History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

About Us

We invite you

to review some of the ways we are unique.

Family Owned and Operated: In a time when many death care businesses are owned by huge chains and multi-national  conglomerates, we proudly remain independent. Funeraria Borinquen and our staff believe that we are accountable to you, not far-away stockholders. We believe that the most valuable thing we own is our reputation. The owners and staff of Funeraria Borinquen are your neighbors, and we are the ones who live and are active in your community. 

Personalized Services: Our staff is specially selected and trained to facilitate services that reflect your needs. Our goal is to listen, suggest, organize, and carry out ceremonies that will be comforting and full of meaning. 

Price and Value: We understand we have only one opportunity to serve you and your family sensitively and correctly, and we have always voluntarily adhered to high standards. We encourage families to carefully compare price and value when selecting a funeral provider. Other advertised prices may not reflect complete services, and many firms that advertise low prices do so by cutting corners with procedures, facilities, and staff. When comparing Funeraria Borinquen to other funeral homes in the area you will find we offer the best value and the best price.

One Location for All of Your Needs: Since Funeraria Borinquen owns and operates its own funeral home, crematory, and is associated  with Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery and St. Cloud Florist, we can offer you “one-stop” service. This enables you to work with one firm, allowing all your funeral, cemetery, cremation and floral arrangements to be cared for in one convenient location.  Click here for more information regarding Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Why having our own Crematory is important to you: Funeraria Borinquen owns and operates its own Crematory. This gives us the ability to control and oversee every aspect of the cremation process. As a result, we can ensure families’ ultimate security and the most dignified handling of every cremation. You’ll take comfort knowing that your loved one never leaves the shelter of our expert care. Our highly trained and certified personnel perform all  cremations following a strict and secure process with our state-of-the-art equipment.  Click here for more information. 

Returning Home to Your Country of Origin: Repatriation services is a process of helping families bring their loved one home after a death has occurred. We can help. With our multi-cultural community, it's important for a funeral home to be properly equipped to help families get their loved one home. The process of repatriation can be  difficult and complex. We have years of experience in helping families through this process. We  have relationships with consulates across the globe and can handle the entire process for you. 

Our Veterans: Funeraria Borinquen is honored to serve the veteran and military community and we offer a wide range of service plans and Veteran specific merchandise to the families we serve. 

Research has shown that many Veterans do not receive all the benefits that they are entitled to.  One call to Funeraria Borinquen and we handle all the details. Our licensed staff is trained to assist with every detail of making burial and cremation arrangements for Veterans. We will help you in obtaining all VA benefits available, social security benefits, life insurance and arrange for military honors and burial in a National Cemetery, Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery or the cemetery  of your choice. It is important that you know that all Veterans, and possibly their spouses and children, are entitled to free cemetery spaces, grave opening/closing, grave liner and headstone   at any VA cemetery.

Our Guarantees to you: Our staff is courteous and understanding. Our services are handled with dignity and respect. If you are not  completely satisfied with any of our services we will  reduce or eliminate the charge.

Funeraria Borinquen would like to thank you for extending to us the privilege to serve you. Through our experience, we understand the importance of our role and are dedicated to providing you the best possible service in order to create a meaningful, appropriate, and affordable tribute. 

For more information, please feel free to contact us at (407) 653-8670 or by email at [email protected] or go to the "Contact Us" page. Thank you.

Our Valued Staff

  • Abigail  Bermudez

    Abigail Bermudez, Licensed Funeral Director / Funeral Home Manager

  • Marisol  Fuentes

    Marisol Fuentes, Licensed Funeral Director

    Marisol Fuentes Miller is a Licensed Funeral Director and has been serving family's at Osceola Memory Gardens since August 2020 and most recently at Funeraria Borinquen.She graduated American Academy McAllister Institute in 2009 and received her New York license in 2011. She served families in the tristate area until 2016, when she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to learn and expand her knowledge of other cultures and traditions in the funeral industry. Shorlty after the 2020 pandemic began, she moved back to the east coast to serve our community in Osceola County. Marisol is married to her loving husband Apollo, has two children, Jennifer and Noah, two cats and an energetic pitbull terrier. When not serving family's during their time of need, she enjoy's running, cooking, hosting and watching documentaries.

  • Stephanie Mendez

    Stephanie Mendez, Licensed Funeral Director

  • Julissa Melo

    Julissa Melo, Office Manager

  • Vanessa  Roman

    Vanessa Roman, Community Relations Director

    Vanessa was born in New York City and earned her BA from Fordham University in Media Studies. While a student, Vanessa represented her city in the National Latino Leadership Opportunity Program where she learned about issues affecting her community. This experience put Vanessa on the path of seeking innovative ways to help her community. She has since integrated her media background and her passion for serving people in every position she has held.
    In 2003 she moved to Central Florida to work for Cox Media Group’s WPYO/WCFB as Marketing Director. After 7 years in broadcast marketing, she went on to work for the City of Kissimmee, where she was the Supervisor of Public Events & Venues overseeing the city’s largest events.
    Vanessa Román has served as the Community Relations Director for Osceola Memory Gardens, Porta Coeli, Fisk Funeral Home and Funeraria Borinquen for over 5 years. She is responsible for building and maintaining community presence, sponsorships, donation programs and event organizing. Her current position allows her to be active in her community, while still finding ways to help.
    Vanessa is also a certified yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner, two skills she uses to help others heal in her spare time. Vanessa lives in Saint Cloud with her family.

  • Sandra  Rijo

    Sandra Rijo, Licensed Family Service Advisor

    Sandra was born and raised in Dominican Republic. She graduated from Eugenio Maria de Hostos University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with a degree in Business Administration. She is bilingual. While living in the Dominican Republic, she worked at City Bank for more than six years.
    During the years 2000-2005 she developed her own business importing tires from United States. She moved to Orlando, Florida with her family and started working at Starwood Vacation Ownership for almost four years. She obtained her License as Family Service Advisor in 2013 and she has been working at Funeraria Borinquen since its opening where she applies her customer service experience of over twenty five years by offering careful orientations with warm support and advice.

  • AnaMaria Garcia

    AnaMaria Garcia, Licensed Family Service Advisor

    Anamaria was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She worked at Banco de Reservas in Santo Domingo while pursuing a Marketing career at Eugenio Maria de Hostos University after which she moved to New Jersey in 1987. She started working at Pan American Airlines in the payroll department. After Pan American’s bankruptcy, she moved to Florida to explore new opportunities. Anamaria worked at Westgate Resort, Vistana Resort, Sunpass Operations and maintains a Florida Real Estate License. She is a bi-lingual, licensed Family Service Advisor which gives her the opportunity to take care of families in times of need as well as allowing her to help families make decisions in the best way.