Cremation FAQs

Cremation FAQs – Massachusetts Cremation Services with Casper Funeral & Cremation Services

What is Casper Funeral & Cremation Services coverage area for a $1,395.00 “Simplicity” direct cremation?

The entire state of Massachusetts. Casper Funeral & Cremation Services is a licensed Massachusetts funeral service provider.

Are there hidden charges beyond the $1,395.00 cremation cost?

No. We have one price that includes everything needed to have a “Simplicity” cremation. Unlike others, we do not have extra costly service fees. Our complete service includes our professional transportation team picking up your loved one, all necessary city/state/federal paperwork, cremation transportation unit, crematory fee; delivery to and pick-up from a licensed, Massachusetts crematory, cremated remains container, plus our professional services all for $1,395.00.

Are cremations done individually? When after death can a cremation take place?

All cremations in Massachusetts are done individually. We have always used fully licensed Massachusetts Crematories. In Massachusetts, there is a 48 hour waiting period before cremation. Only cemeteries can own can own a crematory. No funeral service provider can own a crematory. Cemeteries that have a crematory can only do the cremation portion of the overall service. The Medical Examiner must sign a cremation authorization and certify that a cremation may take place

What makes Casper Funeral & Cremation Services different?

We pride ourselves on being highly professional. Our team is friendly, knowledgeable and dependable. Casper Funeral & Cremation Services is focused on over exceeding expectations during your time of great personal loss. We have been assisting families faced with a funeral emergency for over 85 years and Casper Funeral & Cremation Services is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, checks, cash, Massachusetts state assistance, and Veteran services benefits. We review with you every possible and available benefit. For those in need, we seek and accept state assistance benefits.

Can I pre-plan and pre-pay for a “Simplicity” cremation?

Definitely, all you need to do is contact us. We will send you our cremation information packet. The cost of the cremation is guaranteed and will not change. Once you complete the $1,395.00 arrangements, there are no additional charges. The monies are placed in a trust in your name that is regulated by the state of Massachusetts.

If I or someone I know is faced with a funeral emergency, when can we call you?

Casper Funeral & Cremation Services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Personal service is our absolute priority. Simply call us at 617-269-1930 or 800-314-1890 toll free.