Pricelist

General Price List

This price list is designed to familiarize you with the services and products provided by our firm.  A well-designed and sensitively handled funeral provides critical psychological, social, and spiritual benefits.  At Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, it is our goal to assist you in the planning of a meaningful final tribute to your loved one.

These prices are effective August 1, 2014; but they 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 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 merchandise and services you selected. 

1.  BASIC SERVICES OF THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR, STAFF & OVERHEAD…………….………..$1495.00

Staff available 24 hours daily to respond to the initial requests for services; Conference with the family or its representative, and advice to determine desired services and to obtain vital statistical information for required documents; Sheltering of remains for 3 days; Coordinating the desired funeral service plans with: clergy, cemetery, crematory, and/or other third parties; Preparation and filing of all necessary notices, authorizations and permits with governmental offices; Follow-up attention to related details connected with the service.  In addition, this fee includes a proportionate share of our basic overhead costs such as: Compliance with infectious waste management regulations, and employee safety regulations mandated by governmental agencies; general administration; and record keeping.

 2.   LOCAL TRANSFER OF REMAINS TO THE FUNERAL HOME:

A.  Within a 20 mile radius of the funeral home…….……………………………….…….……$395.00

B.      Transfer of remains to or from the Connecticut Airports…………….……………….$395.00

C.      Transfer of remains to or from NYC Airports……….……………………………..……..$475.00

D.     House calls:

  • Families with pre-existing funeral arrangements…………………………………….$475.00
  • Monday-Friday 9AM – 3PM…………………………………..$950.00 ($50.00 per extra personnel)
  • Monday-Friday  5PM – 9AM & Weekends………………..$1200.00 ($50.00 per extra personnel)

For clarification of house call charges, please inquire with funeral director

3.  EMBALMING: 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.

A.    Embalming normal remains…………………………………$795.00

B.     Embalming autopsied remains………..……………………$895.00

C.     Donated remains…………………………..…………………….$1050.00

 

4.   OTHER PREPARATION OF REMAINS:

A.    Cosmetology, Grooming, Dressing, Casketing or Bathing & Surface Disinfection ……$225.00

B.     Alternative Care of Remains:………………………………………………………………………..$395.00

C.     Restoration of Remains (when necessary, per hour)……..…………….……………………….$195.00

 

5.  OPTIONAL USE OF FUNERAL HOME FACILITIES, STAFF AND EQUIPMENT:

May include the following: Securing obituary information for newspaper notices, if desired; Supervision by funeral director and staff for visitation and/or ceremony; Receiving and arrangement of flowers and other memorial tributes; Professional adherence to the rituals of designated religious faiths and/or fraternal orders.

A.  Viewing

1.  Use of facilities, staff and equipment; for viewing or visitation……………..…..………………..$495.00

2.  Use of staff and equipment; for viewing and/or visitation at another local facility………….……….$495.00

3.  Family Viewing………………..…………….$125.00

B.  Funeral Ceremony:

1.  Use of Funeral Director and Staff, including necessary equipment for: Church Services, Memorial Services at another location or at the funeral home……..……$495.00

2.  Use of Funeral Director and Staff, including necessary equipment for: Grave Side Services……………$495.00

3.  Use of Funeral Director, staff, including necessary equipment for one day service at another location includes up to two hours calling hour (Additional time, $150.00/hour)…..……$1295.00

4.  Weekend  Services…………………..$295.00

6.  AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT: All transportation charges are for local service.  Over 20 mile radius add $5.95 per loaded mile, per vehicle

A.  Hearse (Funeral Coach)……………………………………..$395.00

B. Seven passenger limousine…………………………………$395.00

C.  Service Vehicle, e.g. Flower, Lead Car………………….$195.00

D.  Horse Drawn Funeral Coach…………………..…………….$1400.00

DISCLAIMER: 3.5 hours is allotted per vehicle(s) from time of pick up; an additional $65/hr. will be charged for overtime.

7.  FUNERAL MERCHANDISE:

      A. Remembrance Package:

1.  Acknowledgement Cards (25 cards per box)……………$15.00

2.  Guest Register Book………..……………………………………From $35.00

3.  Laminated Obituary…………….……………….………………$5.00

      B.  Caskets (A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home)………….from $1050.00

C.  Rental Casket Available (for Cremation Services)……………………..….…………….$850.00

D.  Outer Burial Containers (A complete list will be provided a the funeral home)…….…..from $1030.00

 

8.  FORWARDING REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME…………………from $3748.00

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff, local transfer of remains to our Facility, Embalming normal remains, Cosmetology, Grooming, and Dressing, , local transfer of remains to Connecticut Airports, air tray or combo unit, family viewing with up to 6 family members for 30 minutes, 1 certified death certificate, 1 burial permit.  It does not include the following cash advances: Newspaper Notice, airline ticket, Merchandise.

 

9.  RECEIVING REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME………………from $2510.00

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff, local transfer of remains to our Facility from Connecticut Airports, other preparation of remains, local transfer of remains to the place of final disposition.  It does not include: Merchandise, Optional Use of Facilities, Staff and Equipment, or cash advanced services.

 

10. CREMATION SERVICES……………from $3496.00

Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff, local transportation of remains to our facility, local transfer of remains to crematory, other preparation of remains, cremation container, pouch, crematory fee, medical examiner fee, 1 certified death certificate, permits, family viewing with up to 6 people for 30 minutes.  It does not include: Merchandise and embalming.

NOTE: For cremation service, a $395.00 deposit is required which will be returned upon family retrieving cremains.

 

12. IMMEDIATE BURIAL……………….from $2510.00

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff, local transfer of remains to our Facility, other preparation of remains, local transportation to cemetery.  It does not include: Merchandise, Optional Use of Facilities, Staff and Equipments or embalming, and cash advanced services.

 

OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICES & MERCHANDISE:

Funeral Director, Staff & Equipment, when transferring remains:

1.  Transfer to another local facility for: (viewing and/or visitation for funeral ceremony)………$150.00

2.  Transfer from another local facility for: (Holding at Funeral Home or Next Day Committal)………$75.00

Facilities, Funeral Director, and Staff, with necessary equipment for:

1.  Sheltering/Refrigeration remains Per Day (After 3rd Day)……………..$125.00

Disinterment: (Does not include necessary merchandise for re-interment or permit fees)…From $995.00

Air Tray (for use when forwarding remains)……………..$295.00

Green Services:

  • Hand-made, free of metal casket…………………………$995.00
  • Hand-made wooden urn……………………………..…….$295.00
  • Hand-blown Glass Keepers, Made in Connecticut…………..….$55.00

Burial Permit or Cremation Permit……………………….……………………..$3.00

Cremation Fee (will be added to our Cremation Charge; dependent upon container)…………..from $100.00

Medical Examiner Fee for Cremations (required by State Law)……………$150.00

Cremation Containers…………….…………………………………………………..from $175.00

Cremation Urns……………………………………………………………..………….from $100.00

Certified Death Certificate…….…………………………………………………….$20.00

Burial Shroud……………………………………………………………………………from $165.00

Memorial Items………………………………………………………………….from $150.00

TERMS OF PAYMENT

Payment in full must be made at the completion of arrangements.  Deposit will be expected on all Cash Advance items prior to the Funeral Service (Death Certificates, Church Honorariums, Cemetery and Newspaper Costs, Airfare, etc…).  Payment in full must be made prior to any & all media announcements (Newspaper, Social Media Networking, word of mouth, etc…).

INSURANCE

Assignment of funeral bill from a Life Insurance Policy is accepted; however, insurance company must verify beneficiary and honor a funeral home assignment. If Insurance is the form of payment, a 5% Insurance Fee will be applied to the funeral bill.

NO LIFE INSURANCE POLICY WILL BE ACCEPTED WHEN THE POLICY IS IN THE CONTESTABLE PERIOD (0-2 years)

 

ACCEPTALBE FORMS OF PAYMENT

Discover, Master Card, Visa, Certified Check, American Express, Help Card or Cash

Payment Arrangements are available only through a third party credit company. (DSS Cases are not eligible for this program).

 

TITLE 19 ELIGIBILITY

The Department of Social Services will contribute up to $1800.00 towards funeral costs provided the total cost of the funeral does not exceed $4600.00.  If there are any assets in the deceased’s name, the $1800.00 will be reduced by the dollar amount of assets.  Assets include but are not limited to cars, homes, bank accounts, patient account, etc… Credit card transactions are not accepted with DSS cases.

Emotions run high after the death of a loved-one; we will hold-your-hand and guide you through the difficult process of saying, “Good-bye.” A well-designed and sensitively handled funeral provides important psychological, social, and spiritual benefits. Our ARIA services focus on handling all of your needs, while providing you with an exceptional level of emotional support and care.

Every person is an individual, so memorial services should be customized to reflect that individuality. Our funeral specialists will guide you through the complex process of planning an appropriate tribute to your loved one. We will fulfill your requests down to the smallest detail, in order to guarantee a beautiful, meaningful and appropriate service.

We know it is difficult to make decisions in a time of grief, and we want you to feel comfortable and confident with the funeral arrangements you select. We will make sure you are thoroughly familiar with all services available before you make a decision, and we will not pressure you into services which are not appropriate for your needs.

Family plays an incredibly important role in planning a funeral, however many find it uncomfortable to discuss these issues. We can help ease the process, by working with family members and clergy, to calmly and intelligently discuss all aspects of the service, as well as to address the needs and desires of the family. We can also assist in the creation of a “Pre-Need Account,” where all decisions concerning a future funeral can be made in advance.

At Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, we can offer help with counseling without any obligation. We will educate you on the psychological, emotional, social, and financial aspects of the funeral process. It will be our pleasure to assist you in the planning of a meaningful, final tribute to your loved one.