The MetFDA provides valuable resources to Funeral Directors, Families and others.

The MetFDA, a professional trade association, represents corporate and independent funeral establishments in the New York Metropolitan region including Westchester County. In addition to providing traditional association services, MetFDA also provides consumers with information on funeral planning. The MetFDA provides continuing education seminars for funeral directors, publishes a monthly newsletter and assists members with issues relating to the funeral industry.

Members of the MetFDA served as volunteers during the TWA Flight #800 crash operation, offering bereavement and administrative support. Members also helped government agencies responding to the World Trade Center disaster and the crash of American Airlines Flight #587 in the Rockaways.

MetFDA continues to be a strong advocate of the new e-Vital Electronic Death Registration System that will provide improved customer service for bereaved families and looks forward to continued work with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the implementation of the system.

Mission Statement

From 1928 through today, we strive to serve, support and comfort those in need and make sure our members are held to the highest standards.

View our Original Mission Statement

Core Values

The MetFDA operates by upholding certain core values:

  • To enhance the environment in which our members operate and to promote the highest standards of funeral service to the public.
  • To promote accepted standards and best practices within the funeral directing profession and the embracing of its highest ethical principles.
  • To promote the better understanding and appreciation on the part of the public of the functions of the funeral directing profession.
  • To further advance the professional education of the members of the Association and assist in establishing and maintaining the high standards of education and training for all persons seeking to enter the profession.


John O. D'Arienzo
President • Brooklyn
Sal Anthony Farenga
Vice President • Bronx
John A. Golden
Immediate Past President • Queens

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