Funerals of Compassion is run by directors Rocco Polistina and John Musumeci. As Italian descendants, they prepare traditional and contemporary Italian funerals right here in Penrith.
We understand Italian funerals are different based on different regions and protocols of the Catholic Church. Despite being away from your homeland, we can accomplish many of the same customs and traditions dear to you and your family.
After losing a loved one, planning a funeral is often the last thing people want to think about.
Our team of directors, funeral planners and councillors can make the process easier for you. We listen to the wishes of the family and if known, those of the deceased, to prepare a funeral that’s respectful and presented in the best way possible for all attendees.
From rituals such as the last rites, funeral liturgy, prayer vigil and Catholic mass – we cater to all denominations of the Catholic Church.
Funerals of Compassion has a Government-accredited mortuary run by a highly experienced mortician. We follow strict health procedures to prepare your loved one for an open casket ceremony.
If the family wishes to provide clothing and material possessions, these can be buried with the deceased.
Funerals of Compassion is a preferred partner of the Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria. The local agency has five locations in the Western Sydney region including Rookwood, Liverpool, Greendale, Kemps Creek and North Rocks.
Many of these facilities are within 30 minutes of driving distance from Penrith. If you wish to have an Italian funeral in the Western Sydney area, we can choose a location that suits your needs.
Each location has many places of worship such as chapels and lounges with optional catering. With your choice of above ground and in ground burial, there’s a range of well-maintained niche walls, niche gardens, and family grave burial sites.
Many families find comfort in having their loved one returned to Italy. Your funeral director can arrange this service on your behalf.
We take care of the details such as:
Whether you’re planning ahead for the future, or have just lost a loved one – Funerals of Compassion offer peace of mind for families in the most difficult times.
Call Funerals of Compassion on 1300 906 060 to host a respectful and dignified Italian funeral in Penrith.