Gathering with friends and family to comfort one another is an important step in the grieving process. There’s no need to sacrifice quality and service to hold a unique ceremony for your loved one. The Caribe Funeral Home has a caring and knowledgeable staff that works with you to create a meaningful funeral service honoring the life and legacy of your loved one.
Meeting with a Caribe Funeral Director
Within the first 24 hours of your loved one’s passing, you’ll need to meet with a Funeral Director to begin funeral arrangements. Though this is a difficult time for you and your loved ones, it will be comforting to know that funeral staff will do their best to make this sad time easier. You might consider bringing a family member or close friend with you. While not necessary, it can be beneficial to bring someone you trust with you for moral support.
Honoring a Life
When you honor the life of your loved one, it demonstrates how much you value the relationship you shared. Bringing together those you love at a time of loss is the first step toward healing. We can help you create a memorable and meaningful event, whether it’s traditional or contemporary. Your choices include the place of celebration, the day of the week and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said and/or songs you’d like sung.
We look forward to helping you decide how to celebrate the bond you had with the unique individual you’ve lost.
Making the Decision for Burial or Cremation
You’ll need to decide whether you want your loved one to be buried or cremated. If you choose a burial, you can have a viewing with the body present and if you want it to be public or private. You’ll also 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. Many families do not know this option exists, which can provide the needed closure on the path toward healing. After cremation, the remains can be scattered or kept in an urn or another keepsake.
Our goal is to offer you a tribute that pays respect to your loved one. We will do everything we can to uphold your family history.
Collecting the Required Documents
It’s not just an emotional matter when a loved one dies, it’s also a legal one that requires the timely completion of paperwork. The first step involves accurately completing and filing the Death Certificate and Burial or Cremation permit.
To assist the funeral home in preparing all the necessary documents, it’s helpful to bring the following with you:
- Deceased birth certificate or parents’ names, including the mother’s maiden name
- Social Security Number
- Military discharged papers of the deceased
- The funeral pre-arrangement document of the deceased, if available
- Cemetery information, if available
- Durable Power of Attorney for healthcare of the deceased Revocable Living Trust
- Last Will or Testament and any Codicils
Bringing these documents with you will make the process go more smoothly and quickly. For any questions, please do contact us as soon as you get a chance.