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What Do I Do If My Loved One Passes Away While Traveling?

The world gets smaller every day. No one understands this more than those of us who live in the incredibly diverse area of Greater Queens, with people living and visiting here from every corner of the globe. More people are traveling and spending longer periods of time away from home. People are also retiring earlier […]

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Why Community Connection Matters

Queens became a borough of New York City in 1898. It was over 20 years before that, in 1876, when the Farenga family began serving the people of this community during some of their most difficult times. It’s hard for most people today to imagine what life must have been like in Queens during that […]

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Greek Funeral Traditions

At Farenga Funeral Home, we might be a little biased, but we think we live in the greatest of all the New York City boroughs. Greater Queens has been called the most diverse place on the planet, and the melting pot we experience adds a dimension of culture that makes living in Astoria and surrounding […]

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The Many Options That Come with Cremation

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral: People used to believe that if they chose cremation they could not have a funeral service, or if they did, it wouldn’t be as meaningful as it might be with traditional burial. When you choose Farenga […]

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The Many Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Farewell

For many of the families we serve in Astoria and surrounding communities, a memento of a loved one can be incredibly comforting in the days and months following a death. With many memorial items to choose from at Farenga, you are sure to find something that represents your loved one. For friends and family that […]

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Resolving to Plan for the Future in the New Year

Why do we make New Year’s resolutions? The practice is said to extend back to ancient Babylon, when people would make promises to their gods for good behavior in the coming year. There is also evidence the Romans did it as well. Even Christians, following the lead of English clergyman John Wesley, picked up the […]

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Managing Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time of great joy. Despite all of the family togetherness and holiday cheer though, this time of year can be very painful for those who have lost a loved one. Even the most wonderful traditions – the annual family Christmas party, a friendly gift exchange, or the sparkling […]

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Welcome to Our New Blog

We are excited to welcome you to the home of the new Farenga Family of Funeral Homes & Cremation Service blog! We’ve been a part of the Astoria and Greater Queens communities for a long time, but if you haven’t yet had a chance to get to know us, this will be the place to […]

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