Funeral Pricing in Northampton, Massachusetts

(413) 587-0044
Michael T. Ahearn, Director


These prices are effective January 1, 2013 and are subject to change without notice.

Consumer Information

The goods and services shown 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 an item 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 price list does not include merchandise or cash advance items or additional charges such as out of town transportation, additional limousines, etc. If variations or other funeral goods are desired, please refer to the “Itemized Selections” section of the price list.
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff
This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremation, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.) Our basic service charge includes, but is not limited to, the 24 hours a day, 365 days a year availability of staff, arrangement conference with family or responsible party, preparation and filing of necessary certificates and permits, placement of obituary notices, planning of funeral arrangements, and coordination of service with cemetery, crematory, vault company and other as required.
$ 575.00
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select a funeral arrangement, such as 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 direct cremation or immediate burial. PLEASE NOTE: It is the policy of the Ahearn Funeral Home that if the deceased is to be viewed or remain in the funeral home for over 48 hours, he or she is to be embalmed, and the above stated price will be charged.
Other Preparation of the Deceased
Dressing Casketing and Cosmetology
Professional care when no embalming (Washing, dressing, casketing)
Extra care for autopsied cases or organ/tissue donors
$ 240.00
$ 240.00
$ 200.00
Additional Staff, Equipment and Facility Fees
Visitation (If the wake extends beyond agreed time, there will be charge of $75. per half hour)
Funeral Ceremony in or from the funeral home
Funeral Ceremony in outside facility
Memorial Service in funeral home or outside facility
Graveside Service/Spring Burial
Cremation Graveside Service
$ 150.00 (per hour)
$ 675.00
$ 450.00
$ 400.00
$ 350.00
$ 150.00
Automotive Equipment
Transfer of Deceased to the Funeral Home (Local)
Limousine (3 ½ hrs./ $30. for each additional ½ hour)
$ 250.00
$ 300.00/ $350.00
$ 325.00
Lead Car
Cremation Service Vehicle
Flower/Utility Car
Additional mileage outside 25 mile local area per loaded mile
$ 85.00
$ 175.00
$ 65.00
$ 3.00
Direct Cremation
$1900.00 to $2150.00
Our charge for direct cremation includes local transfer of deceased to the funeral home, transportation to the crematory, basic services of staff, shelter of remains, basic care of the deceased, and obtaining cremains from the crematory. This does not include the use of facility or staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private,prior to the cremation.

If you would like to arrange a direct cremation, you can use and alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The alternative containers we provide are unfinished wood or cardboard boxes, or a wooden tray with a cardboard cover.
**Direct Cremation w/ container provided by purchaser
**Direct Cremation w/ alternative container
**Cremation Packages are available.
Immediate or Green Burials
Our charge for immediate burial includes: removal of deceased, basic services of staff, shelter of remains, sanitary care, obtaining authorization, and local transportation. This charge does not include use of facility and staff for visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to burial, or cemetery charges.
** Immediate/Green burial w/casket provided by purchaser
** Immediate/Green burial w/casket selected from our funeral home
Forwarding Remains to another Funeral Home
Our charge includes: local transfer of deceased, basic services of staff, embalming, sheltering of remains, securing authorizations and permits. This does not include merchandise, viewing, ceremony or shipping charges.
**Air Tray

Receiving Remains from another Funeral Home

Our charge includes: basic service of staff, care of deceased, transportation to local cemetery or crematory. This charge does not include merchandise, visitation, rites, ceremonies or cemetery charges.
Donation of Remains to a Medical School
$ 975.00
Our charge includes basic service of staff, securing necessary paperwork and transportation to the Medical School within 24 hours. This does not include merchandise or ceremony.
A complete price list will be provided by the Funeral Home.

Outer Burial Containers (Vaults)
A complete price list will be provided by the Funeral Home.

Cremation Urns

Cremation Urn Vaults

Cremation Urn Vaults

Burial Clothing

Memorial Package
$ 775.00 to $ 5000.00

$ 850.00 to $ 10,000.00

$ 150.00 to $ 1500.00

$ 150.00 to $ 500.00

$ 150.00 to $ 500.00

$ 95.00 to $ 150.00

$ 125.00
Memorial Package includes Register Book, Prayer cards (100), Thank You Notes (up to 100), Cross/Crucifix, Rosary Beads, or 7 Day Memorial Candle.
Register Book
Prayer Cards (per 100 or portion there of)
Thank You Notes (per box of 25)
Rosary Beads
7 Day Memorial Candle
$ 35.00
$ 40.00
$ 20.00
$ 20.00
$ 5.00
$ 15.00
**Because we believe in the value of a funeral service, it is our policy that no one be denied such service due to limited resources. If you would like to arrange a funeral service and do not have sufficient funds to pay according to our General Price List, we will be please to discuss special arrangements.
Bag Piper
Building/Ground Maintenance (If the services warrant extra time and materials for cleaning , a fee of $200 will be assessed.)
Burial/Cremation Permit


Cemetery Equipment

Certified Copies of the Death Certificate



Hair Dresser
Medical Examiner's Certificate

Newspaper Notices Organist

Long Distance Phone Calls/Excessive Postage
Pall Bearers Sexton

Shipping Charges (Cremation) Soloist

Specialty Prayer Cards Tent

Veteran's Marker Installation