A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.
A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
The charge for a direct cremation includes removal of remains, local transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations, and basic services of the staff. This charge includes the crematory fee and the Medical Examiner Fee in compliance with the State of Connecticut Law. It does not include the use of facilities and staff or any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to the cremation. If you want arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are unfinished wood boxes and fiberboard boxes. Additional fees may apply. Prospect Memorial Funeral Home offers the lowest price for Direct Cremation of all funeral homes in the area.
Direct cremation with fiberboard container selected from our funeral home
Prices effective as of April 7, 2020 but are subject to change without notice.
Some cemeteries offer families the option of purchasing a mausoleum crypt for interment as an alternative to traditional earth burial. Not all cemeteries have mausoleums available. To find out if a particular cemetery offers this option please contact us at 203-758-6008 and we will research the availability and cost information for you or you may contact the cemetery directly.