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.

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Our Community Events

  • Care Packages for Our Military Overseas
    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Many people in the United States know at least one person who is in the military or has family in the military. Independent of political viewpoint, supporting our Troops is something that we all, as Americans, should do. These brave men and women are risking their lives every day all over the world to protect the rights and freedoms that our country has provided us. As part of the upcoming September 11 Day of Service, McGuinness team members will be creating care packages for our military stationed overseas. You can help us fill the care packages and support our Troops all at the same time by donating to our Care Package Drive. From now through September 10, we will be collecting items that can be shipped overseas to our precious military personnel. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to see a comprehensive list of the items that can be shipped overseas: You can bring your items to our Washington Twp. (Sewell) location--573 Egg Harbor Road-- between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800 or if you would like to donate but cannot bring items during regular business hours. We thank you for your support! Read more

  • September 11 Day of Service--First Responders Breakfast Thank You Reception
    Friday, September 11, 2015

    Are you a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or emergency medical technician? If so, we want to THANK YOU! for all your hard work, your dedication to our communities, and your selflessness. Each and every day, at all hours of the day, first responders put themselves at risk while putting others first. They have been called to do special things under great pressure. To thank our first responders for all that they are and all that they do, we invite you to join us on Friday, September 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for a complimentary breakfast at our Washington Twp. (Sewell) location--573 Egg Harbor Road. The courtesy of a response is required. Please call Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800 by Tuesday, September 8 to respond. Read more

  • Understanding Grief
    Monday, September 14, 2015

    Mary Mother of Mercy Parish will soon begin its Fall 2015 schedule of "Understanding Grief" meetings for anyone suffering the loss of a loved one. Sessions will be held on Monday evenings, beginning on September 14 and continue through November 2, 2015. All meetings will take place in Our Lady's Hall, located behind the Rectory building--161 Pitman Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08071. You have the option of going to one or all of the meetings--whatever you feel will benefit you most. Feel free to bring someone you know who might benefit from this ministry. This is a free outreach and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, or would like additional details, contact Deacon John Luko, Jr. at 856-629-2183 or Dolly Harris at 856-589-4237. Read more

  • Pet Loss Remembrance
    Sunday, September 20, 2015

    Pet owners grieving the loss of a special animal can participate in a memorial service at our Washington Twp. location--573 Egg Harbor Road. Please bring a photo of your pet to be remembered for a very special tribute. Our guest speaker is Michele Pich, MA, MS, from University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. One member from each family attending will receive a lap quilt to personalize in their beloved pet's honor. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Please contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800 or by September 15 to reserve your family's quilt and to respond. Refreshments will be served following the program. Read more

  • Tea at Ten on Tuesdays
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    "I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze, the sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sun burnt leaves." You're sure to enjoy our speaker for our September tea--John Hurff from Schober Orchards and Farm Market in Monroeville will be here to talk about his work. He might know a thing or two about apples! Join us for tea and light breakfast fare as we close the summer season. There will be a chance to win a basket of teas and other treats--become eligible by attending and registering! This is a free, no-obligation event. This event will take place on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. at our Washington Twp. location: 573 Egg Harbor Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080. All are welcome to attend to enjoy a relaxing morning sipping tea and eating scrumptious refreshments! If you have any questions or concerns or would like to register, please contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800. 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