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 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.
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. 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 enjoys being with all her family, especially her 12 grandchildren.
John Vigliante of Smithtown, is a funeral director and manager of Branch Funeral Homes. John is 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 in St. James, NY and St. Anthony’s High School Huntington, NY. 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, member of Knights of Columbus Holy Mother Mary Council, Foundation board member of St. Catherine’s Hospital, member of Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce, member of Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Lodge Smithtown.
John is happily married to his wife Kimberly and has three children Thomas, Justin and Hannah. In his leisure time, John enjoys boating, fishing, golf and being with family and friends.
Paul Vigliante of St. James, is a funeral director and manager of Branch Funeral Homes. 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 St. James, NY class of 1998 and St. Anthony’s High School Huntington, NY 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. Paul is former President of Rotary Club of Port Jefferson, member of Knights of Columbus of Rocky Point, and also member of Brookhaven Chamber Of Commerce. He is a member of The Nissequogue Fire Department. His sensitivity and caring ways will benefit families he serves. Paul is happily married to his wife, Jacqueline and has two children Aria and Isla. He enjoys horseback riding, boating, golf and being with family and friends.
Kind. I think that's the word for them. There wasn't anything they wouldn't do for us. They were wonderful and so appreciated.