Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn The Legacy

Mission Mortuary opened its doors in 1946 at a location on Munras Ave. in Monterey and moved to our current location on Camino El Estero in 1952.  Being centrally located on the Monterey Peninsula and adjascent to the San Carlos and Monterey City Cemeteries, Mission Mortuary has been the premier funeral home choice for Monterey and the entire peninsula.  While times certainly have changed, so has Mission Mortuary in keeping up with the changing needs of our families.  We offer a  large, remodeled, facility with a chapel that seats 180, our signature reception room that many have said "rivals any fine dining restaurant", and our 'Memories Cafe' which is our hospitality room offered to our families.  Whether a handful of friends and family or large crowd, we can accommodate all.

We offer families choosing cremation peace of mind by having the option to have cremations done right across the street at Monterey City Crematory.

Who We Are

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Sandra Stella

Sandra Stella

Location Leader, Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Hayley Garcia

Hayley Garcia

Funeral Arranger and Apprentice Embalmer
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Barton Parshall

Barton Parshall

Funeral Arranger
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Jimmy Welch

Jimmy Welch

Funeral Associate
John DiCarlo

John DiCarlo

Funeral Associate
Kathy Berry

Kathy Berry

Advance Planning
David Castillon

David Castillon

Advanced Planning
Edgar Carabello

Edgar Carabello

Advanced Planning