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Old 01-06-2017, 08:02 PM
 
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My dad is very sick, he is in ICU now. He is 86 years old.

does anyone have an idea how much a basic funeral will cost; He lives in Hicksville. we will go with cremation. On the Internet I saw few caskets for under $500.00. We will go with few hours wake service then to cremation for him.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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i know its an old thread but it might help you!
Funeral cost on Long Island
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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COstco has good cheap caskets online. I was told to use them when my mother passed but I had already met with the funeral home and they ripped me off with one of theirs. My prayers are with your father.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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Sorry to hear about your situation.

Give this guy a call:

Mathie Funeral Services
(631) 225-4500

Kind of a "one stop shopping" on the topic. I have used his services several times. They can handle everything and fit whatever budget you may have making arrangements with third-parties for everything. Makes things much easier during a difficult time. You deal with them, they deal with everyone else for you.

I have no direct connection to this person/service, other than having been a client one more than one occassion.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:15 AM
 
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Depends on what kind of send off you want to give him. My dad was cremated in 2004. We had 1 day wake night/day and then a funeral service at the church the next day. We chose not to go to the cremation site. Then we went with a few friends and relatives afterwards to a local restaurant. My dad's funeral was about $10,000 maybe a few bucks more not including the restaurant. We went with a wood casket and one that was a bit larger. I think wood is the only type you can use for cremation but I am not sure.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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My father passed away 8 years ago... I paid $5,000 in total. We rented a casket and did cremation. I was in graduate school and completely broke at the time. Ask if they rent caskets...
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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IMO skip the casket and get a urn for the ashes from the burial place. You can bury that in the plot or keep it wherever you want.
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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My father passed away 8 years ago... I paid $5,000 in total. We rented a casket and did cremation. I was in graduate school and completely broke at the time. Ask if they rent caskets...
I didn't know you can rent caskets. I will check on that. Thanks.
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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If your Dad served in the military, Google Veteran's burial benefits for information.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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You do not need a casket for cremation. A simple cardboard box will suffice and can be provided by the cremation provider.

Also, you can have a memorial service at your home.

Look for a memorial society.
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