Billy Kern

billy kern

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a fund for his son Liam.

If you would like to join the visitation virtually, the 2-4pm visitation hours will be livestreamed as well as the 10am service on Tuesday, via the link below.


Visitation: December 21, 2020 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: December 21, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Service: December 22, 2020 10:00 am

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Private- Cremation:

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Memories Timeline


  1. To Billy, You were such a great soul who i was so lucky to have so many memories of. You were always kind and compassionate and a really true friend. We are devastated about your loss but knowing that you are flyin high above looking over Liam and protecting him. Saying goodbye is very difficult but we will always hold near the great person you are and the great times that were shared. Sending strength to your whole family. With love , Gina xoxo

  2. Billy, really knew you more when you were young, met your Mom and Dad in the mid 70s, playing hockey on the ponds. One time we went out in Port Jeff harbor, small, full boat. A much bigger boat passed and the wake flipped our little boat, and we were holding you up under the flipped boat, scary time, but ended well. Often Roy and I would take you and your brother, “little” Roy crabbing, when nursing our hangovers, you boys loved it. When we would go camping on Memorial Day weekend, you and our son Dennis would explore the area and play together. You were a great kid and a joy to have around. May God watch over you and keep Liam safe and healthy. You will be missed.

  3. My favorite memory is of when I haven’t seen you in a while. We finally got together and the first thing you said to me was “i want you to see a picture of my son Liam” and pulled his cell phone out with a huge, proud smile.
    May you be at peace and watch over your family always.

  4. candleHeartbroken I will pray for billy and family. Always was my my favorite time to listen about Liam. Too soon to be gone. I’m so sorry to his beautiful family for the pain and void the loss of this young man will be

  5. candleAlthough our paths have not crossed in sometime… I will always remember my friend Billy. Sadly, we have to part way too soon, the memories will always be with us in our hearts and soul. Keep smiling and walking along side of us in your next journey my friend.

  6. candleBilly, It may have been 25 years since we last saw one another but I will always remember you. You were part of my teenage years in San Remo and wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you for those years, and thank you for being you! You will always be with us, Rest in Peace my friend, until we meet again.

  7. I am Extremely Saddened to learn of the passing of my old friend Billy. So many memories as teenagers. Love you Billy and I’ll never forget you.

  8. Roy and Denise you have our heartfelt sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let me know.
    R.I.P. Billy you are loved and will be missed.

  9. Roy & Denise we are incredibly sorry for the loss of your son, thoughts & prayers for your entire family…🙏🏻💜

  10. candleCondolences to the Kern family. I have so many memories with Billy and am sad to see his time here be cut short. I pray God gives you strength and comfort while you grieve during this time of loss. May he Rest In Peace. With deepest sympathy, Kelly a.k.a. “Little Wing”

  11. My prayers are with all of the Kern family. Devastated to hear the passing of Billy ! He will always hold a special place in my heart My forever friend , fly high with the angels RIP

  12. candleI’m so very sorry for the family’s loss. In my mind, Billy was a Kings Park legend. His vibrant personality, his love for family, friends and life in general were admirable and inspiring. I will continue to hold on to the fun memories we shared.

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