New York State Funeral Directors Association



Mike LanotteMichael A. Lanotte, NYSFDA's new executive Director, celebrates his first week on the job. Don’t let that fool you. Mike is a seasoned association professional with over twenty years of experience. We wanted to know what makes him so passionate about his new role. Here’s what he had to say.

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People often recognize funeral directors for their soothing voice during difficult times. Some are complemented for how much they know about what to do when a loved one dies.

In May, a longtime New York mortician – known for both of these traits – will be honored for something completely unrelated to funeral directing.

Funeral Directors David Parente and Kristin McVeigh with AED at McVeigh Funeral Home in Albany, NY


It isn’t hard to imagine somebody sitting in a funeral home office, discussing funeral plans for a recently-deceased loved one and experiencing shortness of breath.