About Us

At a time when many funeral homes are owned by mega corporations listed on the national stock exchanges, Funeraria Hialeah Memorial is bucking the trend by remaining a local family business. Jose & Zabida feel strongly that they can serve Cuban families better in the Hialeah, Miami, and South Florida if they remain family owned and operated.

Jose A. Arvelo graduated from two Funeral Science Mortuary Colleges. Licensed in the state of Florida and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Jose has over 50 years of experience in the Funeral Service Industry. His knowledge and experience makes Funeraria Hialeah Memorial the Funeral Home of your choice at the time of need.

Zabida Hasin has over twenty years of experience in the Funeral Business Industry which makes her valuable in our day to day operation. Let us serve you and your loved ones at the time of need.

Funeraria Hialeah Memorial can arrange for national and international transfers (specializing in Cuba), arrangements, and cremations, as well as traditional funerals which can be held either in our facilities, a chapel, at any cemetery, or one’s home church.

Common Questions & Answers

Why should I consider funeral arrangement?

Arrangement allows you to meet with one of our Funeral Planning Professionals to select the type of service you prefer. This may include the recording of biographical information and or selecting merchandise such as a service folder, casket, vault or urn. You may wish to prepay for your service in advance but you are not obligated to do so.

Why is a funeral service important?

A funeral doesn’t just recognize that a life has ended; they celebrate a life that was lived. A funeral ritual helps those who are left behind to begin healing by focusing their emotions and bringing meaning to the experience of death. It gives permission to survivors to express feelings of sadness and loss.

How can a funeral be personalized?

Personalizing a funeral service is becoming a wish that more and more families are requesting. Displaying photos, memorabilia, and treasured belongings, playing favorite music and placing mementos with their loved one in the casket are many final tributes families choose. These items help families remember to celebrate the memories shared with their loved one.

Can I have a funeral service before cremation?

Cremation is not intended to replace a traditional funeral, it is simply an alternative to earth burial or entombment. The cremation takes place after the traditional funeral service has been completed.

What services are available if cremation is chosen as final disposition?

One choice available to families that utilize cremation is having a visitation with the body present and a funeral service then cremation. Another choice for families is to have the cremation take place after the death occurs and a memorial service following cremation takes place at the families’ choice of facility. A third choice for families is to have the cremation take place with no additional services.

After cremation, does burial of the cremated remains have to take place?

Burial is only one choice that families can utilize for cremated remains. Some prefer to keep the cremated remains in their personal possession where others choose to bury. Scattering is also a choice and if you are interested, please visit with your funeral director for details about regulations in your area.

What if I die while traveling abroad?

When the death occurs, the immediate family or the next of kin should contact a funeral home of their choice in the deceased’s hometown or city of residence. The funeral home will then make arrangements with another funeral home, where the death occurred, to do the embalming and set a travel schedule for the deceased to be returned home.