Our Family’s History in Greater Queens

Losing a loved one brings with it many complex emotions and struggles and.  planning a funeral service in the midst of intense grief is one of life’s most acute challenges. Our staff at Farenga Funeral Homes is well acquainted with the depth of these challenges. We are committed to bringing families in Greater Queens exceptional services designed around their personal needs and preferences. Our family’s history in the community runs deep and dates back more than a century.


Our Legacy of High-Quality Service for Every Family

In 1876, our funeral home began bringing area families memorable funeral services. Since then, we’ve continued to provide personalized assistance through our funeral, burial, and cremation services. Our Astoria neighbors know they can depend on us when a loved one dies. Our attentive and compassionate team guides family members through this uncertain and difficult time. We help plan every detail of a loved one’s service, so you’ll have peace of mind knowing every facet has been thoughtfully considered.


Our History of Family Ownership

Funeral home Owner Gus Antonopoulos is proud to be born and raised in Astoria. He spent his youth working at his family funeral home being mentored by our former owner, Felix A. Farenga. This mentorship led Gus to discover his passion for shepherding local families through life’s most trying times. He is deeply honored to serve grieving families and considers it his life’s calling. In 1998, Felix passed Farenga Funeral Homes down to Gus after Gus attended St. John’s University and the American Academy-McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Gus is proud to continue this legacy of family-focused care across the variety of funeral service options at Farenga.


Here at Farenga, Everyone Is Family

Our history of family ownership informs everything we do here at our funeral home. From the moment you choose Farenga for your funeral service needs, our experienced funeral directors will guide you through every decision and detail. We’ll treat you like one of our own and make you feel like home. When you plan a service with us, whether it’s for immediate need or you’re making arrangements ahead of time, we’ll use our decades of experience to make you aware of every service option available, from a catered reception to a personalized memorial.


If you’d like to learn more about our history of service in Greater Queens, contact our funeral home today. Our team is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and ready to help you with whatever you need.