Latina funeral director breaks stereotypes

Located on the corners of Armitage and Kimball Avenues, the Caribe Funeral Home has served the mainly Spanish-speaking community of Humboldt Park since 1965. It is believed to be the first Latino-owned funeral home in the state of Illinois.

Most of Rebecca Bishop's clients at the funeral home are Puerto
Rican, Mexican and some from Central America. Caribe serves an almost
exclusive Hispanic clientele.

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Rebecca Bishop

Bishop,43, herself wears many hats. As a licensed public health
official, her primary duties are geared more towards social work,
assisting families with the arrangements and counseling families
through the grief process.

Continue reading this story by Jan Peña-Davis at Latina Voices, a Web site I founded and edit to promote stories by and about Latina women.

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