"Family Owned and Operated
Cobble Hill Chapels
located at 171 Court St. Brooklyn, New York is owned and operated by
Gregory De John who purchased it from its original owner in 1983 .
Born in the Sunset Park
Section of Brooklyn in 1954, Gregory and his family have maintained
strong ties to his old neighborhood and St. Agatha's RC Church. He
attended St. Agatha's as a child, and then went to Bishop Ford High
School and John Jay College where he graduated with a degree in
After attending several
funerals, Gregory felt the "Calling" to enter funeral
services. He entered American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science
and graduated in 1977. After completing an apprenticeship, he was
licensed as a New York State Funeral Director.
At that time he
purchased the Parkville Funeral Home on Coney Island Avenue in
Brooklyn. He was also an embalmer to the trade, for various
Brooklyn Funeral Homes, Cobble Hill Chapels included. When the
original owner of Cobble Hill Chapels retired, Gregory purchased the
Funeral Home and has serviced the families of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Heights, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Red Hook and Sunset Park In
fact, all neighborhoods with the utmost respect, honesty and dignity
that everyone deserves.
In 1999, he married
Paula Intelisano who he first met in Mortuary College. Paula and
her family own Silverton Memorial Funeral Home in Toms River, NJ.
Realizing that many of his families have moved to New Jersey, Gregory
obtained his New Jersey Funeral Directors License and is now
affiliated with Silverton Memorial Funeral Home.
It is the goal of
Gregory and his staff to provide the families they serve with the
utmost concern and attention to their every wish and to guide them
through a difficult time in their life.