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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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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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