About

The Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral Home has been part of the Babylon, New York, community since 1934. Our commitment today is the same as the day that Claude Boyd opened the funeral home: to provide compassionate care that focuses on and meets the needs of a family. We understand that losing a loved one is a difficult emotional experience, and all of our services are designed to help you through one of the more personal and challenging stages of life.

Communities served

  • Babylon Village
  • Deer park
  • Lindenhurst
  • North Babylon
  • West Babylon
  • W. Islip

Truly personalized funerals and memorials

From our beautiful West Main Street funeral home, we take care of you, focusing on your family and the life being celebrated. The Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral Home team specializes in personalization, taking time to get to know your loved one, discovering what made that person tick and creating a memorable memorial or funeral service that truly reflects the life lived.

How does that play out?

Whether you are seeking a simple cremation service; a full traditional funeral with a graveside memorial and cemetery burial; or a modern celebration with a band and a send-off that reflects the passions of your loved one, we go the extra mile to make it happen—and we do it with a level of care and compassion that's uncommon in this world.

Want a dove release? You got it. A motorcycle processional? A funeral canoe instead of a casket? A veterans service with full military honors? Yes, yes, and yes. If you can imagine it, we can do it. We also have ideas that may not have occurred to you.

Our team of experienced, compassionate professionals listens to what you say and executes every detail with exquisite care. From creating a multimedia presentation celebrating a life to arranging for a person’s favorite flowers to hiring musicians, we have the knowledge and resources to fully personalize a funeral or memorial service and help ensure an enduring legacy.

Our magnificent Lakeside funeral home

Water Feature at Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral HomeOur funeral home is a picturesque place to celebrate life. Once a private home, Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral Home’s lakeside estate is a landmark in Babylon. Located on a main thoroughfare, the funeral home is a place you might pass by often. The size of the building, its stately facade and the manicured grounds inspire warm feelings.

The lobby’s indoor pond is a conversation starter, and the light-filled chapel seats up to 100 and overlooks the lake. We have plenty of quiet spaces to sit and talk with friends and 3 visitation rooms also filled with natural daylight.

From the moment you enter our funeral home, we hope you feel welcome here—and we hope you stay in touch even after the funeral or memorial is over.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

Read more about our cremation services.

WHV 2020 - Level 4We honor veterans

At Claude R. Boyd - Spencer Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Here for you and your family

Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral Home is part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose us, you get not only the compassionate care you expect from your Long Island friends and neighbors, but also the value you deserve.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance planning a funeral or want more information about our services, including planning a funeral ahead of time.

History

Front Exterior at Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral HomeIn 1934, Claude Boyd founded what is now Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral Home, in Babylon Village, New York. It was located in a storefront on East Main Street, in the heart of the village. It wasn’t a large place—at the time, most families held funerals for their loves ones at their personal homes.

As Babylon Village grew, however, and funeral trends evolved, Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral Home needed a larger building, so Claude acquired a magnificent lakeside estate on West Main Street in 1954. He turned what was a private home on about 7 acres into the area’s premier provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services.

A little more than 10 years later, he found that the business needed still more space, and he added onto the house in 1965. Today, the original part of the house serves as the funeral home lobby and offices; the addition holds visitation rooms, family rooms and one of the larger chapels on Long Island. Our meticulously manicured grounds and warm, bright funeral home are beautiful places to celebrate life.

The funeral home team is committed to carrying on the vision of our founder and the legacy of care and compassion that is the very foundation of our mission.

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Ratings & Reviews

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Peter and Bob were tremendously helpful."

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November 2022

"The catering was a real blessing. Made our day easier, more convenient. Our guests were very complimentary."

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November 2022

"Charlie was there for us every step of the way. He took so much stress off our shoulders during an emotional and difficult time . He was extraordinary, professional, empathetic and patient . Taking time to answer any of our questions or concerns. We highly recommend Charles Spencer for any funeral planning needs. We cannot thank him enough fo

r all he has done for our family and making sure the funeral was beautifully orchestrated."

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October 2022

"Met all my expectations and went above and beyond. Absolutely no complaints, and I am hard to impress!"

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