Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall in love with Sweet Stella girl! Stella is a 7 year old spayed female staff terrier mix. Stella has been waiting for her furever home for over a year now. Stella would make a great walking companion and she is like a furry exercise machine. She loves to roll on her back for belly rubs and give kisses. Stella would do best in an adult only home with no other pets. Open up your heart and adopt this furbaby and give her the loving home she deserves!


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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 - Mabel R. Loughlin

LOUGHLIN—Mabel R. (nee Schweizer), of Nesconset, NY, passed on March 21, 2015 at the age of 82. She was the beloved wife of the late James P. Loughlin. Devoted mother of three adoring daughters, Laurie (Bill) Sweeney, Deirdre (Kevin) Mos and Patricia (Tom) Dunning. She was the loving grandmother of Kaitlin (Shawn), Erin and Billy Sweeney, Lauren and Alexandra Mos and Rachael Dunning. Proud great-grandmother of Riley Manigly. Cherished sister of Dorothy Curto, the late Louise Cobb and the late Robert Schweizer. Dear sister in law of Mary, John, Michael (Bernadette), Richard (Susie), Christina (Lou), Marty (Cookie), Jane, Peter (Paula), Vincent and William (Cecelia). She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Mabel was a longtime teacher in the Connetquot School District, loved her family and friends and never forgot any of their birthdays. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s RCC. Interment followed at Washington Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at


Death Notice - Frieda DeLecce

DeLECCE —Frieda, Age 97, of N. Merrick, passed on March 23, 2015. Cherished wife of the late Nicholas. Devoted mother of Paul (Patricia), Vivien (Conrad) Tromba, Joseph (Linda) and Nicholas (RoseMarie). Adored Grandmother of Andrea (Joseph), JoAnna (Jim), Jennifer (Frank), Joseph (Lynda), Nicole, Jaclyn, Dominic and Michael. Beloved great-grandmother of seven. Funeral  Mass  was celebrated at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Kings Park. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at


Death Notice - Barbara J. Mehrman

MEHRMAN-Barbara J. nee Moylan age 78 of Stony Brook, NY passed peacefully on March 25, 2015. Barbara was the Director & Assistant Dean of Touro Law Center Career Services for 22 years and Assistant Dean Emeritus, retiring in 2011. She will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched and will forever live in our hearts. Loving mother of Dorothy Kowalski, Susan (Terrance) McGowan, Kevin (Eileen) Mehrman & Christopher (Patricia) Mehrman. Cherished grandmother of Meagan (Joseph), Matthew, Julia, John, Jade, Cory, Ashley, Carissa and Christopher. Beloved great-grandmother of Brenna, Madeline and Jackson. Dear sister of Stephen (Katherine) Moylan and Peter Moylan. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. James R.C. Church Setauket, NY. Private cremation followed. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of the following at Barbara’s request: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , St. James Food Pantry, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services or Touro Law Public Advocacy Center. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at


Obituary - John Jay McNulty 

“Jay” McNulty died peacefully on March 18, 2015 at Joanne’s Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida. Born on May 23, 1939, Jay spent most of his life on Long Island. He earned his associate degree in Construction Technology from the State University of New York at Farmingdale in 1959. Shortly after graduation, he started his own construction firm, Clarendon Homes Inc. The start of his business was interrupted by a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Upon his discharge, he returned to his hometown area and opened his office in Port Jefferson, New York. For the next 45 years, his firm went on to build over 750 high-end custom homes, as well as apartments, condominiums and professional offices. In the early 1980’s, his firm was selected to build a major solar energy research project for the Electric Power Research Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Clarendon Homes built five specially designed homes in Wading River, New York, while five homes were built in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The data collected proved very useful and is still used by utility companies today in the incentive programs they offer for the use of individual solar systems. Jay also built many extraordinary homes in the Hamptons, on the eastern end of Long Island, several of which were featured in national magazines.

Jay married his loving wife, Sheri, on April 13, 1968 and was the proud father of their three children Tracey Alta, of Seattle, WA, Gary McNulty, of Smithtown, NY and Heather Haynie (Harris), of Charlottesville, VA and grandfather of Wesley Jay Haynie. 

Jay was not only a talented and successful builder but also an engaged member of his community and an enthusiastic parent. He was very involved in his village government for over 20 years, serving on various boards. He was a member of numerous builders associations as well. If he was not the coach himself to his children’s sport teams, he could be spotted on the sideline cheering on the teams with pride. Jay enjoyed playing tennis with friends, downhill skiing, and could often be found “putzing” in the yard or riding his lawn mower. His energy and enthusiasm for his work and his family were infectious and he was an inspiration to his peers. He retired in 2005 after building his dream home on Long Island. Jay and Sheri bought their second/winter home in Bonita Springs in 2006 and enjoyed many outdoor activities together in the sun. In 2010 they sold their home in St. James, NY and spent their summers at Smith Mountain Lake in Penhook, VA, still wintering in Florida. Most recently, they sold their SML summer home and moved to Charlottesville, VA.

Jay is predeceased by his parents, Marjorie and Lester Francis McNulty (Greenlawn, NY) and his brothers, David and Donald McNulty. Jay lived a full life and will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.

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Obituary - Madeline Fasano D'Andre

Obituary - Madeline Fasano D’Andre

Madeline Fasano  D’Andre 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 18, 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, Marck, 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.