Traditional Hispanic funeral ceremonies at Memorial Properties are deeply rooted in the catholic customs of the Hispanic culture. The Hispanic culture accepts death as a part of life, celebrating one’s death as the soul going “home.” The funeral process doesn’t begin after death, but before one passes. A priest will give the ailing person their Last Rites, consisting of confession, communion and a pastoral blessing before their soul moves on.
Traditional Hispanic Funerals in NJ
A traditional Hispanic funeral will consist of 3-4 days of services and vigils to honor and pray for the deceased. A Catholic Priest will lead the services for the funeral, starting with the wake – a time to join together and pray, share memories, and pay respects. A day after the wake, the funeral service will take place to honor and celebrate the life of the deceased, where family and friends can light a candle in honor of their loved one.
Our traditional Hispanic funeral ceremony follows the same burial etiquette as other Catholic funerals. A procession will begin to the cemetery, where the casket will be lowered into the earth. Family members will be able to throw a handful of earth into the grave of their loved one following tradition. Family and close friends are allowed to read a eulogy at this time, or say a few words in honor of the deceased loved one.
The cemetery is a place of great pride and respect for traditional Hispanic cultures, representing a Holy Field. That is why Memorial Properties offers traditional Hispanic funeral ceremonies to accommodate Hispanic families with the best possible options at the lowest possible cost.
Learn More About Hispanic Burials at Memorial Properties
If you would like Hispanic culture and rituals to be incorporated into your funeral or the funeral of a loved one, then please fill out the registration form below or call 732-820-0211 for more pricing information. You will be directed to speak with a professional from Memorial Properties who can walk you through our process and answer any questions you might have about Hispanic burials and funeral services. Large groups and organizations are also encouraged to reach out. Please Call Jacqueline Suarez at 732-820-0211. Bilingual and Spanish Speaking Counselor, Hablamos Español.