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First Avenue Funeral Services
2242 First Avenue, New York, NY 10029
212.534.1800
Copyright 2010 First Avenue Funeral Service: Funeral Parlor. All Rights Reserved.

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

Maya Angelou
General Price List
These Prices are effective as of February 01, 2009 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 service. 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 and merchandise you selected.

This list may not include prices for certain items that you select, such as cemetery 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 service and merchandise you selected. We charge you for our service in buying certain items.

Your authorization is required for a funeral home to obtain custody of a body, and a body must be released promptly upon your request.

The provider of funeral services is required to give price information in person and over the telephone.

A provider of funeral service is prohibited from representing that the deterioration of human remains can be prevented for more than a limited time by embalming, caskets, vaults or outer interment receptacles.



Alternative Services:
The following charges for direct burial and direct cremation do not include additional items or services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer way wish to select.
Direct Cremations:
Prices Range
From: $595.00
Which includes the local transfer of remains to the Funeral Home, Funeral Director and Staff services, securing of necessary authorizations, local transportation to the crematory, an alternative container for cremation, and the return of the cremains to the Funeral Home.
To: $445.00
Which includes the services as described above but with the cremation container supplied by the customer.
If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you may use an unfinished wood box or an alternative container.
Alternative containers can be made of heavy cardboard, pressed wood or composition materials (with or without an outside covering), or may be pouches of canvas or other materials.
The direct cremation prices do not include the crematory charge.
Direct Burials:
Prices Range
From: $1500.00
Which includes the local transfer of remains to the Funeral Home, Funeral Director and Staff services, securing of necessary authorizations, local transportation to the cemetery, and an alternative container.
To: $1300.00
Which includes the services as described above but with the container supplied by the customer.
The direct burial prices do no include cemetery charges.

Transfer of remains to the funeral establishment including personnel, equipment, and vehicle.
Local within 5 Miles: $250.00
Additional assistance at transfer location (per man): $150.00
Charges per mile beyond 10 Miles: $ 3.50

Preparation of remains:
Embalming (include use of preparation room): $300.00
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 viewing or an open casket funeral, embalming may be required by the funeral firm.

Other preparation (Excluding Embalming):
Preparation of the remains, unless selected, is not required for direct cremation or for direct burial.
a. Topical Disinfection $200.00
b. Custodial Care (charged after 24 hours) Per Day $75.00
Custodial Care will not be charged on the days when embalming or other preparation of remains occurs,
visitation is held, or a funeral service is conducted)
c. Refrigeration $295.00
d. Dressing/Casketing of Remains $75.00
e. Cosmetology $75.00
f. Restoration $200.00

Arrangements:
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: $ 500.00

Supervision (Funeral Director and Staff):
Supervision for visitation: $ 175.00
Supervision for funeral service: $ 175.00
Memorial service: $ 175.00
Supervision for graveside service: $ 275.00
Disinterment: $ 350.00

Facilities:
Visitation: Total for 1 day or part thereof: $ 400.00
Total for 2 days or part thereof: $700.00
Use of the facilities for funeral service: $ 250.00
Use of the facilities for memorial service: $ 400.00

Combined Costs for Supervision & Facilities:
Supervision & facilities for visitation
Total for 1 day or part thereof: $575.00
Total for 2 days or part thereof: $875.00
Supervision & facilities for funeral service: $ 375.00
Supervision & facilities for memorial service: $ 575.00

Livery:
Hearse: Local within 5 Miles: $ 325.00
$ 3.00 per mile thereafter
Alternative vehicle (Service Van) Local within 5 Miles: $ 150.00
$ 3.00 per mile thereafter
Flower vehicle: Local within 5 Miles: $ 375.00
$ 3.00 per mile thereafter
Limousine(s): Local within 5 Miles: $ 325.00
$ 3.00 per mile thereafter
Passenger car(s): Local within 5 Miles: $ 200.00
$ 3.00 per mile thereafter

Merchandise:
Caskets and alternative containers:
(A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.)
Prices Range From $ 195.00 to $ 15, 000.00
The Federal Trade Commission prohibits the provider of funeral services from imposing any additional fee or surcharge to consumers who obtain a casket elsewhere.

Outer interment receptacles.
(A complete list will be provided at the Funeral Home.)
Prices Range From $ 350.00 to $4, 000

Urns
Prices Range From $ 125.00 to $ 3650.00

Additional Services and Merchandise:
We will purchase additional services and merchandise for you. The prices in this section include a charge for our services in buying those items.
Prices Range     From  - To
Memorial Cards $75.00 to $125.00
Acknowledgement Cards per 25 $20.00 to $100.00
Register Book $10.00 to $25.00
Crucifix/cross $20.00 to$ 100.00
Casket name plate $75.00 to $200.00
Burial Clothing $150.00 to $400.00
Memorial Package $ 295.00 $295.00
Includes the following items listed below
a. 100 Laminated prayer cards
b. Crucifix or cross
c. Register or memorial book
d. 50 Printed acknowledgement cards with envelopes
e. Rosary beads if so requested

Limited Services:
Forwarding remains to another Funeral Home:
This charge includes the local transfer of the remains to the funeral home , staff services, securing necessary authorizations, and local transportation to point of shipment. The charge does not include shipping charges or additional items of services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select: $ 1090.00
Transportation beyond local point of shipment will be billed either as livery or common carrier charges depending upon the forwarding location. Local point of shipment is up to or within New York City
Receiving remains from another Funeral Home.
This charge include basic local transportation of the remains to the funeral home and/or place of local disposition, staff services, and securing necessary authorizations. The charge does not include additional items of service, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select $ 1260.00
Cash Advances:
Services and merchandise provided as cash advance items will be billed at the same amount paid by the funeral firm.
Cemetery or Crematory Public Transportation
Clergy Honoraria Gratuities
Death Certificates Bridge and Road Tolls
Livery Pallbearers