed in an automobile accident. The business continued under the direction of Mrs. Bragg and Carnie, Jr. with the assistance of Constance B. Wright. The business was then renamed Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Homes, Inc. After Mrs. Bragg passed away on November 7, 1990 both Constance and Carnie, Jr. were left to carry on the family business. The Funeral Home has a long history of serving the residents of Northern New Jersey and has come to be regarded as a neighborhood institution and community tradition. Many families have grown to depend on the Bragg family at the time of one of life's most stressful situations.

Constance and Carnie, Jr. have continued to build an organization of the finest staff members, both past and present, who have contributed to the growth and heritage of the company, and who are dedicated to serving families through their most difficult time. We wish to thank all of you who have allowed our family the privilege to serve your family in the time of need.

Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Homes, Inc. - Paterson
Phone: (973) 278-6330 | Fax: (973) 278-2083
256 Rosa Parks Blvd., Paterson, NJ 07501

Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Homes, Inc. - Passaic
Phone: (973) 779-1892 | Fax: (973) 278-2083
143 Myrtle Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055

 


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