Pre-Planning

Make Your Own Final Arrangements

Make your final arrangements now, not later. Advantage Cremation & Funeral Services offers extensive guidance for planning your own memorial. We understand no one wants to think about their death any sooner than they must, but planning your funeral services in advance (called “preplanning” or “prearranging”) is a responsible, caring act that can reduce stress for your grieving loved ones.

 

Why Pre-Plan Your Funeral?

Eliminate guesswork for your family. 
Making decisions now about your final arrangements can help those left behind know your wishes are being honored.

Take responsibility for your arrangements.
Just as estate planning and will development are responsible life preparations, planning your final arrangements in advance is also part of that resposibility.

Personalize your service. 
You’re in control  when you make final arrangements in advance.

Avoid emotional overspending. 
With a plan, you can save your family hundreds, or even thousands.

Find the value and quality you want.
Investigating different funeral homes is an important step when making final arrangements; comparison shopping allows you to find the value and quality  that’s right for you and your loved ones.

Lock in today’s prices.
If you choose to fund your prearranged funeral plans, you can lock in today’s prices for products and services that will likely become more expensive in the future (due to inflation, market demand, etc.).

 

Getting Started

Advantage funeral experts can help you start the pre-planning process by explaining all of your options. Whether you simply want to make sure your wishes are carried out, or you want to protect your family from making difficult decisions in a time of loss, we’ll help you make your final arrangements just the way you want them. Give us a call today.

About Us

Kevin C. Kilcline

Location Manager

I’m the founder and director of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Portland, Maine. My funeral career began at age 14, when I earned the opportunity to work for the best funeral director I knew, my father, William T. Kilcline, Jr.

I graduated from New England Institute of Applied Sciences in 1992 and went on to obtain my funeral director’s license in Rhode Island. As a fully qualified funeral director, I worked side by side with my father until his retirement in 2000.  In 2013 I earned a Bachelors Degree in both Marketing and Buisiness Management rom New England College of Business and Finance.

My wife and I are both active participates in our local community. I volunteer in the local school systems in Yarmouth, were we live and help with the local Boy Scout Pack.

My family is here for yours. Give us and call, and we’ll help you organize a beautiful memorial service truly worthy of your loved one.

 

 


 

 

Kerry Kilcline

Preplanning Counselor

Kerry is a full-time counselor at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services.  She has a strong background in customer care and is currently enrolled in FINE Mortuary College working towards an Associates Degree in Funeral Service and her license as a Funeral Director.

Kerry also volunteers with the local PTO and in the classroom of her son Ian. She also enjoys sewing and handcrafts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Shamus Kilcline

Funeral Attendant

Shamus is a funeral attendant and has worked with Advantage Funeral Services since October of 2014.  He relocated from New Hampshire in 2014 to help with the family business, and thoroughly enjoys living in the Greater Portland area. 

Shamus currently lives in Yarmouth and enjoys playing the bass guitar, hiking, and camping trips.

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Advantage Funeral & Cremation “Lowest Price Guarantee”

That’s not just a catchphrase for us at Advantage. It’s our promise.

The experts at Advantage Funeral & Cremation understand the profound significance of a memorial experience. That’s why we provide a unique, affordable alternative to traditional funeral homes in Maine’s Greater Portland area. When you make funeral or cremation arrangements with us, you will receive personalized funeral care from compassionate experts at a guaranteed low price. Customer support staff at our Portland, ME office is available 24 hours a day to help you choose the best services for your loved ones. We also make house calls throughout Southern Maine at your convenience.

Advantage offers a complete line of funeral products to help simplify your memorial arrangements. Our Portland Maine store features caskets, vaults, urns, cremation jewelry, keepsakes, stationary and more. Our offices also offer a quiet room, suitable for a small family gathering where you can say goodbye to your loved one.

We work closely with Maine organizations to help you plan a public service or celebration of life. For more information on our funeral and cremation services, please contact us today.

If you can find a more cost-effective price, we can beat it!