M I C H A E L   E.   B R O W N   F U N E R A L   S E R V I C E S,   L L C.
2333 Fenner Road
Cazenovia, New York 13035
Phone: 315-655-4615

General Price List

Schedules of Fees/General Price List prices are effective January 1, 2017 and are subject to change without notice.

The goods and services shown below are those 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 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 & merchandise you selected.

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

ALTERNATIVE SERVICES:
The charges for direct cremations & direct burials shown below include ONLY the items listed in the following descriptions.

Direct cremations range in price from

$1,770 - $1,895


            Our charge for direct cremation includes local transfer of remains to funeral home, required authorizations, services of funeral director and staff, transportation of the body by livery to local crematory, and the return of the cremains to the funeral home. Transfer or other transportation by funeral home livery beyond a radius of 20 miles is subject to an additional charge of $2.50 per mile. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you may use an unfinished wooden box or an alternate container. Alternate containers can be made of heavy cardboard, pressed wood or composition materials (with or without an outside covering).  The direct cremation prices do not include the crematory charges.

          1.  (as described above) With container provided by purchaser

$1,770

          2.  (as described above) With alternative container – Cardboard Cremation Container.        

$1,895

Direct Burials range in price from$1,820 - $3,315

Our charge for immediate burial includes local transfer of remains to funeral home, required authorizations, services of funeral director and staff, transportation of the body by livery to local area cemetery. Transfer or other transportation by funeral home livery beyond a radius of 20 miles is subject to an additional charge of $2.50 per mile. The direct burial prices do not include cemetery charges. (Vault additional if required by cemetery)

         1.  Direct burial as described above with container provided by purchaser$1,820
         2.  Direct burial as described above with a 20 gauge steel casket$3,315
Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home (includes personnel, equipment & vehicle. Local within 20 miles)$295

Preparation of Remains:
          Embalming
               *Embalming
               *Preparation Room     

$725
Embalming of Autopsied Remains$825

In New York State, embalming is 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 direct cremation or direct burial. If you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a viewing or an open casket funeral, embalming may be required by the funeral home. 

Other Preparation of Remains
(excluding embalming): preparation of remains, unless selected, is not required for direct cremation or direct burial.

          a. Topical DisinfectionN/A

          b. Custodial Care (will not be charged on days when embalming, or other preparations of the remains occurs, visitation, or a funeral service is conducted)

N/A
          c. Dressing & Casketing$50
          d. Cosmetology$50
          


Arrangements:$1,295

The charge for our services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. However, this charge will not be added to the cost for direct cremation, direct burial, forwarding of remains or receiving of remains because the prices for those services include this charge.  Basic arrangements: including funeral director, other staff, equipment and facilities to respond to initial request for service, the arrangement conference, securing of necessary authorizations and coordination of service plans with parties involved in the final disposition of the deceased. 

Supervision: (Funeral Director & Staff)
     Visitation - Per Hour (Funeral Home, Church or other location)$150
     Funeral or Memorial Service at the conclusion of calling hours                                                                                          $150
     Funeral Service  (Funeral Home, Church or other location)  $375
     Memorial Service (Funeral Home, Church or other location)$375
     Graveside Ceremony/Disinterment/Spring Burial$175


Facilities:
     Visitation (per hour)$150
     Funeral or Memorial Service at the conclusion of calling hours                                                                                           $150
     Funeral Service $250
     Memorial Service$250


Livery: Excess mileage ($2.50 per loaded mile beyond 20 miles)
     Hearse: Local within 20 miles$325
     Alternative Vehicle: Local within 20 miles (Suburban)$180
     Limousine: Local with 20 miles$325


Merchandise:
     Caskets range of prices (A complete list will be provided at the funeral home)$1,495- $14,995
     Alternative Containers range of prices (A complete list will be provided at the funeral home)$125
     Urns range of prices (A complete list will be provided at the funeral home)$45 - $2,595
     Outer Interment Receptacle range of prices (A complete list will be provided at the funeral home)$595 – $12,995
     Rental Casket Starmark Aria Poplar with rosetan crepe interior (includes cremation insert)                                                $895

Additional Services and/or Merchandise: (We will purchase additional merchandise and services for the customer. The prices in this section include a charge for our service in buying these items.)

1. Acknowledgment cards (per box of 25)$20
2. Register Book$50 or $75
3. Laminated Prayer Cards$1 each
4. Cemetery Equipment$120 - $375
5. Video Tribute (Production only and placed on the funeral home website)$125
6. Video Tribute DVD (per copy)$25
7. Additional personnel beyond the first four staff members for a Funeral or Memorial Service                                           $100
8. Additional personnel beyond the first two staff members for calling hours (per hour)$25
9.  Hairdressing             $75
10. Monument Engraving ($11 per additional number or letter beyond the first four numbers)                                             $195
11. Monuments  Starting at $675
12. Urn Engraving                                                                                                                                                     Starting at $50
13. Cremation Jewelry                                                                                                                                               Starting at $35
14. Memorial Candle                                                                                                                                                                  $45


Anatomical Donation

$1,770
Limited Services:
Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home$1,770
          This charge includes local transfer of remains to the funeral home, other necessary local transportation of the deceased by livery, required authorizations, services of funeral director and staff, and necessary use of facilities. Transfer or other transportation by funeral home livery beyond a radius of 20 miles is subject to an additional charge of $2.50 per mile. Transportation by common carrier is not included in the above charge.
Receiving of Remains from Another Funeral Home$1,770

          This charge includes local transfer of remains to the funeral home, other necessary local transportation of the deceased by livery, required authorizations, services of funeral director and staff, and necessary use of facilities. Transfer or other transportation by funeral home livery beyond a radius of 20 miles is subject to an additional charge of $2.50 per mile. Transportation by common carrier is not included in the above charge.


CASH ADVANCE ITEMS:

Services and merchandise provided as cash advance items will be billed at the same amount paid by the funeral firm.

These items include but are not limited to: Certified Death Certificates, Cemetery Charges, Clergy, Church, Organist, Air Freight, Postage, Crematory, Musicians, V.A. Marker Installation, Bagpiper & Obituaries. 

GENERAL PRICE LIST ADDENDUM

Use of funeral home facilities and supervision (per hour)           $300
Use of funeral home facilities and supervision for funeral service$625
Use of funeral home facilities and supervision for memorial service$625

M i c h a e l   E.   B r o w n   F u n e r a l   S e r v i c e s,   L L C make no representation or warranties about the protective value of certain caskets or vaults other than those made by the manufacturer.  The only warranties, expressed, implied, or granted are the expressed written warranties, if any, executed by the manufacturers thereof.  No other warranties and no warranties of merchandising fitness for particular products are extended by the seller.