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OUR GENERAL PRICE LIST

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A list of funeral costs is mandated by the Federal Trade Commission. Every funeral home is required to make this list available upon request for comparison by the consumer.   Unlike many other funeral homes we provide ALL of our prices online in order to give you straightforward and full disclosure of our costs.  We believe in sharing as much information as possible up front when you are looking at funeral service options.  Comparing prices can be confusing though, so we invite you to contact us with any questions.  


These prices are effective as of March 28, 2020

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the goods and services you selected.


Traditional Funeral (followed by burial or cremation) 

5,150.00

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff

2,000.00

Our fee for the basic services of funeral directors and staff includes, but is not limited to, conducting the arrangement conference, planning and coordinating the funeral, obtaining necessary permits, writing and placing obituary notices, posting of obituary on our website, completing the necessary paperwork for insurance payments, veterans and other benefits, coordinating providers of outside services (clergy, cemetery, etc), pre and post funeral counseling, general business administration and record keeping. This fee for our basic services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, forwarding and receiving of remains).

Embalming

550.00

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

Other Preparations

Other Preparation of the Body (Dressing and Casketing, Cosmetology)

250.00

Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home

350.00

(Within a radius of 10 miles)

Use of Facilities, Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Our Facility

Facilities and Staff for Visitation/ Calling Hours for One Evening (two hours)

              $250 for Each Additional hour 

                                                                                             500.00

Facilities and Staff for Funeral Ceremony

                                                                                          700.00

Automotive Equipment

Use of Hearse for Funeral Ceremony

(within a radius of 20 miles) 

400.00

Use of Limousine for Funeral Ceremony

(within a radius of 20 miles)

400.00

Use of Flower / Utility Vehicle

(within a radius of 20 miles)

0.00


Direct Cremation (without ceremony)

1,995.00

To do our part to help families and individuals in our community whose income may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, we have lowered our direct cremation charge to $1,995, effective March 28, 2020.

Our direct cremation package ($1,995.) includes transfer of the deceased to our funeral home, cremation container, local transportation to the crematory, services of our funeral directors and staff, and cremation. The services of funeral directors and staff include, but are not limited to, conducting the arrangement conference, obtaining necessary authorizations, writing and placing obituary notices, posting of obituary on our website, pre and post funeral counseling, general business administration and record keeping, completing the necessary paperwork for insurance payments, veterans and other benefits, including DTA.

 The medical examiner fee ($200) and disposition permit fee ($25 in Worcester) are additional necessary cash advance items. Purchase of an Urn or Urn Vault is optional.

Other Cremation Options These options include services

Traditional Funeral followed by cremation (in addition to cost of casket) 

5,510.00

Direct Cremation with funeral service at the funeral home afterwards

2,545.00


Alternate Funeral Goods and Services Options

Use of Facilities, Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Our Facility

Facilities and Staff for Funeral Ceremony with a calling hour on the day of Funeral

900.00

Private Viewing at the Funeral Home (for up to 10 people)

300.00

Facilities and Staff for Memorial Service at the Funeral Home

550.00

Use of Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Another Facility

Viewing/Visitation for One Evening (2 hours)

                 $250 for Each Additional hour 

500.00

Funeral with Church Service Only (not from funeral home) 

600.00

Services of Funeral Director for Funeral Service with Cremated Remains

300.00

Services of Funeral Director for Graveside Burial of Cremated Remains

250.00

Services of Staff for Graveside Burial (with Traditional Funeral this charge is included)

500.00

Services of Staff for Service at Crematory

250.00

Automotive Equipment

Second Limousine

(within a radius of 20 miles)

400.00

9-Passenger Limousine

(within a radius of 20 miles)

440.00


Other Service Options

Immediate Burial / Green Burial

2,100.00

Our charge for an immediate burial (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; and local transportation to the cemetery.


Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home

1,350.00

Our charge includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; embalming; or other preparation of remains, if relevant; and local transportation.


Receiving of Remains from another Funeral Home

990.00

Our charge includes: basic services of the funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; care of remains; transportation of remains to funeral home and to cemetery or crematory.


Merchandise

750.00 - 2,495.00

500.00 - 1,000.00


Registers, Cards, Video Tributes and Programs

Acknowledgement Cards (no charge for first box)

5.00

Visitors Register Book

15.00

Prayer Cards (price per 8 cards) 


5.00

Tribute Slide Show (with music) from digital photos you provide

Additional fee to scan your photos / slides into digital format

75.00

75.00

Live Streaming of Funeral Service

250.00

Funeral Programs (50 Copies)

100.00



Other External (Cash Advance) Charges

Cremation Fee

(This fee is included with Direct Cremation Options)

360.00

Obituary in Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

$38 per column inch + $60 online fee

Fee for filing Disposition Permit (by the City of Worcester)

(This charge varies in other towns)

25.00

Medical Examiner Fee for Cremations 

200.00

Funeral Mass in Catholic Churches of Worcester Diocese 

300.00

Certified Copies of Death Certificates (in Worcester) - Each copy 

Picked Up $12 / Mailed $14

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express for an additional 3% surcharge   

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