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Death Notice / Obituary


Death Notice - Robert Bruce Badeer

BADEER, Robert Bruce, of Smithtown, NY on December 7, 2015 at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Phoebe. Cherished father of Bob (Erica), Scott (Nancy), Carrie (Michael), and John (Christine). Loving Grandfather of Barbara, Corinne, Jack, Cooper, Tanner, Will, Audrey, Madison and Cassidy. He is survived by many other family members and friends. Religious Service was celebrated at Smithtown Methodist Church. Interment followed at Smithtown Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com


Death Notice - Josephine Vitale

VITALE, Josephine age 93 of St. James, NY passed peacefully on January 2, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert C. Vitale. Loving mother of Joanne Henle, John (Carol) Vitale & Paul Vitale. Cherished Grandmother of Darlene, Lisa, Cheryl, Sharon & Samantha. Adored Great Grandmother of Arianna, Jack, Nicholas, Lucas, Anthony & Gavin. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Sts. Philip & James R.C. Church, St. James, NY. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home and Vigliante family. 190 East Main St., Smithtown, L.I., N.Y. www.branchfh.com


Death Notice - Domenica May Sapienza

SAPIENZA, Domenica May - 81, of St. James .L.I. (formerly of Brooklyn,NY) on December 28, 2015.Loving wife of 62years to Frank.Loving Mother of Nicholas, Maria, Thomas, Christine and Frank. Cherished Grandma of Frank Nicholas, Elana, Nicole, John, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Salvatore, Domenica, Frank Thomas, Joseph, Angela, Christine, Jonathan and the late Marianne. Loving Great Grandma of 13. Friends may call the St. James Funeral Home, Inc. 829 Middle Country Road, Route 25, St. James on  Wednesday 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass 10am on Thursday at Sts. Philip & James R. C. Church, St. James, N.Y.  Entombment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale,NY



Death Notice - Anthony T. La Vecchia

LA VECCHIA, Anthony T. Age 89 of Smithtown, NY On December 22, 2015.  Proud WWII Combat Veteran awarded Bronze Star & Purple Heart related to his actions in Europe.  Active member of American Legion & VFW Smithtown. Beloved Husband of Mary. Loving Father of Teresa, Susan (John) Badenhoop, Annie (Robert) Weirzbicki, & Anthony (Andrea).Adored Grandfather of Robert (Erin), Michael, Alex, Mary & Lisa.Cherished Great Grandfather of Colin & Shane.Reposing at Branch Funeral Home 190 East Main St. Smithtown, NY 11787. Visitation Saturday 7-9 PM & Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass Monday  10:30AM at St. Patrick’s R. C. Church.Entombment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com


Death Notice - Frank J. Scalzo

SCALZO, Frank J. Age 86 of Hauppauge, NY. On December 15, 2015.  Proud Korean War Army Veteran.  Served in 82nd & 11th Abn. 187th A.R.C.T.  Rakkasan.  Recieved two Purple Hearts & three Bronze Stars.  Retired Butcher from King Kullen.Beloved Husband of the late Santa.Loving Father of Raymond (Cindy), Concetta (Bob) Schiano, Maria Addiss, Mark (Michelle), & the late Frank Jr. Adored Grandfather of 22 & Great Grandfather of 19. Dear Brother of Madeline Ferrara. He is survived by many other family members and friends . Committal prayers were held at funeral home. Interment followed at Smithtown Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family.  Online guest book at www.branchfh.com