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Death Away from Home


A Few Simple Steps Will Help Your Family

When funeral arrangements must unexpectedly be made away from home, and family hearts are filled with mixed emotions, it is difficult to consider costs. Brady-Gill Funeral Home specializes in having the deceased returned to the Chicago area in the most suitable and cost-effective manner. We are committed to working on your behalf to ensure a worry-free transition.

Our Unique Receiving Policy Offers Convenience and Savings

The standard receiving policy in most other funeral homes leaves you incurring most expenses including transfer casket, transfer container, out-of-town funeral home facilities, professional and staff services, transfer documents and transportation charges. These costs can easily mount up to $1500 or more. Transportation costs differ and fees are approximate.

At Brady-Gill Funeral Home and Cremation Services, you pay only our professional service and affordable merchandise prices as if the death occurred in Chicago plus transportation. We pay the rest.

In most instances you can save up to $1500 or more.

We Cover Out-of-Town Costs

For a death within the 48 contiguous states, we pay ALL normal out-of-town costs except cash advances and transportation to Chicago, including:

  1. professional staff and services
  2. local removal service
  3. standard embalming
  4. local transfer to airport
  5. outer transfer container
  6. all documents for transfer and burial
  7. out-of-town funeral facilities

This means your only additional costs are transportation and transfer of remains to Brady-Gill Funeral Home and Cremation Services from the airport. Since we use a light weight transfer casket and outer container we help to keep the air fare to a minimum.

What To Do First

Within the 48 contiguous states

- Call Us Direct, Day or Night -
(708) 636-2600 or (708) 614-9900

We will make all the arrangements for conveying of the deceased to the local funeral home for embalming and preparation for return to Chicago. You only need contact us with some basic information and call us when you return to Chicago to set a time for an arrangement conference. DO NOT contact a funeral firm where the death occurs. WE MUST DO THIS.

Death Outside the United States

If a family member dies while traveling outside the United States, the U.S. Embassy will come to your assistance. You should call us immediately when a death occurs abroad. We are well-versed in the procedures for returning the deceased to the United States.

Other Conditions

If the death occurs outside of the 48 contiguous states or your family has already engaged another funeral firm, Brady-Gill Funeral Home and Cremation Services will apply liberal credits to services provided by others when selecting one of our complete full-service funerals. Our memberships in national organizations provide us with funeral service contacts worldwide.

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