History & Staff
Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.
A History of Caring
A Message from our family to yours…
Beach Funeral Homes has been serving Brevard County families since the early 1980's, beginning in our beachside communities of the Melbourne area. We are fortunate to live among the brave men and women serving our country here at Patrick Air Force Base. We know and understand your sacrifice and are forever grateful.
In 2001, we opened our second location in the Melbourne Suntree area, which gives our families another convenient location to visit. This location provides our own private crematory, ensuring your loved ones never leave our care. Living in and serving our own community gives us the ability to listen, learn, and adapt. This provides us with the advantage of the best possible care, service, and memorialization.
We are determined to maintain the highest standards of care and respect to all those we serve. With the utmost attention to detail, we trust that every task will be handled in the most professional manner. We pledge our dedication, involvement and support to the communities we serve.
Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care
A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.
Manuel S. Vieira
Christopher D. Vieira
Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, Certified Celebrant
Isabel M. Vieira
Location Leader, Licensed Funeral Director
Isabel and her husband, Mannie have ministered together for many years serving this wonderful community. Isabel became the families’ first licensed funeral director, obtaining her Mortuary Science degree from Mercer College in New Jersey. In addition to her operations duty, Isabel, provides strong administrative guidance with her background in corporate accounting. Mannie is true people person whose mission in life has always been to help those around him in any way possible. They built an admirable legacy, which their son, Christopher, has taken over operations allowing them to retire part-time. They cherish spending time with their grandchildren and volunteering with community organizations. They are very active in their church community at Holy Name of Jesus, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and Rotary.
Chris was born in New Jersey where he entered his ministry in the funeral industry in 2004. He received his training from a third generation family funeral home, learning the true definition of what it takes to serve the bereaved. He obtained his Mortuary Science degree from Mercer College in New Jersey, graduating with recognition in restorative art. During his time in New Jersey he became licensed, No. 4740, and a Certified Celebrant with the Insight Institute, articulating customized services. He later obtained his BS degree from Southern Illinois University.
Brevard county has always been a part of his life, vacationing, and visiting family since childhood. He made the full-time move in 2007 leading and managing both locations ever since, alongside his parents. Chris is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, member of the Lions Club, and plays soccer in leagues around town. When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children doing all things outdoors.
Chaplain Hodges is a retired officer from the United States Air Force and joined our team in 2014. Since then he has continued his chaplain ministry and assists on services, transfers, and various day-to-day duties. Hodges grew up surfing the beaches of Virginia and continues that passion along our Space Coast.