Modern cremation has been in practice since the 1960s but has steadily grown in popularity. Since 2015 cremation has become the preferred method over burial. Read on to learn more about cremation costs in Albany and surrounding areas.
Now more than ever, consumers choose cremation over casketed burial for various reasons.
Cost is only one reason but a major contributing factor. We are all now demanding affordability and “best value” in our consumer choices, and death care is no different.
It is not acceptable to be paying more for services and products than we should be. DFS Memorials understand this and can offer low-cost funeral alternatives to the residents of the Albany area, Schenectady area, Troy area, Saratoga area, Amsterdam area, Glens Falls area, Hudson area, and beyond.
What is a direct cremation?
A direct cremation is an affordable ‘no fuss’ funeral alternative. The deceased is collected from the place of death and transported into the funeral home’s care. All paperwork and permits are processed, and then the cremation is conducted. The cremated remains are then returned to the family.
How much does a direct cremation cost in Albany?
The cost of a direct cremation can vary greatly between funeral service providers. Any firm or director can charge what they wish for their professional services. Hence, it is generally wise to shop and compare. The highest price you can pay in the Albany area can be upwards of $3,000, with an average of about $2,000.
At DFS, we did price survey research to locate an affordable cremation provider. In partnership with an independent funeral director in Albany, we bring you a low-cost direct cremation service for just $895*.
Are there additional fees to the direct cremation service package?
Yes, third-party fees are charged on top of the $895, as these are fees paid directly to the county.
- Death Certificates are charged at $10.00 each throughout Upstate NY.
- In the City of Albany, NY, death certificates are $15.00 each.
- Honorably Discharged Veterans qualify for 1 free copy.
- Third-Party Crematory Fees (generally $355-$370)
In New York, a funeral firm/director cannot own and operate a crematory.
Therefore, the crematory fee is an additional fee charged by all funeral homes and directors.
There may also be a small fee for a cremation permit.
Roy Bordeau believes in simplicity and choice. Call him at (518) 205-3636 to learn more about how he can help save your family money on your funeral care.
He is available 24 hours a day to answer your questions.
“Respectful Of Your Needs, Mindful Of Your Budget”
We offer a basic simple, direct cremation from $895*
*Does Not Include Merchandise, Cash Advances, or additional services the customer may desire.
To learn more about how to plan and prepare to hold a Memorial Service following a direct cremation – visit our Guide to Memorialization and Cremation Tribute Ideas.