Downeast Direct Cremation Pricing

Effective Date: April 1, 2015, but is subject to change without notice.

The goods and services shown within 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. Click here to download our brochure.

Direct Cremation (*within local area)                 

Our charge for direct cremation without any attendant rites or ceremonies (this means the public does not have the right to “attend” ceremonies or services, because you are choosing to NOT have any) includes removal from place of death, 48 hour shelter of remains, transportation to  local crematory, crematory fee, alternate container, burial/transit permit, Medical Examiner permit, necessary services of staff, return of cremated remains to designated person and postage fee or office appointment to pick up urn.

This service does not include embalming or any other use of facilities.  If you want to arrange for a direct cremation, you may use an alternate container.  Alternate containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering).  The alternate container we provide is a cardboard box.

Direct Cremation with container provided by purchaser


Direct Cremation with Alternate Container


The following charges are ONLY added when applicable and after notification has been given.

*Additional Mileage (per mile)                    $7
(Outside Penobscot, Hancock and Washington Counties) This charge is one-way only.

Alternate Container                                       $125
(Rigid combustible container typically used for cremation. This charge is included in the Complete price of $975.00)
**Additional Sheltering (per day)               $150
Removal Fee                                                      $250
If after calling us you choose NOT to use our services, all transfers to other firms will be charged a MINIMUM fee of $250 for the removal.

Payment is required at the time of arrangements.

* We reserve the right to charge additional mileage outside our area.

**We reserve the right to charge additional Climate Controlled Sheltering of Remains beyond the 48 hours required by Maine state law.  Climate Controlled Sheltering will also be charged on any transfers to other firms.