New York State Funeral Directors Association

Photo shows NYSFDA 2017-2018 Officers

NYSFDA Installs 2017-18 Officers

ALBANY, NY (August 25, 2017) -- Funeral professionals representing all parts of the Empire State will guide the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) into the year 2018.

NYSFDA officers named for the 2017-18 year are as follows:

Photo shows award being presented to Sen. Betty Little

NYS Senator Receives Award from NYSFDA

ALBANY, NY (July 31, 2017) -- The New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) was pleased to present a “Friend of Funeral Service Award” to the Honorable Elizabeth “Betty” Little  (45th S.D.) recently for her State Senate sponsorship and tireless advocacy to successfully secure a law allowing funeral homes to serve light food and refreshments in New York State.

The law removing the prohibition on food and beverage in the funeral home took effect statewide on January 17, 2017.

Photo shows 2017 celebrant training graduates

Certified Celebrant Training Grads Learn to Provide Personalized Funeral Tributes

ALBANY, NY (June 29, 2017) -- A diverse group from throughout the northeast recently completed a three-day program focused on helping to provide families the healing gift of a personalized funeral tribute built on the stories of a life.

 [VIDEO: NYSFDA member, Peter J. Rose, shares his experience with the program.]

Held at the Albany headquarters of the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA), the program featured discussion on concepts including grief, meeting with families, and providing memorial services for a growing segment of American society – those unaffiliated with formal faith communities.