Blog Archives

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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Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and preplanning allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If for any reason, there could be a disagreement in the family […]

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The 3 Most Patriotic Sites in NYC

Did you know Farenga Funeral Home got its start in 1876? Just think: That’s only 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence! We have been a fixture in the Greater Queens and Astoria areas ever since, meeting the funeral service needs of families like yours with excellence and compassion. As Memorial Day […]

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Personalization: Show What Made Your Loved One Special

At Farenga Funeral Home, we believe every life in Astoria and Greater Queens represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their own story in the most meaningful, personal way possible. Our trained staff will spend time with you, listen to […]

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Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. In a diverse area like Greater Queens and Astoria, it’s a concept we’re familiar with. School, jobs, or just personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work/family responsibilities and […]

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Easter Practices in the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Traditions

At Farenga Funeral Home, we are honored to be part of the diverse community that makes up Greater Queens and Astoria, and we love serving people from an array of cultural and faith backgrounds. In our work in funeral service, we see firsthand every day the comfort and connection to tradition that can come from […]

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Why Choose Farenga? Read What Your Neighbors Have Said

When existing as a family-owned business as long as we have – over 140 years! – there are valuable lessons to learn along the way, including this one: In helping families plan funeral services for their loved ones, the trust and confidence of those families we serve means everything. Our neighbors in Greater Queens and […]

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