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Green/Natural


A green funeral can and should be as dignified as a traditional funeral.

The Duggan Welch Family is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmental sustainability in the field of funeral service.

We have also signed the Natural End Pledge, and can be found on the Natural End Service Provider Map. All services may be selected without embalming; we offer biodegradable urns and caskets, we assist you with cemetery selections at no commission to us, while complying with all Federal and State regulations.

Our Green Packages allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials and chemicals. Caskets and shrouds are available to enclose and transport the deceased at an added cost. Body preparation suitable for a green funeral service accommodated by the Duggan Welch Family consists of refrigeration, the use of topical soaps/compounds and arterial embalming with essential oils.


Packaged for simplicity


Green Funeral $ 3,395.00

A gathering with the remains present for viewing and ceremony in our chapel or your place of worship, followed by procession to cemetery or crematory with hearse.

This package includes professional assistance of our staff in arranging the services, completing all documents required by State and local authorities, removal from place of death, preparation of remains, use of our chapel or layout in your home, transportation to cemetery in hearse.


Green Graveside Service Burial $ 2,595.00

Meet at the cemetery for a traditional graveside committal farewell.

This package includes professional assistance of our staff in arranging service the service, completing all documents required by State and local authorities, removal from place of death, holding of remains until date of service in refrigeration, transportation to cemetery in hearse.


Green Immediate Burial $ 1,440.00

No service or viewing, includes professional assistance of our staff in completing all documents required by State and local authorities, removal from place of death, holding of remains, transportation to cemetery in removal van.

Identification viewing from the General Price List may be added


Green and Eco-Friendly Burial Receptacles


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The willow, seagrass and bamboo plants are fast-growing, easy to harvest and require no fertilizer. The bamboo and willow plants replenish fertility in depleted soils, in addition to providing habitat for many life forms. The seagrass is grown by local farmers in paddy fields similar to that in which rice is grown. Our Caskets and Urns are created so they will return to the earth without leaving behind traces of chemicals or pollutants.


Adult Casket Price List

Prices are effective as of October 15, 2012

The range of Green and Eco-Friendly Caskets is 1,695.00 to 1,875.00

  • Willow, no stain, unbleached cotton interior, 5’9” 1,695.00
  • Willow, no stain, unbleached cotton interior, 6’5” 1,875.00
  • Seagrass and Willow, no stain, unbleached Cotton, 5’9” 1,775.00
  • Bamboo, no stain, unbleached cotton interior, 6’5” 1,875.00

Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable Urns

Urns can be green and eco-friendly and provide protection of the remains or be displayed similarly to a traditional urn. Our Bamboo and salt urns are environmentally friendly and can be used the same as a traditional urn, without having required dangerous chemicals in their manufacture. Other urns are specific for temporary use until they return to the earth with the cremated remains. Your funeral director will advise you on the use of specific urns.

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DUGGAN'S FUNERAL SERVICE
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The Duggan Welch Family

3434 17th Street
| San Francisco, CA 94110
| Tel: 1-415-431-4900

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