"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted". (Matthew 5:4)
DEATH AWAY FROM HOME
What to Do First
Call Mitchell Funeral Service, Inc. at 516 991-8613 day or night. It is not usually necessary for you to contact an out-of-state funeral home. We can do this for you. We will make the necessary arrangements for your loved one to be brought to the funeral home for the appropriate preparations for their return to New York. We will need some basic information from you, and we will ask you to call us upon your return to New York to set a time for an arrangement conference.
The standard receiving policy in most other funeral homes is to give you a credit for the embalming against their standard prices. You must pay all other charges such as transfer casket, transfer container, out-of-town funeral home facilities, professional and staff services, transfer documents and transportation charges. These costs can easily mount up to $1200 dollars or more, depending on the cost of transportation and charges of the out-of-town funeral home. Transportation costs differ and fees are not uniform from funeral firm to funeral firm, so we cannot say exactly how much this might be.