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2018 Cost-comparison survey of Vermont funeral homes

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestHow to use this survey CLICK HERE to download the survey in .pdf format. You’d never walk into the nearest car dealership and buy whatever model and options the salesperson recommended, but that’s exactly how most people buy funerals. Read more

Press covers FCA’s drive to get funeral home prices online

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestThe media coverage is picking up about our recent study of 26 state capitals and the funeral homes doing business in them. We found that only 16 percent of funeral homes with websites posted their complete price lists on their sites. Read more

Delivering cremated remains to the stratosphere.

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestClick below to read this interested article published in The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/space-funeral/545690/   FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterest Read more

Conference Preview—Melissa the Modern Mortician

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterest-Joshua Slocum, executive director So, what are the Core Values of the Modern Mortician?  My core values are to be transparent about funeral care, empower families in death, and “lift the veiled hood on the cloak of death”- which can be translated into, “This Mortician will NOT feed you smokey Bull Shit on a mirrored platter.” That’s from a piece written by Melissa Unfred, and it’s one of the reasons she’ll be a featured speaker at FCA’s 2018 National Conference in Rochester June 22-24. Read more