First Avenue Funeral Service, Inc. provides a wide range of funeral planning services such as caskets, vaults and memorial service options in various price ranges. Generally, as of January 2010, the total charges for a traditional funeral are approximately $1,800, with caskets ranging from $490 - $5295, and outer burial containers from $995 to $8700. There may also be cemetery fees, floral arrangements, or other charges beyond the control of the funeral Home. The full extent of our efforts on your behalf is determined by your needs and your wishes.
Items for you to consider include:
- Chapel, Church, or Graveside service
- Honoraria for clergy/musicians
- Copies of the death certificate
Choosing a funeral parlor is a difficult decision. Whether it's the result of necessity or a desire to be prepared, there are many factors to consider.
Will your needs and wishes be met?
Do you know and trust the director?
What is the firm's reputation?
With such a serious matter it’is wise to get all the facts before making your selection. One fact is that you can trust our dedication to do all we can for the bereaved and help them cope with the loss of a loved one by providing a professional, caring, understanding and compassionate response to their needs. Our directors will guide you in your funeral planning arrangements so that your cost will be within your means and that the service that you plan will be meaningful.
Our mission has been to help lighten the burden and improve the experience that one has when going through the difficult time of arranging the funeral of a loved one. We achieve this through a staff of well trained professionals, who through their sensitivity and creativity, help guide you through your journey to healing.
Minister, Priest, Rabbi, etc.
Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable in the funeral customs of most every religion in the world. We will assist and work together with your clergy person. Or, because of our many years of affiliation with many clergy of all faiths, we can recommend one if you wish. Many families choose to honor their loved ones through non religious means.
One tradition that has endured the passage of time is giving flowers to express sympathy. Flowers create special memories by adding warmth and comfort to the service, thus making those memories beautiful and meaningful. Our creative floral expert will assist you in selecting arrangements to suit your needs and to assure your family's wishes are fulfilled.
Our directors will help you obtain, fill out and file forms for insurance, pensions, Social Security, union and Veterans’ benefits, etc. These matters are always handled in strict confidence. An in-house notary public is provided for your convenience.
When a death occurs outside of New York City, you can rely on us to handle all the details. We have contacts in almost every city in the United States and many cities throughout the world. We arrange all the details to transport your loved one home, so you can avoid duplication of effort and expense.
Domestic & International Shipping
With only one phone call, we provide you with our services anywhere in the world. First Avenue Funeral Service is the local funeral parlor with the global ability to handle every circumstance that can arise.
In every respect, First Avenue Funeral Service maintains a tradition of excellence and personal service to meet your family's needs and wishes and ease the burden of funeral planning.