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We all know a passing is difficult that's why here at Michael J Walsh Funerals we like to be as simple and as transparent as possible, giving you reassurance that the funeral cost will be kept to a minimum with no nasty surprises when it comes to receiving the bill.


Please see below our typical funeral packages and at the bottom of the page our Funeral cost calculator.


A Basic or Simple Funeral

1845 +


Our basic or simple funeral includes:
Bringing the person who has died into our care from a local place of death.
Our professional services and making the funeral arrangements.
To supply a standard coffin
Use of chapel of rest.
Transport directly to the crematorium at a mutually convenient time.
Attendance of funeral director + Bearer.
Collection of crematorium remains
Handling donations.


Chelmsford 2786
Braintree 3025


Direct Cremation

Bringing the person who has died into our care from a local place of death during normal office hours.
Our professional services and making all the arrangements for the cremation.
To supply a simple, standard sized coffin.
Use of our chapel of rest and visits there as required (During office hours).
Transport of deceased to the crematorium in a dignified manner.
Attendance of a funeral director and necessary shift at Chelmsford crematorium.
Collection of the cremated remains from the crematorium if requested.
Doctors fees for the legal forms (See Below).

If the Coroner is involved and there is a post mortem the cost is reduced by 164.

1700 (Coroner)


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Professional Services

Fees Breakdown:
Removal from Local Hospital or Place of Death - 235
Care of Deceased - 50 Per Night
Meeting to take instruction for funeral - 150
Leasing with authorities and paper work - 125
Arrange Music/Papers/Orders of Service - 120
Dressing Deceased - 190
Chapel Visits - 65
Handling Donations - 90
Collection + Storage of Remains - 45
Attendance of Funeral Director - 195



Vehicle for Conveyance of Deceased


Coffin Bearers

Cremation or burial?

Printed Orders of Service

Announcement in a local paper



Doctors Fees

Service Venue

Officiant Fees

Container For Ashes





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