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Answers to Common Questions About Preplanning

As you can imagine, many Queens and Astoria families who come to Farenga Funeral Home to plan a funeral for their loved quickly become overwhelmed by the countless decisions that need to be made. Decisions like these: “Did he want a big, public funeral or something more private? He was kind of a quiet guy […]

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Tips for Improving Your Life in 2020

Life can be broken down into many chapters, and 2020 is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new one. But let’s shake things up a bit and take the focus off resolutions. After all, studies show that less than 10 percent of those who make resolutions manage to stick them for more than a […]

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When your Family Needs Help, Trust Our Family

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces,” said Spanish philosopher George Santayana. It may sound like a cliché, but for good reason: Family is important. No matter what your family looks like—big or small, from the same genetic tree or related by choice—these are the people who share the highs and lows of life with […]

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Why We Encourage Families to Add Personal Details to Funerals

At Farenga Funeral Home, we believe each funeral should be one-of-a-kind and reflect an individual’s unforgettable personality.  Throughout our many years of experience helping Astoria and Greater Queens families plan funerals for their loved ones, we’ve noticed an element that brings a special measure of healing to those attending a service: incorporating a loved one’s […]

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Expressing Gratitude During Difficult Times

What we do at Farenga Funeral Home gives us a unique perspective into how valuable life is – and also how challenging it can be. As we help our neighbors in Queens and Astoria plan funerals, visitations, and receptions, we see the overwhelming love people have for each other, as well as the pain and […]

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How We Care for Your Veteran Loved One

Our team at Farenga Funeral Home agrees that there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We want to show our appreciation and help pay tribute to the men and women who are willing to sacrifice everything to protect our country. Since 1876, our Farenga family has built a legacy of […]

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3 Tips to Delivering a Meaningful Eulogy

We can probably all remember hearing a eulogy that stuck with us long after the funeral was over. Maybe there were stories that made everyone smile, or memories that brought loved ones to tears. In our work helping those in Queens and Astoria plan a final farewell for a friend or family member, we see […]

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Creating a Meaningful Tribute on a Budget

At Farenga Funeral Home, it’s our privilege to serve people from all faiths, cultural backgrounds, and walks of life in Queens and Greater Astoria. It does not matter what your needs or budget are, we can help you craft a service that is memorable and personal. They say the best things in life are free, […]

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3 Colorful Ways to Celebrate Autumn in Queens

“Autumn . . . .The year’s last, loveliest smile.” These words from American poet William Cullen Bryant perfectly capture how our team at Farenga Funeral Home feels about fall in Greater Queens and Astoria. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to leave our boroughs to take in the sights, sounds, and smells that make this […]

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Is Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at Farenga Funeral Home comes in. We know a meaningful tribute brings a great deal of healing, and […]

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