Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are here for you.

Joseph C. Parell, III, CFSP, NJ Lic # 3529
Owner & Manager

Email: poulsonvanhise@aol.com
Phone: 609-396-8168

Joe received his education at Lock Haven University where he majored in secondary education/biology and graduated with honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1978. He is a licensed funeral director in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and holds the title of a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, CFSP, ( a designation for achieving a higher voluntary level of professional education in funeral service.)

He has been associated with the firm since 1978 and became co-owner in 1988. In the fall of 2012 he became the sole owner after the retirement of J. Gregory Smith. 

He is a former President of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association and served as board chairman of Thanexus, part of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, a cooperative of independently owned, family operated, community based funeral homes - providing excellence in funeral service.

He holds memberships in the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association, the NJ State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and the Funeral Ethics Association. He was a past President of the former Lawrenceville Rotary Club, served as  District 7510 Secretary and a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow.  He also is a member of the Trenton Elks, B.P.O.E #105 and the Sons of the American Legion.

Joseph and his wife Donna have two children, Joseph IV is a police officer and Jamie is a school teacher. They also have their rescue dog Max who brings joy to the entire family. In their spare time they enjoy traveling, snow skiing,  Philadelphia Eagles football, boating and relaxing with family. 

Scott Larkin, N.J. Lic # 4447
Director

Email: poulsonvanhise@aol.com
Phone: 609-396-8168

Scott was born in Trenton to Christopher and Kathleen Larkin.  He and his wife Cynthia are lifelong residents of Hamilton Twp.  Scott has two nephews Lorenzo and Sebastian.  

His career in funeral service began in 1994.  Scott was a 1995 graduate of Steinert High School, Hamilton, NJ and a 2000 graduate of Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and a Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Service.

He is certified by the National Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards of the United States and a licensed New Jersey Funeral Director. Scott is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association member and served as Vice President of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association.  He is a Notary of Public in the State of New Jersey., member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Monsignor Crean Div. #1, the Hamilton Elks Lodge BPOE #2262 and VFW Post 3525.  Scott is an active participant and donor with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, having walked in several events with his nephew Lorenzo who was diagnosed in 2012 at the young age of 2. He volunteered with the Mercerville Lions, Medford Lakes Lions and Pemberton Township Rotary Clubs.  

Scott and his wife Cynthia are avid dog lovers and have rescued two Chihuahuas, Levi and Charlie. Some of his hobbies include golfing, pitching quoits, skiing, Caribbean cruises, riding his Harley, New York Giants Football and the Boston Red Sox.