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Cremation Pricing

These prices are effective as of January 1, 2018 but 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 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.

CSNH Membership Registration $30
This is a one-time, non-refundable fee to become a member of the Society.

Cremation Packages

All of our cremation package plans include: basic services of licensed professionals and staff, transfer of remains anywhere in our service area, medical examiner fee, use of refrigeration, cremation container and crematory fee. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an 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 container we provide is a sturdy double wall corrugated cardboard container.

 MemberNon-Member
Direct Cremation Package$1,295$1,595
Life Celebration Package$2,895$3,195
Veterans Tribute Package $1,895$2,195
Cemetery Gathering Package $2,095$2,395

Additional Fees

Out-of-Service Area Fee
(For those who pass away outside our service area without Nationwide Coverage and Protection Plan)
$450
Additional Cremation Fee (For those over 350 pounds) $595
Additional Sheltering and Refrigeration (after five days) $175
Additional Transfer of Deceased$350
Flower Vehicle$150

Cremation Service Options

In-Person Consultation
For those families who would like to set up an in-person meeting at one of our offices during business hours to plan their cremation services.
$95
In-Home Concierge
Our professional, caring staff can come to your home to make arrangements.
$150
Private Family Viewing
Immediate family members may view the deceased privately for up to one hour in our viewing room during normal business hours. Please inquire about evening, weekend and extended viewing time options. An additional preparation fee of $200 will apply when an autopsy has been performed.
$595
Family-Attended Cremation
For those that want the peace-of-mind of being present for the cremation.
$250
Use of Staff & Equipment
Includes coordinating and directing the service; and professional staff attendance and supervision.

For Memorial Service at Church or Other Location

$695

For Cemetery Committal/Graveside Service

$395
Use of Facilities & Staff
Includes use and setup of gathering area or chapel; display of flowers; and professional staff attendance and supervision.

For Memorial Gathering (up to four hours).

$895

For Memorial Service in One of Our Chapels

$695

For One Hour Gathering Followed by Service in One of Our Chapels.

$795

For Two Hour Gathering Followed by Service in One of Our Chapels

$895
Celebrant Services
For families who prefer a highly personalized service or do not have a clergy member to officiate.
$275
Use of Café and Function Room
You can bring in your own food or use our caterer. Up to 45 people.
$295
Weekend or Holiday Service Fee
For use of our facilities or staff for a memorial or graveside service, private viewing, or family-attended cremation on a weekend or holiday
$200

Cremation Merchandise Options

Nationwide Coverage and Protection Plan
For our members who travel, or temporarily or permanently move out of our service area, this unique extended service plan guarantees our continuity of care regardless of where our services are needed in the United States. If death occurs anywhere in the country, your family simply calls us and we will make all the necessary arrangements for the cremation to be performed at our member rate, at no additional charge to your family. Our Nationwide Coverage and Protection Plan can only be selected at the time of membership and your family must call and notify us at the time of death, so that we can contact the cremation provider of choice in our network.
$325
Upgraded Cremation Container
Composed of grey fiberboard with a one-piece cover and lined interior.
$295
Cremation Urns
We display over 100 urns to choose from. You can view a sampling of our more popular urns on pages 8 and 9 of this brochure. Price includes filling of urn. For liability reasons, we are not able to fill third party urns or keepsakes.
$75 to $2,150
Keepsakes, Pendants and Jewelry
We offer a large selection of remembrance items.
From $40
Urn Vault
Many cemeteries require the urn to be placed in an Urn Vault to maintain the integrity of the grave.
$145 to $995
Memorial Record Packages
Includes guest book, memorial cards, thank you cards, and personalized candle.
$130 to $290
Obituary Placement Fee
For placement of obituary with local newspaper and on our website (excludes the fee charged by the newspaper).
$95
DNA Collection and Preservation
Preserve your DNA for future generations. Ask your counselor for more information.
$598

Disposition Options

Hand Delivery of Cremated Remains
We will hand deliver cremated remains back to the family residence, within our service area, during normal business hours.
$150
Shipment of Cremated Remains
We will carefully package and ship the cremated remains via USPS Express Mail to any domestic destination.
$125
Coastal Scattering of Remains
We will coordinate an unattended scattering off the coast of NH near the Isles of Shoals. Fee includes certificate of the scattering, mailed to the family, as well as EPA filing. Other locations with and without family in attendance are available.
$295
Release of Cremated Remains
We will release cremated remains to the family at one of our facilities during normal business hours at no charge. After 30 days there will be a fee of $85 for sheltering and storage of cremated remains. This fee will be assessed per year or portion thereof.

CREDIT & PAYMENT POLICY: We have established a uniform credit policy to serve all families fairly and to alleviate misunderstandings. A sound credit policy

enables us to contain our costs to all the families we serve. Our general credit policy is that the entire amount of the cremation, merchandise selected, services and cash advances must be paid prior to cremation taking place. We accept cash, personal and bank checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and PayPal) as forms of payment. We regret that we are unable to accept settlement

of estates through attorneys or probate court, or life insurance assignments, as a means of financial arrangements. All unpaid balances after sixty days (60) from the date of service accrue a late fee of 1% per month (12% per year).

CASH ADVANCES: This list does not include prices for certain items you may ask us to buy for you such as cemetery charges, newspaper notices, clergy fees, and music. The prices for those items will be shown on the statement describing the goods and services you selected.

As an accommodation, the cremation society may pay a third party that provides services and merchandise to the Buyer in connection with the funeral, and will list those charges as“cash advances”on the Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected which is provided to the Buyer at the end of the funeral arrangements. Notwithstanding the fact that the cremation society is arranging the payment to the third party, the contractual arrangement is between the Buyer and the third party. The cremation society is not in control of the third party providing services or merchandise to the Buyer and will not be responsible for any of the third party’s acts or omissions.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for member discounts, the completed membership form and registration fee must be received by our office prior to a member’s passing.

Disclosure Concerning the Cremation Process

It is the policy of the Cremation Society of New Hampshire to provide information concerning the cremation process so that our client families and friends are fully informed. These disclosures are provided in the interest of satisfying any questions and allaying any concerns one may have. The cremation, processing and disposition of the decedent’s remains will be performed in accordance with New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 325-A, New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules Chapter He-P 600, and any and all other governing rules and the policies, procedures and requirements of the Cremation Society of New Hampshire. Cremation will only take place after all of the following conditions have been satisfied:

all scheduled ceremonies and viewing have been completed; (b) at least 48 hours have transpired since the death occurred (no waiting period is required in the case of death resulting from a contagious or infectious disease and the Cremation Society of New Hampshire reserves the right to

perform the cremation thereafter according to its own schedule); (c) the burial permit has been issued along with a copy of the signed death certificate and cremation authorization form; (d) the decedent has been viewed by a State appointed medical examiner or assistant examiner and the medical examiner certificate has been signed; (e) the decedent has been wrapped in a leak proof pouch and placed in the cremation container; (f) pacemakers, prosthetic devices, silicon implants or other radioactive implants have been removed; (g) no objections concerning the cremation have been raised; and

(h) the cremation and our charges have been paid in full. Cremation is performed by placing the decedent in a cremation container and then placing the container into a cremation chamber or retort where they are subjected to intense heat and flame through the use of natural gas, incineration of the container and its contents is accomplished and all substances are consumed, except bone fragments (calcium compounds) and metal (including dental gold and silver and other non-human materials) as temperature is not sufficient to consume them. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to remove all non-combustible materials before cremation and discard them in a non-recoverable manner. Due to the nature of the cremation process any personal possessions or valuable materials, such as dental gold or jewelry as well as body prosthesis or dental bridgework, that are left with the decedent and are not removed from the container prior to cremation will be destroyed, or if not destroyed, will be

disposed of. Following a cooling period, the cremated remains, which will normally weigh several pounds in the case of an average size adult, are swept or raked from the retort. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire makes every reasonable effort to remove all of the cremated remains from the retort, but it is impossible to remove all of them, as some dust and other residue from the process is always left behind. In addition, while every effort is made to avoid commingling, inadvertent or incidental commingling of minute particles of cremated remains from the residue of previous cremations is possible. After the cremated remains are taken from the retort, all non-combustible materials (insofar as possible) are separated and removed from the human bone fragments by visible or magnetic selection and are disposed of in a non-recoverable manner. The cremated remains are then mechanically processed (pulverized). This process of crushing or grinding may cause incidental commingling of the remains with residue coming from the processing of previously cremated remains. These granulated particles will be virtually unrecognizable as human remains.

Fingerprinting

The Cremation Society of New Hampshire fingerprints all decedents, insofar as possible, to ensure the accurate identification of the body throughout the process leading to final disposition. The family agrees and gives us permission to take the decedent’s fingerprints with a vegetable-based ink system or biometric scanner. These fingerprints are kept in a secure location, and at the families’ written direction may be destroyed after final disposition.

Fingerprints will otherwise be maintained in a secure, encrypted storage facility for three years, pursuant to the law in Illinois where the storage facility is located.

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