Low Cost Funeral Home
Since 1904, Blair-Mazzarella Funeral Home has been providing low cost, dignified funeral and cremation services to the New York community. We continue to maintain an excellent facility. We strive to deliver quality funeral services to families in need. We specialize in wake services memorial services, graveside services and cremation services. Our funeral home offers a wide selection of the finest caskets, urns, keepsakes and other funeral merchandise. Give us a call at 718.282.1164 and have our licensed funeral directors answer any questions you may have. We are available 24 hours 7 days a week.
Blair-Mazzarella Funeral Home is a professional, family owned and operated provider of funeral services in the Brooklyn, New York area. Since our inception in 1904, our guiding principles have remained unchanged: They include a deep respect for human life and profound compassion for the bereaved.
We understand how overwhelming loss can be. When starting to plan funeral arrangements, mourners often do not know where to begin. That is where Blair-Mazzarella comes in.
We guide you through the process and free you of all administrative pressures, so you can focus on the memory of your loved one and begin to heal.
What is direct cremation and how much does it cost?
A direct cremation includes the local transfer of the remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing necessary authorizations, basic local transfer to the crematory, an alternative container for cremation, and the return of the cremains to the funeral home.
Additional charges may include:
Crematory charge depending on location and family attendance. The cost my range from $895 and up. City Charges $15.00 per copy State Charges $10.00 per copy (A Casket of your choice may also be selected for an additional charge.)
Planning and putting on a special memorial program can provide much comfort to you as you honor the memory of your lost loved one. It also provides a creative outlet, a meaningful way to expend your "grief energy".
A commemoration creates a gathering of friends and family to celebrate a life lived and to mourn the loss. It is a public show of support and acknowledgement of the importance of the lost one.
A memorial ceremony can help you connect to others, draw emotional support from them, and help make some meaning of one of life's most difficult experiences... the death of someone important to you.
Funerals are a hugely challenging and emotional time for friends and family. Here are Blair-Mazzarella we aim to provide a helping hand for all your wake funeral service needs. What you'll find here are products and services that relate to exactly what you need.
Please take your time to look around our site and locate the wake funeral service you are after. We hope this proves to be a useful service for you in this most difficult of times.
Should I plan a chapel or graveside service at the cemetery?
Holding a memorial service is a customary way to recognize death and its finality. Services are generally held for the living to show respect for the dead and to help survivors begin the grief process. They also give mourners a chance to share stories, create memories, fulfill religious beliefs & customs, participate in a support system, and gather at a peaceful place during a time of confusion and uncertainty.
You may wish to choose a traditional funeral service, complete with a graveside service, or chapel service. Funeral or cremation directors can arrange many of these services for you, or you can contact us at 718-282-1164.
Green Funeral Service
Embalming became popular in the United States during the Civil War and is still a significant source of groundwater pollution today. Arsenic gave way to the less toxic formaldehyde as the favored embalming solution around the turn of the last century. However, formaldehyde poisoning can still be fatal and it is classified as a human carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Some estimates say that one million gallons of formaldehyde are buried in embalmed bodies each year in the United States. Almost all of this will eventually make its way into our water supplies. Efforts are underway to gradually replace formaldehyde with glutaraldehyde, which is considered less toxic.
Cremation causes nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, heavy metals and particulates to be released into the atmosphere when a body is cremated. If a body has mercury-amalgam fillings, the mercury will almost certainly become air pollution unless the fillings are removed first. Burning a body inside a coffin also creates significantly more pollution than burning the body by itself. Modern crematoriums often have 'clean smokestacks' that ameliorate the associated emissions, at least to some degree, and the cremation industry has claimed that reports of pollution have been greatly exaggerated.
What Are Pre-Arrangements?
Prearrangement is the process of arranging and funding a funeral before the need actually arises. All of the aspects relating to a funeral are discussed and planned just as if the person has passed. The type of service, the casket and outer burial container, an obituary notification will be recorded and kept at the funeral home. All of your decisions are made without the element of grief being present. By prearranging, a troublesome time is made easier.
Pre-Need Funeral Agreement.pdf | Pre-Need Statement.pdf
Blair-Mazzarella Funeral Home provides a wide selection of cremation merchandise to meet the personalized needs of all families.
Hardwood caskets along with caskets of bronze, copper and steel offer a wide selection and price range to select from.
Our Casket Selection Room offers each family privacy to make their selection of choice. We also showcase a fine selection of Keepsake Jewelry.
Additional Funeral Merchandise
Our staff can assist with floral tributes from family and friends. A wide variety of selections are available that can be displayed at the service, ceremony or visitation.
A variety of Memorial Registry Books, Service Folders and Acknowledgement Cards are available that can reflect the life and interests of the deceased.
If there are any products you wish to purchase but are not shown on our website, please call the funeral home at 718.282.1164.
Our Funeral Home
Established 1904 by Harry F. Blair originally located at 730 Coney Island Avenue, as a Family Owned and Operated Funeral Home. We continue to serve the public in all areas of Funeral Arrangements/Preparations.
In the 1940's Harry F. Blair retired, passing ownership to his son Harry F. Blair, Jr., who continued to run the business until his death in 1970.
The business was then passed to Thomas G. Blair, grandson to the original owner, who continued to run the business until 1988, at which time James Donofrio and the Mazzarella's purchased the business and continued to run the funeral home in the tradition of a family owned business. At this time the name was changed to the Blair-Mazzarella Funeral Home.
In 2001 James Donofrio became sole owner and presently maintains the name Blair-Mazzarella Funeral Home
Our funeral directors arrange all of the details and handle the logistics of funerals, taking into account the wishes of the deceased and family members. Together with the family, our funeral directors will establish the location, dates and times of wakes, memorial services and burials. They arrange for a hearse to carry the body to the funeral home or mortuary.
Speak with a licensed funeral director by calling 718.282.1164.
FUNERAL HOME DIRECTIONS
BLAIR-MAZZARELLA FUNERAL HOME 723 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, N.Y. 11218
Brooklyn Queens Expressway West (BQE)
Exit at the Prospect Expressway (Exit on left side of highway.) Take the Prospect Expressway in to Ocean Parkway. (You will know that you are on Ocean Parkway, once you begin hitting traffic lights.) Go to the fourth traffic light, which is Cortelyou Road, and make a left turn. Take Cortelyou Road to the third traffic light, which is Coney Island Avenue, and make a left turn. Funeral Home is located in the middle of the block on the right side.
Brooklyn Queens Expressway East (BQE)
(Same as BQE West, except entrance to Prospect Expressway is on the right side of highway.) Belt Parkway East Exit at Ocean Parkway North, exit 7N. Go to traffic light, which is Ocean Parkway, and make a left turn. Take Ocean Parkway up approximately one mile to Cortelyou Road, and make a right turn. Take Cortelyou Road to the third traffic light, which is Coney Island Avenue, and make a left turn. Funeral Home is located in the middle of the block on the right side. Belt Parkway West Exit at Ocean Parkway North, exit 7N. Go to traffic light, which is Ocean Parkway, and make a right turn. Take Ocean Parkway up approximately one mile to Cortelyou Road, and make a right turn. Take Cortelyou Road to the third traffic light, which is Coney Island Avenue, and make a left turn. Funeral Home is located in the middle of the block on the right side.
Take Brooklyn Bridge, or Battery Tunnel, to the BQE West. Follow directions above. Long Island From the Southern State Parkway, take to Belt Parkway West. Follow directions above. From the Long Island Expressway, take BQE West, or Belt Parkway West. Follow directions above accordingly.
Take Staten Island Expressway to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Bridge will lead you directly to the BQE East. Follow directions above.
From George Washington Bridge, take the Henry Hudson Parkway Downtown. (It will become the West Side Highway.) Continue on the West Side Highway to the Brooklyn Bridge, or Battery Tunnel, to BQE West. Follow directions above.
From Outerbridge Crossing take West Shore Expressway, into The Staten Island Expressway. Follow directions for Staten Island above. From Goethals Bridge, follow directions for Staten Island above. From Holland Tunnel, Proceed to either the Brooklyn Bridge or Battery Tunnel. After exiting either one, continue onto the BQE West. Follow directions for BQE West. BRONX Triboro Bridge to FDR Drive South, to Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Take Brooklyn Battery Tunnel into Brooklyn. Exit at Prospect Expressway. Follow Directions for BQE West. CROSS ISLAND PARKWAY or VAN WICK EXPRESSWAY * Proceed to Belt Parkway West and follow Belt Parkway West Directions.