David Parente
CDFDA President
Albany, NY
Phone: (518) 489-0188

About Us

The mission of the Capital District Funeral Directors Association is to promote the general perception of funeral service as a profession, whose practitioners are committed to the highest ethical standards. Our programs are designed to strengthen the skills of our members, allowing them to successfully operate their funeral firm in a time of significant change in public attitudes and expectations. Encouraging a new generation to enter the profession, the Capital District Funeral Directors Association provides select resources for inquiring students. Also existing to serve the consumer, the Capital District Funeral Directors Association works diligently to cultivate awareness in the general public about the role of the funeral professional, and the importance of ceremony and remembrance.



Our History
This section is intended for those interested in learning more about the roots of our funeral service association. Read about the legacy of our founders, a legacy which continues to drive the course of the funeral profession in our state.
Legislative Advocacy
We are committed to assuming the advocate’s role on behalf of professionals in funeral service. Learn how we promote your interests, and those of the families you serve, in the halls, meeting rooms and offices of local, state, and federal government.
Consumer Education & Awareness
We know the importance of consumer education. That’s why we take great care to bring accurate information to families in search of a reliable source of funeral service-related knowledge. Consult this section to see how our association promotes public understanding and appreciation of our profession.
Contact Us
Do you have questions about membership in the NEWEST Funeral Association Clone? Perhaps you'd like to know more about our ethical guidelines or professional development programs? Click here to use our online contact form.