New York State Funeral Directors Association

Billvillanova portraitDear NYSFDA Members,

As I write this month’s message many of us have been working through inclement weather.

Over the past 30 years I have heard many people acknowledge the dedication of Funeral Directors and Funeral Homes, as they always remain operational through the most challenging weather. When weather shuts down other businesses and even communities, it is you, the Funeral Director, who never fail to answer the call and respond to the needs of families whenever and wherever they may call. Thank you for your continued commitment and stay safe.

We are excited to hold our first Board meeting for 2021 this month. Updates on our many initiatives, including our 2021 Legislative Agenda, upcoming Bridge Commission activities, progress on the pilot of our Chapter Model program, 2021 Convention, Funeral Service 2020 Task Force and many others, will follow.

I look forward to providing a robust update next month and sharing the many successes of our organization and its members.

#NYSFDA strong is not just a hashtag, it is, who we are.


Respectfully I remain,

William J. Villanova, President