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!


Home Wanted -

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 - Teresa E. Orlando

ORLANDO— Teresa E., Age 85, of St. James, NY, passed on February 28, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Jerome. Cherished mother of Jerome, Robert, Edward, Dorothea McLaughlin and Steven. Devoted grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 4. Loving sister of George Oates and the late Mary Bockmann. Funeral Service was celebrated at Branch Funeral Home in Smithtown. Inurnment followed at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at


Cardinal Dolan Announces The Passing Of Cardinal Egan

Cardinal Egan - photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of New YorkEdward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop-Emeritus , 12th bishop and 9th archbishop and 7th Cardinal of the See of New York, died today.  

Cardinal Dolan’s Statement on the Passing of Cardinal Egan, Archbishop-Emeritus

My dear people,

I am saddened to tell you that our beloved Cardinal Edward Egan, the Archbishop of New York from 2000-2009, has gone home to the Lord.

Thank God he had a peaceful death, passing away right after lunch today, with the prayers and  sacraments of his loyal priest secretary, Father Douglas Crawford, in his residence at the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  He was rushed to NYU Langone Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 pm this afternoon.

Join me, please, in thanking God for his life, especially his generous and faithful priesthood.

Pray as well that the powerful mercy of Jesus, in which our Cardinal had such trust, has ushered him into heaven.

My sympathy to his natural family, who will grieve for their uncle, and to you, his spiritual family here in the Archdiocese of New York.

I’ll keep in touch as our arrangements are made.

May he rest in peace.

The cardinal was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 pm, cause of death was cardiac arrest. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Cardinal Egan was born on April 2, 1932, in Oak Park, Illinois. His Eminence was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on December 15, 1957. read Cardinal Egan’s full biography

Cardinal Egan was consecrated a bishop in 1985. From 1985 – 1988, Cardinal Egan served as Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar for Education of the Archdiocese of New York. In 1988 he was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport by Pope John Paul II. In the year 2000, he was appointed Archbishop of New York and made a cardinal in 2001. 

In May of 2009, at the age of seventy-seven, Cardinal Egan was retired as Archbishop of New York. He maintained and assisted in the works of the Archdiocese, while serving on a number of offices of the Vatican.


Death Notice - Sonja Kramer

KRAMER - Sonja, of Nesconset, NY, on February 25, 2015. Beloved wife of Ira Kramer. Loving mother of Christopher Kramer and his wife Kara, and Harold Kramer. Cherished grandmother of Taylor and Courtney Kramer, and Lisa Aronowitz. Dear sister of Yvonne Douthitt.  She is survived by many other family members and friends. Religious Service was celebrated at the funeral home. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at


Obituary - Filomena Mastroianni

MASTROIANNI - Filomena, on February 16, 2015. Beloved mother of Michele (John) DeFalco, Deborah (Keith) Tompkins & Elisa (William) Pogue. Cherished grandmother of nine. She is survived by many other family members and friends.  Reposing at Branch Funeral Home 190 E. Main St. Smithtown, NY 11787.  Visitation Monday February 23, from  2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday at funeral home. Interment to follow at Pinelawn. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at


Obituary - Rita G. Dunton

DUNTON - Rita G. -85 of St. James, L.I. (formerly of Farmingdale) on February 10, 2015. Dedicated Math Teacher for Three Village School District; President of the Junior League of Farmingdale; The Women’s Club of New York State. Loving wife of Harlow. Cherished Mother of Kenneth (Susan), Keith (Kathy), Allison Dunton, Ted (Linda) & John (Cathy). Devoted Grandma of 12. Dear Sister of Benjamin Gaylo, Mary Marquart, Joan Sebastiano and the late Joseph Gaylo, and the late Martin Gaylo. Friends may call the St. James Funeral Home, Inc. 829 Middle Country Road, Route 25, St. James on Monday 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 11:15am at Sts. Philip & James Church, St. James.  Interment to follow at St. James Episcopal Cemetery, St. James. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street; Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 (718)237-3800

Mrs. Dunton’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Dunton’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.