Casket Retail Options

The Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule requires that funeral homes permit the consumer to purchase a casket from a separate source without imposing any additional charge for doing so.

As always, we recommend comparison shopping before making a purchase. Be sure that the retail outlet is, in fact, charging less than the funeral home would charge for a comparable item.  

Disclaimer: no endorsements are implied by inclusion on this FCAWM list. The casket retail outlets are listed solely for the purpose of facilitating consumers' exploration of options and comparison shopping. Be aware that the sales practices of casket retail sales outlets may not be subject to the same consumer protection rules that Massachusetts funeral homes must follow under the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Rule.

Affordable Caskets & Urns    (413) 386-4946
Showroom (Open Daily by appointment, including evenings, weekends) in the Three Rivers section of Palmer, MA. Website
Lenny Weake, 4 Springfield Street, Three Rivers, MA 01080 
(413) 386-4946 

Berkshire Gravesite Services (413) 347-6766
Pittsfield, MA.  “In stock caskets will be delivered within 24 hours to any funeral home in Berkshire County.”   website Matthew Kudlate wrote this 9/22/2018:  

Our goal is to provide our clients with the most cost effective funeral products with as little stress as possible. We are not salesmen, we're a family who has had more than our share of funerals to plan. We never push products on people and we never try to up sell or guilt people into buying anything. If someone requests just a cardboard box that's what they get and are given the utmost respect for their decision to do so.

There are online vendors and some discount outlets, such as Costco, that do offer caskets.  See page 4 of our Fall 2014 newsletter for a testimonial about OVERSIZED caskets.

Please inform us of any omissions or errors in the entries here.