About

Babione Funeral Home in Boca Raton has served Florida families since 1957. We understand that losing a friend or family member is among the most difficult events in anyone’s life. We are here to guide you through every step of memorializing your loved one. At Babione Funeral Home, we believe in treating all of the families who come to us with dignity and respect. We serve all ethnicities and faith backgrounds in South Florida and work closely with veterans organizations to honor those who have served our country.

Funeral services that celebrate life

Reception room at Babione Funeral HomeAt Babione Funeral Home, we pride ourselves on personalized funeral and memorial options that truly celebrate you or your loved one. Whether you are seeking a basic cremation with a champagne toast and ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean, a full traditional funeral service with a cemetery burial and a catered reception, or a creative outdoor celebration complete with live music, favorite foods, a full bar and funeral favors, we take care of every detail.

We are here to help you and your family celebrate a life like no other. From scrapbooking to sailboats, guitars to golf balls, bird-shaped urns to balloon bouquets, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.

We’re here to serve you

Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center on North Federal Highway is the original location of Babione Funeral Home. Robert J. Babione founded the business; he died in 2004. His wife, Helen, carries on her husband’s legacy to this day. Helen and our entire team are committed to building and keeping strong relationships with every family we serve, as well as within the community we love.

Babione Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. We provide you with not only the friendly, familiar care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorial services. Please contact us if you need help right away or want additional information about our services. We are always here for you.

History

In 1949, Robert J. Babione of Lake Worth, Florida decided to become a funeral director. He met his wife, Helen, while attending Lake Worth High School, and they were married in 1950. Robert served 2 years in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he attended the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Texas. After graduating, Robert returned to Lake Worth and served his internship at E. Earl Smith and Sons Funeral Home.

Babione’s beginning

In 1957, Robert and his business partner built 2 funeral homes—1 in Delray Beach, Florida, and 1 in Lantana, Florida. In 1964, the 2 funeral directors sold their funeral home in Lantana and opened a new location in neighboring Boca Raton. The original building on North Federal Highway comprised only a visitation room, office, casket selection room and small preparation room.

In 1976, the Babione family became the sole owners Babione Funeral Home and expanded the location, adding a foyer, garage, covered carport, second visitation room, new preparation room and additional parking. They added on again in 1988. It merged with Kraeer Funeral Home in 2014 and now operates as Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center from the North Federal Highway address.

A second Boca location

In early 1991, Robert and Helen began looking for a site in West Boca Raton to open a second funeral home. They bought property and a building on Calle Comercio Drive in 1992 and began construction in 1993. The new Babione Funeral Home opened on January 17, 1994.

In 1996, both Babione funeral homes became members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Robert died on August 4, 2004. To this day, Helen carries on her husband’s legacy.

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An experience like no other, carefully crafted by our caring planning team.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Thank you to all the people at Babione Funeral Home for helping us with the Memorial Service for the sudden passing of our 28 year old son. At this most difficult time they helped us plan a beautiful and personalized Celebration of Life. They were compassionate to our feelings and concerns and guided us through every phase and decision. Tom listened to us speak about Patrick and then managed to transform each detail into a representation of him. We were amazed at the way everything was handled and are so very grateful that we chose Babione Funeral Home."

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June 2021

"Chris and the staff were very accommodating and extremely helpful during a very difficult time."

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May 2021

"We want to thank you and your staff for putting together a beautiful farewell for my husband. Each of you did bring something special to help make it a beautiful story and celebration of life. You brought comfort to me and my family during this very sad difficult time. We will be forever grateful to you."

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April 2021

"I first used Babione West Boca in March 2019 when my father passed. He was in the hospital for over a month with half of his head shaved and a big incision that was stapled from the front of his head. I truly was so scared he would not look like the man everyone remembered him to look like. Aside from our emotional roller coaster and concerns, Tom W. took the time to go over every detail of the funeral preparation in the most easiest way. He spent his time with us very generously and never rushed us. He showed compassion and sympathy in every thing he did. It was like he knew my father. So when my father-in-law lost his battle with Covid in NY, we immediately turned to Tom and Babione to see if they could help us in bringing him here for a funeral and burial. He informed us how they worked with 'sister' companies and we were so pleased with how smooth everything went! Again he took his time explaining to us how everything works and what to do to prepare for the funeral. He was again very compassionate, patient and sympathetic to us. Highly recommend Babione Funeral Home in West Boca. Of course, we do not look forward to seeing them again anytime soon but we do feel comfortable we will be in good hands if/when we need their services."

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January 2021

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