Every day, we face new experiences and challenges in funeral service. Some are specific to the business of providing funeral service to the people in our communities. Still more often we find ourselves in a sea of questions about trusts, taxes, marketing and licensing, or the ever-changing requisites for employees, their insurance, their rights and their responsibilities. These solutions and their resources are the business of CFDA.

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CFDA Celebrates 129 Years of Service to Connecticut,
The Installation of 2018 President Edward J. Sheehy, Jr., CFSP, CPC, CCO
And 12 Years of Supporting the CT National Guard Operation ELF

The 2018 CFDA Officers and Executive Board

The 2018 CFDA Officers and Executive Board.
Seated left to right:
Vice President Alexander Scott, Past President Robert L. Muccino, Jr. and President Edward J. Sheehy, Jr.
Standing left to right: Board Members Jesse M. Gomes, Thomas J. Tierney, Melissa Melin-Miles, Policy Board Representative Daniel J. Ford, Board Member Albert M. DeLucia, Secretary David W. MacDonald, Board Member Jacqueline L. Teske and Executive Director John F. Cascio. Treasurer Matthew R. Adzima was unable to attend the evening celebration.


12 Years of Supporting the CT National Guard Operation ELF

CFDA Members funeral homes, staff and their communities made personal contributions of gift cards, unwrapped toys and funds for the Connecticut National Guard’s Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) holiday effort. There were three overflowing tables in the hall filled with toys and games for every age, snow sleds, and books that were collected at the December 7th CFDA Annual Meeting at the Radisson Hotel, Cromwell.

View Photos of the CFDA December 2017 Meeting



What’s New !

Funeral Trusts and ContractsFuneral Trusts & Contracts:
Regarding Medicaid & Title 19

   Printed copies available from CFDA.
   Click here for brochure in English.
   Click here for brochure in Spanish.
   Brochure Pricing.

   Amendment to Prepaid Irrevocable
   Pre-Need Funeral Contract


View Photos of the CFDA December 2017 Meeting

Connecticut State Website - http://www.ct.gov

NEW Form to Schedule Veteran’s Burial
This additional form is now required by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs when scheduling a veteran's burial effective 12/2017.

Mortuary Science Scholarship Awards
Click here for more information.

Connecticut Department of Public Health issues a Revised Certificate of Fetal Death
View a sample copy of the form that has been sent to all birthing hospitals and to the Medical Examiners office. Although the form is revised, the process for completing, filing and issuing the document has not. It still remains a paper-based process. The form is being used as of January 1, 2018.

View the Opiod Discussion Panel - NFDA News: A 50 State View of the Opioid Epidemic
Also see the NFDA Facebook page

DSS Reimbursement for Indigent Funerals
An explanation from CFDA Attorney John P. McHugh -
Click here for more information.

CFDA Announces 2017 Family Support Services Scholarship Recipients
Click here for more information.

OCME Offers Death Certification Tips
Tips to Assist in Keeping Connecticut Vital Statistics Accurate -
Download PDF

Q&A on New White Collar Exemption Rule
by T. Scott Gilligan, NFDA General Counsel

Download PDF

The Most Common Financial Mistakes People Can Make When They Lose A Loved One View here

CT State Veterans Cemetery Updated Form
Required for Veterans Burial -
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Members Resource Guide
Click here (members only)

To Advance the Profession of Funeral Service in Connecticut through Public Awareness, Education, Advocacy and High Ethical Standards.

CFDA 2018 Theme

Courtesy Discounts by Funeral Homes When Funding Irrevocable Funeral Contracts
Recently, our legal counsel contacted the Dept. of Social Services about a problem several funeral homes were encountering with discounted funerals. Click here to view the correspondence from Atty. John McHugh and the response from the DSS. (members only)

Disclaimer of Warranties in CT
CFDA Attorney John McHugh has researched whether Connecticut Funeral Homes are permitted to disclaim warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or to exclude or modify a consumer’s remedies for breach of those warranties in connection with their sale of funeral goods to Connecticut consumers. Click here for more information and a PDF of the statute. (members only)

Connecticut State Website - http://www.ct.gov


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