The Caribe Funeral Home, which serves residents in Bergen Beach, is proud of our long-standing traditions, serene facilities and unwavering commitment to serving families in their most profound time of need. We believe in personal attention and uncompromising quality and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With the legacy of two generations, the Caribe Funeral Home is a truly caring and compassionate environment. Our licensed and well-trained staff can assist you with personalized funeral and cremation services, memorials, and burials — any of which can reflect the life of your loved one.
When You Meet with a Caribe Funeral Director
It’s important to meet with the Funeral Director within the first 24 hours of your loved one’s passing. The purpose of the “Arrangement Meeting” is to guide you through the entire process. Creating a ceremony that brings together the hearts and minds of all who loved the one who has passed is a gift to everyone involved. Having someone you trust by your side to plan the funeral can be helpful, so you might want to bring a family member or close friend with you.
Planning the Funeral or Memorial Service
Our funeral staff will present you with options that can include the order of the service, clergy or officiant, obituaries, musicians, poems and or prayers. Your funeral service can be as distinct as your loved one’s life and the possibilities are endless. Your decisions can have an impact on your family and friends for a long time; so doing the right thing now can make all the difference in your peace of mind through the coming years.
Choosing Burial or Cremation
Traditional burial is best for some families because it’s been part of their legacy for generations. For, a funeral followed by cremation might be the preferred option. With a burial, you can have a viewing with the body present, and decide whether it will be public or private. If you decide on a burial, you’ll need to make arrangements for a cemetery plot.If cremation is your choice or the choice of your loved one, our caring professionals will respectfully work with you to plan the best service to honor his or her life. Also, let us know if you’d like the cremated remains scattered or kept in an urn or another keepsake.
What Documents You Need to Bring
For the family members left behind, death is not only an emotional matter it’s a legal one as well. Based on our experience, the first thing to do when preparing for the final part of the burial is getting a cremation or burial permit and the death certificate.
The burial permit and the death certificate should be completed with the correct details. In order to make the process go smoothly, bring the following documents with you:
- Birth Certificate and/or parents’names
- Social Security Number
- Military Discharge Papers
- Funeral Pre-Arrangement Documents (If Provided)
- Information About Cemetery (If Provided)
- Power of Attorney (If Provided)
- Will and Testament
- Revocable Living Trust
If you aren’t sure where you can get these documents or have questions about them, please contact us. We are available to you at any time.