When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.  



BURIAL

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. 

BURIAL OPTIONS AND PRICES

IMMEDIATE BURIAL - $2,030

This option includes transfer of your loved one into our care, services of the funeral home staff to make arrangements and obtain proper authorizations, transportation of your loved one to their final place of rest and supervision of the interment at the cemetery. We will also assist you in creating a meaningful obituary which will be posted on our website and social media for you to share.



BURIAL AFTER A PRIVATE VIEWING - $3,085

This option includes transfer of your loved one into our care, services of the funeral home staff to make all necessary arrangements and obtain proper authorizations. We will carefully prepare your loved one to be viewed during a one hour of private viewing in our facility, transportation of your loved one to their final place of rest and supervision of the interment at the cemetery. We will also assist you in creating a meaningful obituary which will be posted on our website and social media for you to share.



BURIAL AFTER CALLING HOURS & FUNERAL MASS- $3,920

This option includes transfer of your loved one into our care, services of the funeral home staff to make all necessary arrangements and obtain proper authorizations. We will carefully prepare your loved one to be viewed during 3 hours of visitation (calling hours) in our facility. Our professional funeral directors will orchestrate the funeral mass and graveside service, concluding with the interment in your loved ones final resting place. We will also assist you in creating a meaningful obituary which will be posted on our website and social media for you to share.



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CREMATION

Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where we can hold a service. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.

Choosing Cremation does not mean that a meaningful service, burial or visitation at the funeral home is not possible. We will take the time to explain all of your options so that you can make a decision that fits your needs and wishes. Below is a selection of our most commonly chosen services and their affordable prices.

CREMATION OPTIONS AND PRICES

DIRECT CREMATION - $895

Our charge for Direct Cremation is one of the lowest in Western New York. This is the simple & affordable choice for those who only require cremation without any other services. This option includes the transfer of your loved one into our care, filing of all necessary authorizations, the cremation container, transportation to the crematory and returning the cremated remains in a temporary urn or another vessel you may choose to purchase. We will also assist in writing a meaningful obituary that we post on our website and social media account for sharing.


CREMATION FOLLOWED BY A CHURCH OR GRAVESIDE SERVICE - $1,490

Includes each of the services listed with Direct cremation, as well as coordination and scheduling of services with the church or cemetery, transfer of urn to location of service, setup and on-site supervision of the service. We will also assist in writing a meaningful obituary that we post on our website and social media account for sharing. We have experience serving families of every major denomination and have extensive knowledge of the rituals and traditions involved with each unique ceremony.


CREMATION FOLLOWED BY A MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE FUNERAL HOME - $1,795

Includes each of the services we provide for direct cremation, as well as the creation of a meaningful memorial service, use of the entire funeral home and supervision by our Licensed Funeral Directors for two hours. We will also assist in writing a meaningful obituary that we post on our website and social media account for sharing. The funeral home is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, 55” flat screen television to share photos and video presentations as well as all the comforts you expect from a modern funeral home.



ONE HOUR PRIVATE VIEWING PRIOR TO CREMATION - $1,925

Includes each of the services provided with Direct Cremation, as well as the use of our funeral home for one hour by immediate family. A Licensed Funeral Director will be present to attend to your family’s needs during your time at the funeral home. The charge includes dressing and minor restoration of your loved one’s appearance for viewing. We will also assist in writing a meaningful obituary that we post on our website and social media account for sharing. A traditional solid wood casket is available for use for an additional charge.


PUBLIC VISITATION AT THE FUNERAL HOME PRIOR TO CREMATION - $2,650

This option includes each of the services provided for a Direct Cremation as well as two hours of public visitation with your loved one present for viewing. We will provide professional services including embalming, dressing and cosmetics. Following visitation, your loved one will be transferred to the crematory. We will also assist in writing a meaningful obituary that we post on our website and social media account for sharing. A traditional solid wood casket is available for use for an additional charge.

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GREEN BURIAL OPTIONS

Many people are conscious about the environmental impact their lifestyle creates, leading them to consider what kind of impact their death may have as well. A Green Burial offers simplicity and sustainability. The James R. Gray Funeral Home is a proud advocate of Green Burials and eco-friendly funeral products.


A Green Burial is actually a tradition dating back thousands of years before the need for preservation and restoration became mainstream during the 19th Century. The shift back toward this form of burial comes from the desire to reduce funeral expenses, conserve natural resources, eliminate hazardous materials, simplify the process and preserve natural areas.


A meaningful, eco-conscious Green Burial by James R. Gray Funeral Home can cost as low as $2,030.* There are many options that we offer to accompany this type of burial including visitation at the funeral home, memorial services and more. Please feel free to contact us or visit the funeral home to learn more about how we can assist you in making the right decision for you and your family.


* Price does not include cemetery fees or burial container

When you compare Funeral Homes, consider the following…

  • Is the funeral home an established part of the community? A funeral firm that has been owned & operated by the same family for decades has likely been doing things the right way, and knows the people whom they serve. Our firm has been owned by James R. Gray for over 30 years and the tradition will continue through his son, Michael J. Collins for many years to come. 
  • Not all funeral providers are willing to post their actual prices online. We believe transparency in pricing is important for people to make informed decisions. You will find the prices for all of our services by clicking the link to our General Price List in the menu. 
  •  It is important to ask what the cost would be for the services you require, like visitation, arrangements and embalming; as well as what the costs might be for merchandise, such as, caskets, vaults, urns and printed materials. Often, the firm advertising the cheapest prices isn’t telling the whole story when it comes to their merchandise.
  • How will the important events that are arranged be handled? Funerals must be planned and carried out with meticulous attention to detail. Will calling hours be supervised by Licensed Funeral Directors? Will the owner of the firm be present for the Arrangement Conference, Funeral Mass or Graveside Service?
  • Does the firm have an understanding of your needs and wishes? It is important that the firm be knowledgeable in the traditions and customs of many different cultures and be up-to-date with all of the latest advances in the industry. 


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