Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall  in love with Thunder! Thunder is a handsome German Shepherd mix @ 5 years old. He is neutered, micro-chipped, groomed  and up to date on all shots. Thunder is a sweet boy with lots of love to give! Thunder lived most of his life outside and is now waiting for his furever home! He gets along with other dogs and loves going for walks!


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Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and adopt  “Sparticus”!  He is a handsome 9 month old neutered male. He is a stunning grey domestic short hair with a loving personality. Sparticus enjoys hanging out with his cat friends and playing with his toys. He can be a little shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he is a big mush! Meow!

Smithtown Animal Shelter


The Smithtown Animal Shelter has many kittens for adoption, the little ones are handled and socialized by our volunteer staff they are friendly have their initial shots and de-worming.











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Death Notice / Obituary


Obituary - Madeline Fasano D'Andre

Obituary - Madeline Fasano D’Andre

Madeline Fasano  D’Andre (Mike to all) formerly of St. James, NY , and co-founder of Hither Brook Horticultural Center and Nursery, and former first lady for District No. 13 as the wife of the late Michael Martin D’Andre, County Legislator of Suffolk County for 19 years. Madeline passed away quietly at home in Florida March 19, 2015.  For the last few years she had been living with family.  January 12, 2015 her beloved husband Michael D’ Andre had passed. Madeline was survived by  her children, Michele McMenamin, Carla D’Andre and Mark D’Andre, and her four grandchildren, Christine and Brianne McMenamin and Carl and Nicholas D’Andre.

She grew up and was educated in the Port Washington, NY.  A student of classical music, she was a Violinist in the Pt. Washington High School Orchestra. After graduation, she studied business and was employed by the Arnold Ross Brilhart Corporation in Great Neck NY where she rose to the position of Executive Secretary to the Owner and Founder.  (Now Selmer Corporation).  A few years before her wedding, in November 1948, Madeline was employed by Hazeltine Electronics (now part of the BAE Systems, Inc.) in Little Neck, NY.

From 1952-1964 Madeline was fully engaged as a young mother with four children, Michele, Marc, Carla and David. David the youngest was challenged from birth. Madeline dedicated much of her time to her care for this child David, and she and her husband became involved in AHRC, now called ARC.

Following the sale of their Nursery in 1977 and a rest, Madeline worked for St. Johnland Nursing Home in Kings Park, NY before retiring to spend time with her family. 

Friends may call St. James Funeral Home, Inc 829 Middle Country Road,Route 25, St. James on Friday March 27 from 9-11am. Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

Mrs. D’Andre’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the D’Andre’s Families were lovingly cared for during their bereavement by Kenneth, Kerry and Ken Jr., the Maher Family of the St. James Funeral Home, in St. James.


Death Notice - Joseph C. Giardino

GIARDINO - Joseph C., age 73 of St. James, Formerly of Hauppauge, NY passed on February 17, 2015. Beloved husband of Laura. Loving father of Suzanne (Joe) Parker, Christina (Todd) Carpenter, Joseph Giardino and Mark Giardino. Adored grandfather of Owen, Benjamin and Amalia. Cherished brother of Vivian Casalino. Funeral Mass was celebrated  at St. Thomas More R.C. Church. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers: Make A Wish Foundation 200 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY. 10166. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at


Death Notice - Peter Ramos

RAMOS - Peter 86 of Mt. Sinai, NY passed on February 27, 2015. They Shall Not Be Forgotten. Proud Veteran of the United States Army, WW II. He was the beloved husband of Anna. Devoted father of Anna (Ron) Oliveri, Andrew (Alison), Peter and Alan (Caroline). Loving Grandfather of twelve and Great Grandfather of five. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s R. C. Church, Smithtown, NY. Interment followed at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at


Death Notice -- Eleanore M. Bendl Handley

HANDLEY -  Eleanore M. Bendl On February 15, 2015. Staunch Defender of Life. Beloved mother of Evelyn (Tony), Theresa (Bob), Brian (Doris) & Frank (Marilyn). Cherished grandmother of 11 & great grandmother of 12. Dear sister in law of Margaret Wood. Devoted aunt to many nieces & nephews. Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Patrick’s R C Church, Smithtown, NY. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery Queens, NY.Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family.  Online guest book at


Death Notice - James E. Dailey

DAILEY -James E. Age 77 of Hauppauge, NY.  On March 2, 2015. They Shall Not Be Forgotten. Proud Veteran of the United States Navy. Beloved Husband of Clare. Loving Father of Donna (John) DeMaio & Richard Dailey. Adored Grandfather of Michael, Danielle, Richard Jr. & Andrew. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Thomas More RCC.  Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at