Dedicated to Excellence in Funeral Service

This site is a commitment to the public to ensure that Maryland citizens receive professional and ethical funeral care. We hope you will find information and resources that are helpful to you, whether you’re a funeral service professional, mortuary science student, or consumer. The Association welcomes comments and questions from the public, members, and those seeking affiliation with the Association.

Upcoming Events

MSFDA Board Meeting @ Maggie's Restaurant
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MSFDA Board Meeting – MSFDA Members Only

Dinner: 5:30pm
Meeting: 6:45pm – 8:00pm

Attire: Casual

Maggie’s Restaurant

310 East Green Street

Westminster, MD 21157


Please go to or use for directions.

Dinner Selections

  • Filet Mignon – Grilled to your liking
  • Signature Double Crab Cake – Colossal and jumbo lump crabmeat blended with Maggie’s unique house seasoning
  • Chicken Champagne – A Maggie’s Specialty – filets of chicken breast lightly dusted and sautéed with mushrooms, shallots and carrots and tossed in a champagne cream sauce
  • Seafood Cassolette – Colossal crab meat, Gulf shrimp and sea scallops baked in garlic butter and white wine

Dinner includes garden salad and freshly baked rolls; potato and vegetable du jour served with non-pasta entrees; dessert; soft drinks, iced tea, freshly brewed coffee, decaf and hot tea.

Price: $42.00 per person

Cash Bar Available

RSVP no later than Monday, February 1, 2016 to Karen Truant at 410-553-9106. Please advise Karen of your dinner selection.

MSFDA Mid-Winter Retreat @ Clarion Resort & Conference Center
Feb 12 – Feb 14 all-day


Continuing Education Program & Valentine’s Weekend Getaway

We are so excited to offer another outstanding Mid-Winter Retreat and a Valentine’s weekend getaway that will enable you to take a break this winter and have a great time at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. We’re returning to the Clarion Resort & Conference enter, a full service hotel where you will find all of the amenities needed to escape from the winter blues—an indoor pool, a water view room, and more! You’ll earn 5.0 continuing education credits and receive information to take our online pre-need coures for your required pre-need credit. There will be lots of free time to enjoy Ocean City and also a chance to win some great raffle prizes. You’ll participate in a dynamic, educational, inspiring and absolutely fun-filled Valentine’s weekend. Review the Brochure for more details, register, then sit back and get ready for a Valentine’s Getaway in Ocean City!

Download the Brochure for all the details—presenters, schedule, fees, credits, location, and sponsors

Download, complete, and return the Registration Form

Please Note:
• Registration includes the continuing education program & materials, Friday’s Welcome Cocktail Reception, Saturday’s Breakfast & Break, and Sunday’s Breakfast.
• All registrations and payment must be received on or before January 28, 2016. No refunds will be issued if cancelled after January 28, 2016.
• There is no onsite registration.

Mail completed Registration Form to:
Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, Inc.
311 Crain Hwy. SE
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Fax: 410-553-9107

Questions: Contact the association office at 410-553-9106 or 888-459-9693

Email Scam

OSHA announced that some businesses are receiving fraudulent e-mails from an entity that claims to be the Department of Labor.  The e-mail advises recipients to download a “Guide” to avoid being fined.  The e-mail, according to OSHA, will have the Subject: “OSHA Regulations-Avoid being fined.”

OSHA has cautioned that while the sender of this e-mail appears to be OSHA this is not an OSHA generated e-mail.

If you receive a message fitting this description, delete the message immediately and do not click on the link.  This e-mail is a scam.

If you have any questions regarding this OSHA Notice, you can contact Edward M. Ranier, Esquire at (410) 967-1812 or

Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home

MSFDA Regional Map Our members are licensed funeral directors. To locate one of our member firms, please click on the Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home link noted above or the map on the left.