How much does a funeral cost?

Currently, the average cost of traditional funeral services in the United States costs anywhere from $7,000 to $12,000. This range includes the services at the funeral home, burial, merchandise selected(casket,vault etc.), obitauries, death certificates and clergy. And keep in mind that prices may vary greatly, depending on different funeral homes and their location in the country. Costs for cremation services can vary as well, but the average cremation is $1600 to $4,000. Cremation is generally less expensive than traditional funeral services, if no viewing or visitation is involved. Both traditional and cremation services can be less than the average stated above.  Niagara County Department of Social Services does contribute up to $1600 for funeral expenses and Erie County $ 900 for those who qualify. Please contact us to discuss any pricing questions. We are upfront, honest and transparent with our pricing.  Some funeral homes, deliberately, will leave out certain information that effects cost to gain your business, which is, unprofessional, unethical, misleading and goes against our Funeral Service Oath. Of course price matters and we understand that. Only we can provide the services that you would expect and should be provided, regardless of financial ability.  You will be given the quality, attention and service that your family needs all within your budget......guaranteed!!

What Makes Up The Cost?

Funerals are labor intensive and require a lot of work from a lot of people.  The cost of a funeral goes beyond merchandise such as caskets, it includes the care transport from the place of passing, body preparation, transportation to the crematory or cemetery, the professional services during funeral arrangements as well the funeral director coordinating the necessary arrangements for the actual services selected, preparing the forms, and dealing with all the other people involved in the death (doctors, lawyers, insurance companies and the community).  Funeral directors work an average of 40 hours per funeral.  The cost of operating a funeral home is factored into the cost as well.  Our funeral home is a 24 hour operation, with extensive, manicured facilities that need to be maintained and secured.  All funeral costs INCLUDE AT NO CHARGE the use of our hospitality room. 

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