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“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

The new street sign is unveiled to the gathered crowd

September 17th, 2021 Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilman John C. Cochrane joined the family of William “Bill” Ayala, a longtime volunteer of Adelante of Suffolk County for a posthumous street renaming in his honor. The intersection of 3rd Ave and Stein Dr. in Brentwood was symbolically renamed “William Ayala Way.”

“Through his volunteer work with Adelante of Suffolk County and his dedication to helping others, Bill developed special bonds and friendships that spanned more than 20 years. He not only delivered much-needed meals to seniors, he was a lifeline to the homebound especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and he is sorely missed by many,” said Islip Supervisor Carpenter.

“The unveiling of William Ayala Way is special, because it was indeed his way of being that positively impacted everyone he encountered. His way was to love unconditionally,” said Sylvia Diaz, Ayala’s niece.

“Bill Ayala cared for members of the Brentwood community as he would his family,” said Councilman John Cochrane. “He lived a life of service, and for that, we are eternally grateful,” said the Councilman.

“Our community is indebted to hometown heroes such as Mr. William Ayala, a U.S. Air Force veteran. I stand along with Mr. Ayala’s family and the Brentwood community, in recognizing Mr. Ayala for his years of extraordinary service,” said Councilman James O’Connor.

William Ayala and his wife Zaida raised 6 adopted children and were married over 50 years. Bill and Zaida contracted COVID-19 and lost their battle to the virus in June of 2020.

Joining Supervisor Carpenter, Councilman John Cochrane and a representatitve from Islip Town Councilman James P. O’Connor’s office were William Ayala’s 6 adopted children including daughter Emma Ayala-Homan; Bill’s brother David Ayala; niece Sylvia Diaz, Senators Phil Boyle and Alexis Weik; Tim Sini, Suffolk County District Attorney; Milagros Soto, Deputy Chief, Suffolk County Police Department; Belinda Groneman, Chair, Suffolk County Community College Foundation Board; Brian Peterson, Treasurer, Suffolk County Community College Foundation Board; and members from the Suffolk County Police Department. .

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