The Caribe Funeral Home, which serves the residents of Flatlands, prides itself on offering compassion and the dedicated service you need during the emotional time surrounding the loss of a loved one. Whether you want to plan for the future or make funeral arrangements right now, we’ll be there when you need us. We can offer you several choices that are in line with your budget and family requests. If you need additional information, feel free to contact our friendly and helpful staff at any time.
Booking an Appointment with a Caribe Funeral Director
When a loved one passes away, you’ll be expected to contact the Caribe Funeral Home within a day of the person’s passing. You can arrange for an “Arrangement Meeting” with our Funeral Director, who will work with you to honor the life and legacy of your loved o ne with a beautiful funeral service. From the time of the death and all the way through the process of planning and coordinating, he or she will be there to guide you. It’s normal for you to be emotional when someone you love has died. One of the most important things you can do is to lean on others for support. You may find it helpful to take someone along with you when you meet with the Funeral Director.
A Loved One’s Life Honored
Our most important goal is celebrating the special person you lost. Together we can plan the perfect personalized memorial or funeral service. Whether it’s traditional or contemporary, the design of a funeral or memorial service is limited only by your imagination. We’ll help you create an exceptional event and will be happy to discuss all options.
What You Need to Know About Burial and Cremation
Now that you’ve thought about a service which honors your loved one’s life, your next decision will involve a burial or cremation. If you’ve chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and cemetery of interment follows. If cremation is the option, you can still have the body present for viewing before the cremation. And you’ll need to decide whether the cremated remains are scattered or kept in an urn or another keepsake.
Everything is done according to the specific instructions you provide. Because this is an
Bring the Necessary Paperwork
The funeral planning process requires the timely completion of important legal
documents. The first step is completing the Burial or Cremation Permit and the Death Certificate. In order to make the transition go smoothly, please 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 for you.