The passing of a loved one can be a very difficult time in a family’s life. It’s my honor to personally help guide you through the process of planning your loved ones funeral from start to finish. Knowing your rights will help you save hundreds if not thousands of dollars off the cost of a funeral. Funeral homes must accept my caskets by Federal law and can't charge you extra for doing so.
Why purchase your Casket or Urn from me? I’m available to talk with you daily on the phone or to meet with you in person at my showroom, seven days a week even nights, weekends and on holidays by calling 413-386-4946
Funeral homes must accept my Caskets or Urns by Federal law. Don't tell the funeral director anything about wanting to buy your casket from the outside until you get a written, itemized price list from them. The funeral director must give you a General Price List (GPL) that is yours to keep. It lists all the items and services the home offers, and the cost of each one.
I offer the lowest local prices guaranteed, with free local delivery. Some local funeral homes will use fear and intimidation when you tell them that you will be purchasing your casket or urn from the outside, if they do consider taking your business elsewhere it’s against the law for them to do that. Don’t be bullied into spending more money and be careful of package deals ask for an itemized price for each item in the package. If you need any help feel free to call me seven days a week 413-386-4946
Some funeral homes claim to match my prices by offering customers 20 gauge caskets for the same price as my 18 gauge caskets. There is nothing wrong with a 20 gauge casket, just don't pay over $925 for it, 18 gauge steel caskets have a better quality interior and are about 30% THICKER than 20 gauge steel caskets.
I have the largest Casket and Urn showroom in Massachusetts and Connecticut located in Three Rivers, MA (Palmer). Just three miles from Exit 8 off the Mass Pike, or about 15 minutes from the Eastfield Mall via route 20 from Springfield, MA. Only about 50 minutes from Lee, Westfield, Holyoke, Chicopee and Worcester MA via the Mass Pike.
The process will be simple; once you select a casket or cremation urn, I contact the funeral home and set up a delivery time. I will let you know when I will deliver it and then contact you again to confirm it has been delivered.
If you consider buying a casket or coffin online from Wal-Mart, BJ’s and Costco, know that I can always beat their price. Also, when purchased from online, if it doesn’t arrive on time is damaged or it's not the right one, you don’t know who to call or how long it will take to get things right. I offer personalized customer service and, in addition to being able to see what you are buying, I can take care of any problems or issues immediately.
Affordable Caskets and Urns is an independently owned and operated small business that guarantee the best customer service and has the lowest prices on comparable products sold locally. Read about what my customers are saying:
“Lenny was the most professional and heartwarming individual in our time of mourning. Affordable Caskets and Urns had exactly what we were looking for in color and style for half the cost of the funeral home. I highly recommend the trip as he makes sure it is to the funeral home in plenty of time and takes the worrying off of you. Five Stars for this top quality store.” Joe Forest
“When my Family had to make arrangements for my Father's death, we went to Affordable Caskets and Urns; they were extremely kind and so helpful during that difficult time for us. They are a local business, located in Three Rivers Massachusetts, which made it convenient and easy with short notice. The pricing was exactly what the name says, Affordable; significantly less than if one had ordered from the Funeral Home. I just wanted to take a moment to thank Lenny Weake the owner of Affordable Caskets and Urns.” Gennaro Daniele
“As hard as dealing with the death of my loved one was, Lenny was there to answer all my questions about the cremation process and was very helpful in guiding me to pick out an urn. There was no pushy sales gimmicks or hassle. Lenny also was kind enough to come to our home and handle the transfer of my wife's remains into the new urn. He was extremely kind and caring to my children who wanted to watch and he explained everything as he was doing it. Lenny is a true professional and is very dedicated to his work. I hope you don't have to use him, but if you do I highly recommend his services. Lenny, Thank you for your help during this difficult time for my family.” Steve Nagle
My showroom in Three RIvers (Palmer) MA offers a large selection of metal caskets, wood caskets, coffins and cremation urns located not far from Northampton or Holyoke Massachusetts.
Massachusetts communities of: Agawam, Amherst, Auburn, Belchertown, Brimfield, Brookfield, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, East Brookfield, Granby, Greenfield, Hampden, Holyoke, Indian Orchard, Lee, Leominster, Ludlow, Millbury, Monson, Northampton, North Brookfield, Palmer, Southbridge, Southwick, Spencer, Springfield, Sturbridge, Three Rivers, Ware, Warren, Wales, Webster, Westfield, West Springfield, Wilbraham, and Worcester as well as East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, West Hartford, Windsor Locks and Hartford, Connecticut. If more than a 75-mile radius, please call 413-386-4946 for delivery pricing. You can save even more money if you pick it up yourself.
You have rights when it comes to buying funeral goods and services. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency and they want you to know that when you are arranging a funeral, you have the right to buy goods and services separately and outside the funeral home; don't buy package deals without an itemized price for each of the items included. The funeral home is required by law to give you a General Price List (GPL) to keep before you start discussing the type of casket, urn or services you want. Funeral homes are required to accept the Casket or Urn that you purchase from me and cannot charge you extra for doing so. Scroll down some more to download your copy of the Funeral Rule.
Don’t worry if you don’t see a Casket or Coffin in my showroom that you like, I have access to hundreds of Caskets and Coffins that can be in my showroom the next day if ordered by 5pm the day before (Except Sunday).
My showroom is open daily by appointment 413-386-4946.
Pet Caskets for your beloved cat or dog or any other pets, available in many styles and sizes. Some caskets are in stock others can be ordered for home delivery. All caskets are made in the U.S.A.
My showroom is open daily by appointment 413-386-4946.
The Funeral Rule, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), makes it possible for you to choose only those goods and services you want or need and to pay only for those you select, whether you are making arrangements when a death occurs or in advance. The Rule allows you to compare prices among funeral homes, and makes it possible for you to select the funeral arrangements you want at the home you use.
Green burial is a way of disposing of bodies after death. Called “green” burial for its ecological soundness, it is also commonly known as natural burial. A green or natural burial uses no embalming, no metal casket, and no burial liner or vault; the marker, if used, is typically flat. Proponents often refer to it as “traditional” burial because it reclaims the more natural way in which nearly all were buried prior to the Civil War—one that is still used by some 90% of people elsewhere in the world. By using only biodegradable materials, green burial returns a human body and its burial container to the earth.
In most of the US, a family may care for its own dead until burial or cremation without involving licensed funeral professionals. It requires a willingness to be something of a pioneer in today’s hands-off society, but those who have chosen to reclaim this historical tradition confirm that the process is enormously healing and meaningful.
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