Losing a loved one is never easy, but we can help carry the burdens of families as they go through the most difficult days of their lives. As part of the local Santa Cruz community, Benito & Azzaro offers something different to the families we serve. With unique funeral options like ShareLife®, we provide family and friends with a variety of ways to celebrate a loved one, unlike anywhere else in the area.
A life celebration allows friends and family to gather and find support while sharing memories and heartfelt emotions. It’s a type of service that enables you to share your loved one’s story in a way that is genuine to the life they led and aligned with the values that they held close. Life celebrations can take place any time after a passing, from days to months later.
At Benito & Azzaro, families and loved ones are offered a beautiful environment in which to hold a life celebration. Our staff is there every step of the way to help you design the perfect life celebration to reflect and appreciate your loved one.
A burial service allows family and friends to connect with one another while laughing, crying, and sharing stories about their loved one before he or she is laid to rest. Each service is customized to the preference of the family. This time of reflection traditionally takes place with a casket in the room or venue of choice, a viewing if desired, followed by a funeral service before the graveside gathering at the cemetery.
Whether a traditional setting is desired in a church or our memorial chapel, or a non-traditional venue is preferred inside a family home or a beautiful outdoor setting, Benito & Azzaro assists families with all of their funeral arrangements and accommodates the wants and needs of our local families with a variety of affordable, customized options.
Cremation has become an increasingly common choice in our country today. If you or your loved one have chosen cremation, it’s important that you know you’re not limited to how you can honor a loved one. Cremation offers just as many – if not more – options for friends and family to honor and celebrate their loved one’s life. Holding a funeral or memorial service in a place that held value in their life, whether at home, in a chapel, or someplace special, are some of the options available with cremation. There are also many permanent memorialization options available to families who choose cremation.
If you are unfamiliar with the cremation process, our expert staff can help guide you through every step to ensure your loved one is cared for with dignity and respect. And because we own our own crematory, your loved one never leaves our care.
At Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, we offer various cremation and simple cremation options to fit every family’s needs and budget.
Visitation and Viewing
Many families take comfort in a viewing or visitation period prior to cremation. We offer caskets for rental and complete services to prepare your loved one, such as embalming, dressing, and applying cosmetics. You may choose to have a memorial service with an open or closed casket.
Memorial Services with Cremation
As a ShareLife provider, we can create a one-of-a-kind memorial service before or after the cremation, depending on whether you want to display your loved one’s ashes.
Simple cremation is the most basic form of cremation. After your loved one is brought into our care, we perform a cremation and return the ashes to you in the urn of your choice. There is no visitation or viewing beforehand. Simple cremation is an affordable, dignified option that still allows you to memorialize your loved one.
We always strive to provide the same compassionate memorial and tribute services to the friends and families of veterans throughout the area.
We provide meaningful and honorable services for veterans which include a wide range of amenities such as the completion of applications for veterans’ benefits, the coordination of necessary documentation, professional service from our advisors and other caring staff members, and much more.
For more information on our veterans services, please call us at (831) 515-6661. We would be honored to help you celebrate your loved one's life and their service to our country.
If a death occurs away from home, one of our staff will assist you in getting your loved one back so that the proper arrangements can be made and carried out promptly. We will help you bring the deceased home from anywhere on the globe.
Upon finding out about a death away from home, contact us immediately. We will arrange for the shipping of the deceased, and coordinate the arrangements for their return. One of our staff will work with funeral professionals where the death occurred to obtain the correct paperwork and arrange shipping.