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THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY

From the start, the Overton Funeral Home has been a community leader. Art "Doc" Overton was a founding member of the Islip Chamber of Commerce in 1923. For years the Overton Funeral Home has made donations to countless civic organizations and endeavors, and has provided a scholarship to a graduating senior of Islip High School for nearly fifty years.

The Overton family is personally involved with various organizations and groups within the community, and the funeral home is a proud sponsor of local programs and charities.

As a business, the funeral home belongs to the Islip Chamber of Commerce, the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association, the New York State Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. The funeral home is a regular supporter of Northwell Health Southside Hospital; our local branches of the American Legion, Disabled Veterans, Hospice, the Masons, the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, and the Eastern Star; all of our local places of worship; and the Islip, East Islip, Great River, and Bay Shore Fire Departments.

Individually, Eric has twice served as President of the Rotary Club of Islip, President of the Islip Chamber of Commerce, and Commissioner of the Islip Fire District. He is a member and former vestryman of St Mark's Episcopal Church, a community board member of Southside Hospital, and serves on the Town of Islip Economic Development Commission. Wayne is an ex-chief of the Islip Fire Department, a volunteer at the Fire Island Lighthouse, past commander of the Great South Bay Power Squadron, and is an active member of the United Methodist Church of Islip. He is also a past president of the Islip Chamber of Commerce, first chairman of the Hospice of the South Shore, as well as a founding member of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association. Lois is a trustee of the Islip Public Library, and both her and Wayne are members of the Bay Shore Lions Club. Nancy, Eric, Wayne, and Michael are all Notary Publics, as well.

                          CONCIERGE,
     LOCAL RESOURCES, and BEREAVEMENT

FLOWER SHOPS

Caroline’s Flower Shoppe – 341 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751; Phone 631-581-3464

Variety Florist – 45 Second Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706; Phone 631-666-8287

HOTELS AND LODGING

Residence Inn by Marriott – 7 Court House Dr., Central Islip, NY 11722; Phone 631- 231-0025

Holiday Inn Express - 2050 Express Drive South, Hauppauge, NY 11788; Phone 631-348-1400

Travelodge – 501 East Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706; Phone 631-666-6000

TRANSPORTATION

David Bros. Car Service – 631-665-1515; 631-665-4800

Long Island Rail Road – 631-231-5477

Long Island MacArthur Airport – 631-467-3210

MONUMENT DEALERS

Nagy’s Memorial Studio – 216 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, NY 11706; Phone 631-665-1341

LOCAL COMMUNITY SERVICES

Southside Hospital – 301 E. Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706; Phone 631-968-3000

Exchange Ambulance of the Islips – Carleton Avenue, East Islip, NY 11730; Phone 631-581-3135

Bay Shore-Brightwaters Ambulance - 911 Aletta Place, Bay Shore, NY 11706; Phone 631-666-5600

Islip Fire Department – 28 Monell Avenue, Islip, NY 11751; Phone 631-581-5656

Town of Islip – 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751; Phone 631-224-5691

BEREAVEMENT SERVICES

A death is never expected, and most often, it is the time after the funeral that proves to be the most difficult. We have various periodicals and literature to help families with the grieving process, including an excellent series called “Care Notes.” These are complimentary for the families that we serve to assist those struggling with the loss of a loved one. In addition, we have one of the most complete libraries of funeral related and bereavement care literature located in our arrangement center.

We also recommend the following online resources:


Griefnet.org
Griefshare.org
Compassionatefriends.org
Hospice Care Network
Good Shepherd Hospice

If you require further assistance, your funeral director may be able to connect you with local bereavement organizations as well.
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