Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 631-473-0082 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Fred Bryant

Fred Bryant

Funeral Director, Licensed Manager

Fred Bryant was born and raised in Port Jefferson. He received his degree in Mortuary Science from Farmingdale University.  After he graduated, Fred joined the family business at the Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket, where he has worked for over the past 40 years.  Fred’s family and ancestors have been actively involved in this community for many generations.

Mr. Bryant is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the New York State Funeral Director Association (NYSFD), Board Member of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association (NSFDA), and Cremation Association of North America (CANA).

Fred is a trustee and serves on the board of many organizations and institutions in his community.

Fred currently lives in Port Jefferson with his wife, Debbie. Together they have 7 children and 5 grandchildren.

Email: wecare@bryantfh.com


Kenneth Favara

Kenneth Favara

Funeral Director

Kenneth J. Favara was born in Nassau County and moved to Commack in 1961. He graduated from Commack High School South. He obtained his Associate's Degree in Applied Science with a major in Mortuary Science from Farmingdale University in 1980. He joined the staff of Bryant Funeral Home in 1997 and has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1981. Ken married his wife, Linda, in 1984, and they have a daughter, Gina Marie.

Ken is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA), and the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association (NSFDA).

Ken is also a 4th Degree Knight of the St. Gerard Majella RC Knights of Columbus Council #7006, Parishioner of Infant Jesus RC Church, Port Jefferson, and former member of the Old Field Power Squadron and National Rifle Association.

He enjoys collecting coins and stamps, boating, fishing, and target shooting. Ken also loves to travel and visit with family and friends.

Email: wecare@bryantfh.com


John Orlando

John Orlando

Funeral Director

John N. Orlando, Jr. was born in Rockville Center and raised in Bellport, Long Island. He is a graduate of Bellport High School. He obtained his Associate's Degree in Applied Science with a major in Mortuary Science from Nassau Community College in 2004.

John and his wife, Michele, live in Brookhaven with their son, Jake. John is the fourth generation of his family to work in the funeral business. Prior to joining Bryant Funeral Home 2009, he was employed for ten years by his family business in Patchogue.

John is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA), and Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association (NSFDA). He is also a fifteen-year member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree, Council #725.
In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family as well as boating, golfing and fishing.

Email: wecare@bryantfh.com


Dennis  O'Connor

Dennis O'Connor

Funeral Director

Dennis M. O’Connor was born in Valley Stream and raised in Centereach. He is a graduate of Centereach High School. He joined the staff at Bryant Funeral Home in 2009 as a Part-Time Funeral Assistant. Dennis found his work of helping families during a very difficult time both rewarding and fulfilling. After much contemplation about his career, he asked the funeral home owner and his future father-in-law, Fred Bryant, whether he would he be considered for employment if he attended college. He obtained his Associate's Degree in Applied Science with a major in Mortuary Science in 2013 from American Academy McAllister Mortuary Institute in New York. He became a Licensed Funeral Director in 2014.

Dennis is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA), and Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association (NSFDA). Dennis also serves as a Board Member of Oak Hill Cemetery in Stony Brook, New York.

Dennis married his wife Bonnie Bryant in 2013, and they reside in Port Jefferson Station, along with their dog and two cats. In his spare time he helps out at the two local historic cemeteries, Cedar Hill Cemetery and Oak Hill Cemetery. He enjoys sports, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Email: wecare@bryantfh.com


Arthur Bryant

Arthur Bryant

Funeral Director, Founder, 1919-2013

Arthur was one of four sons born at home to Edwin Melville and Mildred Bryant in East Setauket. He was raised on the family farm currently known as “Benner’s Farm”.  Shortly after graduation from Setauket High School, he served his country as a Sgt. in the Army Air Force, stationed in England.

After World War II, Arthur married Martha Curtis of Port Jefferson, built a home in Setauket, where they raised their three sons, Arthur Jr., Herbert, and Frederick. Art and Mart ran several successful area businesses. In the 1960’s he earned his New York State funeral director’s license, achieving a lifelong dream.  He was part-owner of another Long Island funeral home before starting the Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket. Through his encouragement, his three sons entered the family business as licensed funeral directors themselves.  Arthur had over 50 years of experience in his chosen field, and held many positions in his community.

His volunteerism included his lifelong membership at the First United Methodist Church in Port Jefferson where he served many, many years as Sunday school superintendent. Arthur was a proud 75 year member of the Setauket Fire Department, a member and past commander of American Legion Harbor Post 417 and the VFW.

Art and Mart were married for over 50 years and enjoyed traveling throughout the western states and especially loved Alaska and California.


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