About

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.

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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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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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.

"Bob and Peter were extremely professional and helpful. Bob assisted with the planning and everything was perfect. Peter was always there to make sure everything was going well and he also made sure we had everything we needed. We received many beautiful comments on the graveside service. Peter shared a beautiful poem that added a very personal touch."

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August 2021

"Anthony was outstanding!"

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August 2021

"My experience with Boyd Spencer funeral home was outstanding. The care and time given was truly a blessing in my time of sorrow. The preplan that was recommended to me by the funeral director, Charles Spencer was the best thing we did. When the time came we were able to mourn my mom without the hassle and stress of arranging. Your facility is beautiful and comfortable. Everyone of the staff members couldn't have been nicer and helpful. Thank you so very much!"

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August 2021

"We were pleased with everything. The care, comfort and guidance by everyone helped us through this difficult time."

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July 2021

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