Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Manasota Memorial Park in Manatee Country has been dedicated to providing compassionate care to families for over a century.
The historic Manasota Memorial Park is located on State Road 70 and the Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home is on the north portion. Many families choose our location because of its central location to the Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch areas. Families plan services in our chapel or on the memorial park grounds including the Botanical Garden for Cremation. Our location is reminiscent of a historic Florida with Spanish moss hanging from the trees, hundred year old oaks throughout the property and tropical plants, birds and staghorn throughout the property.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
- Recently renovated
- Outdoor pavilion
- Waterside views
- Multiple chapels
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Reserved veteran parking
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
White glove service
Locations offering the highest level of service and care
Services available to support planning events
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Ceremony where the tombstone is placed at your loved one’s gravesite
- Overnight visitations
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Black car service
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Incense burning
- Shomer available
- Tahara room
- Ritual washing
- Kosher catering
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Creating a personal ceremony
At Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home, our job is to listen to your stories about your loved one, help ask important questions about how you want to remember them and then create a service that exceeds those expectations. For many, the recollection of favorite songs, events in time and stories (both funny and serious) help create the memory, which is completed with our funeral directors.
Our personal services have been recognized by a national organization as being the best. We strive to do the same for every family. Our chapel has accommodated many different faiths and religions adding to the culture of the area. We can have both indoor and outdoor receptions based on the families wishes.
We honor veterans
At Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Manasota Memorial Park cemetery
Manasota Memorial Park is close to 100 years old and has many of the early leaders of the Manatee and Sarasota areas within the memorial park. It has also grown across State Road 70 to include an orange grove that was overtaken by oak trees.
Today, reaching over 40 acres, Manasota Memorial Park has matured into a location of lush trees, beautiful award-winning landscaping and a botanical garden for cremation.
Manasota Memorial Park offers many options for families to choose from, such as traditional ground burial, aboveground entombment in a mausoleum, cremation niches, private mausoleum, private niche placement, bench setting and brick wall niches. Each can be customized to a family’s specific needs.
The rich history of Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Manasota Memorial Park in Manatee County entwines with the stories that built our community.
In 1925, Harry Kellim and George Thacker purchased 27 acres of land in Oneco, Florida, to create a cemetery named Manasota Burial Park. A crematory was added in 1945, and after Harry’s death in 1949, his widow bought Thacker's interest. She set out to expand and improve the already highly regarded cemetery. In 1957, Ms. Kellim purchased a 16-acre orange grove across Oneco Road, which serves today as the site of the funeral home, a number of additional memorial gardens and the magnificent cremation garden.
Mausoleum features from around the world
Construction of the first mausoleums began in 1958. Ms. Kellim traveled throughout Portugal, Spain and Italy in search of the finest marble for the new mausoleums and its gardens. She finally settled on the famed Fedele Andreani D'fili of Carrara, Italy, widely regarded among the oldest and finest quarries in the country.
"Very knowledgeable, understanding and helpful in guiding us through a very difficult time."
"Our needs were met beyond expectations. Once notified the funeral home personnel took care of every detail without a hitch."
"I felt comfortable leaving the final arrangements in their hands"
Verified Cremation Customer
"In moments of pain with the loss of my mother I did not felt the funeral dark or sad. I felt she was dignified and it will be something I will treasure. Thank you"
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"These people are truly interested in our well being in a time of great distress, very compassionate and loving!"
Verified Cremation Customer