Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, in business since 1935, features two locations for maximum convenience to area families. The firm's main facility at 101 South Finley Avenue in downtown Basking Ridge has been in operation since 1936. The Basking Ridge location serves as the Gallaway & Crane headquarters, and all inquiries should be directed to this facility at  (908) 766-0250.

The Bernardsville facility is located at 9 Church Street in Bernardsville, behind Peapack-Gladstone Bank and across from the municipal / library parking lot. This location was opened in 1950 for the convenience of families living in Bernardsville and the surrounding communities.

The 2 licensed staff members at Gallaway & Crane have many years of combined experience. They include...

R. Michael Gallaway, Manager / President - N.J. Lic. No. 4803

Michael J. Badolato, Vice President / Funeral Director - N.J. Lic. No. 4976

Both are members of the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association as well as the Morris County Funeral Directors Association.


"I would like to thank everyone at the Gallaway and Crane funeral home for their support regarding my mother Ethel Hyler-Yawgers funeral. Both Mike Gallaway and Mike Badolato took the time to make things very personal and you never felt rushed. We were treated with respect and warmth from everyone. Everyone was willing to go the extra mile to provide assistance, making a very stressful and sad time a bit less stressful. I can't thank them enough for their kindness."

-Lee Magee

"Dear Michael and Staff,
On behalf of the Moore/Solomon Family, we want to thank you for your patience, you kindness and efforts, making our Leonards Moore’s Memorial a truly heartfelt and seamless time.
I know it is hard to deal with families during this time, and you were just wonderful."

-Anne M, William M, Robert S, Louise S

“Our beloved mother, Ann B Catrini, passed away on 11/23/15. I just wanted to thank you all, especially Michael Badolato, for being so incredibly kind, patient and respectful. At such a difficult time, it was comforting to know that every detail of our mother's wake was taken care of. And all our requests were handled with ease and professionalism. Your staff is amazing! Kind regards, on behalf of the entire Catrini family”

-Vicki C.

 “When a dear one passes nothing is more comforting than having your hand held through the difficult process of planning a funeral.
Mike and the rest of Gallaway and Crane did just that, for me and my family, when my grandmother passed recently.  They handled everything with a high level of integrity and grace.
Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home was a blessing during a difficult life moment.  I was able to ease into a difficult day knowing everything would be Ok.”

-Stacy L.