Working with a Licensed Funeral Director

Honoring a Loved One is Priceless

Saying goodbye is never easy. Each life touches many others, no matter how brief or how long one lives. Paying tribute to a family member or friend through a funeral, memorial service, or celebration of life is an important step in the grieving process.

When you’re facing a difficult time, it helps to have a partner and advocate on your side. The Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association (MetFDA) member funeral directors are compassionate experts who can assist you with planning a funeral or memorial service – whether you’re remembering a loved one or making your own arrangements for the future.

We’re here to:

  • Make planning easier by answering your questions and explaining the process.
  • Take care of the details, so you and your family can focus on honoring your loved one.
  • Help you understand what you can afford and suggest options that will help you create a celebration of life that’s as unique as the person being remembered.

Having the right support makes all the difference. There’s relief in knowing you have someone to count on and peace in feeling good about your decisions.

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FEMA Releases Funeral Assistance Details

On March 24, 2021 FEMA released details regarding their Funeral Assistance program. Click here for more. MetFDA member funeral firms are aware of the program and working closely with city, state and federal agencies to best support our families. As soon as additional information is available, we will share it.

Governor Cuomo Declares March 11, 2021 'Funeral Directors Recognition Day'

Following an unprecedented year, and in recognition of funeral service professionals' unwavering commitment to your local communities, Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed March 11, 2021 Funeral Directors Recognition Day in New York State. An honor well-deserved!

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