Funerals give grieving families the chance to create cherished final memories of a lost loved one. The Caribe Funeral Home, which serves the Canarsie community, offers many options of affordable and personally-tailored funeral services. Whether you choose traditional funeral services; an immediate burial; or cremation services, our goal is to provide attentive and meaningful services to families during their time of need. We’ll help you arrange every aspect of your funeral while offering the support you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.
Meeting a Caribe Funeral Director
An “Arrangement Conference” with the Funeral Director needs to be scheduled within 24 hours of your loved one’s passing.
We at the Caribe Funeral Home are here to make sure that this period is less difficult for you and your family during this very challenging time.
At the meeting, our Funeral Director will assist you with the necessary details of the funeral preparation process, as well as address any questions or concerns you might have. Family or friends you wish to invite for support are welcome. Having someone you trust by your side is not necessary but it can be helpful and healing.
Ways to Honor a Loved One’s Life
When you honor the life of a loved one, you validate how much you value the relationship you shared. The first step toward healing is bringing together those you love at this time of loss. A memorable and meaningful event — whether it’s traditional or contemporary – can be created with us guiding you along the way. The place of celebration, the day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung; are among the many choices open to you.
Burial or Cremation
Whether your loved one is to be buried or cremated is one of the decisions that needs to be made. With a burial, you can have a viewing with the body present, and whether it will be public or private. In addition, you’ll need to make arrangements for a cemetery plot. If you choose to have your loved one cremated, you can still have the body present for viewing before the cremation. And you’ll need to decide if you’d like the cremated remains scattered or kept in an urn or another keepsake.
We understand that this is an overwhelming and emotional time, and we’ll
make sure to keep your wishes in the forefront of everything we do.
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 you need us.