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How Honoring Faith and Tradition Can Ease Grief

When a loved one dies, feelings of shock, numbness, and confusion are prevalent. A deep and aching pain can develop, as daily life continues without a loved one present. Our owner, Gus Antonopoulos, and the rest of the caring team at Farenga Funeral Home, have walked alongside countless neighbors here in Astoria and Greater Queens […]

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Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and preplanning allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If for any reason, there could be a disagreement in the family […]

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The 3 Most Patriotic Sites in NYC

Did you know Farenga Funeral Home got its start in 1876? Just think: That’s only 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence! We have been a fixture in the Greater Queens and Astoria areas ever since, meeting the funeral service needs of families like yours with excellence and compassion. As Memorial Day […]

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Personalization: Show What Made Your Loved One Special

At Farenga Funeral Home, we believe every life in Astoria and Greater Queens represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their own story in the most meaningful, personal way possible. Our trained staff will spend time with you, listen to […]

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Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. In a diverse area like Greater Queens and Astoria, it’s a concept we’re familiar with. School, jobs, or just personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work/family responsibilities and […]

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Easter Practices in the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Traditions

At Farenga Funeral Home, we are honored to be part of the diverse community that makes up Greater Queens and Astoria, and we love serving people from an array of cultural and faith backgrounds. In our work in funeral service, we see firsthand every day the comfort and connection to tradition that can come from […]

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Why Choose Farenga? Read What Your Neighbors Have Said

When existing as a family-owned business as long as we have – over 140 years! – there are valuable lessons to learn along the way, including this one: In helping families plan funeral services for their loved ones, the trust and confidence of those families we serve means everything. Our neighbors in Greater Queens and […]

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Can I Wear Color to a Funeral? … And Other Funeral Etiquette Questions

At Farenga Funeral Home, we have heard many questions from the Astoria and Greater Queens area community about what is appropriate to wear and say at a funeral. Everyone is different, and each person’s life can be celebrated in a unique manner. It’s a big reason why we provide personalized funeral services for families to […]

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Beware the Discount Funeral Home

The death of a loved one often leaves a family emotionally devastated, and the need to promptly plan a funeral adds to the stress. If arrangements haven’t been made beforehand, a quick internet search will reveal numerous options for funeral homes and cremation providers – some appearing less expensive than others. But these websites only […]

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Love Lost: Is It Ever Too Soon to Move On?

There is an old German proverb that says, “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” If that’s true, how much more so is the pain after you lose a spouse or partner? The pain is so intense, there is actually a confirmed phenomenon called the “widowhood effect,” although it […]

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