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
LifeSteps--Stepping Forward Healing Outreach Workshops The unique LifeSteps program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss or a life-changing event. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. This is a FREE community outreach. There is no charge to attend. You may attend one or all of the workshops, which are sponsored by Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County and McGuinness Community Care. Registration is mandatory and must be 18 years of age to register. Please email email@example.com or call 856-415-2222. All workshops take place at Rowan College of Gloucester County, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. 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. Sponsored by People in Transition and McGuinness Funeral Home. Fri., April 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Cindy Cipriani, CGRS, Founder of Clear Path Institute 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. Sponsored by People in Transition and McGuinness Funeral Home. Fri., April 24, 1:00 – 2:15 pm Dean Golding, Retired Woodbury Heights Police Officer 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. Sponsored by People in Transition and McGuinness Funeral Home. Fri., May 1, 1:00 – 2:15 pm Stacey Golding, Liberty Travel 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? Sponsored by People in Transition and McGuinness Funeral Home. Fri., May 8, 1:00 – 2:15 pm Cindy Cipriani, CGRS, Founder of Clear Path Institute 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 give up doing to bring better health into your life. Sponsored by People in Transition and McGuinness Funeral Home. Fri., May 15, 1:00 – 2:15 pm 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
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 releasee to the heavens from the grounds of our funeral home at 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell (Washington Township). Fellowship and light refreshments will follow the release. Registration is required. Kindly RSVP to 856.582.3800 (Monday through Friday) 9 am — 4 pm by April 17 to ensure balloons will be reserved for your family. Seating is limited. Read more
Spring surely will have sprung by the time we have our April tea! Join us for tea, light breakfast fare, and a lovely speaker, Beth Elwood, creator and founder of Hearts United Against Cancer, who will share her story and talk about her non-profit organization. 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, April 28 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
"Love is like a butterfly in so many, many ways. It brings a bit of sunshine even on gloomy days. It makes our souls feel lighter just to know it's there. And gives our spirits wings, as if floating in the air. It carries us to places that we never knew before. And comes in many sizes, shapes, and hues galore." Please join us for an afternoon of celebrating your loved ones. One member from each family attending will receive a live butterfly to release into "Marie’s Memory Garden,” located on the grounds of our funeral home at 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell (Washington Township). Fellowship and light refreshments will follow the release. Kindly RSVP to 856.582.3800 (Monday through Friday) 9 am — 4 pm by May 22 to ensure a live butterfly will be reserved for your family. Seating is limited. Read more
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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Elisha Elliott, Community Care Director, at 856-582-3800 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
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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