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4 Critical Questions to Ask About Your Prearrangements

Did you know after a death, there are more than 100 details to address? Too many families in Astoria and Greater Queens are tasked with making these important decisions while in a state of shock and grief. This is why we strongly recommend preplanning your own funeral arrangements. Those who preplan with Farenga Funeral Home […]

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Honoring a Loved One with a Charitable Donation During the Holidays

One of the things many people face when grieving the loss of a loved one is the fear of forgetting him or her and what they meant to you. At Farenga Funeral Home, our team is committed to helping our neighbors in Greater Queens and Astoria honor a friend or family member in a number […]

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A Look Into a Greek Orthodox Christmas

One of the top reasons our staff at Farenga Funeral Home can’t think of living anywhere besides Greater Queens and Astoria is the diversity that exists within our community. We enjoy serving families from many cultural and faith backgrounds and see every day how leaning on tradition can bring comfort during a difficult time. We […]

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The Importance of Family During the Holidays

We’re guessing we’re not the only ones having trouble believing the holidays are right around the corner! Family togetherness, traditional foods, and holiday memories – this is a time all of us at Farenga Funeral Home look forward to year after year. We’ve been a part of the community here in Astoria and Greater Queens […]

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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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