Information on a state level death record in Massachusetts 1841-1910 (this example is from 1861) includes:
Name, Date of Death, Place of Death, Race, Marital Status, Occupation, Age, Birthplace, Cause of Death
Father and his birthplace, Mother and her birthplace.
The town level information includes the above, plus place of internment and informant. So, it can be worth it to "shop" in both places. The above certificate still only costs $3.00 from the Massachusetts State Archives--truly still a genealogical bargain.