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
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: http://www.adoptaplatoon.org/new/pdf/care.pdf. 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 email@example.com if you would like to donate but cannot bring items during regular business hours. We thank you for your support! Read more
McGuinness Community Care will participate in Washington Township's National Night Out, a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Last year's National Night Out involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 36 million people participated in National Night Out 2014. National Night Out is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. McGuinness proudly supports NATW and is pleased to give back to the community by helping to strengthen our community spirit. We will have games, food, and prizes for everyone who attends! Read more
Do you know of a child who has recently experienced the death of a parent, brother or sister, grandparent or close friend? Camp Firefly may be able to help. Moorestown Visiting Nurses & Hospice offers a variety of counseling and free grief support services to our South Jersey community. Camp Firefly is a 2-day overnight camp for bereaved children ages 7-14 that is held at the YMCA Camp Matollionequay, Medford, NJ. This year, Camp Firefly will be held from 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22 to 4 p.m. August 23, 2015. There is no charge to attend. Space is limited. Please apply before June 30. Call 856-552-1300 or visit their website at www.moorestownvna.org. At Camp Firefly, campers will spend the weekend in a caring, nurturing environment with a team of grief professionals, volunteer counselors, and peers who have had similar experiences. Traditional camp activities such as canoeing, hiking, arts & crafts, and cookouts will be combined with specialized bereavement activities designed to help the children cope with the loss of their loved one and overcome their grief. Read more
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your family's quilt and to respond. Refreshments will be served following the program. Read more
"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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It's important to take the time to acknowledge the uniqueness of the deceased: the individuality of their personality, and the uniqueness of their life's path.Learn About Honoring Life
With our online grief support we will help you through this difficult time. No matter how you feel at this moment, you have our commitment - you're never alone.Learn About Grief Support
We give every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. It is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows.Browse Community Events
Accepted customs of dress and behavior in a funeral have changed over time, but courtesy never goes out of style. Here's what we'd like you to know about funeral etiquette.Read Our Funeral Etiquette
A Letter to My Community Family
General Manager and Funeral Director, McGuinness Funeral Home
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