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.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 : 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Our Community Events

  • 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

  • Bereavement Workshop
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Grieving adults of all ages are cordially invited to join a support group. The death of a spouse is among the most devastating losses a person will experience. The dramatic change in lifestyle from being part of a couple to being alone can be overwhelming. The death of other close relatives and friends is also highly traumatic. In this eight session Bereavement Workshop series, you will learn specific strategies for coping with feelings of loneliness, frustration, anger and grief. Information and community resources will be presented. In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with other recently bereaved individuals. You will benefit most from the workshop if you attend all sessions. Registration is mandatory. New members will not be admitted after the second session. All workshop classes take place at Rowan College at Gloucester County (formerly known as Gloucester County Community College) through the Center for People in Transition. TO REGISTER, PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL 856-415-2222. Workshops begin on Tuesday, September 15 and continue each Tuesday through November 3. Each class runs from 7–8:30 pm. Conducted by Dr. Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor. Read more

  • Pregnancy, Infant, and Child Loss Remembrance
    Sunday, October 18, 2015

    "If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever." When a child loses a parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn't a word to describe them. Please join us at our Washington Twp. (Sewell) location--573 Egg Harbor Road--for a very special remembrance event where we honor all grieving parents--coming together to be surrounded by love and support. This is an event where we will reflect on the loss, yet embrace the love. Through our inspirational speakers, we will provide support for those who are suffering or may know someone who has suffered a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, loss of an infant, or loss of a child. Each life will be honored and remembered in a very special way. *Because of the delicate nature of this event, we ask children not attend out of respect for the loss of others. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Please contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800 or by October 14 to respond. Refreshments will be served following the program. Read more

  • Tea at Ten on Tuesdays
    Tuesday, October 20, 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 October 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, October 20 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. Please register no later than Friday, October 16. Read more

  • Spiritual Healing Through Art
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    Nourish your spirit and awaken your soul with this enlightening and inspiring workshop. Whatever stage of life you are in, whatever loss you may have experienced, artist Monica Armstrong will offer a deep understanding of change and challenge and faith and trust. Through this two-hour event, you will receive spiritual direction; guidance is offered to those who long to grow in spirit and see more clearly the presence of God in their own lives. During this process, you will create a work of art that reflects your journey in healing. This workshop will be held at the studio of Monica Armstrong--54 Watkins Avenue, Woodbury, NJ 08096. This event is free to attend. All art supplies are provided. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Please contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800 or by October 15 to respond. Refreshments will be served following the program. 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