Cremation Care Rhode Island is well aware that you have many choices for cremation services throughout the Ocean State. We feel it is not disrespectful to you or your loved one to compare costs and services of reputable cremation providers. Our goal is to provide pricing that is clear and easy to understand without adding hidden services and fees not expected, or desired. Many companies offering lower cost cremations add services such as fees for a death that occurs in a home and a fee for obtaining a death certificate from a physician. These unpredictable and unavoidable services are hidden fees adding hundreds of dollars to your cost. We are proud of services and reputation we have built over our years in business and gladly publish our package pricing and General Price List (GPL).
For every family from Woonsocket to Westerly, Cremation Care Rhode Island has determined a fair and competitive price for our services. We are often asked us why is there such a drastic price differences between funeral home and cremation providers throughout the state. We have found that large chain funeral homes encourage families to have a full traditional funeral services with visiting hours, viewings, burials with hearses and limousines over multiple days. They serve a limited radius around their establishment and have provided the same traditional services for generations. Olson & Parent Funeral Home provides these services when requested, but we know many families are finding simpler options offered by us through Cremation Care Rhode Island.
In Rhode Island, a company that provides cremation services must be part of a licensed funeral home. A crematory does not function without the work of a licensed funeral director providing the services listed below called a ”Direct Cremation.”
Direct Cremation $1,845.00
Our charge for a direct cremation without any attendant rites or ceremonies includes transfer of deceased from place of death, local transportation to crematory, refrigeration of remains, necessary services of staff and authorizations. 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 and fiberboard. This fee includes the cremation certificate fee and crematory fee. The fee does not include cash advance items, such as certified copies of death certificates.
Compare our “Direct Cremation” price with other over 50 firms serving Rhode Island with research compiled by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Rhode Island (2016).
These are comparisons of local Rhode Island licensed cremation providers. We have not compared our service charges to brokerage companies that advertise online as “a local provider.” These companies are merely call centers located out-of-state. These out-of-state companies gather vital information and a credit card and then contract with a local service provider who charges them the lowest fee. Families have very little control over the process once the fee is paid.