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 time, so we’ve put together a few tips for making a funeral service run smoothly.
Choose the right funeral home
We’ve been a part of Queens and Astoria since 1876. One of our favorite parts of living here is the diversity, as we assist families with different faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Families know we’re happy to handle all the details and do everything possible to meet varying needs. We’re also privately owned, and you can trust us to treat your family as if they were a part of our own.
At Farenga Funeral Home, we serve several military families and ensure their veteran loved one receives all the benefits he or she deserves. We do so by offering custom headstones, memorial burials, burial allowances, a flag given to the spouse or family, and much more. Laying an American hero to rest is one of our greatest honors.
Honor their wishes
Did you know you can put your funeral preferences in writing now, so your family knows exactly what to do when the time comes? If your loved one preplanned, you know exactly how to honor their life – just as they would have wanted.
When you preplan with us, you can rest assured your desires will be followed, and you’ll take extra stress off your family.
Ask for help
Even if your loved one put their final wishes in writing, our funeral directors will help you through every step of the planning process..
Our care team knows exactly how to ensure you have the service you or your loved one wants. We also offer personalization details, such as a memory table or dove release, to create a unique ceremony that tells their story.
Set up a donation or memorial fund
Many people are choosing to have donations sent to an organization or non-profit that meant a lot to their loved one. A link can be added to the obituary that allows visitors to donate with a few simple clicks. Our team knows what to do to make this happen. Allow us to handle it for you.
Let yourself grieve
Know that our team of professionals has everything under control, so you focus on your own healing. There isn’t a timeline for grief, which is why our support is available as long as you need it. If you need immediate assistance, you can always call us. Or you can use our Interactive Grief Support video on our website to learn more about the grieving process. Allowing our funeral directors to step in and take care of the funeral service details so you can grieve is what we do best.
We hope these tips are helpful in ensuring a meaningful but smooth service. Gus Antonopoulos and the team want our neighbors to know how much we care. Whether you’re ready to preplan, or you need guidance on aftercare, we’re available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.