Direct Cremation Services
Servicing all of Vermont with
Compassionate Care at an affordable price


It's now 2019 and we are happy to still offer our 2012 pricing! There are still No Hidden Fees and we will match the price of other local funeral homes should you find one.  Simply bring a print out of there pricing and we will match it.  For as little as $1,495.00 your loved one can be cremated.  The following charges with the exception of the funeral home service charge and Crematory charge are required by the State of Vermont.  These fees for permits are not retained by the funeral home but are the direct cost of such permits.  We make it convenient for the family to pay one sum instead of writing various small checks for these necessary items.  

  • 1,065.00:   Funeral Home Service Charge
  •    390.00:  Crematory Charge
  •      25.00:  Medical Examiner Permit
  •      10.00:  Certified Death Certificate per certificate if required 
  •        5.00:  Transit Permit
  • 1,495.00:  Total Charges for Cremation Services

Cremation Containers:
The fee above also includes a rigid cardboard box cremation container used for the cremation as well as an 8" square temporary container for transporting the cremains following the cremation process. 

You may choose our signature hand painted urn that we offer at no additional charge.  You also have the option of providing your own container or keepsakes which we will place the cremains in for you.  A discount is not given if you do not choose an urn from our selection. 

The fee above also includes all in-state transportation from the place of death to the crematory.  The transportation of the cremains of the deceased following cremation back to our funeral home are also included.   

Filing of social security forms will be filed at no additional charge.

Obituary Notices:
Our staff will provide the assistance needed to help you prepare your notice to send in to the newspaper of your choice.  You will need to pay the publishing fee directly to the newspaper of your choice with a credit card.  Every newspaper has a different pricing system and is typically based upon how lengthy your notice is and whether or not you wish to have a photo to appear with the notice.  

Website Life Tribute Placement:
If you wish we will place your written notice and up to three photos in our guestbook at no charge.  This life tribute to your loved one will be permanently located on our parent company wesbsite at  Friends and family can leave condolences, share stories and upload photos.  It can also be linked to your Facebook or Twitter account.  This tribute is a beautiful place to keep your memories alive.   

Additional jewelry and pendants may be purchased separately.  Please visit to view the selection available.  Please speak to one of our directors for the pricing on these selections.


57 Main Street
Essex Jct., VT 05452

(802) 878-2220 or 849-6261
FAX:  (802) 879-2746