General Price List

The Federal Trade Commission and the N.Y. State Department of Health, Bureau of Funeral Directing has established a pricing system which must by used by all funeral homes.  You are charged only for the services you either request or need.

The goods and services section shown below are those we can provide for our customers.  You may choose only the items you desire.  However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our services.  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 funeral services and merchandise you selected.

This list may not include prices for certain items that you  may ask us to buy for you, such as cemetery charges or crematory charges, flowers and newspaper notices.  The estimated or final prices for those items will be shown  on the itemized statement describing the funeral services and merchandise you selected.  We charge you for our services in buying certain items. 

These prices are effective January 1, 2014

They are subject to change without notice.



Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff-  $1,495.00


Basic arrangements to respond to initial request for service including funeral director, licenses, other staff and personnel & NY required facilities (including utilities, insurance, rent, taxes, & maintainance), registrations and equipment; initial arrangements conference, securing authorizations for final disposition of the deceased & coordination of service plans with the parties involved in the selected rituals.



Embalming

Embalming-  $375.00

In New York State, embalming in not required by law. If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose an arrangement which does not require you to pay for embalming such as a direct cremation or direct burial. If you select certain funeral arrangements, such as viewing or an open casket funeral, embalming may be required by the funeral firm. In concern for employee and pubic health standards, it is our firm policy not to house non-refrigerated remains for a period beyond the inital eight (8) hours or unembalmed remains beyond the intial thirty-six (36) hours unless they are placed in a permanetly sealed casket. (Embalming of autopsied remains is $120 additional.)



Other Preparations

Topical disinfection-  $175.00

Custodial care (per 24 hours or part thereof)-  $75.00

Dressing & casketing-  $25.00

General cosmetics-  $35.00

Hairdressing-  $85.00

Restorative cosmetics (per hour)-  $75.00

Additional care for organ/tissue donation-  $175.00

Surgical removal of pacemaker-  $75.00

Refrigeration-  $295.00



Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home

Local Transfer-  $275.00

   (within a radius of 15 miles, $2.50 per mile beyond)

                   ($100.00 for additional personnel)



Use of Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Our Facility

Supervision of Visitation (Calling Hours)-  $50.00 per hour Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Supervision of Visitation (Calling Hours)-  $100.00 per hour Monday - Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Supervision of Visitation (Calling Hours)-  $150.00 per hour Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Supervision of Service-  $150.00 Monday - Friday

Supervision of Service-  $300.00 Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Formation & Supervision of Procession-  $150.00



Use of Facilities

Single Chapel-  $75.00

Both Chapels-  $150.00



Use of Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Another Facility

Supervison of service at church or another facility-  $150.00

Supervision of graveside service only-  $150.00

Transfer, set-up & use of equipment for memorial service-  $125.00

Transfer, set-up & use of equipment of funeral service-  $300.00



Automotive Equipment

Hearse (modern, vintage, or horse-drawn)-  $275.00
  (within a radius of 15 miles ($2.50 per mile beyond) up to 4 hours ($20 per half hour or part thereof beyond) 

Family limousine (modern or vintage)-  $5.00
 
(within a radius of 15 miles ($2.50 per mile beyond) up to 4 hours ($20 per half hour or part thereof beyond) 

Limousine(s) additional-  $275.00
  (within a radius of 15 miles ($2.50 per mile beyond) up to 4 hours ($20 per half hour or part thereof beyond) 

Flower car-  $5.00
   (within a radius of 15 miles ($2.50 per mile beyond) up to 4 hours ($20 per half hour or part thereof beyond) 

Lead/bearer/clergy passenger car(s) (modern or vintage)-  $5.00
 
(within a radius of 15 miles ($2.50 per mile beyond) up to 4 hours ($20 per half hour or part thereof beyond)

 



Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation-  $1,270.00
When a decision has been made not to have any services, and you simply want to have only an immediate cremation, you may be interested in our most basic and lowest priced cremation package. Once all the necessary legal documents are in place, the remains will be transfered from the hospital or institution to the crematory.

Provisional direct cremation includes licensed funeral director & other staff, registrations, equipment, facilities, and general overhead to respond to initial request for service; securing necessary authorizations & coordination of plans with parties involved in final disposition of the deceased; placement of remains in a purchaser supplied container, standard local transfer of remains to the crematory; return of cremains to the funeral home.

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an unfinished wood box or an alternative container. Alternative containers can be made of heavy cardboard, pressed-wood or composition materials (with or without an outside covering), or pouches of canvas or other materials. New York State Cemetery law and the local crematories require a rigid outer container. Local crematory fees are additional.



Immediate Burial

Immediate Burial-  $1,545.00

If you have decided that a funeral and/or calling hours, or any services are not appropriate, an immediate burial will suffice. Once all the necessary legal documents are in place, the remains will be dressed and placed in a casket of your choice; the remains will then be transferred to the cemetery.

Immediate burial includes licensed funeral director & other staff, registrations, equipment, facilities, and general overhead to respond to initial request for service; securing necessary authorizations & coordination of plans with parties involved in final disposition of the deceased; placement of remains in a purchaser supplied container (or you may select a casket from our presentation), and a hearse to the cemetery (within a 15 mile range).

If you want to arrange an immediate burial, you can use an unfinished wood box or any casket of your choice. Some cemeteries require an outer enclosure to surround the casket which is additional. Cemetery fees are additional.



Forwarding/Transferring of Remains

Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home-  $1,545.00

This charge includes the local transfer of remains to the funeral home; services including funeral director, licenses, registration, other staff, equipment, facilities, and general overhead to respond to initial request for service; the arrangements conference; securing necessary authorizations and coordination of service plans with parties involved in the transfer of the deceased; and local transfer to the point of shipment. Transfer or other transportation by funeral home livery beyond a radius of 15 miles is subject to an addtional charge of $2.50 per mile. Transportation by common carrier is not included in the above charge.


Receiving of Remains from another Funeral Home-  $1,270.00


This charge includes the local transfer of remains to the funeral home or the place of local disposition; services including funeral director, licenses, registration, other staff, equipment, facilities, and general overhead to respond to initial request for service; the arrangements conference; securing necessary authorizations and coordination of service plans with parties involved in the transfer of the deceased. Transfer or other transporation by funeral home livery beyond a radius of 15 miles is subject to an additional charge of $2.50 per mile. Transporation by common carrier is not included in the above charge.



Registers, Cards and Programs

Memorial Grouping-  $150.00
(includes a register book, 50 custom engraved acknowledgements, and 80 custom engraved memorial prayer cards.) 

Memorial register-  $45.00
(custom engraved with personal & service information including personal photos & pictures of floral tributes)  

Custom engraved acknowledgments (25 with envelopes)-  $15.00

Custom engraved memorial prayer cards (80)-  $75.00

Custom service bulletins (per item)-  $0.50

Temporary grave marker-  $35.00

Cross or crucifix-  $35.00