The Many Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Farewell

Old photo laying on a table with an ornate mirror and pearl necklace

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 had a loved one who served in the military, you may want to purchase a flag display frame. The display frame encases the folded flag given to you by the branch of service your loved one served in and gives you a unique way to honor your loved one and to preserve the flag. The experienced staff at Farenga Funeral Home will be able to craft the most honorable farewell for your veteran friend or family member.

The many ways to personalize your loved one's farewell...www.farengafuneralhome.comBookmarks with seeds can also be handed out to friends and family members to create a new memory through watching the seeds grow. The paper used to make the bookmark is embedded with seeds, you simply plant it and watch it grow.

A video tribute is a great way to enhance a service and also provides a way for future generations to relate to the life lived.  Picture images, music, and dialogue can bring the story to life and serve as a remembrance for future generations.

One unique way to keep and share cremated remains is to transform them into a jewelry keepsake.  For example, you can have a ring made featuring a diamond-like stone made from the cremated remains. Another treasured jewelry keepsake would be a locket that has two compartments, one for a strand of hair from your deceased loved one and the other for a photo.

Some families who choose cremation opt for a more dramatic option.  For example, there is a company who will put a portion of your loved one’s cremated remains on board a commercial or scientific satellite to send the departed into space. Another company mixes cremated remains into an artificial reef to be placed in the ocean to provide a home for sea creatures.

When it comes time to plan a farewell for your loved one, the compassionate and knowledgeable staff at Farenga Funeral Home will help you create a service that honors their memory and pays tribute to their culture, values, hobbies and accomplishments.

If you choose to make your own prearrangements with Farenga Funeral Home, these are decisions you can make for yourself. From top to bottom, you can craft your own service and choose the memorialization items that are right for you. Reach out to us any time to learn about preplanning as well as all of the memorial options and personalization aspects we can offer you and your family.