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What to Consider When Selecting a Funeral Home

The staff at Farenga Funeral Home understands  that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time. We’re here to help our neighbors in Queens and Astoria any way we can, including providing information to make this decision easier. After a loved one dies and your family needs the […]

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How To Embrace Life During a Season Of Uncertainty

Families in Queens and Astoria know that life changes are around every corner. With all the uncertainty we’re consistently exposed to, especially under COVID-19 circumstances, it’s possible you may be feeling a bit unsure of what happens next. While no one really knows the answer, we do know that uncertainty can’t be escaped or avoided, […]

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3 Ways to Get to Know Us Before You Need Us

Most of our neighbors in Astoria and Queens don’t give much thought to finding a funeral home until a loved one dies and they need to plan a funeral. We understand this, and want to provide our blog readers with a glimpse into who we are and what we do so that you know us […]

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Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?

When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. At Farenga Funeral Home, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one. […]

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5 Greek Places to Visit in NYC

Our family has owned and operated  Farenga Funeral Home since 1876. For over a century, our neighbors in Astoria and Greater Queens have trusted our staff to walk alongside them during some of life’s most difficult moments, including when it is time to plan a funeral or cremation. We are proud to be part of the […]

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6 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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How to Show Care to Someone Who is Grieving

“When my mother died, I had no idea how much the condolence cards I received would mean to me. Some included stories about my mother and others had encouraging words that truly helped me through a difficult time in my life. Now, when I hear that a friend has lost someone they loved, I always […]

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Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to express their love and appreciation […]

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How Your Funeral Can Reflect Your Love of New York

We’re meeting more and more people in Astoria and Queens who tell us they don’t want a “typical” funeral. They may embrace certain traditional elements like a visitation, ceremony, and burial, but they want their final farewell to be a reflection of their life. They want to include as many personal details as possible. Our […]

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Are You Grieving or Depressed? Here’s How to Tell the Difference.

Every day, our staff meets with families in Queens and Astoria who have lost a friend or family member. Some arrive at Farenga Family of Funeral Homes & Cremation Service tired but at peace, having had time to say goodbye and prepare for their loved one’s death. Others have had their world turned upside down […]

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