Gilbert J. D'Andrea
Licensed since 1965
“When you provide supportive and compassionate care during a traumatic time in someone’s life, they never forget the comfort and care they receive.”
Gil D’Andrea’s passion for helping others has helped establish Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Homes as a committed partner in the community.
Originally from Amityville, Gil became a licensed funeral director in 1965 and worked at various funeral homes on Long Island. Gil then served in the Army during Vietnam and when he returned home in 1967, moved to Sayville and began working at Raynor’s Funeral Home. Gil’s notable drive, determination and community focus was undeniable and in 1969 he was asked to become a partner of the business.
Since that time, Raynor & D’Andrea has continued to grow, all while continuing to provide exceptional and compassionate care to the community. For Gil, that is the most important part of owning a funeral home. “We are not a big conglomerate, we are part of the local community. I am just very proud of the history and growth of Raynor & D’Andrea and am proud of the support and comfort we offer family and friends that choose us to plan and carry out their funeral needs.”
Gil and his wife Meredith enjoy spending the winter months in Florida and also have a residence in Islip. In his spare time, Gil enjoys playing golf and stopping by the funeral home.