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When the Time Comes, Choose a Neighbor Who Cares

Most of our neighbors in Astoria and Greater Queens don’t think about funeral homes until a loved one dies. Sometimes, that happens unexpectedly, and decisions have to be made quickly. When the time comes, how do families know where to turn for help with their funeral and cremation needs? Choosing a funeral home is a […]

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When is Grandma Coming Back? – Explaining Death to Children

Knowing what to say to children when a loved one dies can be a challenge. Many Queens and Astoria families have approached our team at ­­­­Farenga Funeral Home over the years wondering about the “best” ways to handle such a complex and emotional topic. In our work helping families plan funerals or memorials, we’ve observed […]

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The Beauty of the Catholic Funeral

At Farenga Funeral Home, one of our favorite parts of living in Greater Queens and Astoria is helping families from different cultural and faith backgrounds pay tribute to their loved ones. Many in our area find tremendous peace and comfort in their beliefs, customs, and religious traditions – particularly during difficult times, such as when […]

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Surviving the Winter Blues

The winter months can get hard and maybe even depressing as the days get shorter and the temperature dips. This can be more prevalent if you’ve recently lost a loved one. Our caring staff at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria & Greater Queens is here to help. It is important to try and keep your […]

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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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