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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.
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.
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.
What’s New !
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.
CFDA Invites Public to Help CT National Guard's Operation ELF
Resumption of State-funded Military Honors - Click here for more information.
View the Opiod Discussion Panel - NFDA News: A 50 State View of the Opioid Epidemic
Also see the NFDA Facebook page
Information for Licensed Embalmers/Funeral Directors with Invalidated Conference Exam Scores Click here for more information.
Temporary List of Contacts for Military Honor Guard for Veteran’s Funeral - Click here for more information.
State Supplemental Funeral Honors Funding Update - Potential State Budget Lapse - Click here for more information.
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
Funeral Trusts & Contracts:
Regarding Medicaid & Title 19
Printed copies available from CFDA.
Click here for brochure in English.
Click here for brochure in Spanish.
Amendment to Prepaid Irrevocable
Pre-Need Funeral Contract
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 - Download PDF
New Developments in Probate
Connecticut Funeral Directors
by Paul J. Knierim, Probate Court Administrator
Click here for PowerPoint Presentation
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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.
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)