Hispanic Catholic Funeral Traditions

For generations, we have been privileged to serve families in Long Branch and Holmdel areas, meeting their funeral-care needs. One of the greatest joys of what we do here at Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home is working with people from different cultural, ethnic, and faith backgrounds including Mexico and other Hispanic countries.

Our team holds many Hispanic traditions close to their hearts – particularly as they relate to funeral service. Traditions add so much meaning to life – they help shape our values and offer comfort during difficult times.

In our experience, Hispanic people tend to have a deep, religious view of death. While losing a loved one is never easy, the Catholic belief in eternal life in heaven brings hope. Death is not the end of the road; it is only a beginning.

While Mexican-American funerals are different than their homeland counterparts, the influences and rituals are still visible. We know how important it is to add personal details to a funeral service, and the healing that happens as a result. We’ll help you design an observance that’s as unique as the life you’re commemorating. You can choose to play the music your loved one enjoyed or say a prayer that is special to your family. In Mexico, a vigil, funeral, and reception help bring together a community to share laughter and memories. Our team can help you do the same. Additionally, if you would like to be buried in Mexico – or whatever country or state is home for you – we can help you arrange this in the most convenient and affordable way.

Our experienced staff embraces the beauty and value of different cultures and recognizes how families move toward healing when they celebrate and honor life together. Reach out to us if you have questions, would like to learn about our preplanning services, or to hear how we can work with you during your time of need.