Welcome to the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association

a professional trade association representing corporate and independent funeral establishments in the New York Metropolitan region

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Over 90 Years of Service

From 1928 through today, the MetFDA provides member firms and their staff educational programming, industry resources, and networking opportunities. Our members strive to serve, support and comfort those in need and are held to the highest standards. Learn more about the MetFDA.

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Thoughts From Our Members

"Being a member of the MetFDA has kept me aware of many important developments that impact our industry, saved my company money due to its many benefit programs and provided me with the advice I need when issues arise. I would advise everyone to join, get involved and stand united."

— Peter C. DeLuca, Greenwich Village Funeral Home

"Being a member of The Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association has been invaluable. I am kept informed of anything pertinent to our profession on the local and state level, and I really enjoy the camaraderie of my fellow members."

— Sherry V. Bensimon, Gramercy Park Memorial Chapel

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MetFDA Holds 2023 Annual Meeting Virtually

Again this year, members of the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association met via Zoom for their Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 26. President Sal Anthony Farenga (Farenga Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., Bronx) called the meeting to order and led participants through associatio... [read more]

  September 5th, 2023

Welcome New MetFDA Leaders

As you know, the Annual Meeting is a time when we welcome new visionaries into the folds of our elected leadership. Please welcome your new MetFDA Officers: Sherry Bensimon (Riverside Memorial Chapel), President Lucy Vista(Frederick Funeral Home), Vice President Patrick... [read more]

  September 5th, 2023

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Funeral service professionals are considered both first and last responders. We are trained and ready to respond to medical emergencies, offering medical and emotional support. We are also the professionals working with families when grieving the loss of a loved one.

Here are just a few news articles featuring the work of our members and the important role we play in local communities.

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Member Categories

Funeral Home – Regular Member

Each firm is represented by a designee—a licensed funeral director from the firm who is eligible to vote and run for elective office.

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Individual – Affiliate Member

An additional licensed funeral director of a firm who receives mail at that firm.

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Member Benefits

Continuing Education
Knowledge Training and Sharing
Conferences and Events
Insurance Affinity Programs
Advocacy and Leadership