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Burial Services and Pricing

Caring for your family with compassion.

 

There are different elements you can choose from when arranging a burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

  • Immediate Burial means that your loved one’s physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering
    Visitation
  • Visitation (also called a “viewing,” “wake” or “calling hours”) allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one (in an open or closed casket) and gives everyone the opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.

  • Funeral or Memorial Services can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one. For more information on personalization, visit our page on Celebrating Life.

  • Graveside, Chapel, or Committal Services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.


/JohnsonFamily/Graveside.jpgWhen a family chooses burial, the funeral service is traditionally designed to involve three distinct phases: visitation, the funeral, and the burial service. These generally follow the casket from the funeral home through the final burial at a cemetery. While this arrangement works for some families, it’s not the only option available and it might not be the ideal solution for others. We’ll work with you understand your needs and create the perfect plan for you and your loved one.

 

 

Service Prices,

 Prices effective, June 8, 2014

 

 We never charge for over time for weekend services or holidays.

 

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

 

  Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff         $2500.00

 Our fee for the services of the funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to, staff responding to the initial request for service, arrangement conference with the family or responsible party, arrangement of funeral, preparation and filing of necessary authorizations and permits, recording vital statistics, preparation and placement of obituary notices, filing insurance claims, staff assistance prior to, during and following the funeral, including coordination with those providing other services related to the funeral, e.g. ministers, cemetery, crematory, florist and others. Also included in these charges are overhead expenses relative to our facility such as insurance, maintenance and utility expenses, secretarial and administrative costs, and equipment and inventory costs. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremation, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)

 

 Embalming    $ 775.00

 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 or you are to be placed in the tomb for the winter after the cemetery closes for the winter. 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.

 

 Probate Charge    $450.00

 This will be added to any service that must be probated thru the court.

 

 Other Preparation of the Body

 A. Includes cosmetology, hairdressing, dressing and casketing      $205.00

 B. Washing and disinfection when no embalming     $250.00

 C. Hermetically-sealed pouch   $290.00

 D. Special care after autopsy   $170.00

 E. Surgical restoration due to trauma   $180.00 per hour

 F. Color restoration for green services    $350.00

 

 Use of Facilities, Staff and Equipment for:

 *Viewing/Visitation     $650.00

 This includes set up of visitation area, placement of floral arrangements,

 and services of Funeral Director and staff for a minimum of1-4 hours.

 Each additional hour over 4 hrs is $150.00.

 

 *Private Visitation    $350.00

 This includes set up of visitation area, placement of floral arrangements

 and services of Funeral Director and staff for 2 hours.

 Each additional hour is $150.00.

 

 Funeral Ceremony   $455.00

 This includes coordinating the funeral ceremony in our facility.

 

 Memorial Service    $455.00

 This includes coordinating the memorial service in our facility.

 

 Graveside/Committal service       $455.00                                                                                                                                           This includes our Funeral Director and staff for theGraveside /Committal service at the cemetery of your choice.

 

 Church Service    $455.00

 This includes our Funeral Director and staff for the church service

 at the church of your choice.

 

 Disinterment   $900.00

 This includes services of the Funeral Director for the disinterment

 and obtaining of necessary permits.

 

 Temporary Storage    $30.00 per day

 This includes use of refrigeration when there is an extended

 period of time before final disposition.

 

 Use of Facility for luncheon after the service   $200.00                                                                            

 *All of our calling hours include refreshments, complements of the Michaud Funeral Home

 

 Body Donation to Medical School of One’s Choice    $400.00

 

 Cremation      $460.00

Cremation of bodies over 290 lb.    $540.00 

 Medical Examiner Fee     $60.00

 

 Automotive Equipment

 A. Transfer of remains to the funeral home    $320.00

 From Boston hospital or airport add     $260.00

 B. Use of hearse and driver     $375.00

 C. Use of flower van/lead va    $200.00

D. Service Van    $185.00

 All Vehicles – Beyond 20 miles add $2.70 per mile

 

Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home

 This includes the removal, embalming, filing of all necessary paperwork and necessary authorizations, and local transportation to the Boston airport.

 A. With minimum shipping container   $3950.00

  B. With casket selected from our funeral home*  $3850.00

 *(This cost is in addition to the cost of the casket and includes the cost the Air Tray required by the airlines.)

 

 Receiving of Remains from Another Funeral Home    $2950.00

 This includes temporary shelter of the remains, transportation from the Boston Airport and transportation to the local cemetery and necessary services of the Funeral Director and staff. This does not include necessary cash advances, e.g. cemetery fees, Clergy or Vaults.

 

 Receiving of Cremains from Another Funeral Home     $950.00

 This includes temporary shelter of the cremains, Transportation to the local cemetery and necessary services of the Funeral Director and staff. This does not include necessary cash advances, e.g. cemetery fees, Clergy or Vaults.

 

 Coordination Fee      $255.00

 This includes arrangement of a Memorial Service at a Church or other facility and/or for the interment of cremated remains at a cemetery or mausoleum of your choice.  This fee does not include the presence of Funeral Director and staff at the service or burial.

 

 Immediate Burials     

 This includes removal, care and temporary shelter, Refrigeration and necessary authorizations, necessary services of the Funeral Director and staff, and local transportation to the cemetery. This does not include any rites or ceremonies or cash advances, e.g. cemetery fees.

 A. Immediate burial with casket provided by purchaser    $3150.00

 B. Immediate burial with cloth covered wood casket     $3980.00

 C. Immediate burial with casket selected from our funeral home*   $3150.00

 *This does not include the cost of the casket.  Vaults are required in most cemeteries and are not included in this cost.

 

  Direct Cremation Full Service

 Our charge for a direct cremation without any attendant rite or ceremony includes removal, care and temporary shelter, necessary services of the Funeral Director and staff, refrigeration, authorizations, transportation to the crematory, and cremation fee. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made out of materials like fiberboard or composite materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are listed here.

  Direct cremation with container provided by the purchaser   $2025.00

  Direct cremation with alternative cremation container    $215000

  Direct cremation with casket selected from our funeral home*   $2025.00

 *(This cost is in addition to the cost of the casket)  

  Family viewing prior to cremation     $150.00

 ME Fee   $60.00

 

 International Shipping

 Our charges for international shipping includes removal, embalming, dressing, casketing, 20 gauge metal casket, shipping container TSA inspection all documents, permits and transportation to the Airport. Does not include flight.          

 Flight from Boston   $4840.00

 Flight from NY   $5920.00

 Documents from receiving Country     $350.00

 

 Merchandise

 Caskets     $990.00 to $9800.00

 Rental Casket Ashford    $950.00

 Outer burial containers    $1150.00to $8200.00

 Cremation containers and caskets    $150.00 to $4600.00

 Cremation Urns   $130.00 to $2900.00

 

 Memorial Merchandise

 Memorial Package    $140.00   

 This includes the register book and cards.