Obituaries

Virginia Mullen
B: 1960-02-13
D: 2018-11-04
View Details
Mullen, Virginia
Carole Paynter
B: 1961-10-09
D: 2018-10-02
View Details
Paynter, Carole
Peter Radoyevich
B: 1967-12-16
D: 2018-09-30
View Details
Radoyevich, Peter
George Simpson
B: 1944-07-05
D: 2018-09-17
View Details
Simpson, George
Mary Uhrig
B: 1923-07-20
D: 2018-09-05
View Details
Uhrig, Mary
Robert Davison
B: 1925-12-19
D: 2018-08-18
View Details
Davison, Robert
Francis Doran
B: 1934-10-22
D: 2018-08-12
View Details
Doran, Francis
Kathleen Wisker
B: 1924-07-25
D: 2018-08-11
View Details
Wisker, Kathleen
Antoinette Washington
B: 1927-06-30
D: 2018-07-29
View Details
Washington, Antoinette
John Alves
B: 1987-01-14
D: 2018-07-24
View Details
Alves, John
Patricia Vaccaro
B: 1936-09-15
D: 2018-06-29
View Details
Vaccaro, Patricia
Irma Waite
B: 1936-08-28
D: 2018-06-21
View Details
Waite, Irma
Patricio Hiedra
B: 1992-08-21
D: 2018-05-29
View Details
Hiedra, Patricio
Carlos Chinchay
B: 1978-05-08
D: 2018-05-17
View Details
Chinchay, Carlos
Marion Muhr
B: 1962-09-07
D: 2018-05-13
View Details
Muhr, Marion
Allen Olsen
B: 1939-05-14
D: 2018-05-11
View Details
Olsen, Allen
Ernest Pirone
B: 1944-07-25
D: 2018-05-06
View Details
Pirone, Ernest
Valerie Janitz
B: 1944-08-20
D: 2018-05-03
View Details
Janitz, Valerie
Joseph Giordano
B: 1937-11-25
D: 2018-04-27
View Details
Giordano, Joseph
John Alatis
B: 1951-09-11
D: 2018-04-16
View Details
Alatis, John
Jodi Rozenburgh
B: 1966-01-07
D: 2018-04-09
View Details
Rozenburgh, Jodi

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
17 Manor Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: 631-265-1810
Fax: 631-361-8989

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.