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Why is a Permanent Memorial for a Veteran Important?

At Farenga Funeral Home, we can’t think of a higher privilege than laying a veteran to rest, and we’re honored to do our part in commemorating the lives of our servicemen and women. Veteran’s Day is an opportunity to think about and be grateful for all of the heroes who made our freedom their priority. […]

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How to Support Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One During the Holidays

If you’ve lost a loved one, you understand that “big days” like the upcoming holidays can be especially difficult. You also understand how important it is to receive support from those around you. At Farenga Funeral Home, we help those in our Queens and Astoria communities navigate grift every day, and we see the impact […]

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5 Tips for Making a Service Run Smoothly

Most of our neighbors in Queens and Astoria don’t consider the process of planning a funeral service until they lose a loved one. Because of COVID-19 and the constant changes that come with a pandemic, families are often at a loss when someone close to them dies. Farenga Funeral Home understands the complexities of this […]

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How the Changing Seasons Impact Grief 

“Every May, my mom helped me plant a garden. She died last fall and I tear up even thinking about shopping for flowers without her.”  “When the weather would warm up, my grandpa made his famous BBQ chicken just about every weekend. Now that he’s gone, even the smell of a cookout makes me sad.”  […]

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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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