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 Clothing Drive to Help Support Our Veterans - Wednesday, 2/4/2015, 9AM to Monday, 3/2/2015, 9AM

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Our Community Events

  • Retire Your Flag with Honor Program
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    According to the United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” In an effort to honor our deceased veterans whose final disposition includes cremation, and to assist with the proper and respectful disposal of those flags that are no longer worthy of display, we are organizing a flag retirement program. It is our desire that the casket of every deceased United States Veteran whose family has elected cremation be draped with the United States Flag. Flags that are no longer suitable for display may be brought to our Woodbury Location at 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096 or to our Washington Twp. Location, 573 Egg Harbor Road, Washington Twp., NJ 08080 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 4:30 PM. We thank you in advance for your help in making this program a reality and for all you do for our veteran community everyday. Read more

  • LifeSteps--Stepping Forward, Remembering Always Healing Outreach
    Friday, February 27, 2015

    LifeSteps--Stepping Forward Healing Outreach Workshops begins on Friday, February 27 at 1:00 pm. The unique LifeSteps program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend. These workshops are sponsored by Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County and McGuinness Funeral Home. Registration is mandatory and must be 18 years of age to register. Please email or call 856-415-2222. Workshops will be held on the campus of Rowan College at Gloucester County--1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. Workshop #1— February 27 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Emotional Wellness—Learn to make your physical and emotional wellness a priority throughout the grieving process. Strategies and tips will be presented to show you how to develop the internal strength you need to move forward with your life. Cindy Cipriani Workshop #2—March 6 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Home and Personal Safety-- Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft, internet fraud, and related scams; inexpensive ways to keep your home secure with do-it-yourself items. Dean Golding, Retired Woodbury Heights Police Officer Workshop #3—March 13 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Travel Again? Yes You Can!--Grief can be an isolating experience. It’s lonely and quiet and it’s easy to sink into. Reminding yourself that there is a whole world out there still turning on its axis can be vital and you can be a part of it all. Stacey Golding, Liberty Travel Workshop #4—March 20 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Stress Strategies for Young Adults – According to a recent UCLA survey, college students are feeling more overwhelmed and stressed than fifteen years ago. Have you ever worried about: grades, debt, finding a job, figuring out what to do with the rest of my life, coping with new lifestyle and choices, loss of relationships, past trauma? Cindy Cipriani Workshop #5—March 27 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Nutrition and Fitness—Health means different things to different people. This workshop will help you take charge of your health by showing you simple ways to make healthy and nutritious meals and how to be active even for short periods of time throughout the day. Take time to define what health means to you and what you are willing to do or willing to give up doing to bring better health into your life. Joyce Woodrow, Retired Physical Education and Health Teacher, Woodbury School District As the Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu famously said, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Make LifeSteps a part of that journey. Read more

  • The Grief Recovery Method Weekend
    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Are you sad, confused, tired, and lacking direction? People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don't tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method Program not only makes that possible, but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens. Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. Whether your loss is from death, divorce or end of a relationship, loss of a career, loss of trust, loss of faith, loss of safety, or loss of health, this one weekend can change your life! Friday, February 27, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. BONUS CLASS--Sunday, March 1 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Where: 591 Mantua Blvd., Sewell, NJ 08080 Attendance is limited to 20 participants. Call now for details and to RSVP--Cindy Cipriani, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, 856-345-9979 Read more

  • Clothing Drive to Help Support Our Veterans--Extended Date!
    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    The outpouring of support for our veterans has been incredibly overwhelming! So, we are extending our clothing drive for one more week! The last date to drop off donations is March 6. Your donation of clothing and household items to the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) generates over 50 percent of the funding for programs to help all veterans throughout the country. The VVA supports local, state, and national service programs dedicated to: •Improving the general welfare and hospital care of all veterans, especially homeless and disabled veterans •Assisting veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other disabilities •Working closely with veterans of other conflicts •Taking the lead on women and minority veterans' issues ... and much more The VVA accepts a variety of clothing and household good donations: (We especially need CLOTHING) ¦Clothing: Men's, Women's, Baby's, Children's (All types and sizes) ¦Clothing Accessories ¦Shoes ¦Bedding Items, Linens ¦Toys - Games SORRY - NO LARGE FURNITURE OR MATTRESSES Please bring your donations to our Washington Twp. location (573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell) during regular office hours--Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need special accommodations to drop off items, or if you have any questions or concerns, please call Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800. Thank you for your support of our military veterans. Read more

  • Free Community Shredder Event
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    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! 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

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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