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

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 or... [read more]

  January 5th, 2021

  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