International Funeral Service of NY Is Prepared to Safely Continue to Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

International Funeral Service of NY remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, International Funeral Service of NY will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.

According to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19; however, federal, state and local public health guidance officials have restricted the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Current guidelines state no more than 10 people in a gathering until March 31, 2020. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual.

“At International Funeral Service of NY, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve,” said Pat Marmo, owner. “We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.”

Marmo continued: “Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.”

International Funeral Service of NY is in the process of setting up webcasting services so family members can view their selected funeral services from the safety of their own home. We advise that you encourage those who are ill or part of an at-risk population (e.g. the elderly, immune-compromised, etc.) to stay home and tune into the services virtually.

Our funeral directors and staff are equipped to make funeral arrangements via phone, fax and email. We recommend using these forms of communication, if possible. If arrangements must be done in person, we recommend using video conference services such as Skype, Zoom or Facetime. Please call our office ahead of time, 718-282-0666, to schedule an appointment with a funeral director.

As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), International Funeral Service of NY regularly receives information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the staff of International Funeral Service of NY be of assistance, please contact us at 718-282-0666.


We ship all over the world. As world renowned experts in funeral shipping, we process all the necessary documentation required by the different consulates for international shipping in a timely manner. Our organization was created for this purpose and our experience enables us to keep costs down and work as efficiently as possible. We have been servicing families as well as funeral homes nationwide for years. As we continue to build out our website adding countries and cites all over the world, you can rest assured we ship to your country. If you don’t find your city on this page, call us at (718) 282-0666 for great prices and support to your final destination.

Complete Direct Cremation

Our fully licensed funeral home has been providing mortuary services in New York City and the Tri-State Area for over 15 years. Specializing in direct cremations, we offer an affordable alternative to expensive funeral costs.

Our staff helps with all of the cremation planning needs: consultation with the family, preparation and filing of all necessary documents, plus transportation and preparation.

Because convenience is so important to quality service, we are available day and night, 365 days a year. If you are suddenly faced with a death in your family, or the loss of a friend, put your trust in the people with experience, compassion and dedication. Put your trust in us.

Our Cremation Services are complete at $1500 plus cash advances.  This price includes the following:

– Transportation of your loved one from place of death to our funeral home (home removals require additional personal for safe & dignified transfers at an additional cost)
– Staff services to secure necessary authorizations for the cremation process
– Local transportation to the crematory*                                      
                                                                      – An alternate container for cremations
– Temporary Plastic Urn
– Refrigeration for up to 48 hours at no additional charge
– Pre-Cremation Identification
– Retrieval of your loved ones ashes from crematory back to our funeral home

What is not included in this price?

Certified death certificate copies (prices vary depending on place of death, in NYC, each is $15)                       

Additional Options:

Delivery of Cremains – We provide the option of hand delivering cremains for families that reside within the 5 NYC Boros for an additional $60, or mailing them via USPS to anywhere in the USA.

Specialty Urns – Your loved one’s cremains will be returned in a simple and durable plastic urn, housed and protected within a decorative cardboard box provided by the crematorium. For families that would like to purchase beautiful specialty urns instead, we carry a large selection of various and unique urns as well as keepsakes, many customizable. Please ask our Funeral Directors about your options when making arrangements.

* The crematory included in this price is an affordable and reputable crematory in Linden, New Jersey. There are other options that your family may prefer, please call us and we can explain the differences, 718-282-0666.

Click here to see our Urn Selections