Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park is located in Sarasota, Florida, boasting one of the larger cemeteries in the Sarasota area. Our caring teams work together to serve the Manatee and Sarasota counties, welcoming people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions, including those of the Jewish, Christian, Mennonite and Amish faiths.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
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
- Piano/organ on site
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
- Large reception area
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
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Ceremony where the tombstone is placed at your loved one’s gravesite
- Overnight visitations
- Black car service
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Jewish cemetery section
- Incense burning
- Shomer available
- Tahara room
- Ritual washing
- Kosher catering
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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Personalized funeral and memorial services
Our team helps you to create a personalized memorial service, honoring your loved one in a very special way. Whether you wish to subtly incorporate thoughtful touches in a traditional funeral service or carry out a theme in grand style, Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park is ready to deliver a memorial service as unique as the life being celebrated.
For your gardener grandpa, we can set up our chapel with a fruit and veggie stand filled with his favorite produce. For a Tampa Bay Lightning fan, we can ask our team and your guests to wear their Tampa Bay Lightning jerseys. From flip-flop casual to coat-and-tie formal, we create funeral and memorial services that capture the essence of your loved one, truly celebrating a life well lived.
Chapels and reception spaces
Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park houses 3 chapels on property, accommodating the specific needs of each family we serve. The Legacy Room, located in our funeral home's main building, offers an aesthetic that can be custom-tailored for a personalized funeral or celebration of life service. It also features a reception room, which can be set up for a variety of catered events. The Chapel of Palms, located in the mausoleum building on the south part of the cemetery, evokes a more traditional service appeal for both formal and committal services. Finally, our Committal Chapel, situated in the mausoleum at our cemetery's center, provides a space for indoor final services when the weather is inclement.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, our funeral home team expertly explains the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.
And remember: No matter what your choice, we are here for you. Call us anytime, day or night.
Palms Memorial Park cemetery
Established in 1962, Palms Memorial Park sits on more than 50 acres. The Sarasota cemetery offers traditional in-ground burial, above-ground mausoleum entombment and a cremation garden with columbaria as well as private family estates. Our mission is to provide a beautiful final resting place that suits your family tradition and personal desire.
A park-like property and inspiring gardens
Palms Memorial Park is among the larger cemeteries in the Sarasota area and is mostly restricted to flush markers. Our signature garden, Garden of Reflections, includes a spectacular waterscape designed with rocks and boulders from around the country. The sound of flowing water can be heard throughout the garden, which offers cremation benches and private family estates.
Palms Memorial Park also has 2 veterans gardens, a Masonic garden, 4 sections dedicated to area temples and a section reserved for members of the Apostolic Christian Church.
Photos convey a lot, but we invite you to see our cemetery property for yourself. You are welcome to visit anytime, or call us to set up a guided tour. We're happy to show you around.
Palms Memorial Park opened in 1962 and has served the people of Sarasota for nearly 60 years. Originally a cemetery for "snowbirds,” people who came to Sarasota from colder parts of the country during the winter and returned home during the summer, it grew to serve even the permanent residents over the years.
In 1996, a funeral home opened at Palms Memorial Park, providing a convenient place to make funeral and cremation arrangements.
Robarts Funeral Home, a renowned name in the funeral business, joined Palms Funeral Home & Palms Memorial Park in 2005. At this time, the names changed to Palms-Robarts Funeral Home & Palms-Robarts Memorial Park. Today, serving the community as Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park, both the funeral home and cemetery are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.
Community events and involvement
The teams at Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park are very active in community events. In addition to our activities conducted from our location, we volunteer hundreds of hours helping in the community.
Each year, the location’s employees volunteer with many large associations and programs, including the Heart Association, the Lung Association, the Alzheimer's Association, Breast Cancer Walkathons, Safe and Secure Seniors, Kids Safety at School, Habitat For Humanity, Tidwell Hospice, Jewish Federation, National Association of Palliative Care’s “We Honor Veterans” Program, various Catholic charities, various Masonic and Shriner events, and Turning Points For The Homeless.
Our teams also work with veterans service organizations such as the VFW, DAV and the American Legion, providing seminars, services and information related to veterans affairs. Finally, our teams work with assisted living communities, such as Brookdale Senior Living. We help educate both residents and staff on grief and memorial service related topics.
"Everyone was very compassionate, kind, and considerate. They truly seemed to feel our loss and really helped us through a really difficult time in a very caring and professional manner."
"This funeral home made a sad experience easier to accept."
Verified Cremation Customer
"What you need in this time of grief and mourning is someone to make all this EASY. They certainly accomplished this. We were so grateful."
Verified Cremation Customer
"Very professional, kind and helpful."
"Preparation, planing and execution were very good."