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Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home and Hillsboro Memorial Gardens work together to provide funeral, cremation and cemetery services to the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Our professional and compassionate funeral home and cemetery teams are committed to celebrating and preserving the memories of loved ones with dignity, honor and respect.

We are located in Brandon, Florida, a bedroom community of Tampa. In addition to Brandon, the funeral home and cemetery also serve the Spring Hill, Riverview, Ocala, Sarasota, Orlando and Venice communities.

Customized funeral and memorial services

Reception room at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral HomeOur core vision is to celebrate life with dedication, excellence and creativity. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service or a more personalized celebration of life, our funeral home team is here to guide and assist you in creating a tribute that honors your wants and needs.

Adding personalization to a memorial service could be as simple as creating a memorialization video with photos of your loved one. Or, it could be as elaborate as transforming our chapel into the New York City skyline. Other unique ideas include adding a putting green in the Heritage Room for a golfer and having cars and motorcycles in the building.

Brandon and Tampa Bay are wonderfully diverse and multicultural communities, and we're fortunate to serve people of all backgrounds. Our funeral home team has the knowledge and experience to handle funeral and cremation customs from all faiths and cultures. From Catholic rosary services to traditional Hmong funeral ceremonies, we can conduct any type of memorial service you desire at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. For your convenience, we also have team members who speak both Spanish and English.

A tour of our funeral home

Lobby at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral HomeOur funeral home was established in 1981 by Joseph and Helen Farr. The building is approximately 20,000 square feet. When you walk into our lobby, you’ll be greeted by one of our team members, who will lead you to the Heritage Room, a versatile chapel that offers a variety of seating options. Adorned with living decor, the large and open room offers traditional seating for 140 guests—or for a more intimate setting, guests can be seated at round tables.

In the Reception Room you can host a catered event before, during or after a ceremony. The Reception Room accommodates approximately 50 guests and has a variety of seating setups.

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Whether you need immediate assistance planning a funeral or you wish to plan ahead, we are here for you. Please call us anytime, day or night.

Hillsboro Memorial Gardens cemetery

Cemetery grounds at Hillsboro Memorial GardensHillsboro Memorial Gardens has served the Brandon, Florida, community for half a century. Founded, developed and designed by the Farr family in 1968, the 45-acre cemetery offers many burial and cremation interment options for families of all faiths, religions and backgrounds. Prior to the Farr family, Hillsboro Memorial Gardens was owned by the county—its first burial took place in 1922.

Unlike many cemeteries in Florida, which are typically landscaped with tropical plants and palm trees, Hillsboro Memorial Gardens has many impressive and stately Florida oak trees. Founders Joseph and Helen Farr did not want Hillsboro to have the typical Florida look, so they also planted the oak trees. Additionally, our 45-acre cemetery has more than a dozen gardens throughout the property. We're also home to multiple families of sandhill cranes, which live here year-round.

Special sections of the memorial park

Certain sections of Hillsboro Memorial Gardens are dedicated to specific groups and religions. We have a veterans section to honor those who have served our country, a Masonic garden for Mason members, a Catholic section dedicated to Catholic churches in the Tampa area, and a Star of David section for the Jewish community.

Scattered throughout the cemetery grounds, you’ll find monument rows—a more affordable option for families who wish for the personalization of an upright monument without the expense of a private estate.

A cremation garden offers a variety of options for cremated remains. This lovely garden features a cremation wall, brick niches, benches and 1- or 2-person upright cremation units.

Personalized private estate gardens

Cemetery grounds at Hillsboro Memorial GardensIn August 2016, we opened Woodland Square Estates II, a peaceful, lush and quiet section of the cemetery for both traditional burial and cremated remains. A curved sidewalk meanders through the serene garden and the burial private estates are landscaped with Knock Out roses.

For traditional burial, private family estates are available for up to 8 family members. Two-person private estates are also available. To make the private estates more personalized, each estate is hedged. Woodland Square Estates II also features private upright columbaria for cremated remains or a family columbarium that holds 60 people.

Chapel of Palms mausoleum

Mausoleum at Hillsboro Memorial GardensThe focal point of Hillsboro Memorial Gardens is Chapel of Palms mausoleum, which was built in 1994. Chapel of Palms is climate controlled, very private and secure. Only families with keys to the building can access it. Upon entering the glass door entryway, you’ll see cremation niches and 4 elegant chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

The chapel inside the mausoleum is for entombed casketed bodies and functions as a funeral chapel during inclement weather for committal services.

Nestled around Chapel of Palms are our exterior mausoleums, Sago I and Sago II. They are both faced with granite.

Hillsboro Memorial Gardens is dedicated to serving the Brandon and Tampa Bay community with compassion, care and professionalism. Please visit us for a tour of our beautiful property or contact us to learn more about our cemetery services.


 
 
 

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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.

"During our meeting to go over everything (music, videoing, size of room), I thought your personnel were very thorough, going in a step by step basis and explaining everything thoroughly. There were four of us in the meeting and they made sure that all four of us understood everything. Also, they were not pushy salesmen. At first, our next step was to go to a florist, but when we found out that your establishment also did flower arranging, we were happy to pick out the arrangements and let them take care of that."

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April 2021

"The service for my husband was handled by professionals. Patti Martin, of Hillsboro Memorial in Brandon, Fl., was extremely helpful in all of our needs and concerns. Thank you, Frances Crouse"

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February 2021

"Frank the manager was outstanding help to me when my son Mason 2 months old passed away he was also there for me when my mother Shirley passed away. He is an amazing person and very qualified for his position at Dignity Memorial. He is there for you no matter what very understanding in your time of need to grieve."

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February 2021

"The people working at the Funeral Home were very professional yet sympathetic to what I & my family were going through. Every phone call to them & every question we had were answered promptly. I thank them for making this experience a little easier to go through."

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