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

Our History

The funeral profession in our state has a rich history, and part of it involves the establishment of the Capital District Funeral Directors Association. We invite you to discover our origins, and learn more about the many ways we’ve benefited not only our association members, but the profession as a whole.

While we’re all aware that the funeral profession in the United States emerged as a consequence of the U.S. Civil War, many of us are less-aware of the legacy of funeral service in our state. Having been a part of the growth of funeral service as a profession here for decades, we encourage you to learn more about the history of one of the most active and influential funeral service association in the nation, the Capital District Funeral Directors Association.