Long Island Funeral Home, The Branch Funeral Home Recognized for Outstanding Service to Families, Community by National Funeral Directors Association

The Branch Funeral Home was honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2009 Pursuit of Excellence Award during its International Convention & Expo in Boston, Mass. Only 167 firms, nationwide and abroad, received this prestigious recognition for adhering to strict ethical and professional standards and for providing unsurpassed service to families and communities, placing The Branch Funeral Home of Long Island among an elite group of funeral service professionals.

To achieve the Pursuit of Excellence Award, NFDA-member funeral homes must demonstrate proficiency in key areas of the funeral service profession by fulfilling a set number of criteria in six categories of achievement. Participants must show their commitment to: Complying with state and federal regulations; providing ongoing education and professional development opportunities for staff; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement within the community; participating and actively serving in the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs.

“The needs of families are constantly evolving; they expect services that extend beyond a funeral or memorial service,” said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE. “The Pursuit of Excellence program provides award recipients with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to offering innovative programs and services that have a profound impact on those they serve.”

“It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts to provide a level of service second to none,” said the Branch Funeral Home Owner and Operator John Vigliante. “We will display the award proudly in our home as a reminder of the confidence and trust the community has placed in us.”

NFDA is the world’s leading funeral service association, serving 19,000 individual members who represent more than 10,200 funeral homes in the United States and internationally. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy office in Washington, D.C., NFDA informs, educates and advocates to help members enhance the quality of service they provide to families. Long Island Funeral Home, The Branch of Smithtown is Owned and Operated by The Vigliante Family. They have been in business serving families for over 35 years. The Branch Funeral Home is Located in Suffolk County, New York on 190 E. Main St. Smithtown, N.Y. 11787. For more information you can call 631-724-9500.

The Branch Funeral Home
190 E. Main St.
Smithtown, N.Y. 11787


Long Island Funeral Home, Branch Funeral Home is Taking Funeral Services to the Next Level by Giving Personalized Tributes to Families

Long Island Funeral Home, Branch Funeral Home is owned and operated by the Vigliante family, The Branch Funeral Home is definitely not your typical funeral firm. What makes this funeral home so different?

We like to create a personal tribute for each family,says John Vigliante, an owner and funeral director. A truly personal remembrance is more than just a way to express your love. It is also more meaningful for your loved ones, strengthening the connections between people and giving comfort where it is needed most. We design a remembrance that captures the history, personality and accomplishments that make every life unique.

One particularly unique service The Branch Funeral Home offers is the creation of Lifegems. These certified, high-quality diamonds are created from the carbon of a passed loved one. The funeral home also offers keepsakes called thumbies, in which the finger or footprints of a passed loved one are fashioned into intricately detailed jewelry. Both of these distinctive mementos provide a timeless way for family members to embrace the memory of their loved one.

The Branch Funeral Home also offers some uncommon funeral transportation options, including a motorcycle hearse and a top-of-the-line 47-passenger bus that allows an entire procession to travel together.

Offering a wide range of funeral services, including cremations, burials, visitation services and memorials, The Branch Funeral Home recently received the 2007 Pursuit of Excellence Eagle Award. One of the most prestigious rewards in the funeral industry, The Pursuit of Excellence Award recognizes members of the National Funeral Directors Association for outstanding community service, professional integrity and high ethical standards.

And its no surprise that the Vigliante family won such a respectable award. With more than a century of funeral experience, the Vigliantes have graciously served Smithtown families for over 35 years. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, The Branch Funeral Home offers a full line of caskets and urns, customized memorial DVDs, pre-planning services and aftercare planning, including monthly bereavement seminars.

Additionally, the funeral home now features an impressive new Religious store, which is open to the public seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store offers a wide variety of religious and inspirational items and gifts, including monuments, vestments, religious pieces, memorial candles, appreciation gifts, keepsakes, artwork, books and flowers.

The Branch Funeral Home welcomes families to stop by and browse through the Religious store or take a tour of their exceptional facility any time. Call 631-724-9500 or visit www.branchfh.com for more information.

The Branch Funeral Home
190 E. Main St.
Smithtown, NY 11787

Long Island Funeral Home, Branch Funeral Home Provides Lasting Memories of Loved One’s through Innovative Technology

The personalized video tribute is an excellent way for friends and family to remember a loved one for years to come.

The complimentary personalized video tribute presentation contains customized family photos formed into a custom 6 to 10 minute video presentation. Clients can choose to the play video presentation about their loved one all throughout the visitation and even during the service.

Branch Funeral Home is constantly searching for new ways to help family’s have memorable services by utilizing innovative technology.

In addition to providing clients with innovative ways to share the memories of their loved ones, the Vigliante family is recognized by the community for providing outstanding service for families in need for 110 years.

The Branch Funeral Home’s home has established a reputation of earning their client’s confidence by providing them with a kindhearted and compassionate atmosphere during their time of bereavement.

“We believe in personal attention and uncompromising quality. We are proud of our long standing traditions, our serene facilities and steadfast commitment to serving families in their deepest time of need,” says John H. Vigliante Co- Owner and Manger.

Branch Funeral Home’s experienced and highly trained staff members provides personalized funeral, memorials, cremation services, and even burials. The funeral home also offers custom-made merchandise that reveals the client’s wishes and the life of their loved one.

About Branch Funeral Home
Since 1900, the Vigliante family has been servicing families during their time of need. Henry and his wife, Loretta purchased The Branch Funeral Home and has sustained the family tradition since 1974. Along, with Henry and Loretta, their sons John Manager of the funeral home and Paul, Funeral Director are continuing the family legacy and bringing The Branch Funeral Home into the twenty-first century with the same commitment to excellence.
The Branch Funeral Home staff is available to their clients needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For further information, Please call 631-724-9500

The Branch Funeral Home
190 E. Main St.
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Long Island Funeral Home, Branch Funeral Home, Cosmetic Procedures for the Dead

Updated: Monday, 20 Apr 2009, 11:23 PM EDT

Published : Monday, 20 Apr 2009, 11:23 PM EDT


MYFOXNY.COM – In today’s image-conscious society people are always concerned with how they look. Models, actors, and even housewives and husbands are going in for cosmetic improvements.

But are people really concerned with how they’ll look in the end? People are requesting and getting cosmetic procedures even after they’re gone — from Botox, to lip injections, to line fillers.


Funeral director John Vigliante accepts the challenge of presenting the deceased in a recognizable fashion. The most common post mortem request — lips.

“We do similar procedures as Botox and things like that to make that person appear the way they should,” he says. “We do similar things that what a plastic surgeon would do on the lips and so on.”

Vigliante says many are putting the post mortem cosmetic requests into their wills, and loved ones feel the need to fulfill their final wishes.

The cost for post mortem cosmetic restoration can range anywhere from $800 to $1,200. For more visit www.branchfh.com