For thousands of years, burial has been a traditional means of caring for the physical remains of a loved one. Historical precedence is one thing, but for you, burial may simply be the tradition of your family. At Caribe Funeral Home, we believe that a burial service should be a sacred experience. Our caring professionals will work with you as you select the merchandise and services that are right for you or your loved one. We offer a lovely selection of caskets in a variety of colors and headstones and plaques sure to meet your aesthetic tastes. Other accouterments such as floral arrangements, programs, and prayer cards give the service a unique and personal touch.
Our burial packages include traditional services, graveside services, and immediate burials. At Caribe Funeral Home, we understand you might be on a budget and we are here to help you. While cemetery selections and purchases are typically separate from funeral home arrangements, our knowledgeable funeral home staff can help guide you through the cemetery process.
There are several distinct parts, some of which are optional. The first part is called a visitation. A visitation is typically held the afternoon or evening before the funeral service. The visitation typically lasts about three hours, with people coming at the time best for them.
The second part is the funeral service itself. At a funeral service, the body is present in either a closed or open casket. Funerals can be held at a place of worship or another facility.
Following the funeral is the graveside service. Often there will be a funeral procession from the place of the funeral to the cemetery. The family can choose to use limousines, a flower car, escorts and the funeral coach (hearse). Attendees will follow behind the funeral coach on the way to the cemetery. A simpler version of this is to simply set a time to meet at the cemetery for the interment.
Some of the necessary decisions for a funeral and burial:
- Casket selection
- If desired, embalming and/or dressing
- Cemetery and plot selection
- Schedule location and time of visitation, funeral and graveside services
- Request clergy or another officiant
- Flower selection
- How the move to the cemetery will be accomplished?
- Whether there will be a lowering of casket or not
An Immediate Burial is the simplest and least expensive of all the burial options. This option is for people who wish to have no type of viewing or service.
We encourage remembrance with each family according to their own traditions, culture, and financial means. There are many options and ideas that can be combined to create a fitting and memorable tribute. The best cost estimate will come from sharing your ideas with our funeral director or advance planning consultant. They will provide you with a general price list and an accurate estimate for your review. To obtain a funeral cost estimate, contact Caribe Funeral Home at 718-444-1818.low price funeral service for people who wish to have no type of viewing service. Call 718-444-1818