Meet our lead funeral director, Annalyse (left) and her wife, Michele (right).  Annalyse and Michele currently live in Haledon, NJ with their 3 dogs - Maxwell, Gizmo, and Violet.  

Annalyse is a 2014 graduate of the Northampton Community College Funeral Service Education Program in Bethlehem, PA and was licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science in 2018. She is a first generation funeral director and currently the Secretary of the Morris County Funeral Directors Association since 2020, and a proud member of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association.

In August of 2017, Annalyse joined the Halpin-Bitecola Funeral Home family and it was here where she became exposed to all of the aspects funeral service under the instruction of her mentor, Daniel Bitecola. During her time at Halpin-Bitecola, Annalyse has embraced all aspects of funeral service, but is able to focus on decedent care to prepare their loved ones for their final goodbyes, which is truly her passion. 

Please feel free to reach out to Annalyse or any of our other directors with any questions you may have.

Annalyse may be reached at 973-338-5900 or   

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