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Mark K. Smith
B: 1958-03-19
D: 2017-12-08
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Smith, Mark K.
Marie Smith
B: 1927-01-21
D: 2017-12-07
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Smith, Marie
Ralph A. Haithcox
B: 1944-01-23
D: 2017-12-06
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Haithcox, Ralph A.
Sherman D. Radler
B: 1926-05-19
D: 2017-12-06
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Radler, Sherman D.
Shirley C. Cavaliere
B: 1933-02-07
D: 2017-12-04
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Cavaliere, Shirley C.
Ruby D. Williams
B: 1947-07-31
D: 2017-12-02
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Williams, Ruby D.
Richard V. Labbe, Jr.
B: 1967-12-11
D: 2017-12-01
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Labbe, Jr., Richard V.
William J. Sikorski
B: 1943-02-10
D: 2017-11-28
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Sikorski, William J.
Rose M. Salce
B: 1933-05-18
D: 2017-11-24
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Salce, Rose M.
Anne G. Davidian
B: 1921-07-08
D: 2017-11-23
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Davidian, Anne G.
Eileen F. Bilodeau
B: 1951-01-11
D: 2017-11-23
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Bilodeau, Eileen F.
Michele L. Madison
B: 1942-01-12
D: 2017-11-22
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Madison, Michele L.
Herbert O. Allen, Jr.
B: 1932-12-13
D: 2017-11-20
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Allen, Jr., Herbert O.
Peter T. Ludwin
B: 1945-09-05
D: 2017-11-10
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Ludwin, Peter T.
Robert J. Boskoski
B: 1925-11-11
D: 2017-11-08
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Boskoski, Robert J.
Pearl E Steele
B: 1916-03-24
D: 2017-11-07
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Steele, Pearl E
John H. Miller, II
B: 1952-08-20
D: 2017-11-03
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Miller, II, John H.
Edwin H. Zielinski
B: 1928-10-29
D: 2017-10-30
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Zielinski, Edwin H.
Karen L. Ciccotti
B: 1962-12-05
D: 2017-10-28
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Ciccotti, Karen L.
Shirley E. Ozga
B: 1930-06-13
D: 2017-10-26
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Ozga, Shirley E.
Paul A. Zissis
B: 1953-08-14
D: 2017-10-26
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Zissis, Paul A.

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Fax: (860) 229-9007

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We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority.
We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an
opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains
• Free Notary Public Service
 
Our funeral home coordinates with the church, cemetery, crematory, florist, newspapers, and restaurant / reception location,
social security, veterans, insurance companies and probate court for your convenience. One initial call to our office at the time
of the death is all that is needed in the time of your bereavement.  
We are here to answer any of your questions concerning service options including the initial steps to planning a service. Our
family is also available to provide your family with personal assistance in other planning areas including insurance benefits,
veterans and Social Security benefits, and various probate matters.

Ct. License Number 503
 
*TO VIEW OUR GUIDED TOUR OF THE FUNERAL HOME AND PARKING PLAZA: CLICK HERE, THEN CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON. TO ENTER FULL-SCREEN MODE, CLICK ON THE ENTER FULL-SCREEN BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF THE VIDEO SCREEN.
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Pre-arrangements / Pre-planning a funeral
Pre-arranging one’s funeral can control the funeral’s cost and also relieve the family of the funeral’s financial burden.
Pre-financed funerals and irrevocable trusts are placed in an escrow account that gains interest every month. These accounts are
placed in a local bank, Farmington Bank in Connecticut. The staff of the funeral home will assist the family with the aforementioned
financial concerns.

Pre-arrangement also allows the guarantee of the funeral price that is paid in full, the family the ability to individualize the details of
the service including a courtesy memorial video tribute (slideshow presentation), music, pallbearers, casket, vault, church, cemetery,
and reception. By specifying such details beforehand, one alleviates this responsibility from the grieving family.

PACKAGE FUNERALS FOR BURIAL
EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2011
PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
CASH ADVANCES ARE NOT INCLUDED - e.g. - CLERGY OFFERINGS / CHURCH, CEMETERY CHARGES, DEATH NOTICES / OBITUARIES AND FLOWERS. WE WILL ACCEPT YOUR PAYMENT FOR DISTRIBUTION AS A CONVENIENCE TO OUR FAMILIES.
CERTIFIED DEATH CERTIFICATES IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT ARE TWENTY DOLLARS EACH, WE WILL FILE THE DEATH CERTIFICATE IN THE TOWN OR CITY OF DEATH AND OBTAIN AS MANY COPIES AS THE FAMILY WILL REQUIRE.

Package A - $6,640.00
• Basic services of funeral directors and staff - $1,695.00
• Embalming - $775.00
• Dressing, casketing & cosmetizing - $225.00
• Use of facilities and staff for funeral ceremony - $595.00
• Transfer of remains to funeral home - $350.00
• Hearse (3 Hrs) - $300.00 additional $55.00 an hour
• Lead Car - $100.00
• Flower Car/ Staff UtilityVehicle - $100.00
• Wood Veneer Casket (Cherry or Oak finish) - $1,320.00
• Outer Burial Container - $925.00
(Cemetery requirement)
•    Register book, 100 laminated prayer cards or memorial folders with photo, two boxes of acknowledgment cards, crucifix or cross. - $255.00
Additional Charges :
Limousine - (3 HRS) - $300.00 Additional: $60.00 an hour
Use of facilities and staff for Visitation (Wake) $500.00 2-3 hrs.     -    $650.00 - 4 hrs.


Package B - $6,860.00
• Basic services of funeral directors and staff - $1,695.00
• Embalming - $775.00
• Dressing, casketing & cosmetizing - $225.00
• Use of facilities and staff for funeral ceremony - $595.00
• Transfer of remains to funeral home - $350.00
• Hearse (3 Hrs) - $300.00 additional $55.00 an hour
• Lead Car - $100.00
• Flower Car/ Staff Utility Vehicle - $100.00
• 20 ga. gasketed steel casket - 1,540.00
(Bronze / Copper, Light Blue / Silver, White / Pink, Grey / Ebony, Blue / Silver, Copper / Dark Bronze, Dark Bronze / Copper)  
• Outer Burial Container - $925.00
(Cemetery requirement)
•    Register book, 100 laminated prayer cards or memorial folders with photo, two boxes of acknowledgment cards, crucifix or cross. - $255.00
Additional Charges :
Limousine - (3 HRS) - $300.00 Additional: $60.00 an hour
Use of facilities and staff for Visitation (Wake) $500.00 2-3 hrs.     -    $650.00 - 4 hrs.


Package C - $6,500.00
•    Basic services of funeral directors and staff - $1,695.00
•    Embalming - $775.00
•    Dressing, casketing & cosmetizing - $225.00
•    Use of facilities and staff for funeral ceremony - $595.00
•    Transfer of remains to funeral home - $350.00
•    Hearse (3 Hrs) - $300.00 additional $55.00 an hour
•    Lead Car - $100.00
•    Flower Car/ Staff Utility Vehicle - $100.00
•    20 ga. non-gasketed steel casket - $1,180.00
(Copper, Silver, Blue and White)
•    Outer Burial Container - $925.00
(Cemetery requirement)
•    Register book, 100 laminated prayer cards or memorial folders with photo, two boxes of acknowledgment cards, crucifix or cross. - $255.00
Additional Charges :
Limousine - (3 HRS) - $300.00 Additional: $60.00 an hour
Use of facilities and staff for Visitation (Wake) $500.00 2-3 hrs.    -    $650.00 - 4 hrs.


Package D - $6,360.00
•    Basic services of funeral directors and staff $1,695.00
•    Embalming - $775.00
•    Dressing, casketing & cosmetizing - $225.00
•    Use of facilities and staff for funeral ceremony - $595.00
•    Transfer of remains to funeral home - $350.00
•    Hearse (3 Hrs) - $300.00 additional $55.00 an hour
•    Lead Car - $100.00
•    Flower Car/ Staff Utility Vehicle - $100.00
•    20 ga. non-gasketed steel casket -$1,040.00
(Blue, Orchid, Copper, Bronze and Silver)
•    Outer Burial Container - $925.00
(Cemetery requirement)
•    Register book, 100 laminated prayer cards or memorial folders with photo, two boxes of acknowledgment cards, crucifix or cross. - $255.00
Additional Charges :
Limousine - (3 HRS) - $300.00 Additional: $60.00 an hour
Use of facilities and staff for Visitation (Wake) $500.00 2-3 hrs.    -    $650.00 - 4 hrs.

Caskets Can Be Substituted.

Initial Steps to Planning a Service
To begin planning services, the family should contact us and schedule an appointment. Appointments may be held in the luxury of your home or at the funeral home.
•If death should occur suddenly, emergency services should be contacted, as well as the local police department and the attending physician, Hospice or nurse.
•If death should occur while at a hospital or nursing home, the admitting department, medical records, or nursing supervisor should be notified for funeral home authorization and release.
•If death should occur while attending a convalescent home or Hospice, the nursing director or supervisor should be notified to alert the funeral home.
•If death should occur out of the local area, the funeral home should be contacted directly.
•If death should occur at the home, the nurse, Hospice and police department should be notified with the initial call followed by a call to the funeral home.
We offer 24 hour service / 7 days a week.
We understand that planning a funeral can be a stressful and confusing process to the family, and, as such,you may have many questions. We encourage you to contact us should you desire more information about any of the plans we offer or any of the options available within each plan. We may be reached at (860) 229-9006 or Connecticut toll-free at
1-(800) 431-4500.
 
 


Payment Policy / Terms of Payment
Payment Policy / Total Funeral Bill
1.We are a small business providing service and merchandise, being totally dependent upon our families for prompt payment for said services and merchandise on the day before the funeral.
2. Payment is kindly expected at time of arrangements or day before funeral. We accept : personal checks, money orders, cashier checks and cash, verified insurance assignments, debit cards, major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
3. When monies are not readily available or guaranteed to us for funeral expenses, evidence of financing and payment must be given prior to the time of services.
4. Under circumstances where the decedent's estate must stand the burden of paying funeral expenses, we ask that a member of the family pay funeral expenses and file their claim for reimbursement with the decedent's estate and we will assist the family with probate matters.
5. Cash advanced items (money sent to third party on your behalf) are charges necessary to conduct a funeral service, e.g. church, cemetery, flowers, and obituaries. Said charges represent a cash outlay, without a profit being realized by the Paul A. Shaker / Farmingdale Funeral Home (e.g. no commission is charged on funeral flowers / death notices ordered by us on the family's behalf). Therefore, reimbursement for such cash advances is requested at the time of the funeral service.  

For those additional items, such as clergy offerings / church, cemetery charges, flowers, and newspaper notices / obituaries we will accept your payment for distribution, as a convenience for our families.

We do offer a contact with newspapers for obituary notices.

We offer a selection of cremation urns, urn vaults, cremation jewelry, cremation caskets and containers, but do not offer storage containers or storage locations for cremains/ashes.

At the time of filing legal paperwork / death certificates, we will obtain as many certified copies of the death certificate that the family requests (death certificates are $20.00 each in the state of Connecticut); additional copies may be ordered directly from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town of death.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial Steps to Planning a Service
To begin planning services, the family should contact us and schedule an appointment. Appointments may be held in the luxury of your home or at the funeral home.

  • If death should occur suddenly, emergency services should be contacted, as well as the local police department and the attending physician, Hospice or nurse.
  • If death should occur while at a hospital or nursing home, the admitting department, medical records, or nursing supervisor should be notified for funeral home authorization and release.
  • If death should occur while attending a convalescent home or Hospice, the nursing director or supervisor should be notified to alert the funeral home.
  • If death should occur out of the local area, the funeral home should be contacted directly.
  • If death should occur at the home, the nurse, Hospice and police department should be notified with the initial call followed by a call to the funeral home.

We offer 24 hour service / 7 days a week.

We understand that planning a funeral can be a stressful and confusing process to the family, and, as such,you may have many questions. We encourage you to contact us should you desire more information about any of the plans we offer or any of the options available within each plan. We may be reached at (860) 229-9006 or Connecticut toll-free at

1-(800) 431-4500.

 




Payment Policy / Terms of Payment

Payment Policy / Total Funeral Bill

1.We are a small business providing service and merchandise, being totally dependent upon our families for prompt payment for said services and merchandise on the day before the funeral.

2. Payment is kindly expected at time of arrangements or day before funeral. We accept : personal checks, money orders, cashier checks and cash, verified insurance assignments, debit cards, major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

 

3. When monies are not readily available or guaranteed to us for funeral expenses, evidence of financing and payment must be given prior to the time of services.

4. Under circumstances where the decedent's estate must stand the burden of paying funeral expenses, we ask that a member of the family pay funeral expenses and file their claim for reimbursement with the decedent's estate and we will assist the family with probate matters.

5. Cash advanced items (money sent to third party on your behalf) are charges necessary to conduct a funeral service, e.g. church, cemetery, flowers, and obituaries. Said charges represent a cash outlay, without a profit being realized by the Paul A. Shaker / Farmingdale Funeral Home (e.g. no commission is charged on funeral flowers / death notices ordered by us on the family's behalf). Therefore, reimbursement for such cash advances is requested at the time of the funeral service. 


For those additional items, such as clergy offerings / church, cemetery charges, flowers, and newspaper notices / obituaries we will accept your payment for distribution, as a convenience for our families.

We do offer a contact with newspapers for obituary notices.


We offer a selection of cremation urns, urn vaults, cremation jewelry, cremation caskets and containers, but do not offer storage containers or storage locations for cremains/ashes.

At the time of filing legal paperwork / death certificates, we will obtain as many certified copies of the death certificate that the family requests (death certificates are $20.00 each in the state of Connecticut); additional copies may be ordered directly from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town of death.