The Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association

The MetFDA represents corporate and independent funeral establishments in the New York Metropolitan Area.

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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.

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

  MetFDA News

MetFDA Launches New Website

On January 5, 2021, the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association (MetFDA) launched a new website - The overall goal was to provide a faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly experience for members and consumers alike.  "As a leading industry or... [read more]

  January 5th, 2021

MetFDA Leaders Take on Statewide Positions

On Monday, August 17, 2020 the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) held their 2020 Annual Meeting at their headquarters in Albany, NY. During that meeting, they installed new Officers and Board members for 2020-21. We are excited to share that three of the 2020-... [read more]

  August 17th, 2020

  In The News

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