McGuinness Funeral Home
Serving Washington Township (Sewell) & Woodbury, New Jersey

Creating Healing & Meaningful Moments ...

At McGuinness Funeral Home,  we believe that the true value of what we do is found in helping families create healing moments that allow them to love, share and truly memorialize the memories of a life-time.

There is great healing that comes in remembering, reflecting and honoring the life lived. We help families of all traditions and backgrounds meet their unique and individual needs during the time of grieving and loss.

Click Here McGuinness Community Care Paint Night! - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 : 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Our Community Events

  • Ministry to the Grieving
    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Church of the Holy Family in Sewell will host an eight-week session of Grief Support workshops beginning Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call the parish office at 856-228-1616 or email Deacon Joe Kain at These workshops are free to attend. Church of the Holy Family is located at 226 Hurffville Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. Read more

  • McGuinness Community Care Paint Night!
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    McGuinness Community Care Paint Night Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. McGuinness Community Care and McGuinness Funeral Home 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell Paint a special Valentine-themed painting with artist instruction. $35 per person includes all supplies, beverages, and dessert. All proceeds benefit Hearts United Against Cancer. Purchase tickets by calling Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director at 856-582-3800, or email at Tickets will be available until February 5 or when we run out of spaces, whichever comes first. Follow us on Facebook for updates and event info! Read more

  • Operation Laughter--Support Our Veterans!
    Saturday, March 5, 2016

    Honor Flight of Southern New Jersey presents Operation Laughter...3rd Annual Evening of Comedy Help us to escort our heroes to Washington, DC to visit their memorials! NEW DATE!!! Saturday, March 5, 2016 7:00 p.m. VFW Post 1616 1940 Black Horse Pike Williamstown, NJ 08094 Donation of $25 is all it takes to support our veterans and enjoy the comedic stylings of 13 stand-up comics! Beer and snacks will be provided. Cash bar will be available. For more information, contact 856-589-5072 or Read more

  • Free Community Shredder Event
    Saturday, April 16, 2016

    McGuinness Funeral Home is helping you shred your sensitive documents so that they don't wind up in the wrong hands. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing non-violent crimes in America. Proper destruction of confidential documents is a critical step in ensuring that you and your family members do not become victims of identity theft. We are teaming up with ProShred Security to ensure that your personal and confidential materials are securely destroyed in a state-of-the-art mobile shredding vehicle. The following items can be shredded: all types and colors of paper; staples, clips, metal fasteners; report covers. The following items cannot be shredded: any large and chunky plastic or metal items; any electronics (these can't be accepted for security purposes-- there is no way to trace the electronic back to the original owner to complete the chain of custody), binders, or X-rays. So bring your confidential items to our upcoming Shredder Event, to be held at our Washington Twp. (Sewell) location--573 Egg Harbor Road! You can, with confidence, know that your materials will be securely destroyed! This event is free to the public! Limit: 5 boxes per turn in line. If you have any questions, please contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach and Aftercare Coordinator, at 856-582-3800. Read more

  • Journey of Hearts: A Balloon Release
    Saturday, April 16, 2016

    Please join us for an afternoon of celebrating your loved ones. Everyone in attendance will be able to write a memory, a sentiment, or a wish on a peaceful white balloon that will be released to the heavens from the grounds of our Washington Twp. location at 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell. Fellowship and light refreshments will follow the release. Registration is required. Kindly RSVP to Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856.582.3800 (Monday through Friday) 9 am — 4 pm or by email anytime at by April 8 to ensure balloons will be reserved for your family. Seating is limited. Read more

  • Honor Flight Trip to Washington, DC for Veterans
    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    What is Honor Flight of Southern New Jersey? Its mission is to escort veterans to see their memorials. Honor Flight is sponsored by the students and faculty of Williamstown High School and VFW Post 1616 with help from local veteran and community groups. The next trip to Washington, DC to see the memorials is Saturday, June 4, 2016. There is no cost for veterans to attend this tremendous event. For more information please visit: or call Pam and Ron at 856-589-5072. Read more

  • Fralinger String Band Summer Mummers Concert
    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Bring your lawn chair or beach blanket and join us on the lawn at our Washington Twp. location--573 Egg Harbor Rd., Sewell--and enjoy the sounds of South Philadelphia with the Fralinger String Band. The concert begins at 7 and the band will play two 45-minute sets. This is a rain or shine event. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited: please register your attendance by June 2. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Elisha Elliott, Community Care Director, at 856-582-3800 or via email: Read more

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A Letter to My Community Family

Richard Bonczak
General Manager and Funeral Director, McGuinness Funeral Home

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A Letter to My Community Family,

Perhaps it was the way a Dad hugged his child after they released a butterfly into our garden. Or maybe it was when a wife with tears in her eyes kissed a white balloon before she let it soar towards heaven. Or it could have been the breathtaking display of patriotism that our local Boy and Girl Scout troops created on our lawn honoring the lives lost on September 11th. Whatever glimpses of strength and hope we witness, they are the reasons we embrace our community and give back to those who so graciously support us.

The McGuinness family’s purpose is to make a lasting, positive difference in the lives of our guests. We are committed to providing excellence in all we do. Here are just a few ways we exceed your expectations:

  • Building relationships - Our dedication to local youth programs and senior care services is seen in our sponsorship of sports teams, civic organizations and recreational activities for all ages.
  • Bringing comfort - You can count on us to listen when you need to be heard, to give you the resources you need, and to give you the assurance that you are not alone.
  • Bridging hearts - Our remembrance events (Butterfly Release, Balloon Release, A Heart Full of Memories) let you know that although your heart may be heavy, we are here to help bear the weight and give you peace and hope.

The McGuinness family has served the community for more than 60 years, and providing personal caring service continues to be our top priority.


General Manager and Funeral Director, McGuinness Funeral Home