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Cost Estimator

 

For your convenience we have included a quote builder for goods and services we provide.   This page will allow you to estimate the approximate costs (not including merchandise) of your desired funeral arrangements.  If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please feel free to contact us.

 

These prices are effective as of January 1, 2012 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 goods and services you selected.

This list does not include prices for certain items you may ask us to buy for you, such as cemetery or crematory services, flowers, and newspaper notices.  The prices for those items will be shown on your bill or the statement describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

 

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
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BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR & STAFF $1,695 (required)
 Our basic service fee includes, but is not limited to: staff to process and respond to the initial request for service; shelter of the remains for up to 48 hours until the public memorial or funeral activity or final disposition; arrangement conference and consulting with the family or other responsible parties; arrangement of the funeral or tribute ritual; preparing, recording and filing legally required documents and vital statistics; preparation and placement obituary notices; and coordinating final disposition with those providing other portions of the funeral such as cemetery, crematory, clergy members, fraternal organizations, vault companies and others as required. The basic service fee also reflects each family’s proportionate share of those fixed business expenses (overhead) associated with (1) having staff available at all times and (2) maintaining state-licensed facilities within which to process necessary arrangements. These overhead expenses include, but are not limited to: (a) a portion of employees’ salaries; health insurance and payroll taxes; (b) a portion of buildings; grounds and parking lot costs; utilities; telephone expense; property taxes and insurance; (c) professional licensing; legal and accounting fees; record keeping; secretarial and administrative expenses; as well as (d) inventory, equipment and supplies. This fee for our basic services and overhead is non-declinable and will be added to the total costs of the funeral arrangements you select. This fee is already included in our charges for: Direct Cremation; Immediate Burial; Direct Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Firm; Direct Receiving of Remains from Another Funeral Firm.
EMBALMING $515
 Except in certain special cases (see below) embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a service 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 immediate burial or direct cremation. Most common carriers require embalming and it is usually necessary for all foreign transfers. Maine law requires embalming when the death is attributed to certain infectious diseases or, with limited exceptions, when the body does not reach its final destination (such as a cemetery or crematory) within 48 hours. It is our firm’s policy to request either embalming or a sealed casket if the body is going to be present for indoor memorial activities, whether viewed or not. We highly recommend embalming when the body is going to be dressed, when the body is going to be viewed, and when the body is going to be entombed.
OTHER PREPARATION OF THE BODY $215
 This charge includes but is not limited to: washing and disinfection of remains; cosmetic procedures; restoration; dressing; hairdressing by our staff; and placing the body in the selected casket or container for cremation or burial.
SPECIAL CARE OF AUTOPSY & ORGAN DONATION $200
 This charge includes: Reconstructive restoration and/or special care of autopsied remains and/or organ donors when necessary; washing and disinfection of remains; cosmetic procedures; dressing; hairdressing by our staff; and placing the body in the selected casket or container for cremation or burial.
SHELTERING OF REMAINS (PER DAY) $50  Quantity 
 This charge is made beginning on the 4th day our facilities are used to shelter the remains when no post-death or ceremonial activities occur.
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FACILITIES & STAFF
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VISITATION / GATHERING AT OUR FUNERAL HOME OR OTHER FACILITY $350
 Our services include: visitation set up; use of visitation room as well as the public areas of the funeral home; placement of encased remains; receiving and arranging flowers; use of parking areas and all necessary equipment; and staff services for supervision and attendance during the visitation.
PRIVATE FAMILY VIEWING $200
 Private family viewing of unembalmed body in casket or container selected with a limit of 10 people and one hour time
VISITATION / GATHERING immediately prior to funeral or memorial service $0
 For one hour - NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE
PRIVATE IDENTIFICATION VIEWING $0
 By persons authorizing our services of the body in the casket or container selected with a time and place at funeral home discretion at funeral home only - NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE
FUNERAL CEREMONY AT FUNERAL HOME OR OTHER FACILITY $470
 Our services include: supervision of the funeral ceremony; staff necessary to conduct the funeral ceremony; transfer of equipment and setup of facilities for funeral ceremony.
MEMORIAL SERVICE AT FUNERAL HOME OR OTHER FACILITY $470
 Our services include: supervision of the memorial service; staff necessary to conduct the memorial service; transfer of equipment and setup of facilities for memorial service.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE $470
 Our services include: supervision of the graveside service and the equipment and staff necessary to conduct the graveside service.
USE OF 104 LIMEROCK STREET FACILITY with a funeral service $425
 Our services include: a hostess; service/reception set up and clean up; use of paper products and linens; use of the public areas of this facility; receiving and arranging flowers/memorabilia; use of parking areas and all necessary equipment; and staff services for supervision and attendance during the service/reception.
USE OF 104 LIMEROCK STREET FACILITY without a funeral service $600
 Our services include: a hostess; service/reception set up and clean up; use of paper products and linens; use of the public areas of this facility; receiving and arranging flowers/memorabilia; use of parking areas and all necessary equipment; and staff services for supervision and attendance during the service/reception.
ADDITIONAL EVENING SERVICE (after 4 pm) OR WEEKEND SERVICE FEE $295
 
ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY SERVICE FEE $375
 
Facilities, Equipment & Staff for specialized religious rites $500
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TRANSPORTATION
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TRANSFER OF REMAINS TO FUNERAL HOME $300 (required)
 Service car transportation from place of death by our staff or transfer company to our funeral home within a 25 mile local service radius.
FUNERAL HEARSE (COACH) $295
 Transport of deceased to church, cemetery or crematory.
LIMOUSINE $0
 Transport of family members or casket bearers to cemetery and returning them to place of departure - RENTAL.
FLOWER DELIVERY VEHICLE $95
 Transports service related items to a service in which we are not involved, or flowers to home or other facility following a service or visitation.
MILEAGE $2.50  Quantity 
 Add $2.50 per loaded mile outside of a 25 mile local radius. This charge applies for both the transfer of remains to the funeral home as well as transportation for a service.
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MERCHANDISE
For specific prices of caskets, outer burial containers (vaults), urns, memorial stationery, custom portraits, and jewelry / keepsake pendants, visit the merchandise pages from the tab above. The price ranges are listed below, but will no factor into your overall total.

If you have any further questions about our products, please contact our office.
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ADULT CASKETS $0
 RANGE: $520.00 TO $11,950.00 (A COMPLETE PRICE LIST WILL BE PROVIDED)
OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS (VAULTS) $0
 RANGE: $1075.00 TO $3350.00 (A COMPLETE PRICE LIST WILL BE PROVIDED)
MINIMUM CORRUGATED CREMATION CONTAINER $125
 A plain, heavy duty cardboard container. This container is needed to complete the cremation process unless selecting a cremation casket.
CEREMONIAL CASKET FOR CREMATION $975
 This casket is used for those desiring cremation, but would like public services prior to cremation. It includes a replacement cardboard interior container. For more information see the cremation casket page under the merchandise tab above or contact our office.
URNS $0
 RANGE: $95.00 TO $1250.00
STATIONERY - HERITAGE LEATHER COLLECTION $280
 
STATIONERY - LIFE JOURNEY COLLECTION $280
 
STATIONERY - ARCHIVES COLLECTION $160
 
STATIONERY - NATURE STUDIES COLLECTION $120
 
STATIONERY - PEACEFUL GARDEN, DIAMOND, CROSS, OR STAR OF DAVID COLLECTION $100
 
STATIONERY - LIGHTHOUSE COLLECTION $65
 
STATIONERY - STANDARD WHITE COLLECTION $55
 
PERSONALIZED CASKET PANEL $150
 
MEMORIAL DVD TRIBUTE $295
 
CUSTOM PORTRIAT $0
 Prices begin at $89.00 excluding frame and shipping.
MEMORIAL JEWELRY $0
 Prices begin at $90.00.
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CASH ADVANCES
This category includes prices for certain items that you may ask us to buy for you.  some charges are mandatory and are reflected with a check mark.  

Charges include but are not limited to:

Additional Copies of the Death Certificate, ME State Medical Examiner’s Permit, Disposition Permit, Paid newspaper notices, Cemetery Fees, Vault Installation Fees, Honorariums  Musician/Organist, Catering, Flowers, Winter Entombment, Monument, Engraving, Ferry Service, Freight Charges.
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CERTIFIED COPY OF THE DEATH CERTIFICATE $15 (required)
 
ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE DEATH CERTIFICATE $6  Quantity 
 
MAINE PERMIT FOR DISPOSITION $40 (required)
 
MAINE STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S PERMIT $15
 Required for cremation or for transport out of state.
CEMETERY FEES $0
 This charge varies depending on the cemetery, weekend, and holiday fees. Fees range from approximately $400.00 to $700.00.
CREMATORY FEE $325
 Required for cremation.
OFFICIANT HONORARIUM $200
 
PAID NEWSPAPER NOTICES $0
 Obituaries are posted free of charge on our website. However, many newspapers, including the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald, charge for publishing obituaries. These fees vary greatly among each individual newspaper.
WINTER ENTOMBMENT $75
 
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For more information on pricing, please visit our Merchandise section.


 

110 Limerock Street | Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: (207) 594-4212 (800) 590-4212 | Fax: (207) 596-0755 | Email: wecare@bchfh.com

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