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A Tribute to Veterans

Today is the day we set aside to honor American veterans who have honorably served or are currently serving our great country. All Americans publicly observe and honor these valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. For generations, veterans […]

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Autumn in New York: Rediscovering Beloved Queens Locations

As all of us in Greater Queens and Astoria can attest, each of New York’s four seasons has its own distinctive charm. But here at Farenga Funeral Home, our staff thinks autumn radiates a magic all its own. The air cools, leaves are changing color at every turn, and there’s a sense of coziness and […]

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5 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Farenga Funeral Home. Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give to your family. Whether you’re 25 or […]

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The First 5 Things You Should Do When a Loved One Dies

If someone you love has just died, your head is probably spinning. Your life will never be the same, but there are some very practical things you need to handle. Here are the top five things the team at Farenga Funeral Home suggests you do right after losing someone close to you. 1.) Report the […]

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Cremation: An Urn Isn’t Your Only Option

If there’s one thing we’ve learned at Farenga Funeral Home during our 140+ years of serving our neighbors in Astoria and Greater Queens, it’s that people in our community want options. That’s why our professional staff designs all our services around you and your needs. That’s also why, as cremation rates continue to surge in […]

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The Difference Family Ownership Makes

When the time comes that someone you love dies, you want to be certain the funeral home you choose cares enough about you to do all it takes to understand what is important to your family. Some funeral service providers here in Astoria and Greater Queens communities are owned by large corporations far from home. […]

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The Personal Funeral Service: 4 Stories to Spark Imagination

A funeral or cremation service is an important time to say goodbye, share memories, and comfort one another. At Farenga Funeral Home, we believe every life in Astoria and Greater Queens deserves such a meaningful farewell. Our professional staff has years of experience creating tributes to help families tell a life story in the most […]

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Tips for Keeping the Kids Busy in Queens During the Summer

Summer is in full swing, and plenty on staff here at Farenga Funeral Home know the joys and challenges of keeping children moving during these steamy months in Astoria. We want to start this blog with two pieces of good news: It’s not snowing and cold outside. We live in an area with endless kid-friendly […]

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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts: 4 Tips to Know Before You Post

Social media has enriched our lives in a lot of different ways. We’ve all heard the stories about the high school sweethearts who reconnected on Facebook and lived happily ever. And many of us here at Farenga Funeral Home, as well as our neighbors in Astoria and Queens, have loved ones spread across the country […]

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How Honoring Faith and Tradition Can Ease Grief

When a loved one dies, feelings of shock, numbness, and confusion are prevalent. A deep and aching pain can develop, as daily life continues without a loved one present. Our owner, Gus Antonopoulos, and the rest of the caring team at Farenga Funeral Home, have walked alongside countless neighbors here in Astoria and Greater Queens […]

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