MetFDA News

Association Holds 45th Annual Golf Classic

On Thursday, May 16 MetFDA members gathered at the North Hempstead Country Club for their 45th Annual Buddy & Annette Golf Classic. Despite the windy spring weather, nearly 70 golfers made their way around the course. Congratulations to our contest winners: Longest Driv... [read more]

  May 17th, 2024

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

MetFDA Members Participate in Statewide Volunteer Efforts

As part of the NYSFDA’s Chapter Model Pilot Program, members of the MetFDA participated in the 2nd 'Lend a Hand' statewide community give-back event. Five members volunteered their time at the Food Bank for NYC at Union Square Park on Wednesday, October 5. In support of the Fo... [read more]

  October 6th, 2022

MetFDA's Robert J. Hogan Installed as State President

Robert J. Hogan, Location Manager of Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home in Flushing was installed President at the organization’s Annual Meeting held on August 22, 2022, at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. “I am honored that the members of NYSFDA have entrusted me to serve a... [read more]

  August 24th, 2022

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!

  March 11th, 2021

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 organiza... [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