Even families that choose our least expensive services get treated with the same professional and dignified service, whether it is a direct cremation or a traditional burial. We are generally at the home, hospital, or nursing home within an hour of getting a call, and our staff always uses a hearse and always wear suits. We know how we would want our loves ones treated, and we will treat yours the same.
Cost is not the only reason people choose cremation, but it is often an important consideration. We can arrange everything from a simple, direct cremation, to a cremation followed by visitation and church services. Please call us for an honest quote that will include any outside charges, such as cemetery/crematory fees, obituary charges, etc.
For over 90 years, we have tried to follow the example set by our founder, Ludger Albert, and treat everyone with the dignity they deserve. We do not use high pressure sales tactics, we do not “up-sell.”
Method of Transportation
At Albert & Burpee, we always transport human remains in a professional, coach-plated hearse, never a minivan or station wagon. We never do “bulk transfers” to the crematory, it is always one person at a time.
What is Included
Any cremation service includes: Removal of remains to the funeral home, holding the remains for the required 48 hour waiting period in our secure, owner-occupied facility, securing the doctor’s signature and cause of death, completing and filing the death certificate with the state and city of death, obtaining a Medical Examiner release form, burial permit, notifying Social Security, assisting the family with any VA benefits and insurance claims, an Alternative Container, and transport to the crematory. For every cremation service above the level of our Basic Direct Cremation package, we will also compose and submit an obituary, and create a Video Tribute for the family.
Basic Direct Cremation
For deaths that occur in Androscoggin County we offer a “Basic Direct Cremation Package.” This includes removal of remains to the funeral home, holding the remains for the required 48 hour waiting period in our secure, owner-occupied facility, securing the doctors’ signature and cause of death, completing and filing the death certificate with the state and city of death, obtaining a Medical Examiner release form, burial permit, notifying Social Security, an Alternative Container, and transport to the crematory.
$990.00 Please note this charge does not include crematory charges. We use Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn, and the current crematory fee is $275.00.
For those that prefer traditional visitation and church services, we offer decades of experience serving all faiths. We will work with your family, clergy, and faith community to provide the traditional funeral, either at your church or in our facility.Learn More
Some people do it for simple peace of mind, others for Medicare eligibility reasons, and some to lock in today’s prices. Whether you just want your wishes known or you need to set aside the funds, we can walk you through the process.Learn More