Our Prices

How Much Does the Average Funeral Cost?

For those wondering how much does the average funeral cost, the average cost of a funeral can exceed $10,000 in some places. Typical funerals fall more in the range of $5,000, direct cremations around $3,000 and direct burials for $3,500*.

Read our price list below to see how we can provide top quality services at a great price for a wide variety of funeral services. 

Blair-Mazzarella Funeral Home
Harry F. Blair Funeral Home

723 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11218
718-282-1164

The Blair-Mazzarella Funeral Home & Harry F. Blair Funeral Home is owned in whole or in part by
Donmaz Ltd., (James Donofrio.)
723 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
11218
Telephone: (718-282-1164)

General Price List

(also available as a PDF to download)
These prices are effective as of January 2, 2015, and are subject to change without notice.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Dept. of Health both require that certain disclosures be made by funeral providers on the General Price List. Although these disclosures are similar, they are not exactly the same. This General Price List contains both sets of the required disclosers: the disclosers required by the FTC, when different from those required by the Dept. of Health, are preceded by the letters "FTC".

-The goods and services shown below are those we can provide our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our services. 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 services and merchandise you selected. This list may not include prices for certain items that you select, such as cemetery charges or crematory services, flowers and newspaper notices. The estimated of final prices for those items will be shown on the itemized statement describing the funeral services and merchandise you selected. We charge you for our services in buying certain items.

(FTC) "The goods and services shown below are those we can provide 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 services and merchandise you selected.

-Your authorization is required for a funeral home to obtain custody of a body, and a body must be released promptly upon your request.

-The provider of funeral services is required to give price information in person and over the telephone.

-A provider of funeral services is prohibited from representing that the deterioration of human remains can be prevented for more than a limited time by embalming, caskets, vaults, or outer interment receptacles. 

(FTC) "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 cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)" 

Basic arrangements: including funeral director, other staff, equipment and facilities to respond to initial request for service, the arrangement conference, securing of necessary authorizations and coordination of service plans with parties involved in the final Disposition of the deceased. $895.00

Certificate Pick up: $175.00
 
Supervision  (Funeral Director and Staff):
Supervision for visitation (per day) $400.00
Supervision for funeral service $500.00
Memorial service $500.00
Graveside ceremony $500.00
Disinterment $600.00

Our Facilities:

Visitation: 1st day or part there of: $1,000.00
2nd day or part there of: $300.00
3rd day or part there of: $300.00 
Funeral service (Same Day): $400.00 
Memorial service without visitation: $600.00
 
Combined Charges for Supervision  and Facilities:
Use of chapel for 1 day visitation and supervision: $1,300.00 
Use of chapel for 2 days visitation and supervision: $1,900.00 
Funeral Service: $850.00
Memorial Service: $1,050.00
 
Livery:

Hearse: Local within 20 miles: $595.00 
Suffolk: $695.00
Westchester: $250.00
Alternative vehicle: Local within 20 miles: 
(specify type: Wagon/Minivan): $350.00 
Suffolk & Westchester: $595.00
Flower vehicle: Local within 20 miles: $695.00
Suffolk & Westchester: $595.00
Limousine(s): Local within 20 miles: $675.00
Suffolk & Westchester: $50.00 & up
Outerboro Pick up (Tolls Additional)
 
Alternative Services: The following charges for direct burial and direct cremation do not include additional items or services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select.

Direct Cremations:

Prices range from $995.00 
Which includes the local transfer of remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing of necessary authorizations, basic local transportation to the crematory, an alternative container for cremation, And the return of the cremains to the funeral home.
 
To $945.00
Which includes the services as described above but with the cremation container supplied by the customer.
 
If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you may use an unfinished wood box or an alternative container. Alternative containers can be made of heavy cardboard, pressed wood or composition materials (with or without an outside covering), or may be pouches of canvas or other materials.
 
The direct cremation prices do not include the crematory charge.
 
(FTC) "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 containers we provide are cardboard."
 
Direct (Immediate) Burials: Prices range from $1700.00 to $1650.00 Which includes the local transfer of remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing of necessary authorizations, basic local transportation to the cemetery, and an alternative container.
 
Which includes the services as described above but with the alternative container supplied by the customer.
 
The direct burial prices do not include cemetery charges.
 
Transfer of the remains to the funeral establishment including:
 
Personnel, equipment and vehicle:
Local within a 20 mile radius: $425.00 
Charge per mile beyond local range: $ 4.50 
Extra Man (per person) Residence/Nursing HIP: $150.00    
 
Preparation of remains:
Embalming (including use of preparation room) $850.00
Embalming of autopsied remains $995.00
 
In New York State, embalming is not required by law. If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose an arrangement which does not require you to pay for embalming such as direct cremation or direct burial. If you select certain funeral arrangements, such as viewing or an open casket funeral, embalming may be required by the funeral firm.
 
(FTC) "Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with 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."
 
Other Preparation (Excluding Embalming):
Preparation of the remains, unless selected, is not required for direct cremation or for direct burial.
a.Topical Disinfection $450.00
b.Custodial Care (charged per day) $400.00
Custodial care will not be charged on the days when embalming or other preparation of remains occurs, visitation is held or a funeral service is conducted.
c.Dressing/Casketing $350.00
d.Cosmetology $300.00
e.Restoration $350.00 per hour Arrangements:
The charge for our services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. However, this charge will not be added to the cost for direct cremation, direct burial, forwarding of remains or receiving of remains because the prices for those services include this charge.

Merchandise:

Caskets:
A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home
Prices range from $50.00 to $21,500.00
Rental Casket Available for Cremation $ 800.00
 
The Federal Trade Commission prohibits the provider of funeral services from imposing any additional fee or surcharge to consumers who obtain a casket elsewhere.
 
Outer interment receptacles (outer burial containers)
A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home Prices range from $1000.00 to $4000.00
 
Urns: Prices range from $95.00 to $1,900.00
Air Tray: $250.00
 
Additional Services and Merchandise:
 
We will purchase additional services and merchandise for you. The prices in this section include a charge for our services in buying these items.
 
Memorial Cards (per 50): From $75.00
Acknowledgment Cards (per 50): From $75.00
Casket Plate: From  $75.00 to $150.00
Crucifix/Cross: $25.00 to $75.00 
Hairdressing:  $250.00 to $500.00
Burial Clothing: $175.00 to $300.00
Flowers: N/A
Register Book: $25.00 to $75.00 
Death Notices per line
N.Y Times
Daily News 

Limited Services:

Forwarding Remains to another Funeral Home:

This charge includes the local transfer of the remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing necessary authorizations, local transportation to the point of shipment, and a minimum shipping container. The charge does not include shipping charges or additional items of services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select. $1,925.00
 
Transportation beyond local point of shipment will be billed either as livery or common carrier charges depending upon the forwarding location. Local point of shipment is up to or within 20 miles.

Receiving Remains from another Funeral Home:

This charge includes basic local transportation of the remains to the funeral home and/or place of local disposition, staff services, and securing necessary authorizations. The charge does not include additional items of services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select. $ 1,925.00
 
Transportation beyond a local place of disposition will be billed as livery charges. Local place of disposition is up to or within 20 miles.
 
Shipping Container $300.00
 
Cash Advances: Services and merchandise provided as cash advance items will be billed at the same amount paid by the funeral firm.
 
Cemetery/Crematory
Clergy Honoraria
Death Certificate Transcripts
Livery
Consulate Fee
Permit Fee
Public Transportation
Gratuities
Bridge & Road Tolls
Pallbearers
Filing Fee

* Source: http://www.thefuneralsite.com/ResourceCenters/Costs/How_much.html