Additional Services and Products
- Composing an obit: $95
No charge if family composes the obituary
Newspapers will have a separate charge for publishing the obituary.
Obituaries are placed on our website for free.
- Separating ashes and filling urns not purchased through us: $25 per item filled
No charge if item is purchased from us.
- Shipping cremated remains (US ONLY): $195
- Drop off of cremated remains (20 mile radius from Portland): $195
- Acquiring death certificates: $15 for each certified copy.
- Death at a residence: Should your loved one's death occur at a residence or other non-medical facility an additional $100 fee applies. Under these circumstances, our company policy requires two of our staff members to facilitate the safe transfer of your loved one into our care.
- Transportation for another funeral home: If your loved one is taken into our care from the place of death and then other arrangements are made with a different funeral home, we charge $495 for the initial transportation from place of death.
- Sheltering of remains past 7 days: $50 per day after 7 days past the date of death.
- Witnessed Cremation: Should you want to witness or help with the transfer of your loved one into the retort at the crematory there is a $395 charge to do so. This needs to be scheduled in advance of your loved one going to the crematory.
- Rushed Cremation: $300. Typical turn around time from the date we take someone into our care until their ashes are able to be released to the family is one week. A rushed cremation has the ashes back to the family the same day that cremation takes place.
- In Home Arrangements: $250, can be added to any In Person Essential Care Cremation Package if you'd prefer the Funeral Director to come to your home to make arrangements. (Within 20 miles of Portland)
- Oversized Alternative Container: $150, basic alternative containers can accommodate up to approximately 280lbs. If a larger container is needed the cost is $150
- Dressing the deceased/obtaining ink fingerprints: $75
Urns & Keepsakes
Maine Cremation Care has a variety of urns and memorial products available.
Contact us for pricing questions