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How Our Funeral Home is Managing Coronavirus

As a cornerstone in this community, and as leaders during times of tragedy and uncertainty, let us assure you that your family’s health and safety is our number one priority. Many of you have reached out asking how Farenga Family of Funeral Homes & Cremation Service is ensuring that our community is safe at funerals. […]

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Self-Care During a Crisis is a Must

The year 2020 is not going as planned. As COVID-19 travels across the globe, it is natural to feel heightened anxiety, disappointment, and stress. The coming days and weeks are unknown, and the unknown can be frightening. It’s important to heed local and national health guidelines, and practice self-care to make sure you are maintaining […]

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Four of the Most Popular Personalization Options

At Farenga Funeral Home, one of the questions we are often asked is, “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the Astoria and Queens families we serve, knowing how much a meaningful service can help their grief process as well […]

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What Grieving People Wish You Knew at Valentine’s Day

After a loved one dies, certain days – birthdays, anniversaries, holidays – can be especially painful. Valentine’s Day is at the top of the list. It’s impossible to turn on the TV without seeing ads and images of togetherness, love, and romance. There’s no avoiding the decorations and merchandise for sale when walking through a […]

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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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