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Guiding Families for Over 100 Years

Family Owned and Operated
By the Vigliante Family

190 East Main St. Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-9500
551 Route 25A
Miller Place, NY 11764
631-744-9700

Our Staff

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff.


Henry Vigliante, Owner

of St James, is proud to be a third generation funeral director.  He graduated from American Academy of Funeral service in New York City in 1962. Through the years, he worked in all facets of the funeral business with his family in Brooklyn before he ventured on his own to Smithtown and purchased The Branch Funeral Home in 1974.

For the last 38 years, he has been dedicated to his profession consistently giving each family in need the personal attention they deserve.  He also believes that funerals should be priced to meet all family budgets, not to create a family burden. The funeral home has been a source of comfort to all members of a loved one’s family, young and old because of his leadership in making sure the facility meets the growing needs of the families he serves.  Besides being the father of six and grandfather of three, he has been very active in St. Patrick’s Church as usher, extraordinary minister and member of the choir. He is an active member in the community, a Paul Harris Fellow in the Smithtown Rotary, and a fourth degree Knight of Columbus.  Every year he chairs the Smithtown Tree Lighting. He has created a reputation second to none. Henry feels truly blessed to work with his family and staff.

Loretta Vigliante

of St James, is a graduate of St. John’s University.  While raising her six children, she remained active behind the scenes and served in many capacities at St. Philip and James Church., where she is an extraordinary minister.  She unselfishly gave 25 years of dedicated fund raising service to Sts. Philip and James School, from which all her children graduated.  She feels working in the business is a rewarding experience.  She has been the force in setting up the new religious store in the funeral home. She enjoys being with all her family, especially her two grandaughters and grandson.

John Vigliante, CFSP, Co-Owner/Manager
Email: john@branchfh.com

of Smithtown, is the manager of The Branch Funeral Home and proud to be a fourth generation funeral director. He has great energy and innovative ideas as the business grows into the twenty-first century. He is most sensitive and responsive to the needs and wishes of all the families whom he feels privileged to serve. He strives for unequaled excellence in providing a meaningful and unique service.

John is a graduate of Sts. Philip and James School and St. Anthony’s High School. In 1998, he graduated from Nassau County Community College School of Funeral Directing and then received his Bachelor’s Degree from Dowling College School of Business. He is a member of the Smithtown Sunrise Rotary Club, Public Relations Director for the Senior Resource Alliance, Trustee of the Smithtown Historical Society, Member of Knights of Columbus, Holy Mother Mary Council, , Usher at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church and member of Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Lodge Smithtown.

John is also a Committeeman District #2 Town of  Smithtown. John is happily married to his wife Kimberly and have a two sons Thomas and Justin.  In his leisure time, John enjoys boating, fishing, golf and being with family and friends.

Paul Vigliante, CPC, Co-Owner
Email: paul@branchfh.com

of Nesconset, is a funeral director and manager of our Miller Place location. He is proud to be apart of the family business and serve the families in his community.  He is an alumni of Sts. Philip and James School class of 1998 and St. Anthony’s High School class of 2002. After graduating from Hofstra University School of Business class of 2006, Paul graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus Holy Mother Mary Council and Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce. His sensitivity and caring ways will benefit families he serves. He enjoys horseback riding, boating, golf and being with family and friends.

Mark Vigliante

of St James, is a fourth generation funeral director. He graduated from Sts. Philip and James School and St Anthony’s High School. Upon completion of his studies at Nassau County Community College School of Funeral Directing, he graduated from Dowling College School of Business.  Even though he has his own limousine business, he plays an important role as consultant to the funeral home, He is a member of the Long Island Association of Businessmen and the Nissequogue Country Club. He enjoys being with family and friends, cars and golf.

Patricia Jones

is the bereavement specialist. Patricia has an Associate’s degree in Early Child Development, a Bachelor’s degree in Family Development and a Master’s degree in Death and Dying. Working in the field of bereavement for over twenty years, she has had the opportunity to serve the HIV/AIDS population in San Francisco, to work with the dying and bereaved at the Hospice of Appalachia. She has  also counseled the families affected by the events of 9/11. In addition to presenting a wide range of challenging workshops, Patricia also has a private practice where she serves both adult and children who are grieving. Join her on the first Saturday of every month for a bereavement workshop at the funeral home.

DeNina Sepe, Funeral Director

Thomas Keane

has been working with the Vigliante family since 1976. Through the years, Tom has worked in many capacities and  he is presently a director’s assistant. Tom is always willing to assist the families in need in any way he can. Tom held the position of Past Grand Knight of the Holy Mother Mary Council, Knights of Columbus and also serves as a usher at St. Patrick’s Church in Smithtown. Tom and his lovely wife, Elizabeth, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys spending his free time with family, friends and fishing.

Patrick Snell, Funeral Director

Lucio Cassara

has been with the Branch Funeral Home for 20 years.  Lou has served in many capacities and is presently our professional hearse driver.  He is a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps Mercury Detachment. Lou is married to Marie for 57 years and father of 3 and grandfather of 2.

Debra Soltan

Debby has been a director’s assistant for the past seven years. She is always willing to go above and beyond to comfort the families in need. Debby is very involved in outreach at her home parish of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Ronkonkoma; she is a Columbiette of the St. Regis Council 4651, and a Catholic Daughter at St. Joseph’s RCC Ronkonkoma, NY

Joseph Gallagher

of Nesconset, is a director's assistant. Joe is very attentive to the families he serves.

Dan Gallagher, Director's Assistant

Estelle Caruso, Director's Assistant

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Our Locations:

190 East Main St., Smithtown, NY 11787
Smithtown Funeral Homes

551 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764
Miller Place funeral homes

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Proudly Serving the Communities of Smithtown, St. James, Hauppauge, Nesconset, Lake Grove, Kings Park, Commack, Centereach, Village of the Branch, Head of the Harbor, Nissequogue, Stony Brook, Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Wading River, Rocky Point, Sound Beach, Port Jefferson, and Ridge

631-724-9500 190 East Main St. | Smithtown, NY 11787 | Fax: 631-724-7824 | Email: info@branchfh.com
551 Route 25A | Miller Place, NY 11764 | Fax: 631-744-8700 | Email: info@branchfh.com