These prices are effective January 1, 2018 but are subject to change without notice.
The goods and services shown below are general costs and funeral expenses we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral 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 funeral goods and services you selected.
FUNERAL COSTS – PROFESSIONAL STAFF SERVICES
Our professional service charge includes: 24-hour availability; consultation with family; preparation and filing of authorizations, certificates and permits; and a proportionate share of our overhead funeral costs. The 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 burial and forwarding and receiving the remains.)
Embalming is a chemical process which provides temporary preservation of the body and eliminates health hazards. A person licensed by this state must perform the procedure. 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.
Includes the following services as needed: washing, disinfecting, dressing, cosmetology, restorative art, hairdressing and casketing.
Use of Staff & Equipment:
Includes coordinating and directing the service; and professional staff attendance and supervision.
Immediate family members may view the deceased privately for up to one hour in our viewing room during normal business hours. (Manchester and Littleton locations only.)Please inquire about evening, weekend and extended viewing time options. An additional preparation fee of $200 will apply when an autopsy has been performed.
For those that want the peace-of-mind of being present for the cremation, we will schedule the cremation at a mutually agreed upon time. An upgraded cremation container is recommended.
For families who prefer a highly-personalized service or do not have a clergy member to officiate, we offer the service of trained Celebrants. Our Celebrant will meet with your family and create an event that is personalized and will be truly memorable. Our Celebrant Service is available to both faith-based and non-church affiliated families and may take place in one of our chapels, at the cemetery or other location. Our Celebrants are life tribute professionals and can incorporate any number of ideas into the ceremony including:
Music and Songs (live and taped) • Candles • Photos, Picture Boards and Videos • Balloon Release • Eulogies, Religious or Spiritual Readings and Poems • Family Stories and Remembrances
FUNERAL COSTS – FACILITIES
Use of Facilities & Staff:
Includes use and setup of visitation area or chapel; display of flowers; and professional staff attendance and supervision. Additional use of facilities charged at $100 per hour or portion thereof.
Bring in your own food or select from our catering menu.
(if not provided by cemetery)
An additional fee charged for sheltering and refrigeration after five days.
We operate three on-site crematories. All cremations are performed by our fully trained and certified professional staff. We have developed a 10-Step Identification, Security and Control Cremation Process to ensure the positive identification of the deceased throughout the cremation process. Our crematories are always available for inspection. This charge also includes State Medical Examiner fee and filing necessary paperwork. An additional cremation fee of $595 will be charged for those over 350 pounds.
There is a staff surcharge to use our facilities for a viewing, service or gathering or to have our staff in attendance at a church or cemetery service on Saturday or Sunday. Most cemeteries also charge an additional fee for weekend or holiday internments.
Please inquire about our private limousine services for airport, home and post luncheon transfers.
Solid Bronze, Copper & Stainless Steel Caskets
Heavy and Standard-Weight Steel Caskets
Lightweight Steel Caskets
Non-sealed Steel Caskets
Veneer, Cremation, Ceremonial & Green Caskets
OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS
State or local law does not require that you buy a container to surround the casket or urn in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container so that the grave will not sink in. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements. Additional fees will apply for vaults delivered to out of state cemeteries.
Premium Burial Vault
Standard Concrete Burial Vaults
Basic Concrete Burial Vaults
Cement Grave Liners
Oversize Caskets & Vault
We display over 100 urns and keepsakes in our selection room. Price includes filling and urn and keepsakes. For liability reasons, we are not able to fill third-party urns or keepsakes.
We display a complete line of granite monuments, bronze memorials and lettering on existing monuments.
Our in house laser engraving machine can personalize urns and other keepsakes.
A lost wax casting of a loved one’s thumb print is scanned onto a precious metal keepsake.
A personalized pillar candle with a picture of your loved one. One candle is included with all Memorial Record Packages at no charge.
For placement of obituary with local newspaper(s) and on our website (excludes the fee charged by the newspaper).
All boxed set memorial record packages include a memorial register book, matching prayer cards with color picture of deceased, and thank you cards. Our in-house graphics team can help you with any special requests.
Includes basic services of funeral director and staff, local transfer of deceased from place of death, medical examiner fee, use of refrigeration, cremation container, crematory fee, and our 10-Step Identification, Security and Control Cremation Process. 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 container we provide is a particle board container which is already included in our Direct Cremation charge. If the purchaser supplies their own container, subtract $15 from the price above.
Immediate Burials from $2,765 to $3,560
Our charge for an immediate burial (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased from place of death, other preparation of the body, use of refrigeration, and local transportation to the cemetery.
Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home $3,530
Our charge includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased from place of death, embalming, local transportation to airport and airline shipping container.
Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home $2,285
Our charge includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, local transportation of remains to funeral home and to cemetery.
When death occurs outside of NH, this fee covers all additionallocal ground transportation charges, permits, filing fees and coordination with local agencies. This fee excludes any airline-related charges.
DNA Collection and Preservation $598
Preserve your DNA for future generations. Ask your counselor for more information.
Nationwide Coverage and Protection Plan $325
For those who travel, or temporarily or permanently move out of our service area, this unique extended service plan guarantees our continuity of care regardless of where your services are needed in the United States. If death occurs anywhere in the country, your family simply calls us and we will make all the necessary arrangements at no additional charge to your family. Our Nationwide Coverage and Protection Plan can only be selected at the time of preplanning your arrangements and your family must call and notify us at the time of death so that we can contact the provider of choice in our network.
DISPOSITION OF CREMATED REMAINS
Release of Cremated Remains No Charge
We will hold the cremated remains at no charge for up to thirty days.
Hand Delivery of Cremated Remains $150
We will hand deliver cremated remains to a family residence in our service area during normal business hours.
We will carefully package and ship the cremated remains via USPS Registered Mail to any U.S. destination (shipment may take up to five business days). We can arrange to ship cremated remains via air freight to just about any international destination.
We will coordinate an unattended scattering off the coast of NH near the Isles of Shoals conducted by a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain. Fee includes certificate of the scattering mailed to the family as well as EPA filing. Please inquire about other scattering locations and scattering services with family members in attendance.