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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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Our Loved One Said No Funeral, But Our Family Disagrees . . .

It happens more often than you might think. Astoria families tell Farenga Funeral Home owner Gus Antonopoulos and our staff that their loved one did not want a funeral or memorial service – but the family prefers otherwise. As a result, families are left wondering, “Should we honor those wishes and not have any kind […]

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What Should I Send? And Other Funeral Etiquette Tips

When someone dies, it is often difficult to know how to show your support to the loved one’s family. Of course, you know they are probably feeling sad, shocked, overwhelmed, angry – or any combination of these emotions. What might help you when you are feeling that way may not be the same for them. […]

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Who Do You Trust to Plan Your Funeral?

When Farenga Funeral Home opened its doors in Astoria back in 1876, here’s what else was going on around the country: Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call (*Do you know what he said? See below for the answer). Heinz Ketchup was introduced, to the delight of French fry fans nationwide. The Brooklyn […]

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Four Tips When It’s Time to Care for an Aging Parent

There is good news to share on the current health of our country: Americans are living longer than ever before. With that news comes a caveat, in that longer life spans confront us with new, and often daunting, challenges…especially when it comes to caring for an aging family member. Sometimes, crisis strikes suddenly and responsibility […]

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How to Create the Perfect Video Tribute for Your Loved One’s Funeral

If there is one thing we have learned here at Farenga Funeral Home, it’s the importance funeral planning plays in the grief process. While this is certainly not easy for a person who is desperately missing a loved one, something happens when he/she starts making choices to personalize the funeral service. Our expert staff in […]

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