With both directors of Funerals of Compassion Rocco Polistina and John Musumeci of Italian background it is no wonder that many Italian families have found console reassurance and peace of mind when arranging a funeral service for a loved one.
Our family run business understands Italian funerals and the traditions of the various regions of Italy and the protocols of the Catholic Church. When you meet with one of our arrangers all the members of your family including the elderly can feel comfortable and at ease that the arranger is conversant in Italian and able to explain to the more senior members of your family the finer details of the arrangement in their language, in turn they can feel comfortable to know that they can speak freely about any detail of the funeral they wish, without anything being lost in the translation.
From the viewing prior to the funeral, a rosary being arranged in our chapel or at your church of choice, all care is taken to make certain your loved is presented in the best way possible for all the family, as we know and appreciate how precious that last goodbye is.
The preparation and process of above ground interment is something at Funerals of compassion we take great pride in. Our Government accredited mortuary and highly respected mortician are able to meet the high standards Italian family expect when it comes to funerals. Every funeral is different and at Funerals of Compassion we treat your loved one as part of our family and with respect, a word that is the foundation of Italian culture and the foundation of our family business.
We are able to arrange all the printing of memorial cards, condolence books, framed pictures, candles and all obituary notices in the local Italian newspapers. A priest can be organised who can conduct a mass in Italian and English, or just in Italian. Floral arrangements for the coffin, tributes from the family, no aspect of your mark of respect to your loved one is overlooked.
Ask us about our wide range of local and imported coffins. One of the solid timber coffin ranges that we stock is Ionica. The only fully imported Italian coffin in Australia. We are one the preferred supplier of this brand and we highly recommend them to Italian families that prefer a top end product.
Families should be aware of funeral directors trying to pass other Asian made coffins as Italian made.
For families that are wishing to have their loved ones sent back to their country of origin we have over 25 years of combined experience in repatriations. Our arrangers are fully experienced in the stringent health requirements in Australia and Italy, the most cost effective flights to get your loved one back and conversant with all the paper work needed to ensure a hassle free procedure.
Feel free to contact us anytime seven days a week 24 hours, for an appointment in the comfort of your home or feel free to visit us in one of our offices in Blacktown Castle Hill or Penrith where our arrangers will be able to assist you with your Italian funeral needs.