Service Fees

Clear, honest descriptions and fees of our many services can be found below. If you have a question or don't see something on this list, please feel free to give us a call. We recognize this is a stressful time and we are here to help.

General Price List

1. Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff - $2,620

Our fee for the basic services of funeral director and staff include conducting the arrangement conference, planning the funeral, obtaining necessary permits, and placing obituary notices. 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 cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains).

2. Embalming - $325

Except for 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.

3. Other Preparation of the Body

  1. Preparation for burial or cremation of unembalmed remains - $100
  2. Hairdressing - $35
  3. Refrigeration of unembalmed remains, not to exceed 48 hrs - $75

4. Additional Services & Facilities

  1. Facilities & staff for 2 hour visitation - $300
  2. Facilities & staff for 2 hour private viewing - $300
  3. Facilities & staff for memorial service in the funeral home - $175
  4. Facilities & staff for funeral ceremony in the funeral home - $300
  5. Staff for a memorial service in a church or other facility - $175
  6. Staff & equipment for a funeral ceremony in a church or other facility - $300
  7. Staff & equipment for a graveside funeral ceremony - $300
  8. Staff & equipment for installation of Government Marker - $50

5. Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home - $300

6. Automotive Equipment

  1. Hearse - $150
  2. Bearer/Flower Car - $75
  3. Limousine - $____

7. Caskets - $855 — $10,176

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

8. Outer Burial Containers - $972 — $3,250

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

9. Urns - $99 — $___

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

10. Clothing or Other Merchandise - $___

11. Forwarding Remains to another Funeral Home - $1,215

This charge includes removal of remains, basic services of staff, embalming, necessary authorizations, and local transportation to carrier. This charge does not include any rites or ceremonies.

12. Receiving Remains from another Funeral Home

Cremated Remains $550 — Casketed Remains $850
This charge includes basic services of staff, removal of remains (within 25 miles), and transportation of remains to the cemetery or crematory. This charge does not include any rites or ceremonies.

13. Immediate Burial - $1,870

This charge includes removal of remains, local transportation to cemetery, and basic services of the staff. This charge does not include any rites or ceremonies.
  1. Immediate burial with casket provided by purchaser - $1,870
  2. Immediate burial with casket selected from out funeral home, plus the cost of the casket - $1,870

14. Cremations - $1,795 — $2,820

This charge includes removal of remains, cremation, local transportation to crematory, and basic services of staff. These charges do not include any rites or ceremonies. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are selected hardwood, fiberboard, and cardboard.
  1. Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser - $1,795
  2. Direct cremation with alternative container - $1,895
  3. Cremation with services - $2,820
    This charge includes obituary preparation, arranging for clergy, arranging for graves, a register book, and thank you cards.

15. Body Donation to Medical School or Facility - $725

This charge includes removal of remains, local transportation to the facility, and basic services of the staff. This charge does not include any rites or ceremonies.

16. Cash Advance Items

These are services that are paid for when the service is rendered i.e. opening/closing grave, newspaper notices, clergy offerings, copies of death certificate, etc.

17. Service Charge

Our basic service charge includes a $6.00 fee that will be sent to the State of Vermont and set aside for the protection of funeral service customers.

18. Available Funds

Funds may be available for the final disposition through the Vermont Department of PATH, General Assistance Program, for persons who qualify.

19. Governing Law

The funeral industry is governed by laws defining professional conduct. Consumers who have inquiries or wish to obtain a form to register a complaint may do so by calling (802) 828-2367 or by writing the Secretary of State at 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609-1106.