The Palm Beach Difference
Since 1958, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Palm Beach 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.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Palm Beach Memorial Park’s non-sectarian, perpetual care garden cemetery opened for business in the summer of 1958, and has been the final resting place ever since the first settlers came to the county. Our Beth Olam section has the distinction of being the first Jewish cemetery in the area.
Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, Palm Beach Memorial offers the one-stop convenience of an expansive funeral home and on-site crematory as well as a cemetery with a wide range of memorialization options.
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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.
Area Operations Director
Claire Piché started her career in the cemetery and funeral business back in 2009 as the receptionist at Beth David Memorial Gardens. Upon graduating with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University she had plans to move on and utilize her degree, but NorthStar had a different path in mind and was offered the position of General Manager. Claire developed a passion for the industry, welcomed the opportunity and says being able to guide and support families on their toughest day is beyond rewarding and the relationships we build with the families we serve are irreplaceable. Claire saves all the notes from families she has helped over the years and says that it means the world when a family’s come back weeks, months, or even years later just to say Hello!
As a Florida native, when she is not managing the day to day operations at Beth David, she enjoys anything outdoors where the sun is shining. Architecture, art, the beach, paddle boarding, working out and spending time with her family, friends and fur-babies, Chichi and Lola are some of her downtime interests. Whenever she can, Claire loves to travel throughout the States and abroad. This job has taught her to stop, take life in while appreciating every moment and always remember to live, laugh, love.
Chamely "Mely" Toro
Chamely "Mely" Toro was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and is fluent in Spanish. She is a first generation Funeral Director/ Embalmer. Her journey in funeral industry began in 1995 when she started her first summer semester at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. She relocated to warmer weather and graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in 1998 from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. After working many years in Broward county, she has recently joined Palm Beach Memorial Park to continue serving families during a difficult moment. Mely enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and shopping.
Chapel Location Manager
Erica Smith was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has lived in Palm Beach county since 2008. As chapel location manager, she serves families as they experience one of their most difficult times.
Her interest in the funeral industry was sparked at an early age as she spent time at the Medical Examiner's Office where her father worked as an autopsy technician. In 2014, her younger brother passed away. Planning his celebration of life service was the catalyst for her return to the classroom to pursue her childhood passion of becoming a funeral director.
Erica graduated with an Associate of Funeral Science in 2016 from the Philbrick School of Funeral Science at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. While she was earning her degree, she started serving families in Palm Beach County as a funeral attendant and later as a funeral director. Prior to becoming a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Erica was a police officer in both Philadelphia and Cobb County, Georgia. She would later relocate to Florida where she became a safety and loss prevention director for a leading hospitality company.
In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, podcasting, and eating seafood.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
David Gonzalez showed so much empathy and consideration during such difficult times. He went above and beyond the services, providing his experience, advice, and knowledge to help us make the decisions we needed. Thank you.K Garcia 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Professional - compassionate - and willing to go that extra mile to satisfy an individual's needs. Nick Brunetti was outstanding and is an asset to this professional organization. My wife and I are happy with the results. Thank you all.Stuart B. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Nick Brunetti was extremely helpful and pleasant. I would recommend him highly to ease the transition into the afterlife.Augie A. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Hi Kevin -- thank you so much, again, for the incredible manner in which you placed our mother to rest and alleviated our pain. It was a beautiful experience from beginning to end.P. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We went by today and saw L.'s picture. We really appreciate your help and are very pleased. Thank you and God bless you.The Family Of L. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
David - Thank you very much, we appreciate your kindness.The H. Family 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
News & Events
News Apr. 14, 2021
FEMA Offers to Help Families Cover Funeral Costs
Up to $9,000 in aid may be available for those who suffered the loss of a loved one from COVID-19.
News Feb. 03, 2021
Learn What Matters Most
These times have shown us that life does not come with a guarantee. Get started with your free planning guide.
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