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

  • 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

  • Help Support Gloucester County Animal Shelter
    Monday, March 9, 2015

    The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) functions as an impoundment and adoption facility for the public, handling over 8,000 animals per year and provides educational programs for schools and other interested groups, promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter. The shelter also works with the New Jersey State SPCA and other local animal shelters and animal control units to help out-of-county residents in contacting the proper departments for help. In addition, the GCAS has a Rabies Control program which is responsible for animal bite surveillance, animal quarantine and specimen preparation for testing. Help support GCAS by donating items from their wish list: *****CLEANING SUPPLIES***** Anti-bacterial hand soap (any type) Spray Bottles (16oz-22oz) Bleach, Laundry Detergent - HE only please Powdered Dishwasher detergent *****FOOD ITEMS***** Canned cat food with pull tops Guinea pig, hamster, ferret, and Iguana food Dog and cat treats (Pet Botanics Brand) NO RAWHIDE PLEASE Wild bird seed *****ANIMAL SUPPLIES***** Hard rubber dog toys (ex.Kong Brand) Plastic balls and Catnip toys for cats Naturalized sterilized bones (hickory flavor is best) *****MISCELLANEOUS***** Lint brushes, (disposable), old towels and blankets, Newspapers, Heating Pads Paper Plates 6” round Blue Pens, Sticky note pads AA batteries, AAA batteries Duct tape, clear gallon size zipper bags Frontline, Advantage for dogs and cats Petsmart Gift Card 8’x 10’ Heavy Duty Tarps with grommets Please bring any donations to our Washington Twp. (Sewell) location--573 Egg Harbor Road--during normal business hours--between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800, if you have any questions or concerns. Read more

  • The Grief Recovery Method Weekend
    Friday, April 10, 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, April 10, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. BONUS CLASS--Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Where: The Lauletta Birnbaum Office Complex, 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 and one of South Jeresey Biz's 25 Women to Watch (also as seen on Dr. Oz), 856-345-9979 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, to be held at our Washington Twp. (Sewell) location--573 Egg Harbor Road! 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

  • Journey of Hearts: A Balloon Release
    Sunday, April 26, 2015

    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 one member of the family will release 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. Kindly RSVP to 856.582.3800 (Monday through Friday) 9 am — 4 pm by April 20 to ensure a balloon will be reserved for your family. Seating is limited. Read more

  • Butterfly Release: An Afternoon of Honoring and Remembering
    Saturday, June 6, 2015

    "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

  • Fralinger String Band Summer Mummers Concert
    Sunday, June 7, 2015

    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: 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