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About Us

The Boza & Roel Difference

Our Purpose

Since 1853, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Tampa community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.

Words we live by
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
Our Family is here for yours

Our pledge

What we stand for

We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.

Care
We treat you and your loved one as if you were our part of our own family, providing the support and serenity you need.
Comfort
We go the extra mile to ensure that families are given the compassion they so desperately need during this time.
Plan
We are your trusted guide in times of immediate need, as well as when you're ready to make plans for the future.
History & Staff

Our Story

Learn the legacy

We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.

1853

Boza & Roel Funeral Home has a rich history serving the Latin and Anglo community of Tampa and can actually trace its beginnings to Cuba with the 1853 founding of the very first Boza Funeral Home by Arturo P. Boza and his brother.

1889

In 1889, as more Cubans migrated to America to follow the cigar industry here, Arturo Boza, Jr. opened a funeral home in Key West.

1926

Arturo Boza, Jr.’s heir, Armando P. Boza introduced the first motor hearse there in 1926, and in 1928 moved the entire funeral home operations to Tampa in 11 trips with the hearse.

1999

In 1999, the A. P. Boza Funeral Home merged with the Roel & Curry Armenia Chapel, founded in 1975 by James Roel. Today it operates as the Boza & Roel Funeral Home, which proudly continues to serve the families of Tampa and surrounding communities.

Continuing the family tradition

Following the death of Armando P. Boza, Sr.,Gerald M. “Jerry” Boza and Armando P. Boza, Jr. succeeded their father and continued the Boza tradition of providing caring service to the Tampa community. Following Jerry’s death, Armando Jr. along with his wife Margaret “Maggie” Boza continued operating the Tampa funeral homes in the family tradition.

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Boza & Roel by the numbers

47K+

Legacies Honored

169

Years in Business

2.6M+

Moments Remembered

Our team

Meet our amazing staff

We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.

Locations

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Our Locations
Why Us

We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.

Memorable Tributes
Full-Service Arrangements
We proudly provide both funeral and cemetery arrangements to make the process seamless and customized to your needs.
Online Funerals
We've adapted our services to make it easier for friends and family to participate from home. Please call us at (813) 369-5153 talk through your options.
24/7/365 Care
For generations we have stood by our commitment to caring for our community. We're here for you anytime you need us.
Virtual Appointments
All arrangements can now be made remotely. We'll work together however you feel comfortable, whether it's by phone, video conference or email.
Testimonials

What Families Are Saying

Real Stories from Real People

They handled this tough situation so well for us. Never thought i would have to say goodbye to my son so shortly after he was born. All the staff is so dignified and professional but so heart warming at the same time. I would recommend this place to many people! Thank you for all that y'all have done for us!

Elizabeth Hertel 5 stars

My mother, father, neice, sister, were all taken good care of by Boza.

Michael Garcia 5 stars

The staff was kind, caring and compassionate. They were professional and accommodating to our family and they have a nice facility. Thank you for assisting us in honoring and celebrating our loved one.

R Sierra 5 stars

Very nice and very helpful and polite to people.

Rita Cagina 5 stars

They handled my friends funeral with dignity and care.

Vanessa Wilkins 5 stars

Kindest people make the biggest difference.

Florida Frank Schmitz 5 stars
Careers

Join us

We're hiring

We offer a healthy work/life balance and invite ideas and innovation. Boza & Roel Funeral Home is where our team members' purpose and passion unite.

Why Plan Ahead?

Plan for the future, today.
By planning your funeral, you can make sure your life is celebrated the way you want, and give your loved ones the peace-of-mind they need when the time comes.
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