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The Claude R. BoydSpencer 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.

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.

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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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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

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.

"Jennifer is the kindest most caring person on earth!"

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September 2020

"I would like to thank Charlie Spencer for personally helping us make the arrangements for my sister and making the situation alittle easier. Your funeral home is decorated beautiful. I also would like to thank the staff for all their help"

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September 2020

"Peter and everyone was very helpful and caring with the whole process. Gave us the answers to any questions that we had. And the person in the area where we had food was Excellent. the whole experience as heartbreaking as it was, it was excellent."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"Please feel free to use anything that I have already written if you feel my words might be beneficial to other families. There is so much about this experience that was not like the usual wake or funeral. A celebration of this man's life and what he contributed to this world. He was a husband, a father, a brother, a son, a friend, a co-worker, and a football coach. That is what you helped us celebrate with all of his loved ones. We wore jeans and football jerseys, or whatever you felt comfortable in because that was what he liked. Hated wearing a suit and tie so we didn't put him in one. You helped us achieve this unique service for this unique man, without feeling judged because we wanted to do something a little different. Matter of fact, you encouraged it. Even the flowers were different. Instead of having a big red heart with roses that, just the thought of it, made me sad. You helped me find something more appropriate for me, a large Cowboys football arrangement (Cowboys was the kids team he coached for many years). There were hundreds of pictures, story boards that my daughter prepared, that you so beautifully displayed. There was a continuous video playing of even more pictures that you arranged so beautifully. My daughter was very comforted when she heard people laughing, smiling, and crying but telling wonderful stories about her Dad. You all did that for us. You created an atmosphere that encouraged talking about good and funny memories as well as, the accomplishments that her father had made. Of course there is much sadness as well but with your help, we able to make it about my husband and his life and how lucky we all were to be a part of it. The pictures and the video were particularly helpful to our little 9 year old nephew that was having such a hard time understanding what had happened to his uncle. They helped him so much that he asked me for a particular picture of his Dad, (my brother), me, and his uncle so that he knows that his uncle is always with him. Funerals, services, or memorials are such a personal thing. You and your amazing, caring, and comforting staff made this very difficult time our own and something that none of us will ever forget. Thank you all."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

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    Robert Kranz

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    Anthony Estremo

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    Jennifer Ann Gagliano

    Funeral Director
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    Jade Martin

    Funeral Director
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