Press Release

For Immediate Release

FAMILY LEGACY JOINS MEMORIAL PLAN FAMILY: STRENGTHENS VALUE TO COMMUNITY 

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MIAMI, Florida (OCTOBER 20, 2021) – Memorial Plan Cemeteries & Funeral Homes today announced they have brought Ferdinand Funeral Home & Crematory into the Memorial Plan family to better meet the growing needs of the community. By bringing these two Miami-area businesses together, families receive complete care from one location with access to additional services, including three cemeteries, five funeral homes and two onsite crematories.

“Joining these two well-known and respected family businesses together made sense for us and the families we serve,” said Maria Villatoro, Vice President of Operations and Sales for Memorial Plan. “Families will benefit knowing we can continue to take care of their needs while adding value with additional services and offerings.”

Together, Memorial Plan and Ferdinand serve families of all cultures, faiths and nationalities and expand their offerings to now include:  

  • 100 + acres of available cemetery space to lay their loved ones to rest through Graceland Memorial Park North, Graceland Memorial Park South and Miami Memorial Park. 
  • Five funeral homes to hold memorial services and work with a trusted team of funeral directors, cremation experts and bilingual advisors for immediate and pre-need arrangements, including Branam Funeral Home, Ferdinand Funeral Home, San Jose Funeral Home, San Jose Palm Funeral Home and Westchester Funeral Home. 
  • Private onsite cremation center at Ferdinand Funeral Home and Homestead Crematory that ensures a family’s loved one remains within our care throughout the process. By never outsourcing care, families get peace of mind knowing their loved one is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. 
  • Around-the-clock care for families in need with a dedicated team always available to answer questions, provide support and bring loved ones into their care– day or night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 “I am excited about the opportunity to extend our family legacy of caring and commitment to more families throughout the Miami area,” said Fernando Caballero, who owned and operated Ferdinand Funeral Home and Crematory for 20 years. “I’m looking forward to this union and the benefits that we both bring to the families we care for every day.”

About Ferdinand Funeral Home & Crematory

Ferdinand Funeral Home & Crematory has been a family-owned and operated funeral home and crematory in Miami, Florida, since 2001, a mainstay in the heart of Little Havana, for almost 60 years, since his father “Monin” Caballero opened his first funeral home in 1962 in this same location. Ferdinand will keep its name and remain under the operation and guidance of Fernando Caballero as the location manager and will continue to provide personalized, professional and compassionate services to families from all walks of life in our neighboring communities, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Brickell, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, South Miami, Miami Beach and surrounding areas. Fernando is a fourth-generation funeral director and member of the Caballero family, who furthers his family’s legacy in the funeral profession started in Cuba in 1857.

Fernando Caballero


Fernando Caballero

Fernando Caballero operates Ferdinand Funeral Home & Crematory. 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 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.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri will remain at Ferdinand Funeral Home & Crematory working alongside her husband in a consultant role. She has spent most of her career as an executive at several national broadcasting companies but joined Ferdinand in 2012 to fulfill her calling in the community. Teri is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and a Notary Public.

Memorial Plan Cemeteries & Funeral Homes

Memorial Plan Funeral Homes & Cemeteries has been serving Dade County and the entire southern Florida area for more than 100 years. They provide funeral, cremation and cemetery services with a wide range of selections, options and prices with the promise to do whatever it takes to serve every family who comes to them and guarantees that everyone they serve will get the care they need when they need it the most.

Contact: Maria Villatoro Orozco, VP of Sales and Operations: [email protected]

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