2012 Price Survey (archived)

Every two years FCAWM surveys funeral homes in Western Massachusetts to obtain General Price Lists (GPL). Funeral homes are required by the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule (revised 1994) to provide a General Price List to anyone who visits in person and inquires about funeral services and to provide specific prices if they are requested by phone. In March 2012 FCAWM trustees and volunteers sent a letter to each funeral home in Western Massachusetts. We did not make follow up phone calls that year. We received replies from 46 of the funeral homes in Western Massachusetts. Forty eight funeral homes did not reply. Compared to 2010, two funeral directors had retired, three funeral homes had closed, and some businesses have consolidated sites. We received responses from 7 funeral homes that we had not heard from in 2010. 

The Price Survey consists of two parts: BOTH should be viewed.

1. An ANALYSIS of the survey including methods and general results along with cautions and definitions necessary to interpret the price list.

2. A PRICE LIST presented in spreadsheet format.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

First click here for a printable analysis (includes a 2012 Price List sorted by funeral home name)

In addition, you can view and/or print Price Lists sorted by other columns. Just click on your choice below:

Sort 2012 Price List by:

Note:  click here if you need to download free Adobe Reader to open pdf files.
   
  For a more recent Price Survey, see menu at right.