Kidder Memorial Home

89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, Vermont 05488


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General Price List




These prices are effective as of March 4, 2015 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.  If legal or any 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.

1. Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff

         $   1,975.00

Our fee for the basic services of the funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to, staff to respond to initial request for service; arrangement conference with family and responsible parties; arrangement of funeral; preparation and filing of necessary authorizations and permits; recording vital statistics; preparation and placement of obituary notice; shelter of remains; and coordination with those providing other portions of the funeral, e.g., cemetery, crematory, vault companies and others as required.  Also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to our facilities such as professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, insurance, building and utility expenses, parking lot and grounds, maintenance, taxes, equipment, furnishings, inventory costs, record keeping, and secretarial and administrative expenses.  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.)

2.  Embalming

$ 475.00

3. Other Preparation of the Body


a. Cosmetology, dressing and placement of the deceased in the casket

$ 175.00

b. Sanitary handling of the remains for cremation or immediate burial

                  $ 150.00

4. Additional Service and Facility Fees


a. Use of Facilities and Staff for Visitation ( 1 period same day as services $225.00)


b. Use of Facilities and Staff for Private Viewing by Family         


c. Use of Staff and Equipment for a Funeral Ceremony in a Church or other Facility



d. Use of Staff and Equipment for a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home                                                                    


e. Use of Staff and Equipment for a a Memorial Service in A Church or other Facility



f. Use of Staff and Equipment for a Funeral Ceremony in a Church or other Facility                                                                           



g. Use of Staff and Equipment for a Graveside Funeral Ceremony    




5. Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home (within a 25 mile radius of the funeral home)


6. Automotive Equipment

a. Use of hearse for transportation to place of disposition (within a 25 mile radius of the funeral home)


b. Use of five passenger sedan


Additional mileage charge; transportation beyond local area is charged at $3.00 per mile, one way.

      Unless otherwise noted, all transportation charges contained in the General Price List apply to a

                                   local area only within a 25 mile radius of the funeral home.

7. Caskets

        A complete price list will be provided by the funeral home.

$890.00 to $30,000.00

8.  Outer Burial Containers


A complete price list will be provided by the funeral home

$ 1,095.00 to $4,030.00



9.  Urns

$ 87.00 to $2,300.00

A complete price list will be provided by the funeral home.


Clothing and other Merchandise


a. Clothing

Not Offered

b. Standard Guest Book

$ 25.00

c. Deluxe Guest Book

$ 50.00

11.  Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home


This charge includes: Basic services of staff, embalming, initial transport of the deceased from the

 place of death to our funeral home and local transportation.  (Airline and other shipping charges not included)

12.  Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home

$ 1,435.00

This charge includes: Basic services of staff, care of the deceased and local transportation of the deceased to the cemetery or crematory.

13. Immediate Burials

$2086.00 to $2,920.00

Our charge for an immediate burial (Without Ceremony) includes: Basic services of staff, initial transfer of the deceased   from the place of death to funeral home and local transportation to the cemetery.

        a. Immediate burial with casket provided by purchaser


        a. Immediate burial with minimum casket


14.  Direct Cremations

$1,941.00 to $2,086.00

Our charge for direct cremation (Without Ceremony) includes: initial transfer of the deceased from the place of death, basic services of staff and local transportation to the crematory.  If you want to arrange for 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 constructed of corrugated cardboard.

        a. Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser


        b. Direct cremation with alternative container


These prices do not include the outside charges such as the crematory fee and the fee for the Medical Examiner Permit.  These and any other services you may choose will be added to the above services.


15. Body Donation to a Medical School or Facility


Our charge for assisting in the University of Vermont College of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program (Without Ceremony) includes: Basic services of staff, initial transfer of deceased from place of death and transportation to UVM College of Medicine.


16.  Our basic service charge includes a $6.00 fee that will be sent to the State of Vermont and set aside for the protection of holders of contract for prepaid funeral arrangements.


17. Funds may be available for final disposition through the Vermont Department of Social Welfare, General Assistance Program, for those who qualify.  You may contact them by calling (802) 863-7365.


18. The funeral industry is governed by laws defining professional conduct.  Consumers who have inquires or wish to obtain a form to register a complaint may do so by calling (802) 828-2367 or by writing the Secretary of State at 109 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05609-1106.


19. Arrangements for burial in the Spring


When burial cannot take place in the winter months this charge includes: Use of the hearse from place of storage to cemetery and professional services and staff for the committal service.





Kidder Memorial Home makes no warranties or representations concerning the products sold herein.  The only warranties, expressed or implied, granted in connection with the products sold with this funeral service, are the expressed written warranties, if any, of the manufacturers thereof.  The Kidder Memorial Home hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, relating to all such products, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.