New York State Funeral Directors Association


The Last Word

Director  Writer Starring
Mark Pellington

Stuart Ross 

Shirley MacLaine

Amanda Seyfried


Creating a legacy and going the extra mile is something our NYSFDA members do for their families daily.

This film emphasizes the value that families gain from these actions.

You will be pleasantly entertained by this film, and hopefully inspired!

Mourning Dove

Grief is a deserted island.

No two people grieve exactly the same. You could be sitting in a room full of people who are all mourning the same loss as you, and still feel alone and misunderstood.

This is because no two relationships are the same, and every person in that room had a different connection with the person who is now gone.

No one else can see or feel the memories you relive in your head after the loss of a loved one.

Cover for The Chick and the Dead © 2017 St. Martin's Press

Everybody has a story to tell.

It might start with a rough childhood, or an event that left a lifelong impression; an influential mentor, or a span of adult years and a change of heart.

However that tale opens, there’s always more to it.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

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