New York State Funeral Directors Association

Teddy Lee Entertains Youth at the World's Fair

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.

The Good Funeral
 presentations bring caregivers together to learn, share

More than 800 guests were drawn to three interactive seminars conducted in May 2015 focusing on the dynamic evolution of funerals in the United States.