Home Wanted

Smithtown Animal Shelter


Coco is a 9 month old female/spayed Boxer mix and is good with dogs and children

Caramel and Dusty are both 3 year old Male Neutered Domestic Short Hair orange & White Tabby brothers,

They would prefer to be adopted together, they are good with cats, sweet and friendly.

Carmel Dusty 








Find us wherever you are!
Subscribe To Smithtown Matters
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter


April at Sunken Meadow






Obituary - Constance "Connie" Ruth Purick Hunter

In Loving Memory Constance Ruth Purick Hunter

Beloved Constance “Connie” Hunter, 72, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on April 1, 2014 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Raleigh, North Carolina.  

She was born on February 22, 1942, to parents Harold and Gertrude (Luther) Purick.  She grew up with sisters Nancy and Susan in Smithtown, Long Island, New York.  

Connie graduated from Smithtown High School in 1959. She played field hockey, danced the twist, led her cheerleading squad, was elected prom queen and voted Most Popular. She went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Cornell University in 1963. There she met the love of her life, her husband of 51 years, Thomas Malcolm Hunter.

She put her creativity, passion and intelligence into making a home for Tom and her four daughters. She sewed clothes, covered “mushroom” baskets for her friends and made Halloween costumes for her kids. Connie never missed a chance to make a holiday special. She was a great cook who was ahead of her time preparing healthy meals for her large family. She was a talented decorator with an expertise in wallpapering, stenciling and furniture restoration.  She had a quick, dry wit, a green thumb and was one heck of a tennis player.

Connie was one in a billion. To know her was to know warmth, love and happiness.  She cherished beach vacations and belly laughs with friends.  She loved fresh flowers, tea and scones, hot fudge sundaes, and the sounds of babies and laughter. Connie was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and a loyal friend. Above all she was a lady. She will be missed.

Connie is survived by her husband, Thomas Malcolm Hunter; sister Susan Purick Collins; daughters Mary Hunter Hieronimus, Tamara Hunter Durham, Rebecca Hunter Markley, and Sarah Hunter Cassetta and 13 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Nancy Gene Purick.  

A private memorial service will be held later this year to honor and celebrate Connie’s loving legacy.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation: https://www.michaeljfox.org

In memory of Constance Hunter

For donation acknowledgement: The Hunter Family - 7817 Mayapple Place - Raleigh, N.C. 27613


Obituary - Emrick Richard Milligan

MILLIGAN -Emrick Richard, age 60, Saint James, New York on March 20 2014.  Emrick was born on September 29, 1953, in Queens, New York to Merinda (Ditta) and Frank Milligan, who served as a Nurse and Military Policeman in the United States Army, respectively.  Emrick grew up in Nesconset and attended Smithtown High School. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts and achieved the Eagle Scout ranking.  He married Lorena Valencia Monge in January 1984. Emrick first became a licensed funeral director, but ultimately decided to go to medical school, earning his Doctorate at the University of Guadalajara and completing his residency at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven Hospital.  He first practiced emergency medicine and then went into family practice in order to spend more time with his family. Emrick was a respected and beloved physician to many residents of the Saint James community and beyond.  He also served as the physician to many Long Island Fire Departments. Emrick enjoyed jazz, contemporary art, fishing, wine, and he most adored his beagle and basset hound. Those who knew him well were fond of his sense of humor and generosity.  He is survived by his three children: Victoria, Craig, and Cassandra; his siblings: Barry, Melinda, and Robert, as well as many nieces and cousins. 

St. James Funeral Home - North Chapel 551 North Country Road, Route 25A, St. James, NY  11780


Obituary - Patrick Lonergan

LONERGAN -  Patrick -longtime resident of St. James, L.I. on April 4, 2014. Longtime employee of theTown of Smithtown Highway Department. Active Motorcyclist who travel throughout the country.  Beloved Son of the late Thomas and the late Margaret. Dear Brother of Thomas (Helen) and the late Kathleen. Loved by many people in town! Friends may call the St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Road, St. James (Route 25) on  Monday 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10am at Sts. Philip & James R. C. Church, St. James. 

Mr. Lonergan ’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Lonergan 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.


Obituary - Kathryn M. McCoyd

McCOYD - Kathryn M. formerly of Stony Brook,L.I. on March 16, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Alfred E. Cherished mother of MaryAnn McCoyd, Edward A. McCoyd, Kevin  McCoyd,M.D. & Kathryn McCormick. Loving MomMom of 10 & Great MomMom of 20. Dear Sister of Joan Gaskin. Friends may call the St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Road, St. James (Route 25) on Friday 9-10:30am. Funeral Mass Friday 11:15am at Sts. Philip & James R. C. Church, St. James. Mrs. McCoyd’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the McCoyd 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.


Obituary - Juliette Gerlach

GERLACH - Juliette age 96 of Bellhaven, NH passed away on March 30, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles. Cherished mother of Lynne (Walter) Brennan and Charles (Mary) Gerlach. Loving Grandmother of Janine (Dustin) Britton, Laura Brennan, James (Laura) Brennan, Heather (Mark) Behan and Kristen (Neil) Byalick. She is survived by many other family members and friends.

Religious Service was celebrated at St. Thomas More R.C. Church. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com