The Ferdinand Difference
Since 1962, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Miami community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Peter Manfredi Jr.
Managing Partner, Operations
Peter J. Manfredi, Jr. began his career in funeral service at Kraeer Funeral Home service during the summer of 1994. Peter majored in music at Stetson University and would work at the funeral home during semester breaks. He later attended Lynn University where he graduated with a degree in Funeral Service and attained dual Florida licensure as a Funeral Director / Embalmer. Peter has managed multiple funeral home and cemetery locations in Northern Broward County until November of 2021 when he joined the Memorial Plan family. In addition to a career in funeral service, he serves as the Music Director / Organist for a Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale and is a Reserve Sergeant with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. In his free time, Peter enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to wine tastings and searching out new restaurants with great food.
Managing Partner, Family Service
Maria is adept at understanding the needs of all the families we serve as the Managing Partner of Family Service for Graceland Memorial Park North and Miami Memorial Park. Whether she is leading a team of family service advisors, helping a family through a time of loss or helping a family plan ahead to protect their loved ones, Maria's 25 years of experience ensures families receive the best service possible.
Community Outreach Manager
Fernando Caballero was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved with his family to Miami, Florida, when he was three years old. He attended St. Brendan, Belen Jesuit and was graduated from Coral Park High School in 1976. He attended the Miami Dade College School of Funeral Services and earned his funeral service degree in 1981. He began working with his father, Federico “Monin” Caballero, at Caballero Funeral Home at an early age and went to work for him full time after being licensed as a Funeral Director in 1982. Fernando’s desire was to continue his father’s legacy, so he purchased the original building to reestablish the Caballero family tradition, and opened Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory in 2002.
Fernando is a member of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA), National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Florida Funeral Directors Association (FFDA) and Cremation Association of North America (CANA). He is also a member of the Key Biscayne Yacht Club (KBYC) and the Kiwanis Club, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Funeral Home Office Manager
Cathy Gallardo was born in Santiago, Chile, and immigrated to the United States at a young age.
She has called Miami, Florida, her home throughout her life. Cathy is a proud graduate of Miami Senior
High and has spent her entire life in the vibrant city of Miami.
With a remarkable career spanning over two decades, Cathy has honed her expertise in the customer service industry. Known for her unwavering commitment to perfection, she derives immense satisfaction from assisting others, making her an invaluable asset in her field.
In 2021, Cathy transitioned to a new chapter in her career by joining the funeral industry. She takes great pride in her accomplishments within this industry, underscoring her adaptability and dedication.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Cathy finds joy in various leisure activities. She indulges her palate with fine dining experiences, immerses herself in Miami’s cultural events, engages in city-wide festivities, and explores new destinations through her passion for travel.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
The best service you are going to find in Miami. Respectful, professionals, careful and with a lot of patience. From the minute I walked in I knew I was in the right place for the burial of my father. Thank youGigi Rrr 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I got the chance to meet the staff of Ferdinand funeral homes and found them all to be very kind. thank you for such a positive encounter!Roxanna Castellanos 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ferdinand and the team are extraordinary and so very helpful in the hardest of personal family times. They are the best. Fernando and the entire team made a very difficult moment easier. Their compassion and support made all the difference. - Alexandra VillochAlexandra Villoch 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Losing a loved one is never easy, the care and respect Jorge had with us was amazing. He made me feel at ease knowing my loved one was in their care, thank you for everything.Victor Cardenas 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Hola Fernando y Maria, antes que nada no hay palabras para agradecerles el respeto y la profesionalidad con la que nos permitieron vivir este momento tan triste. Pero Sebas era asi, alegre y divertido, y así lo queremos mantener vivo en nuestra memoria. Asique Gracias!Barbara Folatelli 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
They were absolutely wonderful. My family and I were experiencing a horrible time with another and Fernando came and help save our mom. They made her look beautiful and we were able to say our last goodbye . Thank you guys for everything. — Valerie PaulValerie Paul 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We offer a healthy work/life balance and invite ideas and innovation. Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory is where our team members' purpose and passion unite.