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We know that today’s consumer has many choices and a variety of ways to obtain information. Transparency is very important to us. We are committed to providing clear and concise information, whether online, over the phone, or in person. We recognize that understanding available options as well as cost is important for every family. Our price lists are itemized, the selection of items is in direct relation to the service requested. It is recommended that you choose only those items you desire and that will be of most value to you and your family and provide the most support in your time of need. We believe that it is important you have the opportunity to know exactly what you are getting and the ability to compare prices, services and merchandise. When considering your choices, it is helpful to think about costs in relation to what you receive.
All services and products at our cemetery have set pricing which is contained in an official Cemetery Price List which is filed with the New York State Division of Cemeteries (part of the New York State Department of State). The Cemetery Price List is available for review at the property upon request. The complete Cemetery Price List is too cumbersome to place on a website. Pricing is as unique as the individual due to special locations, requests and preferences. Our cemetery will gladly share all of our pricing information. All you have to do is contact Vestal Hills Memorial Park for complete details and helpful information.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday. The ground are open every day from dawn to dusk. The mausoleums are closed and locked at 3:45 p.m. After 3:45 p.m., access can be arranged by appointment.
Forty-Eight (48) hour notice is generally required for all burial services. Our staff will try to accommodate shorter notice funerals. All services must be paid in full at the time of service. Most cemetery sections require a concrete outer burial container. Interment, inurnment and entombment services are priced based on the type and location of burial property and the day, date and time of the service. Prices start at $725 for an inurnment, $760 for an entombment and $995 for in ground burial.
Vestal sells bronze memorials on granite bases, which can be customized in any number of ways. Prices start at $2,072. Memorial requirements vary by section. Orders for markers and monuments should not be placed until you have submitted a request for permit and the cemetery approves your design, size and color. The cemetery must install a foundation for each marker and monument. Prices start at $0.75 per square inch.
A wide variety of burial property is available including in-ground burial spaces, above-ground and underground public mausoleum crypts, and niche spaces which are available in every price range. To service the needs of the community, a counselor at the cemetery can explain the various options and attractive financing options available. Pre-need options come with a variety of extra protections to help families based on payment options and the type of burial property purchased. Prices range from $1,195 to $20,000 but check with the cemetery for details on particular areas or special programs that may reduce pricing.
Our prices for floral placements, deeds, grave transfers, inspections, dis-interments and re-interments, grave liner and urns and other cemetery merchandise and services vary based on the merchandise or the type of service and the day, date and time requested by the family.
If family and friends were unable to attend a funeral due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a memorial service may be arranged at the cemetery at no cost. A small charge may apply for chairs and tents if selected by the family. Prices vary according to time and services requested.